The robot experience included in a business strategy is important not only to customer relations but soon also to competitiveness and employee satisfaction.
At RoboBusiness 2017, Disney’s executive R&D imagineer gave a glimpse at his company’s latest humanoid robots. He also provided lessons for companies on how to employees and customers can benefit from the AI and robot experience.
The automated kitchen might be coming sooner than anyone expects; then again it could be a rotten egg. Oliver Mitchell takes a look at robots breaking into the food industry.
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.
CRO Network Summit and RoboBusiness speaker Aseem Prakash notes that the first part of AI readiness is thinking about the business needs first, not the varied types of artificial intelligence.
At RoboBusiness 2017, Toyota Research Institute VP Jim Adler will discuss what investors are looking for in robotics and AI. Here, he describes how his own career and Toyota’s interests have converged.
The chief robotics officer or CRO must be able to manage business transformation through the creation and implementation of a robotics and AI roadmap. Every industry is affected by automation, so ever business needs a leader with understanding of both technology and human questions.
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.
Editor’s Note: Executives and engineers charged with implementing automation in their companies must be able to identify and explain legal compliance issues to their boards and company leadership. During the RoboBusiness session “How to Manage Staffing and Morale During Robotics Adoption,” Littler’s Robotics, AI & Automation Practice Group will advise companies how to adapt their…
RoboBusiness 2017 is an ideal event for attendees to learn about the growing and changing global robotics market and to build or update their own automation strategy.
The Internet of Things is expanding from household and business use cases to industrial applications. For today’s manufacturers, industrial IoT is fast becoming a must for maintaining productivity and connectivity with enterprise systems.
Author and geopolitical expert Abishur Prakash gives a preview of his RoboBusiness 2017 session on cyber security concerns around robotics, AI, and IoT.
As Labor Day approaches, we look at how robot labor could affect clothing production, Estonia’s digital currency as an attempt to encourage automation investment, and questions about intellectual property created by AI.
RoboBusiness speaker Daniel Theobald, co-founder and chief innovation officer of Vecna, says until recently, large-scale use of mobile robotics in industry was still aspirational. But now, given increasing consumer expectations and global competition, “automate or die” is becoming an accepted idea in business.
Delivery robots such as those from Starship Technologies are coming soon to sidewalks near you. CEO Ahti Heinla talks about the last-mile paradigm shift and how autonomy is improving.
Daniel Theobald has been working on robots since the 1970s, and Vecna is a top robotics company in Massachusetts. He gives a preview of the topics he’ll be discussing at RoboBusiness 2017.
Author Abishur Prakash talks about the geopolitical ramifications of robotics and AI. Government choices, company preparedness, and new applications and markets will all be important, he says.
Singapore-based ST Engineering has acquired Pittsburgh-based Aethon, which makes mobile robots for materials handling in warehouses, hospitals, and more.
Why is Pittsburgh one of the biggest robotics hubs in the U.S.? It’s thanks to a combination of strong educational institutions such as CMU, manufacturing expertise, and industry partnerships, writes one RoboBusiness 2017 speaker.
ULC Robotics has announced its new fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle, which has vertical takeoff and landing, or VTOL, capability. The drone can help utility companies with infrastructure inspections and reduce the need for expensive and dangerous helicopter inspections.
India has banned self-driving cars from its roads, but that doesn’t mean the country will lag in autonomous systems. A closer look at government policy and multinational partnerships reveals a lot of potential.
Robotic advancements are occurring worldwide on multiple fronts. From artificial intelligence creating new security challenges to robots in Japan creating new malfunction paranoia to governments restricting foreign acquisitions, the world of robotics is heating up, and security policy will need to be crafted to ensure that these new technologies are used in safe and ethical…
If you’re thinking about hiring a robotics engineering firm to turn your business’ robot dreams into reality, you probably already have some strong ideas about what you want your final product to be. But choosing the wrong technological path or the wrong partner can lead you down an expensive, time-consuming path to a “solution” that…
While robotic advancements have led to machines that can land an airplane or design and construct a building, there are some areas that still require human judgment, including labor and immigration policies.