Software developed with Finger Food ATG helps students learn to code through the use of SoftBank Robotics’ Pepper humanoid robot.
SoftBank designers discuss the psychological and social aspects of human-robot interaction.
Continuing rollout with HSBC Bank has social robot rubbing elbows with movie stars in Los Angeles area.
A proven entrepreneur and innovative robot designer, Aaron Edsinger shares the journey of working in the human-collaborative robots field.
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!
Partnership aims to improve interactions between humans and humanoid robots
As Iran tries to rejoin the global economy, Iranian robotics is poised to capitalize on the country’s military and healthcare research.
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.
Robotics systems that will ‘change the world’ included among other new product innovations in New York.
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.
Startups are continuing to get AI funding, and the past week also saw investments in drones, construction automation, and healthcare robots.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Renowned for its semiconductor prowess, Taiwan is now looking to local businesses and academia to build the foundation for a robotics future.
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.
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.
The most promising mobile and humanoid robots from this year’s crop offer more utility, consumer engagement.
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.
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.
A new balancing algorithm created by the Institute For Human And Machine Cognition allows Boston Dynamics ATLAS humanoid robot to walk over partial footholds.
While the humanoid robot Pepper and its rivals are spreading, there is still uncertainty on how smart and useful service robotics will actually be.
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.