In millions of years of evolution, nature has produced many sophisticated locomotor systems that engineers use as inspiration for creating better robots. We show some current technical developments that are highly advanced.
Ethical decisions for autonomous cars continue to spark debate worldwide, the Middle East sees rising investments in AI, and countries bring robotics and AI technologies to a space race.
Through a mix of homegrown innovation, international partnerships, and industrial policy, the China robot market should continue to grow, note analysts.
The U.S. needs help with inspecting and repairing its aging pipes, power lines, and other utilities. Providers are turning to infrastructure robots and aerial drones.
With the first half of 2018 almost over, companies continue to invest heavily in robotics, AI, and autonomous vehicle systems.
While the U.S. military has historically been a leader in the development of swarm robots, universities are also significant. Costs, controls, and applications offer opportunities for business.
New UAS-based sensor tested at Mobile Methane Monitoring Challenge.
FedEx has been pushing the development of robots for multiple aspects of its operations, as e-commerce demands outstrip the available workforce. Ted Dengel gives a preview of his session at the Robotics & AI Summit & LiveWorx ’18.
At AUVSI’s annual event, commercial drone users gained the ability to tailor their UAV engines to their application requirements, thanks to the motor kit concept from 3W.
In addition to the latest coffee-serving robot, this week saw AI news editors and a world that might finally see flying cars promised to us in The Jetsons.
Hoping to develop commercial drone applications, some leading-edge companies plan to provide blueprints for BVLOS operations and new flight software for drone makers.
In a galaxy not so far away and a short time ago, a flurry of mergers and acquisitions in the robotics and AI industry highlighted the start of 2018’s fifth month.
Before robots can clear snow from your driveway, developers need to work out autonomous snowplow kinks. They’re doing just that at Fagerness Airport.
From IBM’s forecast of the future and virtual reality to advice for startups, check out RBR’s most popular robotics news and analysis pieces of the past month.
Scientists have been copying nature to develop pollination drones that can assist real bees and human farmers.
Startups are continuing to get AI funding, and the past week also saw investments in drones, construction automation, and healthcare robots.
AI funding takes the top seed this week, but self-driving cars and drones stay in the game.
Industry uses for augmented reality and virtual reality in conjunction with robotics, continue to grow, as manufacturers, militaries, and healthcare providers all look to find new uses for the technology.
The leaders in the AI race depend on availability of big data, breadth of use, and careful choices of international partners. Also, we look at potential U.S. and U.K. regulations around autonomous systems.
The Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE has announced the nine finalists in its three-year competition to develop unmanned deep-ocean mapping using a variety of technologies.
Teams battled each other and countermeasures to learn more about defending against drones
Agricultural drones include heavy-lift ones for crop dusting, drones with multispectral sensors for surveying crop health, and new ways of monitoring crops and livestock. This infographic from Dronefly looks at the state of agricultural drones.
The European Commission, the European Union’s executive branch, wants to enact regulations in response to drone concerns this year. Privacy protection and safety are two areas that face regulation.
Surgical funding, software development, and educational robots were some of the highlights of the past week’s automation transactions.
Drone threats, the ongoing race to develop autonomous vehicles, and the effects of job concerns on national policies are all part of this week’s global robotics roundup.