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Komatsu Implementing NVIDIA’s AI on Construction Sites

Komatsu Implementing NVIDIA’s AI on Construction Sites

Komatsu, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of heavy equipment for construction and mining, has teamed up with RBR50 company NVIDIA to add artificial intelligence (AI) to its construction sites across Japan for increased safety and efficiency. The partnership, announced...

New Robot Applications Get Spotlight at iRex 2017

New Robot Applications Get Spotlight at iRex 2017

Our columnist brings his international perspective to the latest robot applications shown at iRex 2017 in Tokyo. Machine learning, service robots, and Society 5.0 all have implications for automation beyond Japan.

Robot Investments Weekly: 8 Companies Raise $90M

Robot Investments Weekly: 8 Companies Raise $90M

Welcome to “Robot Investments Weekly,” a new feature on Robotics Business Review that every Friday recaps the week that was in acquisitions, funding, IPOs and mergers and acquisitions in the robotics industry. For more information about investing in robotics, RBR...

IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Names Top 2 Entries So Far

IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Names Top 2 Entries So Far

The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE has named has named the top 10 and top two teams so far in its four-year competition, which is intended to encourage R&D to apply artificial intelligence to social problems.

Japan Hopes to Spark Robot Revolution at iREX 2017

Japan Hopes to Spark Robot Revolution at iREX 2017

Humanoids mixed with industrial robots as Japan kicked off its biennial International Robot Exhibition (iREX) 2017 in Tokyo on Wednesday, featuring cutting-edge smart machines for the workplace and beyond amid Japan’s aging population and shrinking labor pool. Like many trade...