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?
Cooperation, clashing, and culture protection highlight global developments in robotics and AI.
No tricks for these robotics, AI and autonomous vehicle startups, who received funding in the final days of October.
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.
In this roundup, we look at how European drone regulations are developing, even as the market grows and innovators strive for new applications.
Ubiquitous sensors and applications are driving rapid growth for smart cities, but machine learning not yet advanced to cope with capacity demands.
A survey recently found that as much as a fifth of British adults believe they are already co-existing in harmony with robotics and autonomous systems.
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.
India’s policies that ban foreign drone pilots within the country indicate another step towards protecting its citizens from foreign influence.
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?
This week, China flexes its robot muscles as part of its robot strategy, Russian police robots prepare to patrol Asia, and a study shows how much influence robots can have on children.
European robotics research institutions are world leaders, and Martin Haegele has spent his career helping industrial and service robot innovations reach commercialization.
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
RoboBusiness 2018 is your best chance to learn about the entire robotics ecosystem, from developing new applications and investing in startups to finding markets and guaranteeing ROI.
What do Danish beer, a White House council, and British drones have in common? They’re examples of why businesses and governments should show leadership or address automation fears.
Ethical decisions for autonomous cars continue to spark debate worldwide, the Middle East sees rising investments in AI, and countries bring robotics and AI technologies to a space race.
Some of the robot intelligence trends discussed at Automatica 2018 included the need for good data, how cobots can help smaller businesses, and the roles of AI and human workers.
For the past several years, developers and vendors around the world have been working on assistive robots. Their products came closer to market with displays at Automatica.
Not surprisingly, European robotics vendors had lots of new products to show off at Automatica, including more collaborative robots and refreshed product lines.
Thailand and Japan plan to work together to build robotics and AI talent, and drones cause national security headaches for law enforcement and defense authorities.
From gecko-inspired grippers to a growing ecosystem of developers and integrators, cobot makers had much to display at Automatica last week.
Among the many products displayed and announced at last week’s Automatica were several around robotics software, CAD/CAM, controls, and welding. Here are noteworthy examples.
The E-Series cobots empower future-ready users with collaborative innovations, a human-centric user experience, and an ecosystem for every application, says Universal Robots.