Robotics, automation, AI and drones are enabling digitization efforts for the future supply chain.
New capabilities include stair-climbing robots and bouncing off obstacles.
Partnership with COAST Autonomous enhances campus transportation at Catholic university.
Cepton Technologies, which said its approach to lidar is unique, has received funding led by Tier 1 automotive supplier Koito Manufacturing.
Hydroid, a developer of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) for the defense and maritime markets, is being acquired by shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) for $350 million. The acquisition is subject to regulatory review and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020. Pocasset, Mass.-based Hydroid will become part of HII’s Technical Solutions division.…
In January 2020, robotics investments and mergers and acquisitions showed continued strength across applications, even as economic challenges affected manufacturing and food service robots.
Kinova, GreyOrange, RightHand among those collaborating with integrators and other customers/partners.
Not only is military robotics the testbed for cutting-edge applications, but it is also a growing market for technologies with civilian implications.
Company expands autonomy software beyond cleaning systems to material handling, shelf analytics, commercial vacuums.
Michael Chasen to lead advisory board and chair FAA drone advisory committee.
Drone inspection system will be integrated with artificial intelligence software to speed inspection processes.
Cruise Origin is an electric, driverless, ride-sharing vehicle that’s ready for production.
Robot valet service helps regional French airport reduce carbon footprint, reduce hassle of airport parking.
Denver office to continue expansion in U.S. markets and offer more support for customers.
Sensor startup looks to aid self-driving and driver-assist vehicles with better mapping and localization features.
Hardware purchases to dominate both sectors, with manufacturing remaining top buyer.
Robotics Business Review chimes in with editors’ predictions for some big themes to note during the year.
New release addresses e-commerce and omnichannel fulfillment, as well as replenishment.
Enormous opportunities exist for companies looking to improve efficiencies and save money on customer delivery.
Highlighting the different algorithms self-driving vehicles use and current issues they face.
Inertial navigation and sensors work with robots, drones, autos and marine vehicles.
New systems are helping to make emergency response less dangerous and provide more data.
Tests next year to determine combat and support role for unmanned combat system.
Group of companies to explore use of AI and 5G connectivity on first-response applications.
Highlighting additional news items from the world of robotics during the week.