Robotics fundings, mergers, and acquisitions in July 2020 stayed at comparable levels with transactions from a year ago and June.
Thursday, November 12, 2020 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT ‘Motion’ in the physical world, whether in the form of changing place, position or posture, is perhaps the greatest differentiator between robotic systems and all other classes of engineered products. It is motion is that makes robotics systems ‘robotic’, and it is advances in…
When inflexible automation collides with manufacturing trends requiring more flexibility, productivity suffers. Why? Manufacturing as currently practiced — with poor human-machine collaboration — is not sufficiently responsive to the long-term trends of shorter product life cycles and increasing product diversity.
With machine learning, algorithms are automatically generated from large datasets, speeding the development and reducing the difficulty of creating complex systems, including robotics systems. While data at scale is what makes accurate machine learning ‘go’, the data used to train ML models must also be very accurate and of high quality.
Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) have proven to increase the productivity and reduce the cost of warehouse automation operations. While the costs of AMRs continue to drop, even as their capabilities increase, there are often hidden, and sizable, costs associated with their deployment. Here’s what to look for, and how to mitigate their impact.
Robots and industrial automation enable disproportionate GDP gains, but are they resilient to disruptions and changing demands?
Increased automation—with its ability to significantly boost societal productivity—is needed to help modern nations address seemingly intractable challenges such as sluggish wage growth, aging populations, rising health care costs, environmental restorations, global competitiveness, and often-worrisome levels of public sector debt.
Monash University’s Dr. Nicole Robinson explains how social robots can play a role in diet and weight reduction without the need for human intervention.
Even before the advent of the Covid-19, autonomous mobile robot companies, notably those producing robots for use in e-commerce fulfillment centers, factories and warehousing, were experiencing a boom in investment. The pandemic is only accelerating investments in the AMR market.
This webinar was presented live onThursday, August 20, 2020 Please click below to watch on demand In just a short three months, COVID-19 drove global manufacturing to a temporary halt. Now, as manufacturers have restarted operations, leaders struggle to create the “new normal.” Industry experts cite automation and technology as two key factors…
The emergence and rapid proliferation of collaborative robots have resulted in the proliferation of a new class of ‘lean’ integrators specially adapted to the needs of SMEs who wish to leverage automation. The lean integrator has evolved precisely to deliver robot installations that yield higher productivity at a lower price point, and that can be installed in a fraction of the time of a traditional robot work cell.
New research by MIT economist Daron Acemoglu shows that since 1987, automation has taken away jobs from lower-skill workers without being replaced by an equivalent number of labor-market opportunities.
This was webinar was presented on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Please click below to watch on demand Latency plays crucial role in many robotic applications. Achieving low latency helps solve many real-world problems in SLAM, obstacle avoidance, gripping and inspection systems. Edge systems can exploit sparsity in time, connection, activation and space to…
Cloud computing represents the most important horizontal innovation for the robotics industry to date, with the market for robot-related services powered by cloud computing reaching US$157.8 billion in annual revenue by 2030.
In June 2020, investment and acquisition activity picked up a bit for autonomous vehicles, mobile robots, healthcare systems, and industrial automation.
Both China and the US are incorporating AI into their industrial manufacturing operations… China from the top down and the US from the bottom up.
For startups, including hardware centric, robotics companies, securing outside financing is essential to reach their commercial potential and continue to expand. In this comprehensive review, a popular source of start-up funding, venture capital, where capital is exchanged for equity, is examined.
Interact Analysis’ Rueben Scriven reviews the grocery warehouse automation market in the context of Ocado, and discusses the likely impact of COVID-19 on the growth potential of the company and the sector overall.
Recent advances in machine and deep learning have improved SLAM techniques, leading to an increased richness in maps, with semantic scene understanding improving localization, mapping quality and robustness.
For robotics systems, “supervised autonomy”, readily available for implementation today, can be used as a bridging solution between teleoperation and full autonomy.
The sibling publication to Robotics Business Review has launched The Robot Report Podcast, which features conversations with robotics innovators and business leaders.
Qualcomm Robotics’ industry partners signing on for RB5 platform citing high end compute, edge AI, 5G and more.
Qualcomm Robotics’ RB5 platform offers high end compute, edge AI, 5G and more for robotics developers.
This webinar was presented live on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 Please click below to watch on demand Bringing together the transformative power of AI and 5G technologies is essential to creating the next generation of high-compute, low-power robots and drones for the consumer, enterprise, defense, industrial, and professional service sectors. In this presentation, Dev Singh,…
The RBR50 awards honor technology, business, and market innovations, as well as the robotics and automation organizations worldwide that were responsible for them.