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Why Pittsburgh Is Ideal for Robotics Businesses

Why Pittsburgh Is Ideal for Robotics Businesses

Why is Pittsburgh one of the biggest robotics hubs in the U.S.? It's thanks to a combination of strong educational institutions such as CMU, manufacturing expertise, and industry partnerships, writes one RoboBusiness 2017 speaker.

Fixed-Wing VTOL Utility Drone From ULC Takes Flight

Fixed-Wing VTOL Utility Drone From ULC Takes Flight

ULC Robotics has announced its new fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle, which has vertical takeoff and landing, or VTOL, capability. The drone can help utility companies with infrastructure inspections and reduce the need for expensive and dangerous helicopter inspections.

Security Robot Fall Shows Limits of AI

Security Robot Fall Shows Limits of AI

Despite all the hype, AI systems get lost all the time, just like humans. The issue that caused Knightscope's K5 security robot to fall into an indoor water fountain is a pesky, seemingly trivial sensor problem that has plagued robot...