While deep learning methods have proven useful for autonomous navigation, the approach requires vast amounts of data and computing power, and produces solutions that are inefficient, fragile and unaffordable for many classes of applications. Opteran’s “Natural Intelligence” approach, based on the function of insect brains, provides an alternative for generating complex, autonomous behaviors for machines.
Inspection and service work in underground tunnels is the poster child for work that is “dirty, dull and dangerous”. It is also time consuming and costly. MAB Robotics is meeting the challenge with a compact, ruggedized, quadrupedal robot.
GUSS Automation’s autonomous, precision orchard spraying solution provides growers with a rapid ROI, along with other benefits such as simplified operations, increased efficiency, enhanced safety and reduced labor costs.
It is advanced software, working in conjunction with hardware systems, that has driven the commercial drone sector to new heights. Similarly, software is the key capabilities enabler for other types of robotics systems going forward, including mobile robots.
Episode 51 of The Robot Report Podcast features a discussion of Intel’s recent announcement that the company is discontinuing its RealSense business line. Also on the menu – Tesla’s announces a humanoid robot announcement and Stratom’s autonomous solutions for the US military.
In this wide-ranging interview, ModalAI CEO Chad Sweet describes the development of the company’s VOXL Flight solution, a development platform for GPS-denied autonomous drone localization and navigation, along with computer vision for AI-powered object recognition, depth sensing and obstacle avoidance.
In Episode 50 of The Robot Report Podcast, Dan Leibfried, Director, Autonomy and Automation, John Deere, and Igino Cafiero, Co-founder & CEO, Bear Flag Robotics, discuss Deere’s recent acquisition of Bear Flag robotics for $250 million.
Industrial Robot’s Joanne Pransky interviews is Geoff Howe, Senior Vice President of Howe & Howe, a subsidiary of Textron Systems, to learn about the company’s history developing ruggedized, outdoor vehicles, including unmanned systems, for military and civilian applications.
In this session, Steve Crowe and Mike Oitzman are joined by Dan Kara, VP of the Robotics Group at WTWH Media, to discuss how the RBR50 has evolved over the years, how the 50 winners were selected, and the many forms of innovation.
Most industry experts agree that the technological capabilities for driverless tractors are there… and many farmers and technology providers believe it is more a matter of “when” than “if.”
In this RoboBusiness Direct session, attendees will learn about construction robotics solutions available today, what is on the horizon, and the critical need for new construction automation technologies.
RBR essential announcements for the interval ranging from March 12 – 19, 2021 include notices from FORT Robotics, Piaggio Fast Forward, Trimble, Monarch Tractor, Cruise and AEye.
RBR essential announcements for the interval ranging from March 5 – 12, 2021 include notices from Nimble Robotics, Axon, Skydio, Bedrock Ocean Exploration, Refraction AI, ForSight Robotics, GreyOrange and Vicarious.
In this podcast, Helen Greiner, the CEO of Tertill, discusses the development of the company’s consumer class weeding robots. Also covered is Aurora’s partnership with Toyota to develop robotaxis.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) has found great success in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries, and robotics solutions are making AEC inroads. The two technologies can be synergistic, and when used together can deliver additional value to AECs.
In this Robot Report podcast, Motiv Space Systems’ Tom McCarthy discusses the development of the robotic arm on the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover and Cold Operable Lunar Deployable Arm. Solutions from Oxbotica and Boston Dynamics also reviewed.
In this RoboBusiness Direct session, a panel of agricultural robotics thought leaders discuss the agricultural robotics sector, including existing solutions, enabling technologies and ongoing opportunities.
Anthony Levandowski, who pleaded guilty to one count of trade secret theft and was pardoned by Donald Trump, simultaneously built and undermined the autonomous vehicle sector. The long term impact is unclear.
In this podcast, American Robotics CEO Reese Mozer, CEO of American Robotics, the first drone company approved by the FAA to operate automated drones without human operators, discusses BVLOS. Also, Boston Dynamics’ Founder Marc Raibert reflects on dancing humanoids.
FarmDroid’s robotic agricultural sowing and weeding solution allows earth to be cultivated in an ecological and CO2 neutral way, and unlike heavy equipment, the lightweight FarmDroid robot limits structural damage to the soil.
RBR essential announcements for the interval ranging from January 8 – 14, 2021 include notices from Hyundai Robotics, MakinaRocks, Oceaneering International, WeRide.ai, Energy Robotics, DreamVu, Quicktron, Leadec, maxon Group, Fourier Intelligence and Naïo Technologies.
The capabilities spectrum for robotics systems has been expanded from fixed manipulators and teleoperated mobile robots to now include their intersection – mobile manipulation systems. To reach their full potential, however, mobile manipulation robots must be able to move, interact, see, think, and communicate.
Robotics Business Review reviews Dive Technologies’ recent equity funding round.
RBR essential announcements for the interval ranging from December 25, 2020 to December 31, 2020 include notices from Flexiv, Distalmotion, EHang, Alpine 4 Technologies, Vayu, IISART, and the FAA.
RBR essential announcements for the interval ranging from December 18, 2020 to December 24, 2020 include notices from Nuro, Ike Robotics, Ouster, Colonnade Acquisition Corporation, Unikie, Promotives, Dive Technologies, DJI, ADLINK Technology, EASA, Velodyne Lidar, Motional, PAL Robotics, and PERSEO.