In our latest roundup of global developments in robotics, AI, and unmanned systems, we look at promising drone-delivery tests and intelligent systems that don’t require Internet connectivity. However, the threat of unemployment and war posed by automation could lead to more regulation.
Leaders who employ robotics and artificial intelligence “workers” will face important questions about capabilities, competencies, and ethics.
RPA, or robotic process automation, is coming to companies large and small, but they need to evaluate which tasks are best performed by AI and which are still best for humans to do.
Data management should be top of mind for today’s manufacturing and robotics organizations. Their need to review, analyze, and navigate through unprecedented amounts of data, both structured and unstructured, for successful IoT deployments.
Mixed reality offers untrained users an easier way to control multiple robots with precision, according to a researcher at NYU. He describes the challenges that still remain as robots reach into our everyday lives.
In this guest column and infographic from Cutting Tool Engineering, you can see why robots and jobs in U.S. manufacturing are not mutually exclusive.
Collaborative robots is important not because of cost or workforce savings but because of ease of use, noted Robotiq CEO Sam Bouchard at RoboBusiness 2017. AI and “lean robotics” practices should also help small and midsize enterprises adopt robotics, he says in this exclusive video interview.
As end users are more concerned with big data than hardware, drones as a service can help many industries. Governments and businesses of all sizes are likely adopters.
Robotics in Singapore is a product of the nation’s willingness to partner internationally and invest in robots, AI, and autonomous vehicles.
Locus Robotics’ autonomous mobile robots are now available to Supply Chain Services’ network of more than 2,000 warehouse and distribution customers around the U.S.
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?
The intensifying global robotics and AI rivalry includes Alphabet’s warning that the U.S. should pay more attention to China, as well as Canada’s first AI-driven ETF.
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.
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.
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.
Emma, short for Expert Manipulative Massage Automation, specializes in back and knee massages. Emma 3.0, the first masseuse robot to go into public service, recently started work on her first patients at the NovaHealth Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic in Singapore.
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.
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.
The stage is set for a new era of international competition in the Arctic. As the ice melts, drones are becoming the most powerful tool for laying claims and monitoring countries. This an opportunity for drone manufacturers to solve specific challenges relating to extreme-cold environments.
Veo Robotics, which has developed human-aware systems for industrial automation, has raised Series A funding. Its founders include veterans from other robotics companies, including iRobot, Harvest Automation, and Rethink Robotics.
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.
Robots in retail are expected to grow in number within the next few years, helping with inventory, pricing, and customer service. At RoboBusiness 2017, we talked with the CEO and co-founder of Fellow Robots on his company and the market opportunity.
In this video interview from RoboBusiness 2017, Harmonic Drive CEO Doug Olson discusses the growth of the industry and how precision robot components are enabling a wider range of applications.