In our latest roundup of global developments in robotics, AI, and unmanned systems, we look at promising drone-delivery tests and intelligent systems that don’t require Internet connectivity. However, the threat of unemployment and war posed by automation could lead to more regulation.
RPA, or robotic process automation, is coming to companies large and small, but they need to evaluate which tasks are best performed by AI and which are still best for humans to do.
Locus Robotics’ autonomous mobile robots are now available to Supply Chain Services’ network of more than 2,000 warehouse and distribution customers around the U.S.
The U.K. manufacturing and logistics sector has joined several events focusing on how British RAS can help improve efficiency and provide competitive advantage. However, can academic-industrial partnerships overcome the U.K.’s lag in industrial automation?
Robotics and AI for logistics are the subjects of this video interview with Fetch Robotics CEO Melonee Wise at RoboBusiness 2017. She also talks about working with early adopters and research institutions, as well as careers in automation.
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Delphi Automotive has made another major move in its quest to develop autonomous vehicles. The U.K.-based automotive supplier has acquired autonomous vehicle software startup nuTonomy for $450 million. Delphi will pay $400 million up front for nuTonomy and $50 million in earn-outs. The transaction is expected to be approved by the end of 2017. The…
The stage is set for a new era of international competition in the Arctic. As the ice melts, drones are becoming the most powerful tool for laying claims and monitoring countries. This an opportunity for drone manufacturers to solve specific challenges relating to extreme-cold environments.
Robots in retail are expected to grow in number within the next few years, helping with inventory, pricing, and customer service. At RoboBusiness 2017, we talked with the CEO and co-founder of Fellow Robots on his company and the market opportunity.
Vehicle insurers have joined regulators, consumers, and truck drivers in warily watching the developments around autonomous vehicles.
Automation logistics startups and investment activity has spiked in response to demand for rapid and consistent e-commerce order fulfillment.
When consumers order from Amazon.com Inc., particularly using its streamlined Prime service, they receive several automated messages of the shipment status. Often within 48 hours, the package arrives. Part of Amazon’s secret sauce to make this happen is robots. The online retailer’s Seattle operation aggressively uses robots for order fulfillment. The company operates a growing…
Logistics robots developed by Quiet Logistics spinoff Locus Robotics are being rolled out to customers, as the Amazon Robotics alternative addresses a growing market.
What are the implications for the latest U.S. Robotics Roadmap on U.S. manufacturing and logistics? We look at how the report discusses the effects and issues around “multi-agent” robotics and other automation developments.
The logistics robotics space is continuing to heat up, as Bossa Nova Robotics raises money, GreyOrange expands operations, and Lowe’s deploys service robots in more stores. See the latest moves in supply chain automation.
Robots rule logistics…finally Strap yourself in for a wild ride of exploration into logistics 2017 at RoboBusiness 2016. Leap ahead a full year and then turn around to see the new robot-driven world of logistics racing toward you. It won’t be hard to see, but it won’t look the same any longer. Logistics is changing…
The global logistics space continues hot with M&As and consolidations as increased online sales and demand for faster delivery times forecast 10 percent growth by 2019 for supply chain automation. Honeywell, maker of building systems, aerospace components refinery equipment, and IT systems for supply chains, having recently been rebuffed with its $90 billion offer for…
German forklift maker Kion Group plans to acquire U.S.-based supply chain company Dematic to become the leader in automated material handling. Can their moving parts be integrated to serve a growing logistics automation market?
IAM Robotics is one of the only companies ambitiously working logistics’ challenges.
Danish startup MiR hopes to serve growing sector with affordable mobile robots.
One thing for sure is that there is a genuine robot gold rush waiting to happen for logistics robots in China.
Why do only 16 percent of logistics operations see robot-driven automation in their futures over the next three years?
Ocado’s Smart Platform and its wireless controls could expand industrial automation and mobile robots to warehouses worldwide.
The key is the ease of programming and reprogramming the vehicles to ?see? and to ?learn?.
Vecna’s navigation system is hierarchical multi-resolution planner and executive. This means that high-level goals such as “deliver this package to central receiving” are decomposed into successively smaller goals, and eventually into actionable goals that the robot can reliably execute. It is a much more human-like approach to robot navigation.