Download: Robots and automation are seen as a way to improve efficiencies, from the warehouse to the customer’s door.
With flexible task options and ability to safely work alongside humans, collaborative robots are joining the workforce.
Download: Learn how one company worked to bring mobile robots into a constrained environment and win over workers.
RaaS can help companies save money as they adopt the latest robotics equipment. This model also includes support services and potentially data, but users should understand their requirements.
Supply chain and logistics companies looking to speed up deliveries from the warehouse to the customer are looking at aerial drone delivery as an option.
As the world races toward fully autonomous vehicles, an overview of the state of current regulations shows many obstacles ahead.
Unmanned ground vehicles and robotics are growing in the physical security market, providing support for guards and other security officials.
The smart factory is becoming reality, as manufacturers take advantage of the latest in machine learning, big data, and robotics for new levels of efficiency and competitiveness.
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.
This whitepaper examines recent trends in AI, including current market players and size, types of artificial intelligence, and businesses that are already using AI to add value to their operations.
Tech transactions around automation were still numerous, at least in comparison with other technologies. Manufacturing, AI, and autonomous vehicles are still the quarry of SoftBank and other big players.
Intel RealSense is a low-cost, 3D vision technology intended to help robots and drones see more like humans to interact better with their environments. This report looks at how RealSense works, provides case studies, and describes remaining challenges.
Supply chains are under intense pressure to move materials at higher speeds to accommodate customer expectations of timely product availability. Automating the handling of diverse SKUs in e-commerce order fulfillment requires human-like flexibility at high speeds. High-speed robots are better than humans at maintaining fast cycle times consistently. On average, humans can handle 600 products per hour…
The automation transactions in the second quarter of 2017 included big moves by SoftBank, ABB, and Hyundai Heavy Industries, as well as a host of smaller ones in an industry that’s still showing healthy growth.
The chief robotics officer role is continuing to evolve and spread among global companies. This report looks at recent developments around the CRO and corporate organization for robotics adoption and use.
Despite some uncertainty around U.S. government policy and the failure of drone maker Lily Robotics, robotics funding continued to grow in the first quarter of 2017, especially around self-driving cars and AI.
The first RBR Top 10 breakout of 2017 looks at the growing robot-assisted surgery market. As global demand grows and the technology widens applications, surgical robotics providers must overcome cost concerns to enable adoption.
In this report, we look at how the fragmented robotics market could benefit from the actuator versatility of Genesis Robotics’ new LiveDrive.
The 2017 RBR50 list names robotics industry leaders, including creators of innovative applications, commercially successful giants, and well-known — and not so well-known — influencers. What does it take to be such a leader? Hard work, good timing, and a sound business model.
This exclusive whitepaper from Littler analyzes the effects of robotics, artificial intelligence, and automation in general on the workplace, plus related legal and regulatory concerns.
Last night, President Donald Trump reiterated many of his campaign promises in his first formal address to the U.S. Congress. He promised to protect U.S. manufacturing, make a “big, big” corporate tax cut, and spend up to $1 trillion on infrastructure projects. What does the Trump administration think about robotics? The president has also said…
As companies in more industries beyond manufacturing consider robots, the emerging robots-as-a-service (RaaS) business model is helping with adoption and management. As with software as a service or SaaS, enterprises can apply robotic solutions to their processes, immediately implement new automation, and save money. Both robotic solutions suppliers and end-user organizations can benefit from RaaS, and…
Industrial automation and robotics investments go well together, but interested parties need to understand current trends. They include a a broadening landscape, being receptive to end-user feedback, and certain hot sectors, as we examine in RBR’s Q4 2016/Year-End Transactions Report.
In 3Q2016, neither Brexit nor roiling markets nor uncertainty on Wall Street could keep robotics from its appointed M&As, investments, and overall upward acceleration. Following the money In the East, China and Japan get the most attention when it comes to robotics investment, and rightly so. But that region—the East—stretches all the way to Russia’s western border…
This report offers insight, analysis, and industry news on the convergence of agribotics, smart farming, Farming 4.0, and the Internet of Things in agriculture. From 7 billion people to 9 billion by 2050! Three grand challenges face a rapidly-growing world population: decreasing resource availability, increasing demand for nutritionally-sound, globally relevant diets, and the increasing fragility…