SISU’s “cinema robots” allow filmmakers, videographers, and photographers to quickly and easily produce high quality videos and photos that require precise camera control, along with smooth and steady camera movement. Robotics engineers and complex programming are not necessary.
Metallic Glass Gears Up for Collaborative Robots, Coatings, and More
Bulk metallic glass could reduce the prices of cobots, and also lead to advanced 3D printed metals.
Robotics Entrepreneurship and Lessons
Learned Earned – An Interview with Celltrio CEO Charlie Duncheon
Celltrio CEO and robotics industry veteran Charlie Duncheon has advice for young robotics entrepreneurs, and they should take heed. He has decades of robotics start-up experience (and the scars to prove it).
Agricultural Weeding Robots Reduce Costs, Benefits Workers and Protects the Environment
Agricultural weeding is a costly and labor-intensive task, and chemical methods, while effective, are expensive and often have negative environmental consequences associated with them. Sensing a business opportunity and a chance for promoting social good, a number of companies offering robotic weeding systems have entered the market. Compared to traditional approaches, their solutions reduce the cost and environmental impact of weeding operations.
Start-up Profile – Autonodyne – Reducing the Cost & Complexity of Commercial, Civil & Defense UAS Ops
Autonodyne provides a HW and SW ‘platform’ for commercial, civil and defense unmanned aerial systems (UASs) including a control station, on-board mission computer, and advanced autonomy behaviors. Recent partnership deals are a capabilities signifier.
Strategies For Building a Successful Surgical Robotics Startup – RoboBusiness Direct On-Demand
In this informative RoboBusiness Direct session based on accrued experience with five surgical robotics startups, Dwight Meglan, Co-founder and CTO of HeartLander Surgical, will describe the challenges to building a successful surgical robotics company, along with the critical success factors and strategies for overcoming them.
Start-up Profile – FLX Solutions – A Cost Effective Tool for Inspecting and Repairing Industrial Piping in Unreachable Locations
Inspecting and repairing industrial piping systems is difficult, time consuming and costly. FLX Solutions provides a unique, cost effective solution in the form of a snake-like robot.
How to Avoid “Pilot Purgatory”, a Major Impediment to Industry 4.0 Manufacturing Technology Adoption
Pilot purgatory and industrial tourism has hindered the adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies in the manufacturing sector, and can be especially damaging to solution provider start-ups. Early diagnosis of the threat is key.
August 2020 Robotics Transactions Continue Strong Summer Pace
Despite the ongoing pandemic, robotics investment and acquisition activity did not slow down in August 2020, with funding flowing to autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, and drones.
Flexibility and Manufacturing Productivity: Part 2 – Human Capabilities Overcome Technological Limitations
The inefficiencies plaguing the manufacturing industry stem from technological limitations of automation. When those technological barriers are overcome, it is possible to unlock productivity gains with an optimal combination of humans and machines.
RoboBusiness Direct Fall 2020 Series Launches With Expanded Program
Building on the success of the inaugural series, the RoboBusiness Direct Fall program will once again have robotics industry experts addressing critical robotics business development issues through an integrated series of online presentations and continuing media coverage and analysis.
Dusty Robotics CEO Tessa Lau Discusses Robotics Start-Ups and Autonomous Robots for Construction
Industrial Robot’s Joanne Pransky interviews Tessa Lau, CEO at Dusty Robotics about Dusty’s autonomous mobile robots that print layout plans onto the floors of job sites using information from building information models (BIM) as a guide.
How Embodied Brought Moxie to Market at the Lowest Price Possible
To bring Embodied’s Moxie social companion robot to as many families as possible, the company knew the price point needed to be much more affordable than robots of the past AND present. Here’s how they did it.
Start-up Profile – Veo Robotics
The future of manufacturing is dynamic, flexible human-machine collaboration. Veo Robotics provides a 3D sensing and control system that makes standard industrial robots responsive to humans so they can work safely side-by-side.
June 2020 Transactions Rebound for Mobile, Medical, and Manufacturing Robotics
In June 2020, investment and acquisition activity picked up a bit for autonomous vehicles, mobile robots, healthcare systems, and industrial automation.
Series A, B, and C Funding: Guide to Raising Venture Capital
For startups, including hardware centric, robotics companies, securing outside financing is essential to reach their commercial potential and continue to expand. In this comprehensive review, a popular source of start-up funding, venture capital, where capital is exchanged for equity, is examined.
May 2020 Robotics Transactions Drop in Number, but Self-driving Cars Pick Up More Funding
The novel coronavirus pandemic slowed global manufacturing as investors look to the future of transportation.