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Achieving Adaptive Automation with 3D Vision

Achieving Adaptive Automation with 3D Vision

Editor’s Note: Bin picking is one of the toughest challenges in robotics. At RoboBusiness 2017, IDS’ Kevin McCabe will discuss how 3D vision has helped solve this and other applications in robotics. Until recently, robots were blind command receivers that...

Security Robot Fall Shows Limits of AI

Security Robot Fall Shows Limits of AI

Despite all the hype, AI systems get lost all the time, just like humans. The issue that caused Knightscope's K5 security robot to fall into an indoor water fountain is a pesky, seemingly trivial sensor problem that has plagued robot...

Robot Harvest: Agribotics for Farm, Field and Orchard

Robot Harvest: Agribotics for Farm, Field and Orchard

This report offers insight, analysis, and industry news  on the convergence of agribotics, smart farming, Farming 4.0, and the Internet of Things in agriculture. From 7 billion people to 9 billion by 2050! Three grand challenges face a rapidly-growing world...

Trends in Consumer Robot Purchasing

The 2015 Consumer Robotics Survey reveals what the buying public believes about robotics, is interested in buying and why. By the year 2020, some prognosticators are claiming at least one robot will be in every home in America and Europe...

How Baxter the Robot Can Help Blind People Navigate

How Baxter the Robot Can Help Blind People Navigate

For people with sight, the necessary tasks associated with urban living - crossing the street, sorting bus tickets or finding a store - are accomplished without a second thought. Innovations using collaborative robots can make these tasks just as easy...