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.
China has witnessed significant robotics sales and investment in 2020, a continuation of an earlier pattern. Still, young Chinese robotics companies face many challenges including a price sensitive domestic market, relatively low labor wages, trade conflicts and geopolitical tensions.
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.
Robotics fundings, mergers, and acquisitions in July 2020 stayed at comparable levels with transactions from a year ago and June.
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.
In January 2020, robotics investments and mergers and acquisitions showed continued strength across applications, even as economic challenges affected manufacturing and food service robots.
Smart factory in Nanjing, China, to use robots and AI to automate robot production.
New scooter and material-delivering robots will autonomously navigate through new AI algorithms.
Lidar developer working with China’s Idriverplus to bring autonomous vehicles to mass production.
Collaborative robot aimed at giving small businesses access to a smart robot arm assistant.
Experts suggest that robot companies make moves to lessen impact of trade dispute.
Companies need to consider hidden costs before looking at offshore options for manufacturing.
Big medical mergers and funding in healthcare spotlight the week of robotics transactions in recent weeks.
Foreign manufacturers that want to reshore production from China can’t just shut down and leave. Here are four factors to consider before changing operations.
Facial recognition cameras are multiplying across the world. We look at the similarities and differences among five countries leading the way in use of the technology.
We asked leaders in the robotics industry to look ahead and predict the top trends for next year. Here’s what they told us.
RBR picks the top news events from the past year around robots, drones, and automation efforts
This week, our columnist looks at China’s plans for a deep-sea base using AI and robots, as well as whether the U.S. might follow China’s model for protecting certain technologies and industries.
In this week’s global roundup, we look at how Australia is following China’s example in using facial recognition for internal security. Also, is Industry 4.0 dying in Germany?
U.S. jobs in some regions could be more vulnerable to displacement from automation than others, having a direct affect on elections. And the governments of Taiwan and Iran look to artificial intelligence for new applications.
Rethink Robotics is gone — or is it? News from Germany and China should provide relief for owners of Baxter and Sawyer cobots worried about continuing support.
Large investments in AI, self-driving software for cars, and drone companies dominated this week’s transactions.
ROBO Global and Universal Robots celebrated the ETF’s birthday with panels about the robotics industry and ringing the closing bell at the NYSE.
Industrial robots and service robots report strong demand across automotive, electronics, and logistics markets.