Three grants are part of the National Robotics Initiative (NRI), a federal research partnership in agriculture.
Online retailers are increasingly relying on industrial automation to speed order fulfillment. Locus Robotics provides a mobile platform to aid warehouse workers.
The growing sophistication of gripping technology has led to heightened competition for the potentially lucrative markets for agricultural and warehouse automation.
This year’s RoboBusiness in San Jose was our eleventh gathering of robotics researchers, makers, investors, and users. See what one newbie found out from panelists and exhibitors.
Disaster relief, agriculture, industrial automation, and traffic reduction are just some of the areas where robotics applications can help the Golden State thrive.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute wins two grants to develop soft robotics, which could be useful for medical, search-and-rescue, and co-working applications.
Spread Co. is building what it claims will be the world’s largest fully automated lettuce factory in Kyoto. Automated agriculture promises to save money, increase yields, and be useful anywhere.
Fetch Robotics has a complete robotic system for the logistics industry. Designed for advancing warehouse fulfillment, Fetch selects the items from a shelf, while Freight provides quick transit.
Commercial Strawberry growers will be able to rest easy about getting their crop harvested. Harvest CROO Robotics is developing a fully autonomous machine to pick and pack strawberries! The self-driving picking platform will crawl through the fields harvesting only ripe berries while leaving others to mature.
Tiger Global and Blume Ventures provide more funding to GreyOrange as e-commerce tries to squeeze more efficiencies and AI research intensifies in India.
He is pleased with the progress that?s been made and optimistic that a prototype could be commercialized in the near future.
Team RBO from the Technical University of Berlin won the Amazon Picking Challenge by a wide margin, but is more automation worth the costs?
Strawberries aren’t the easiest fruit to pick — for humans or robots — but the industry sees value in automation.
Poster child for Horizon 2020 Clever Robots for Crops (CROPS), an EU Seventh Framework Program (FP7, #246252) begun in 2010 and concluding during Horizon 2020?s first year (2014), has succeeded grandly in developing a modular agribot platform that can handle multiple agricultural jobs: sensing, manipulation, production and harvesting of high-value crops. If the European Commission…
For the Grizzly, the industrial segment is where the future of robotics is brightest.
This “firsts” in the robotics revolution are as important as the robots themselves.
Analyst Jim Nash profiles ABB’s Robotics division.
The robotic farming projects are looking at a number of areas, including autonomous vehicles and platforms. The emphasis is on aiding farm workers rather than replacing them.
Adept Technology has been going through a period of readjustment, both with its leadership and with its plans to enter new industrial robotics markets.
After three weeks of production, a brand-new product was introduced in less than an hour without the need for any new investment from Honeytop.
Online retail upends the traditional retail model by necessitating that someone ? or something ? act as a customer?s stand-in.
If robots are to be the side-by-side work mates of their creators, then they better have arms, good ones.
The DBR is being tested in multiple states with modifications for various regions with a possible 80 percent increase in fruit-picking efficiency
AUTOMATICA is the very first international event that brings together all branches of the robotics and automation industry under the same roof to exhibit innovations in their fields. The theme of AUTOMATICA 2012 is “Automation Solutions and Innovations” in all application areas.
The long-term ramifications of the purchase are not clear, but in the end Amazon could become an architecture provider for ebusiness order fulfillment (own the architecture, win the war). It could also develop fulfillment and distribution centers that for all practical purposes contain no people. That?s more than a paradigm shift, it is a seismic change and one with profound implications for businesses and society.