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RBR picks the top news events from the past year around robots, drones, and automation efforts
Agriculture, drone systems, and mobile robot makers scoop up investments around the world.
3PLs have recognized that robots can improve efficiency and help with scalability, especially with labor shortages regionally and around the holidays. Logistics leader PLG expects to expand its deployment of LocusBots.
Second investment spurs growth for agricultural automation and robotics operation; Robotics Plus eyes U.S. subsidiary.
This week in robot funding saw lots of money flowing to AI firms, autonomous systems developers, and robotics countries around the world.
Milton CAT had a problem: Infrequently ordered items caused workers to spend up to half their time walking around its distribution center. It turned to Vecna Robotics for help with automation.
No tricks for these robotics, AI and autonomous vehicle startups, who received funding in the final days of October.
Robotics startups can become successful without losing sight of social value, says Vecna Robotics’ Daniel Theobald. He describes his experiences and outlook.
The latest trade deals negotiated between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico are just as important to competitiveness as the DARPA’s push for the “third wave” of AI. Plus, this week’s robotics roundup looks at workforce shortages.
Aethon’s new T4 is designed to be smaller and easier to use than other autonomous mobile robots, and its LogicOS allows TUGs to be controlled with industry-standard PLCs.
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.
Robotics, AI and autonomous vehicle companies continue to clean up from investments.
Not only can persistent drones such as PARC relay communications during emergencies; they are also serving security and commercial needs now, explains CyPhy Works CEO Lance VandenBrook.
Autonomous sailboat competition tackles challenges of moving robotic boats on the water and avoiding collisions.
Changing light conditions and durability standards create need for optical filters for lidar in automotive systems.
Startups in the AI, robotics, and unmanned system space all saw financing in recent weeks.
As robots spread quickly into multiple industries, the need for automation safety to be part of companies’ adoption plans also grows.
Robot restaurants, aerial analytics, and awesome exoskeleton firms also score big this week.
Chinese AI startups are an indicator of the nation’s ambitions to beat the U.S. Also, should the U.N. ban autonomous weapons, or could such systems help smaller countries defend themselves?
To reap the benefits of robotics, IoT, and AI development, you need the right tools, notes NVIDIA Vice President Deepu Talla. He’ll share case studies and breakthroughs at RoboBusiness 2018.
Recent funding transactions include offerings for unmanned systems and analytics for infrastructure inspection, as well as military applications.
Summer may be relatively slow for automation transactions, but don’t tell these machine vision and drone startups, which successfully raised funding.
Autonomous investments include self-driving funding in trucking, support systems, and snow-removal vehicles
Basic income, along with taxes, ethics rules, and outright bans are among the government responses to the perceived threats of automation. Plus, which countries are pursuing autonomous weapons?