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.
Robotics fundings, mergers, and acquisitions in July 2020 stayed at comparable levels with transactions from a year ago and June.
In June 2020, investment and acquisition activity picked up a bit for autonomous vehicles, mobile robots, healthcare systems, and industrial automation.
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.
Drone providers AeroVironment and Draganfly are widening distribution of the Quantix Mapper system, just in time for planting season in the Northern Hemisphere.
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.
Incident management, rural communications among most cited use cases.
New capabilities include stair-climbing robots and bouncing off obstacles.
In January 2020, robotics investments and mergers and acquisitions showed continued strength across applications, even as economic challenges affected manufacturing and food service robots.
Not only is military robotics the testbed for cutting-edge applications, but it is also a growing market for technologies with civilian implications.
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.
Denver office to continue expansion in U.S. markets and offer more support for customers.
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.
Group of companies to explore use of AI and 5G connectivity on first-response applications.
Aerial robots from Exyn Technologies able to capture hard-to-access data from underground mine.
System uses AI, computer vision and autonomous drones to understand what’s on store shelves.
Short news briefs to keep you informed of goings-on in the world of robotics, drones, and more.
Made in the U.S., the RangePro X8 offers commercial and industrial applications across several markets for inspection, surveying, and first response scenarios.
Company releases new UAV and updated aerial methane inspection package.
System designed for commercial surveying and 3D mapping applications.
Solar farm drones, new cobot welders and other robotics trends we’re catching up on.