Cloud computing represents the most important horizontal innovation for the robotics industry to date, with the market for robot-related services powered by cloud computing reaching US$157.8 billion in annual revenue by 2030.
Nomagic, a Polish startup whose Magicloader system uses AI and the cloud to pick and place products, has raised seed funding and added a former Amazon executive as an advisor.
AI processing, Internet of Things and cloud computing driving growth for nascent market.
German startup aims to reduce upfront investment for customers looking at warehouse picking tasks.
Leasing program MiR Finance to give alternative payment options for AMRs in logistics operations.
E-commerce order fulfillment requires speed, precision, and flexibility. 3PL Rakuten is working with InVia Robotics to automate its warehouses through robots as a service.
We look at some of the enabling technologies and suppliers responsible for improving manufacturing automation.
The SKYF drone, from ARDN Technology, is intended to be easy and safe to use. It is also designed to have an endurance of up to eight hours in the air.
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.
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.
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.
Acorn Product Development, which is exhibiting at this week’s RoboBusiness conference, discusses why it’s improtant to design for the robots as a service, or RaaS, model.
Dale Walsh, director of Service Advantage innovation at Ricoh USA Inc. and a RoboBusiness 2017 panelist, describes how servicing robots as a service offerings can be a market opportunity.
Knightscope has added two sentry robots, the stationary K1 and mobile K7, to its product line. The K1 is meant to improve building security, while the K7 is ruggedized for outdoor use.
Precision agriculture is one of the keys to feeding the world’s still-growing population, but stakeholders must understand the economics driving agriculture automation, explains U.K. expert Simon Blackmore.
InVia Robotics’ new Dynamic Automated Storage and Retrieval System, in combination with its Robot Management System and an RaaS business model, promises to make warehouse automation easier for end users to implement.
Robot services such as infrastructure inspection and maintenance can not only save money, but it can also save lives. See how ULC Robotics’ Cisbot is used to make gas main work safer and cheaper for utilities.
Sanbot, a cloud-connected service robot, is already being used for customs at Chinese airports. Qihan Technology Co. is working with distributors to ready Sanbot for the U.S. market.