Japan and China are collaborating on a number of automation initiatives, but how does that affect their geopolitical rivalry? Plus, Germany wants a DARPA-like agency for cybersecurity.
The U.S., China, and other nations are looking to make the most of their AI opportunity in the races for self-driving cars and the world’s fastest supercomputer.
Language barriers and culture limitations could be eased through the use of ‘robot ambassadors’; construction robots disrupt labor force in some countries while helping others facing shortage of human workers.
The fourth quarter of 2017 was another strong one for robotics and AI. SoftBank continued its efforts to be an industry leader. We look at key investments and acquisitions, as well as list all of the automation transactions of the past quarter.
AI funding made up many of the transactions in 2017’s penultimate week. Robotics Business Review’s weekly roundup also looks at deals around sensors, warehouse automation, surgical robots, and more.