RoboBusiness will be presenting the Robotics & AI Summit at PTC’s LiveWorx ’18 event in Boston in June. We’ll be discussing how the latest in automation can help manufacturing be competitive.
This week, we look at multiple drone deals, seed funds in the U.K. and elsewhere, new AI investments, and more transactions in global automation.
Military exoskeletons are being developed by China and Japan, which reverse their leadership roles in comparison with civilian 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.
Rethink Robotics has expanded the number of channel partners in its global distribution network for its Sawyer collaborative robot arm.
The past few years have seen many improvements in automation, including cheaper sensors, more powerful processors, and most importantly, a better understanding of how artificial intelligence and robotics can help businesses. 2017 brought even more AI advances. With the recent development of machine learning techniques, it’s reasonable to expect that scientists, software engineers, and enterprises…
The SecondHands project is developing a humanoid robot to work alongside people in Ocado’s warehouses. The team discusses its ambitious schedule, desirable tasks to automate, and the path to commercialization.
In this week’s Robotics & Geopolitics roundup, we look at China’s ongoing pursuit of global AI leadership, automation and fast-food workers, and other self-driving car and drone developments.
The Jetsons’ Rosie the Robot may still be far away, but investors are betting on innovations around elder care, hospital automation, and household vacuuming in our latest Robot Investments Weekly.
Portable camera maker GoPro faced stiff competition and poor reviews for its Karma consumer drone, forcing it to quit that market altogether.
Ocado Technology has partnered with researchers across Europe for the SecondHands project, which is developing a humanoid collaborative robot to work in the grocer’s warehouses.
If you have experience and insights around the development and use of robots, artificial intelligence, and unmanned systems that you’d like to share, now’s your chance! The call for presentations for RoboBusiness 2018, in September in Santa Clara, Calif., is now open.
The SKYF drone, from ARDN Technology, is intended to be easy and safe to use. It is also designed to have an endurance of up to eight hours in the air.
BeamPro 2 from Suitable Technologies is intended to be modular, more mobile, and easier to use than other telepresence systems.
Kittyhawk, a leading provider of software for enterprise drone operations, has launched Flight Deck, which adds capabilities to its automated flight system.
Daniel Patt, the new CEO of Vecna Robotics, has experience in robotics from DARPA’s Autonomy unit. He says that the logistics industry is on the edge of an “automation revolution.”
Self-driving cars are a major draw at CES 2018, and InnovizPro is offering its lidar platform to developers. The Israeli company’s partners are giving rides at the show.
In this Robot Investments Weekly, we look at the latest transactions and investments around self-driving cars, industrial automation, and manufacturing of consumer goods.
Soft Robotics has developed compliant grippers that mimic biological designs. This approach to robot grasping is less complicated and more affordable than other methods.
Artificial intelligence is finding use in manufacturing, and Blockchain can provide security in the supply chain, finds our columnist at last fall’s IoT Tech Expo North America.