What is the state of the robotics and automation sector at 2022’s midpoint? ABI Research’s Lian Jye Su has a few thoughts, five in fact.
Zebra Technologies’ Melonee Wise Discusses New Fetch AMRs, Plus Softbank Robotics Europe Sale & AutoStore IPO
In this Robot Report podcast, Melonee Wise, Fetch Robotics Founder and VP of Robotics Automation at Zebra Technologies, discusses the autonomous mobile robotics (AMRs) sector and logistics automation. Plus possible Softbank Robotics Europe sale and the AutoStore IPO.
Blue Ocean Robotics’ CEO Claus Risager Discusses Robotic Disinfection Systems, Zebra Technologies Acquires Fetch Robotics, and More
In Episode 47 of The Robot Report Podcast, Blue Ocean Robotics CEO Claus Risager discusses the company’s early entry into disinfection robots before COVID-19 struck. Also, the future of Fetch Robotics after the Zebra Technologies acquisition, Aurora’s SPAC play, Abundant Robotics’ shutdown, and the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter.
Softbank’s New Robotics Direction and Interact Analysis’ Jason dePreaux on RaaS models. Also, AutoStore’s Mike Demko on Micro-fulfillment Centers.
In this Robot Report Podcast, Steve Crowe and Mike Oitzman review the new direction for Softbank’s robotics efforts. Also, Interact Analysis’ Jason dePreaux examines the robotics industry services market, plus AutoStore and MFCs.
Sources Reveal Softbank Halted Production of Pepper Robot in 2020
In spite of massive media coverage featuring the Pepper humanoid robot, Softbank struggled to find buyers for the system.
A3’s President Jeff Burnstein on North American Robot Sales, Plus Canvas Robotic Drywall Solution, More
In this podcast, Association for Advancing Automation’s president Jeff Burnstein comments on 2020 Robotics Sales for North America. Also, Canvas founders discuss their robotic drywall solution.
Boston Dynamics’s Future Following Hyundai’s Acquisition, DARPA’s SubT Challenge, More
Boston Dynamics’ VP Michael Patrick Perry discusses plans for the Spot quadruped and Hyundai’s acquisition of the company. Also, DARPA’s Timothy Chung reviews the DARPA SubT Challenge.
Essential Robotics Announcements – December 11-17th, 2020
RBR essential announcements for the interval ranging from December 11, 2020 to December 18, 2020 include notices from Flyability, Fellow AI, Berkshire Grey, Locus Robotics, AutoGuide Mobile Robots, German Bionic, LG Electronics, Hyundai Motor Group, Innoviz Technologies and Universal Robots.
FedEx’s Aaron Prather Discusses AMR Standards, Boston Dynamics Rumors, More
In this Robot Report podcast, Aaron Prather, Senior Advisor for Technology, Research, and Planning at FedEx discusses emerging logistics technologies, robotics start-ups and more.
Softbank’s Robotics Investments: Winners, Losers and Everything in Between – ABI Research
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.
Nuro AI’s Autonomous Driving Exemptions an Important Milestone for Driverless Delivery
The US Department of Transportation and State of California provide Nuro AI with exemptions to operate self-driving cars on US roads without a human drivers present.
Bear Robotics raises $32M for robot waiters platform
Berkshire Grey raises $263M to fuel global expansion of logistics robotics
Report: SoftBank Invested $37M into Boston Dynamics After Google Sale
Zume Pizza Reportedly Scores $375M Investment From SoftBank
Robotics Expectations High, but 2018 Q3 Transactions Slow
In this RBR Insider report, we look at why big transactions are slowing despite high robotics expectations, whether reshoring is happening, and what companies interested in the Chinese market should know.
Robot Investments Weekly: October Starts With Funding Highs and Lows
Billions are spent on autonomous vehicles, while a robotics pioneer shuts its doors highlight recent weeks in the robotics and AI transaction space.
SoftBank, Toyota Team Up on Self-Driving Car Venture
Robotics & Geopolitics: Japan Builds Bridges With China, Becomes a Space Power With Robots
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.
Affectiva, SoftBank Robotics Team Up to Broaden Pepper’s Emotional Intelligence
Partnership aims to improve interactions between humans and humanoid robots
Hospitality Robots Find New Ways to Serve
Improvements in mobility, autonomy and software drive growth in robots that can provide better service for customers and guests in the hospitality space.
Top 5 Robotics and AI News Stories You Might Have Missed in June 2018
Robots that make pizzas, deliver e-commerce goods, and greet customers dominated the robotics news cycle as summer began.