Singapore-based ST Engineering has acquired Pittsburgh-based Aethon, which makes mobile robots for materials handling in warehouses, hospitals, and more.
Despite all the hype, AI systems get lost all the time, just like humans. The issue that caused Knightscope’s K5 security robot to fall into an indoor water fountain is a pesky, seemingly trivial sensor problem that has plagued robot autonomy and AI for decades.
Cobots are now so integrated into business that it’s something of a cliche to compare this new generation of automation to the clumsy, cage-bound robotics common two decades ago. Moving machines from sequestered danger zones to shared workspaces is now nothing new, and the future of cobots will likely depend on integrating humans and cobots…
Universal Logic has received an order for 60 robot cells using its Neocortex Goods-to-Robot technology, which applies artificial intelligence to consumer order fulfillment.
While robotic advancements have led to machines that can land an airplane or design and construct a building, there are some areas that still require human judgment, including labor and immigration policies.
Although manufacturing has relied on robots for some time now, the biggest changes coming to industrial systems will not be in the arrival of new hardware. Instead, new robots will be distinguished by their artificial intelligence capability and connectedness with other robots. Making robots “smarter” has already proven to be key to developing more useful…
Not only did maxon precision motors inc. provide the actuators for RB3D’s Cobot 7A-15 robot arm, but it also provided the entire drive system. RB3D offers its cobot for warehouses, rehabilitation, and more applications.
Automation trends such as improvements in materials science, the application of AI and IoT, and developing regional hubs will continue to grow the robotics industry, said panelists at PTC LiveWorx’s robotics track.
Commercial uses of UAVs and other autonomous systems will generate a lot of data, noted Intel executives at AUVSI Xponential. Intel drones are part of the company’s efforts to provide end-to-end solutions for industrial applications.
Cloud robotics brings the power of cloud computing to management of industrial automation, particularly machine tending. This technology is evolving along with IoT and AI, and Tend.ai is working with major collaborative robot vendors.
Unmanned systems are all the rage at this week’s AUVSI Xponential in Dallas. From our first impressions, the markets for drones and related technologies are healthy, based on business and technology developments.
Meet the speaker lineup for the Robotics & Autonomous Vehicles Track at LiveWorx 2017, including Boston Engineering, CyPhy Works, Jibo, MIT, Soft Robotics, Vecna, WPI and more.
Cone Drive this month brought its new Harmonic Solutions product line to the Shanghai International Modern Industrial Intelligent Equipment Exhibition. Thanks to its H-Fang business unit, the company’s high-precision components and gear heads are now available in the Asian market.
IKEA is looking into virtual assistants, and South Korea allows Samsung and Hyundai to test self-driving cars. How do these and other recent AI developments reflect global robotics priorities?
Just as PCs and smartphones have become more powerful at a lower cost, next-generation robots are destined for the same path. Increased processing power will be a main driver in mass adoption of robotics, and chip giant Intel hopes to be at the center of the movement with its Joule development platform.
Robotics integrators provide customized services to help businesses prepare for, set up, and maintain their industrial automation. More sophisticated programming and easier to use cobots aren’t a threat to integrators but rather part of a widening market opportunity.
Montreal-based AI startup Lyrebird has created voice imitation technology that can “copy the voice of anyone” after listening to just 60 seconds of audio. Lyrebird wants to use the technology for good reasons, but it’s easy to imagine the technology being used to create false recordings of people.
5G networks should help robotics adoption by allowing for better connections to compute resources in the cloud and connectivity among devices, leading to greater reliability and efficiency, writes a guest columnist.
Mobile Industrial Robots’ MiR200 is designed to be safe, easy to use, and flexible. The company’s rapid growth over the past year indicates the market’s hunger for mobile robots, and end-user cases demonstrate its response to that hunger.
The TurtleBot 2i, a modular ROS-based robot powered by Intel Joule, enables the development of next-gen advanced robots.
Automate and ProMat 2017 this past month in Chicago provided a great opportunity to see the latest in supply chain automation. We round up many of the noteworthy exhibitors and new mobile robots and cobots from the show.
Businesses considering robotic process automation should weigh the pros and cons of different internal and external hosting options, says Martin Fiore, an EY expert. Bots can help human co-workers, but only if the entire operation is included in the plan.
AI rules will be needed to standardize safeguards and liability, just as global regulations have developed for drones and self-driving cars. Even if sentient robots won’t be around anytime soon, policy makers need to consider human-robot interactions.
If you thought the recreational drone rules were tough in the United States, be thankful you don’t live in Canada.