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.
Submit your paper for our 2018 conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. As part of the second International Robotics Week, the RoboBusiness Europe conference and exhibition has issued a call for papers 2018.
At RoboBusiness 2017 and other recent conferences, conversations commonly turned to where can executives get started with AI applications? Our columnist shares a few ideas.
Chinese courts are among the users for the latest Qihan robot, which is powered by IBM Watson. AI and robotics as a service are part of Qihan’s Sanbot King Kong and Xiaofa offerings, which will also be on display at CES 2018.
Ford’s “Robutt” robot mimics human buttocks to help the company design better car seats.
A KUKA industrial robot arm lifts Robutt in and out of a seat 25,000 times over a three-week period to help design seats that will help passengers remain comfortable for longer.
Industry drivers such as more affordable robots and more flexible cobots are encouraging users across markets to consider automation, said an ABB new markets and application manager at RoboBusiness in Silicon Valley last month.
Three years after raising more than $3.6 million on a crowdfunding campaign, Jibo the social robot is now available for the public to buy. Pre-ordered units will start shipping to customers in November.
The robotics division of ABB contributed to the company’s growth in the third quarter, with manufacturing demand still strong worldwide. The industrial automation provider has also growth through recent acquisitions, most notably B&R.
The need for European industry to push for unified drone legislation and specific use cases for unmanned systems were among the topics at TUS Nordics 2017.
The European and international unmanned systems community gathered at the TUS Nordics 2017 event in Odense, Denmark, this month. One end user discussed how more autonomous drones would be helpful for precision agriculture.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute is creating autonomous snake-like robots that can navigate through the rubble, confined spaces, and rough terrain left in the aftermath of a disaster and send images and information to search-and-rescue teams.
Security challenges facing automation include Google Home Mini and privacy, DJI’s new local data mode, and Ukraine’s weaponized UGVs. Read more in this week’s roundup of global robotics developments.
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At RoboBusiness 2017, speakers and exhibitors from Advanced Motion Controls explained the importance of servo drives to the entire robotics industry and numerous automation uses.
At RoboBusiness 2017, Disney’s executive R&D imagineer gave a glimpse at his company’s latest humanoid robots. He also provided lessons for companies on how to employees and customers can benefit from the AI and robot experience.
Although we rarely notice them, electrical precision drive systems are everywhere around us — at home, on our commute, at work, and even when we grab a kebab for lunch.
Vehicle insurers have joined regulators, consumers, and truck drivers in warily watching the developments around autonomous vehicles.
Sony is launching a refreshed version of its Aibo robot dog in 2018. The new Aibo will feature artificial intelligence (AI), internet connectivity, voice control, and the ability to control connected devices throughout its environment.
MIT CSAIL’s new CornerCameras system uses information about light reflections to detect objects around corners and measure their speed and trajectory in real-time.
The UAS Denmark International Test Center & Cluster is intended to be hub for European drone testing, with friendly government regulation, access to university research, and an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The automated kitchen might be coming sooner than anyone expects; then again it could be a rotten egg. Oliver Mitchell takes a look at robots breaking into the food industry.
Last week’s Chief Robotics Officer Network Summit prior to RoboBusiness 2017 looked at how businesses should prepare for artificial intelligence. One place to look is in how some countries are developing and applying military AI.
The cloud platform from C2RO robotics, which was an exhibitor at RoboBusiness 2017, was recently part of a demonstration by the MIT Senseable City Lab. The project showed how thermal sensors can be linked to processing in the cloud for public safety and other functions.