Platform allows robot companies to observe, analyze, and operate their robot fleets.
Cloud Robotics Market to hit $170B by 2025, Report Says
AI processing, Internet of Things and cloud computing driving growth for nascent market.
Formant Acquires Formation for Robot Remote Control Features
Robot fleet management company will add teleoperation to its software for RaaS clients.
Freedom Robotics Lands Funding for Robot Management System
Company earns $6.6M for cloud and on-device software system for monitoring robot fleets.
NVIDIA Announces Updates to DRIVE Autonomous Vehicle Platform, Partnership with Toyota
An update to the NVIDIA DRIVE platform gives greater safety to autonomous vehicles, while the new DRIVE Constellation simulation platform enables virtual autonomous vehicle testing.
2019 Predictions from Robotics, Automation, and AI Industry Experts
We asked leaders in the robotics industry to look ahead and predict the top trends for next year. Here’s what they told us.
Oden Aims to Help Manufacturers Add AI Framework to Operations
Machine learning being used to optimize processes, predict equipment failure for manufacturing partners.
Amazon Launches Cloud Service for Robot Application Developers
AWS RoboMaker to support wide range of applications across robotics landscape.
Robot Grasping to Benefit From Deep Learning and the Cloud, Says RoboBusiness Keynote Speaker
There’s plenty of room for improvement in robot grasping, notes UC Berkeley Prof. Ken Goldberg. He gives a preview of his session, in which he will describes an approach with wide commercial application.
Infographic: An Introduction to the Internet of Things
The emerging industrial Internet of Things offers benefits across markets. Here’s a primer and some examples of what you need to know about IoT.
Robot Investments Weekly: More Funding for Underwater Robots, Self-Driving Shuttles, Student Kits
Oil and gas pipeline inspection robots, self-driving shuttle buses, and precision-focused RF sensor companies receive funding boosts this week.
Qualcomm Leads Industrial IoT Push With Numerous Chip Sets, 5G
Qualcomm recorded IoT sales of more than $1B in FY 2017, and its Industrial IoT momentum spans hundreds of leading brands.
Robot Investments Weekly: Surgical Funding Joins Industrial Automation Acquisitions
Surgical funding, software development, and educational robots were some of the highlights of the past week’s automation transactions.
China and Japan Lead Asian Exoskeleton Development
Exoskeleton development is an area of technology R&D where China and Japan are pursuing different paths, with implications for military, industrial, and healthcare use.
Robotics & Geopolitics: Will an AI Bubble Be the Next Dot-Com Bubble?
China’s aggressive investments in robotics and artificial intelligence have led to warnings of an AI bubble. The week, we also take a look at how quickly drone deliveries could spread across the U.S., a New York City bill to study the use of AI in the courts, and more.
Robot Investments Weekly: AI Funding Takes the Lead
AI funding made up many of the transactions in 2017’s penultimate week. Robotics Business Review’s weekly roundup also looks at deals around sensors, warehouse automation, surgical robots, and more.
Social Robot Maker Jibo Focusing on Content After Layoffs
Social robot maker Jibo has laid off staffers in an effort to reorganize around content now that the basic hardware is developed and available to consumers.
Warehouse Robots Enabler Canvas Technology Raises $15M to Accelerate Development
Canvas Technology is working on making warehouse robots more autonomous in unstructured environments with 3D sensors and software. The company raised Series A funding to continue developing mobile robot systems.
Robot Investments Weekly: 8 Companies Raise $90M
Welcome to “Robot Investments Weekly,” a new feature on Robotics Business Review that every Friday recaps the week that was in acquisitions, funding, IPOs and mergers and acquisitions in the robotics industry. For more information about investing in robotics, RBR members can access our Transactions Database that keeps you updated on the key mergers and…
IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Names Top 2 Entries So Far
The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE has named has named the top 10 and top two teams so far in its four-year competition, which is intended to encourage R&D to apply artificial intelligence to social problems.
Fetch Robotics Raises $25M for Mobile Robots, Fleet Management
Fetch Robotics, which provides mobile and pick-and-place robots for supply chain operations, has raised funds for expansion. The company has also developed its FetchCore fleet management platform.
Cloud Monitoring From Tend Enables Remote Robot Troubleshooting
At RoboBusiness 2017, Tend.ai executives discussed how their cloud monitoring software and services can help businesses remotely monitor and troubleshoot their robots.
Logistics Robots Boom Benefits Locus Robotics as Holiday Season Starts
Locus Robotics is leading the wave of investment and adoption of logistics robots. It received Series B funding, which it plans to use to scale up its RaaS offering.
Robotics & Geopolitics: Killer Robots Ban May Not Be Likely; Get Ready for Drone Deliveries
In our latest roundup of global developments in robotics, AI, and unmanned systems, we look at promising drone-delivery tests and intelligent systems that don’t require Internet connectivity. However, the threat of unemployment and war posed by automation could lead to more regulation.
Robotiq Updates FT 300 Sensitivity for High-Precision Tasks With Universal Robots
Robotiq’s FT 300 Force Torque Sensor is designed to easily integrate with collaborative arms from Universal Robots. The new sensor is also designed for high performance for precision force-control tasks.