Georg Stieler, RoboBusiness speaker, researcher, and consultant for global robotics companies, shares his thoughts on the industrial use of robotics and AI.
What do China-U.S. trade tensions mean for the robotics industry? We look at this and other recent robotics developments, including international self-driving car research.
Although manufacturing has relied on robots for some time now, the biggest changes coming to industrial systems will not be in the arrival of new hardware. Instead, new robots will be distinguished by their artificial intelligence capability and connectedness with other robots. Making robots “smarter” has already proven to be key to developing more useful…
SoftBank, already investing billions into AI and robotics, adds to its impressive robotics portfolio with the acquisitions of Boston Dynamics and Schaft.
SoftBank has acquired flashy Boston Dynamics and secretive Schaft from Google parent Alphabet. It remains to be seen how the Japanese company’s growing portfolio of service and humanoid robots will come together.
RoboBusiness 2017 has been crafted with one goal in mind – to meet the needs of the entire robotics ecosystem. Both robotics industry professionals and end users seeking to adopt or scale up robotics within their companies will discover programming and special events tailored to address their unique challenges.
At IoT World, attendees, speakers, and exhibitors shared information about how the Internet of Things is leading to Industry 4.0. However, both suppliers and the market are still evolving.
RoboBusiness 2017 in Santa Clara, Calif., provides excellent opportunities to learn, network, and make deals around the still-growing industries served by robotics, autonomous systems, and artificial intelligence. In addition, chief robotics officers and startups will receive focused attention within this year’s event.
Germany passed a law that allows self-driving car tests on public roads. A human driver needs to be behind the wheel at all times, and the cars need to have a black box that tracks data in case of accidents.
Georgia becomes the latest state to legalize testing of self-driving cars on public roads. The bill won’t require humans in self-driving cars to have a valid driver’s license. However, the self-driving cars must be registered as automated vehicles with the Department of Motor Vehicles, must maintain a valid insurance policy, and follow speed limits designated by local order.
International robotics doesn’t really have an equivalent to Silicon Valley in the U.S., but RoboValley is looking to bring together a wide range of tech talent and business savvy for global leadership.
Robotics integrators provide customized services to help businesses prepare for, set up, and maintain their industrial automation. More sophisticated programming and easier to use cobots aren’t a threat to integrators but rather part of a widening market opportunity.
Here’s how iRobot’s new Roomba 690 robot vacuum compares to other Roombas and other budget-friendly robot vacuums.
Mobile Industrial Robots’ MiR200 is designed to be safe, easy to use, and flexible. The company’s rapid growth over the past year indicates the market’s hunger for mobile robots, and end-user cases demonstrate its response to that hunger.
Welding robots are an obvious response to shortages of skilled workers in the U.S., said a Yaskawa Motoman executive at the Automate trade show. However, organizations should be aware of safety, efficiency, and space concerns.
Industrial robots are spreading in multiple operations, but new adopters should consider cost, safety, and other factors as well as potential automation advantages, said an Automate 2017 speaker.
This week, we look at artificial intelligence designing drugs, the factory of the future, and border control with facial-recognition technology. Are you ready for the latest in smart machines?
A new self-driving car report says Ford and GM are leading the way. Saying Ford and GM are ahead of Waymo smacks of old-school car industry thinking. Ford and GM might feel good reading this report, but they should not.
Androidol U is a fully autonomous conversational robot that has a more compact air servo system, better voice and body movement coordination and softer body materials compared to previous androids.
Niryo One is an open-source, 6-axis robotic arm for makers that can be powered by Arduino, Raspberry Pi and ROS. The Niryo One wants to make robotics accessible for everyone with a low cost and user-friendly experience.
Starting in Q2 2017, iRobot will include Amazon Alexa voice control on any WiFi-enabled Roomba robot vacuum in the United States. The Alexa voice control will allow users to start, stop and pause their Roomba 960 or Roomba 980 by simply speaking to an Alexa-enabled device, such as the Amazon Echo or Amazon Echo Dot.
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.
RoboBusiness is accepting speaker proposals for our 13th annual conference being held Sept. 27 and 28, 2017, in Santa Clara, Calif.
RoboBusiness has taken your suggestions and used them to build a program emphasizing end-user needs with a goal of better connecting all parties of the robotics ecosystem. The event will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California on Sept. 27 and 28, 2017. Share your expertise with more than 2,000 business executives,…
BluHaptics raised $1.5 million in Series A funding for its software to improve controls for undersea robotics. The startup impressed investors with its team and strong end-user interest.