In this interview excerpt, a British robotics expert describes how to address concerns about robots and AI stealing jobs, the position of the U.K. automation industry, and the necessary role of government.
Mexico’s Manufacturing Market Fuels Opportunities and Support for Robotics Industry
The Association for Advancing Automation has opened an office in Mexico, which is likely to be host to a lot of Mexican manufacturing and robotics. U.S. companies should be patient and persistent.
Delivery Robots Ready to Satisfy the On-Demand Economy
Delivery robots are taking a number of routes to making everyday appearances on your doorstep. See what the founders of leading hospitality, drone, and ground delivery robot companies say about this maturing market.
Top 10 Robotics Startups Seen at CES 2017’s Eureka Park
The most promising mobile and humanoid robots from this year’s crop offer more utility, consumer engagement.
LG Bets Big on Robots at CES
LG made it clear at CES 2017 that it’s all in on robotics. The company introduced the Hub Robot, two robots for airports, a robot lawnmower and more.
Vertical Farm Lets Growers Apply the Right Amounts of Automation, IoT
Farmers used to worry about the weather and insects. A new generation of indoor agriculture, or vertical farms, is beginning to apply robotics and big data to increase crop productivity, but how much automation is too much?
Carnegie Mellon: The World’s Premier Robotics Institute?
The Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute has transformed Pittsburgh into a hub for robotics research.
When Will Robotics Cause a Business Disruption?
Automation is expected to cause business disruption in the agriculture, supply chain, and service industries. How good are you at identifying the technologies responsible and the opportunities around them?
South Korean Robotics Races to Meet Medical, Social Needs
In addition to government support, South Korean robotics companies are moving quickly to secure positions in the healthcare, service, and military markets.
Cities Worldwide Embracing Self-Driving Vehicles
The realization self-driving vehicles are going to have a major impact on transportation is beginning to sink in. Here’s how cities around the world are preparing for self-driving cars.
Gentle Touch Capabilities Promise to Give Robots More Value
Gentle touch is a capability that Harvard University researchers are developing for undersea exploration, but it could be useful for numerous other applications.
Auto Industry Reacts to Self-Driving Car Guidelines
Google, Tesla and Uber haven’t commented on the new self-driving car guidelines, but many others have. Here’s how automakers, executives, industry associations and others have reacted to the Vehicle Performance Guidance for Automated Vehicles.
Guidelines for Self-Driving Cars: Everything You Need to Know
The Department of Transportation has published its federal guidelines on how to safely integrate and regulate self-driving cars onto our roads. And the guidelines clearly show the federal government is in favor of self-driving cars.
SRI Spins Off Abundant Robotics & Vacuum Robot Harvester
SRI International spins out newbie Abundant Robotics, an agriculture technology company with vacuum-based robot harvester.
Mazor Robotics Key to Medtronic’s Surgical Expansion
Medtronic is investing Mazor Robotics and plans to become the exclusive distributor of its Mazor X robotic guidance system. The deal is part of Medtronic’s moves to enter the competitive surgical robotics market.
Assistive Robots Showcased at RoboBusiness Europe
RoboBusiness Europe 2016 included exhibitions and discussions about assistive robots. Denmark is investing in “super” hospitals that will rely on auotomation for efficiency.
$15 Minimum Wage Will Accelerate Robot Takeover
It appears the first global test is underway to replace human workers with robots. But maybe its time for all of us, politicians included, to listen to industry experts and save human jobs.
Flirtey Delivery Drone Donated to Smithsonian
Flirtey’s delivery drone that completed the first FAA-approved drone delivery in the United States has been accepted into the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.
Will Self-Driving Taxis Help the Poor?
Robots Largely Unaffected by China’s Economic Malaise
Companies in this market must expect that new local competitors will emerge — partly supported by the Chinese government.
Apellix Readies Drones for Coatings Industry
Jobs that require climbing utility towers or other structures are ideal uses for automation. Apellix has developed its four-part Worker Bee system to address infrastructure needs.
Robotics Takeaways From CES 2016
The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is too much for one person to take in, but we gather some lessons about robotics for you.
Starship Goes the Last Mile for Deliveries
The newly launched Starship Technologies delivery robot has gained a lot of attention. Let’s take a look at the technology, the “last-mile problem” it’s designed to solve, potential legal issues, and the competition –robotic and non-robotic — that Starship faces.
German Robotics Research Targets New Horizons
Germany has long been a strong user of industrial automation, but expanding applications, university research, and savvy PR are helping maintain German robotics leadership.
Zimplistic Gets $11.5M for Kitchen Robots
Startups and established food companies are using autonomy, 3D printing, and IoT to get robots into households.