Software developed with Finger Food ATG helps students learn to code through the use of SoftBank Robotics’ Pepper humanoid robot.
How SoftBank Robotics Builds Human Trust When Building Pepper
SoftBank designers discuss the psychological and social aspects of human-robot interaction.
Pepper Heads to Beverly Hills for Latest Assignment
Continuing rollout with HSBC Bank has social robot rubbing elbows with movie stars in Los Angeles area.
The Essential Interview: Dr. Aaron Edsinger, Hello Robot Inc.
A proven entrepreneur and innovative robot designer, Aaron Edsinger shares the journey of working in the human-collaborative robots field.
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!
Affectiva, SoftBank Robotics Team Up to Broaden Pepper’s Emotional Intelligence
Partnership aims to improve interactions between humans and humanoid robots
Iranian Robotics Advances, With or Without Sanctions
As Iran tries to rejoin the global economy, Iranian robotics is poised to capitalize on the country’s military and healthcare research.
HSBC Bank Rolls Out Pepper Robot at Flagship U.S. Branch
Robots are coming to retail, as HSBC Bank’s flagship location in Manhattan is the first bank branch in the U.S. to use SoftBank’s humanoid Pepper robot for greeting and informing customers.
Robots Among Winners of Edison Awards Honoring Innovation
Robotics systems that will ‘change the world’ included among other new product innovations in New York.
Humanoid Robot Market to Grow 40% by 2024, Predicts Report
The humanoid robot market will register a colossal CAGR of 40% in terms of shipments over 2017-2024, as military and healthcare sectors emerge as pivotal growth avenues.
Robot Investments Weekly: Spring Brings AI Funding and Support for Drones, Running Robots
Startups are continuing to get AI funding, and the past week also saw investments in drones, construction automation, and healthcare robots.
Nature Provides Service Robot Prototype for ETH
Swiss university ETH Zurich is been working on a walking robot prototype and perception using machine learning. Both technologies could help service robots catch on.
Ocado Team Shares Insights Into SecondHands Humanoid Cobot
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.
Top 10 AI and Robotics Trends Stories of 2017
2018 is shaping up to be a massive year for automation. But first, here’s a look back at the most popular stories about AI and robotics in 2017.
New Robot Applications Get Spotlight at iRex 2017
Our columnist brings his international perspective to the latest robot applications shown at iRex 2017 in Tokyo. Machine learning, service robots, and Society 5.0 all have implications for automation beyond Japan.
The Essential Interview: Humanoid Robot Researcher Dr. Jun Ho Oh
In this Essential Interview, Dr. Jun Ho Oh, director of the Humanoid Research Center at KAIST and co-founder of Rainbow Robotics Co., talks about the challenges of creating a robust humanoid robot and the nascent market for commercial androids.
Taiwan Robot Plans Key to Economic Diversification
Renowned for its semiconductor prowess, Taiwan is now looking to local businesses and academia to build the foundation for a robotics future.
Humanoid Robots Change Hands: SoftBank Buys Boston Dynamics, Schaft From Google
SoftBank has acquired flashy Boston Dynamics and secretive Schaft from Google parent Alphabet. It remains to be seen how the Japanese company’s growing portfolio of service and humanoid robots will come together.
Robot Design Must Consider Automation Limits, Human Skills
From social robots to drones and fears of job displacement, a common theme in this week’s robotics roundup is the need for robot design to account for the human factor in user interfaces, applications, and skills retraining.
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.
Human-Robot Interfaces Should Be Subject to Legal Protection
Robot interfaces, particularly for machines in customer-service roles, will increasingly be identified with certain brands. Robotics makers and end user organizations should keep intellectual property protection in mind.
Watch Pepper Robot Learn to Play Darts
Pepper uses trial-and-error learning to learn how to play darts. A human initially guides Pepper’s arm to teach it how to throw, but Pepper hits a bulls-eye after just 60 throws.
Watch ATLAS Humanoid Robot Walk Over Partial Footholds
A new balancing algorithm created by the Institute For Human And Machine Cognition allows Boston Dynamics ATLAS humanoid robot to walk over partial footholds.
SoftBank’s Robot Pepper Rolls on Despite Doubts
While the humanoid robot Pepper and its rivals are spreading, there is still uncertainty on how smart and useful service robotics will actually be.
Pepper Robot Spreads as SoftBank Makes Deals
SoftBank Robotics is working with MasterCard and other partners to widen the uses for its Pepper robot, as its parent company bids on chip maker AMD.