Military spending, AI investments and last-mile food delivery robots highlight recent funding announcements.
10 Trends in Robotics, AI, and Autonomous Systems to Watch in 2019
Every automation business or user of robotics wants to know where the technology and markets are heading. Here are our predictions.
Flying Into the Future: Drone Technology Forecasts for 2019
Algorithms and programming advances provide exciting possibilities for the drone industry in the next decade.
4 Ways Robotics Will Affect Agriculture in 2019
From addressing labor shortages to increasing crop yields, agribots are set to aid farmers next year.
European Swarm Robotics Develops Continent’s Competitiveness, Awareness
From London to Venice, European swarm research around robots and drones is more than an academic exercise. It could provide the continent leadership in autonomous applications.
2018 Holiday Gift Guide for the Robotics Fans on Your List
For young and old, here’s our picks for some unique gift options for enthusiasts of robots, drones, and vacuums.
Robotics & Geopolitics: AI May Shake Up Middle Eastern Status Quo
What are the implications of the UAE turning to AI for oil and gas production? This week, we also look at Malta’s bid for AI leadership and British military robots.
IDS Provides ‘Robot Eyes’ for Potentially Explosive Environments
ExRobotics, a Dutch maker of remote-controlled systems for the oil and gas industry, uses IDS products because of their cost and hardware and software capabilities.
Can Delivery and Service Robots Save Retail?
Delivery and service robots are already in use at several major retailers, conducting tasks such as inventory tracking, moving goods, and delivering parcels.
PrecisionHawk Expands Drone Tech Portfolio with Construction-Focused Acquisition
Fifth acquisition marks another market for Raleigh, N.C., drone technology firm.
Halloween Tricks and Treats: Creepy, Scary, and ‘Mostly Dead’ Robots
It’s Halloween 2018, so grab your treat bag as we present robots that ‘died’ this year, as well as ones that creep us out. Bonus! How to make a robot costume!
Robot Investments Weekly: Mergers Mark Medical Robot Market; Mixed News in Drone Space
Consolidation continues in the surgical robot space, and aerial drone makers have one of those good news, bad news moments.
View From the Field: Commercial Drone Operations on the Rise
In an exclusive Q&A, CEO Oren Elkayam shares Mobilicom’s successes in commercial and industrial drone deployments.
Robotics & Geopolitics: South Korean AI Could Surpass China, U.S.; Trade Spat to Boost Automation
While the jury is out on the effects of Chinese tariffs and South Korean AI investments on U.S. automation, robotics companies and customers must be ready for changes.
Persistent Drones From CyPhy Works Provide Awareness for Emergencies, New Markets
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.
Robot Investments Weekly: AI Components Shine Bright for Funding
Startups in the AI, robotics, and unmanned system space all saw financing in recent weeks.
Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality Are the Training Tools of the Future
Training employees on complex processes in manufacturing and assembly is a good use case for augmented reality and virtual reality. Here are some innovative AR/VR providers.
Robotics & Geopolitics: World Problems, From Food to Crime, Get Robot Help
AI and robotics are becoming sophisticated enough that they can help solve world problems such as hunger, alternative energy, disease, and crime. But we need to be realistic about the work still needed to develop them.
Robot Investments Weekly: Gripper Firms Grab Funding, Make Deals
Military and commercial spending on autonomous vehicles continues, and investments in AR, robotics and AI companies highlight the week in funding.
Drone Pilot Training Programs Turn to Simulation Software
Growing demand for commercial drone pilots leads to growth in education programs for workforce training companies and community colleges.
Robot Investments Weekly: Autonomous Platforms Dominate Funding
The July 4 holiday week saw funding for companies developing self-driving capabilities for vehicles, robots, and other devices.
Infrastructure Robots Rise to Meet Urgent Needs
The U.S. needs help with inspecting and repairing its aging pipes, power lines, and other utilities. Providers are turning to infrastructure robots and aerial drones.
Robot Investments Weekly: Money Flows to Mobile, Medical Robots
Medical robots including surgical systems and AI, delivery robots, and commercial drones highlighted the week of robotics and AI investments
Swarm Robots Get Smarter With Academic Research
While the U.S. military has historically been a leader in the development of swarm robots, universities are also significant. Costs, controls, and applications offer opportunities for business.
Swarm Robotics: New Horizons in Military Research
Swarm robotics can provide an agile way to gather large amounts of environmental data and coordinate operations of multiple devices. The U.S. military has been a key backer.