For many applications, traditional cellular communications, including 5G, are suboptimal for data-intense autonomous vehicles, UAVs, and robotics systems. What is required is new cellular communications solutions that provide seamless connectivity and unlimited range for vehicles, and ensure all data is transmitted and received to and from related parties from any location.
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.
Farming is a major emitter of greenhouse emissions. But a whole host of companies are working on methods of reducing the environmental impact of farming by altering farming methods, and employing new technologies, including robotics systems.
Robotics fundings, mergers, and acquisitions in July 2020 stayed at comparable levels with transactions from a year ago and June.
With machine learning, algorithms are automatically generated from large datasets, speeding the development and reducing the difficulty of creating complex systems, including robotics systems. While data at scale is what makes accurate machine learning ‘go’, the data used to train ML models must also be very accurate and of high quality.
In June 2020, investment and acquisition activity picked up a bit for autonomous vehicles, mobile robots, healthcare systems, and industrial automation.
Recent advances in machine and deep learning have improved SLAM techniques, leading to an increased richness in maps, with semantic scene understanding improving localization, mapping quality and robustness.
As the COVID-19 pandemic slowed global manufacturing and trade, investments in robots, drones, and self-driving cars continued in March 2020, with both more shutdowns and an eventual recovery to come.
Modular robotics are currently a niche market, but the need for flexibility could propel demand, predicts one global market analyst.
The Sense One flash camera from Sense Photonics is a 3D, solid-state lidar that promises to help autonomous robots and vehicles see farther and more safely.
Drone providers AeroVironment and Draganfly are widening distribution of the Quantix Mapper system, just in time for planting season in the Northern Hemisphere.
MODEX 2020 was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but exhibitors and attendees expressed optimism about the supply chain robotics market.
Multi-year partnership will provide training for 400,000+ union members on use of autonomous earth-moving equipment.
Project aims to provide maps for automated driving using lower cost sensors and probes.
Some robotics companies cancel participation as concerns over virus grow.
Dell Technology Ventures leads funding round, as SiLC develops integrated FMCW lidar for autonomous vehicles, machine vision, and augmented reality.
The CEO of Toyota Research Institute – Advanced Development discusses his career around robotics and motion planning algorithms.
The self-driving car company has been operating in 25 cities and is offering ride-hailing services.
Data from Exyn Technologies could assist in calculating remaining ore from old mine.
AeroVironment, which claims to be the largest supplier of drones to the U.S. military, is also an example of a pure-play robotics company that is profitable.
Companies testing autonomous vehicles on public roads in California required to list miles driven, and reasons why systems were disengaged by safety drivers.
Pony.ai is the latest self-driving car company to get funding, bringing its valuation to more than $3 billion.
Incident management, rural communications among most cited use cases.
Engineering firm breaks up large paint process into smaller steps to reduce rigidity.
System looks to improve efficiency and safety through autonomous electric vehicles for freight transfer between public roads and warehouses.