In this Essential Interview excerpt, the CEO of Autonomous Solutions discusses his experience working up in robotics, ASI’s unique business model, and challenges facing mobile robots.
Canvas Technology is working on making warehouse robots more autonomous in unstructured environments with 3D sensors and software. The company raised Series A funding to continue developing mobile robot systems.
What were the top 10 articles of 2017 on Robotics Business Review? We look back at our most popular stories, which drew reader attention for their coverage of developments in industrial automation, international policy, and emerging applications for robotics and AI.
For years, warehouse operations have dreamed of mobile piece picking robots that could alleviate worker shortages and turnover. In this video interview, IAM Robotics CEO Tom Galluzzo explains how improvements in computer vision are leading to new applications for industrial automation.
When people look up at the sky, they see more and more drones. Yet the breakthrough for delivery robots will take place on the ground — if the lawmakers give the green light.
Google’s latest overture to China is an AI lab, as the country positions itself to be a leader in mobility services. Among other AI apps news this week, we look at the importance of cybersecurity for self-driving cars.
UnitDoseOne, which won the Pitchfire startup competition at RoboBusiness 2017, is working to reduce medical errors, improve security, and save lives with its prescription delivery system.
Four university projects are leading the way for robot train inspection and maintenance and were recognized by the UK Rail Safety and Standards Board. Automation can help relieve human workers from the burden of tedious and dangerous tasks.
At RoboBusiness 2017, Universal Robots demonstrated how its collaborative robot arms can make it easier for factories to adopt and use automation. Its online marketplace and partnerships are designed to give its cobots flexibility for a variety of uses.
Our columnist brings his international perspective to the latest robot applications shown at iRex 2017 in Tokyo. Machine learning, service robots, and Society 5.0 all have implications for automation beyond Japan.
Welcome to “Robot Investments Weekly,” a new feature on Robotics Business Review that every Friday recaps the week that was in acquisitions, funding, IPOs and mergers and acquisitions in the robotics industry. For more information about investing in robotics, RBR members can access our Transactions Database that keeps you updated on the key mergers and…
The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE has named has named the top 10 and top two teams so far in its four-year competition, which is intended to encourage R&D to apply artificial intelligence to social problems.
Omron will be making its first appearance at CES 2018 and will be bringing its FORPHEUS table-tennis training robot. In addition, check out the AI conference within the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Fetch Robotics, which provides mobile and pick-and-place robots for supply chain operations, has raised funds for expansion. The company has also developed its FetchCore fleet management platform.
At iRex 2017 in Japan, major robotics providers such as FANUC, Yaskawa, and Kawasaki demonstrated how deep learning can be applied to factory automation.
Surgical automation is a growing and profitable area of robotics, but it has limits based on anatomy and space. Innovations such as surgical depth imaging and machine vision improvements could allow for more complex operations.
Humanoids mixed with industrial robots as Japan kicked off its biennial International Robot Exhibition (iREX) 2017 in Tokyo on Wednesday, featuring cutting-edge smart machines for the workplace and beyond amid Japan’s aging population and shrinking labor pool. Like many trade shows, iREX can be seen as a barometer of economic health. The 2017 edition is…
Forget about self-driving cars; how about flying taxis? Plus, the U.S. weighs restrictions on tech trade with China, even as China continues its pursuit of AI. See all this and more in our latest roundup of global robotics developments.
ABB and Kawasaki are collaborating internationally to help educate potential users and the general public on the benefits of cobots such as theirs. Their push for cobot standards, or at least “common industry approaches,” won’t affect their existing YuMi and duAro lines.
Temi, the personal robot from Roboteam Home, is designed to be helpful, affordable, and mobile. It is entering an increasingly competitive market for consumer robots.
In this Essential Interview, Dr. Jun Ho Oh, director of the Humanoid Research Center at KAIST and co-founder of Rainbow Robotics Co., talks about the challenges of creating a robust humanoid robot and the nascent market for commercial androids.
At RoboBusiness 2017, Tend.ai executives discussed how their cloud monitoring software and services can help businesses remotely monitor and troubleshoot their robots.
In this booth video from RoboBusiness 2017, a Schunk representative explains how collaborative robots are only as good as the quality of their end effectors.
Supply chain robots are moving from pilots and testing to everyday use at DHL, just as the holiday shopping season begins. See how the company sets its automation goals and what it’s still working on.
Locus Robotics is leading the wave of investment and adoption of logistics robots. It received Series B funding, which it plans to use to scale up its RaaS offering.