The autonomous vehicle and robotics sectors often employ LiDAR as the primary system navigation sensor. But cameras and vision-based perception will increasingly serve as the technological underpinning for mobile robots going forward.
Research continues into the use of autonomous vehicles for military operations. The benefits are clear, but for systems to reach their full potential military personal must trust the systems under their control. Simulated systems training can assist in that effort.
Improving radar resolution has traditionally been based on a hardware advancements which significantly increase the cost, size, and power consumption of the sensors. But radar solutions empowered by (constantly improving) machine learning software, can deliver high resolution and long-range sensing in compact, low power, economical packages.
Korean AV and TaaS start-up 42dot will utilize Series A funding to further develop autonomous-driving technologies and mobility platform for land and air transport services.
$600 million round to support the development and deployment of Nuro’s autonomous delivery service in the US, and to scale production of Nuro’s 3rd generation, low-speed, electric self-driving vehicles at the company’s Nevada manufacturing facility.
Tactile data and virtual sensing company raises additional funding round to expand into new market segments and accelerate growth.
Industrial Robot’s Joanne Pransky interviews is Geoff Howe, Senior Vice President of Howe & Howe, a subsidiary of Textron Systems, to learn about the company’s history developing ruggedized, outdoor vehicles, including unmanned systems, for military and civilian applications.
Anthony Levandowski, who pleaded guilty to one count of trade secret theft and was pardoned by Donald Trump, simultaneously built and undermined the autonomous vehicle sector. The long term impact is unclear.
RBR essential announcements for the interval ranging from December 18, 2020 to December 24, 2020 include notices from Nuro, Ike Robotics, Ouster, Colonnade Acquisition Corporation, Unikie, Promotives, Dive Technologies, DJI, ADLINK Technology, EASA, Velodyne Lidar, Motional, PAL Robotics, and PERSEO.
Expected Biden administration infrastructure initiatives, combined with favorable autonomous vehicle (AV) regulatory and testing environments in the U.S. are expected to spur AV deployments.
Although robotics investments, mergers, and acquisitions may have dropped a bit in October 2020, autonomous vehicles, drones, and healthcare applications continued to receive funding.
Autonodyne provides a HW and SW ‘platform’ for commercial, civil and defense unmanned aerial systems (UASs) including a control station, on-board mission computer, and advanced autonomy behaviors. Recent partnership deals are a capabilities signifier.
Before deploying autonomous driving systems (ADS), we must know how, when, and whether they will work. There is no excuse for allowing the attention of drivers to stray during automated operation – if a system is really semi- and not fully autonomous.
The total number of robotics transactions held steady year over year, but the autonomous vehicle and manufacturing automation providers received less investment. Healthcare systems, field robots, and drones got funding in September 2020.
Despite the ongoing pandemic, robotics investment and acquisition activity did not slow down in August 2020, with funding flowing to autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, and drones.
In June 2020, investment and acquisition activity picked up a bit for autonomous vehicles, mobile robots, healthcare systems, and industrial automation.
6 River Systems’ CEO Chris Cacioppo discusses creating a culture of innovation, along with the sale of 6 River to Shopify. In addition, Gautam Narang, Co-founder and CEO of Gatik, reviews how Gatik is solving middle-mile logistics using Level 4 autonomous vehicles.
The novel coronavirus pandemic slowed global manufacturing as investors look to the future of transportation.
Robotics industry experts to address critical robotics business development issues through integrated series of online presentations, follow-on Q&A, and continuing media coverage and analysis.
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.
The solid-state LiDAR market remains hot, impelled by innovation, continuing sector investment and value delivery for automotive Tier 1 automotive suppliers and OEMs.
As the COVID-19 pandemic slowed global manufacturing and trade, investments in robots, drones, and self-driving cars continued in March 2020, with both more shutdowns and an eventual recovery to come.
Dell Technology Ventures leads funding round, as SiLC develops integrated FMCW lidar for autonomous vehicles, machine vision, and augmented reality.
Field robots, industrial automation, self-driving vehicles, and healthcare systems received funding in February 2020.
The self-driving car company has been operating in 25 cities and is offering ride-hailing services.