The RBR50 awards honor technology, business, and market innovations, as well as the robotics and automation organizations worldwide that were responsible for them.
Softbank’s most promising robotics investments are not those targeting the experimental technologies, nor the massive funding rounds for self-driving vehicles, but rather the mid-range investments in mobile robots for industrial and commercial applications.
MODEX 2020 was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but exhibitors and attendees expressed optimism about the supply chain robotics market.
Startups are continuing to get AI funding, and the past week also saw investments in drones, construction automation, and healthcare robots.
When we look back on 2017, we’ll remember a back-flipping robot, the arrival of social robots, brain-controlled robots, major developments for autonomous vehicles, the rise of mobile manipulators, and a certain security robot that drove into a water fountain.
Agility Robotics has unveiled its bipedal robot Cassie that can be used for search-and-rescue missions and package delivery.