Baidu’s AI ambitions were dealt a major blow with the news that its chief scientist Andrew Ng is stepping down. Ng will continue his AI work to bring about societal change.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos got behind the joysticks of Method-2, a 13-foot-tall mechanical robot that appeared at Amazon’s private MARS conference.
Is geopolitical instability the new norm? Uncertainty is generally bad for business, but military automation stands to benefit from intensifying conflict in certain parts of the world.
Connected cars using Xevo’s systems can not only communicate with one another, but they can also provide data to vehicle manufacturers, gather information on road conditions, and give drivers and fleet managers useful insights in real time.
Intel has bought MobilEye for $15.3 billion as part of its acquisitions around autonomous vehicle technology. The chip maker is also consolidating its R&D in Israel and betting big on keeping up with its tech rivals.
Universal Robotics has launched a new company, Universal Logic, and expanded its line of AI-controlled Neocortex goods-to-robot cells.
Universal Robotics, now Universal Logic, has expanded its line of Neocortex goods-to-robot cells. Responding to customer demand for a broader range of reach and load capability, the company has introduced two new pre-engineered sizes.
BluHaptics raised $1.5 million in Series A funding for its software to improve controls for undersea robotics. The startup impressed investors with its team and strong end-user interest.
French startup Niryo heralds 2017 as the year of robotics, as its CTO describes how cheaper and more user-friendly cobots and service robots will lead to increased adoption.
The social robotics market will continue to trail industrial automation in terms of market share and units deployed, but technical improvements will still lead to significant growth, says IHS research.
Intuition Robotics will open its U.S. headquarters in Silicon Valley in 2017 to bring on board key talent and start go-to-market operations in the U.S.
The Robotics Industry Association expects continued strong growth in North American industrial automation for the next two years. But which areas should SMEs, investors, and policy makers focus on?
The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show was a chance to see how off-the-shelf applications of robotics and AI might be adopted by militaries worldwide. CES innovations could reduce costs but also lead to new uses.
IBM predicts that in five years artificial intelligence will be able to detect and monitor mental health issues by analyzing patterns of speech and writing.
The Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund’s mission is to catalyze global research that advances AI for the public interest, with an emphasis on applied research and education.
As populations age worldwide, older people are often isolated because of health and mobility problems and difficulty with using new technologies. A robot named ElliQ from Intuition Robotics aims to change that.
ElliQ is the product of tech and design innovators at Intuition Robotics who have focused their machine learning on customization and their design on serving the elder car market.
This week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is a place to see many cool gadgets, but businesses should also pay attention to emerging robotics and AI trends at the show.
Gill Pratt, CEO of the Toyota Research Institute, said the industry is “not even close” launching fully autonomous Level 5 cars. He added that it “will take decades to have a significant portion of US cars operate at Level 4 autonomy or higher.”
Alarm.com has announced plans to develop autonomous, video-enabled drones for smart home and business security that will use the company’s new Insights Engine multi-sensor learning capability.
A new robot density metric could make analysis and comparison of robotics adoption and use across countries more accurate, helping companies and governments as they plan for the future.
Japanese manufacturing is already heavily automated, but deep learning startup Preferred Networks is working on IoT and automation without relying on the cloud.
Asian AI will be on display at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show, in what could be a harbinger of the region’s forthcoming leadership in machine learning, autonomous vehicles, and robotics.
At the beginning of this year, we made five predictions for 2016 robots and industry, including about drone autonomy, AI applications, and the so-called robot apocalypse. How did we fare?
The U.S. Robotics Roadmap has been revised, and it makes recommendations for investments in basic research and certain applications for automation. Does it ask for enough of the new administration?