ROBO Global and Universal Robots celebrated the ETF’s birthday with panels about the robotics industry and ringing the closing bell at the NYSE.
At AUVSI’s annual event, commercial drone users gained the ability to tailor their UAV engines to their application requirements, thanks to the motor kit concept from 3W.
Event coverage, automation readiness and some back-to-basics understanding of artificial intelligence and Internet of Things definitions dominated the popular pieces from the past month.
Governments and the automation industry need to consider new policies when it comes to cybersecurity. Here are some recent examples of cybersecurity challenges facing the automation industry.
At RoboBusiness 2017, Tend CEO Mark Silliman will demystify smart manufacturing, pointing to a bright future for robotics, AI, and the cloud.
Germany passed a law that allows self-driving car tests on public roads. A human driver needs to be behind the wheel at all times, and the cars need to have a black box that tracks data in case of accidents.
The Active Pelvis Orthosis is a smart exoskeleton that recognizes in just 350 milliseconds a person has lost their balance. The exoskeleton then applies force to the hips to counterbalance the slip and prevent a fall.
EduExo is a 3D-printable, Arduino-powered kit for students, hobbyists and educators that teaches how to build exoskeletons.
The Intel Joule compute module is the company’s most advanced development kit designed to simplify prototyping and commercialization of drones and robots.
The TurtleBot 2i, a modular ROS-based robot powered by Intel Joule, enables the development of next-gen advanced robots.
Neato Robotics Botvac Connected Series robot vacuums can now be controlled with Google Home. Not only can you use your voice and Google’s virtual assistant to start, stop and pause robot vacuums, you can schedule cleanings, check the vacuum’s battery level and more.
Starting in Q2 2017, iRobot will include Amazon Alexa voice control on any WiFi-enabled Roomba robot vacuum in the United States. The Alexa voice control will allow users to start, stop and pause their Roomba 960 or Roomba 980 by simply speaking to an Alexa-enabled device, such as the Amazon Echo or Amazon Echo Dot.
An Aspiring roboticist turned Amazon Alexa into a talking Halloween skull that tilts its head, looks around, and moves its mouth while talking back.
Toyota Research Institute’s Gill Pratt won the Engelberger Robotics Awards for Leadership, while MIT CSAIL’s Daniel Rus takes home the Engelberger Robotics Awards for Education.
Amazon Echo and Google Home are reportedly looking to add the ability to make voice calls to the smart speakers, but concerns about privacy, emergency services, and regulatory hurdles are slowing down the process.
Founded by former Google and Uber leaders, Argo AI will include roboticists and engineers from inside and outside of Ford working to develop a new software platform for Ford’s fully autonomous vehicle coming in 2021.
We compare how self-driving cars from BMW, Bosch, Delphi, Ford, GM, Nissan, Tesla and Waymo have performed on public roads in California. See which company is crushing the competition.
The CES 2017 Robotics Conference brought together delivery robot experts to discuss industry trends, the need for continued testing, and how to overcome regulatory and technical challenges. Hear from Steve Cousins, CEO & Founder, Savioke, Ahti Heinla, Co-Founder, CEO, CTO, Starship Technologies, and Helen Greiner, Founder and CTO, CyPhy Works.
2016 was a good year for delivery robots, but 2017 will be even better. From Starship Technologies’ ground robot and Savioke’s Relay robot and CyPhy Works’ drones, delivery robots are coming sooner than you think.
German automaker Daimler AG invests $17.2 million in Starship Technologies, which has been testing its delivery robots in nearly 60 cities worldwide.
The most promising mobile and humanoid robots from this year’s crop offer more utility, consumer engagement.
LG made it clear at CES 2017 that it’s all in on robotics. The company introduced the Hub Robot, two robots for airports, a robot lawnmower and more.
The Vobot Clock uses Amazon Alexa Voice Services to improve your sleeping habits, control smart home devices, order a pizza and more.
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.
The CES Robotics Conference will explore how robots are transforming our lives. Hear from CyPhy Works, Hanson Robotics, NVIDIA, Savioke, Softbank, Starship Technologies and more.