Robots used in a variety of tasks during the installation of a new lighting system at the Toyota Stadium in Aichi, Japan.
At the AIA Vision Show this week in Boston, presenters, exhibitors, and attendees shared observations on the growing cobot market and the importance of machine vision to safety and Industry 4.0.
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.
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.
German automation is a means of extending the country’s international influence, not just economically, but also culturally. Trade shows, robot sports, and reshoring are all part of a national strategy.
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.
The University of North Texas attached a portable communication system to a drone that provides instant cellular coverage up to 1.25 miles during disaster relief operations.
The Rudy assistive robot from INF Robotics wants to help the elderly, war veterans and people with disabilities age in place. Rudy will cost $5,000 when it hits the market in 2017, but the company hopes to get reimbursement through Medicare and Medicaid so the robot “will be little to no cost to the user.”
3D printed cars are only the tip of the 3D printing iceberg. Additive manufacturing is getting faster, more flexible for commercial applications, and more funding as a result.
WowWee Robotics and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, are co-developing the Elmoji Coding Robot. Designed for children three years and older, Elmoji teaches children basic programming skills using the “language” of visual emojis.
When consumers order from Amazon.com Inc., particularly using its streamlined Prime service, they receive several automated messages of the shipment status. Often within 48 hours, the package arrives. Part of Amazon’s secret sauce to make this happen is robots. The online retailer’s Seattle operation aggressively uses robots for order fulfillment. The company operates a growing…
Superflex’s tight-fitting, 7-lb. exosuit is a wearable robot that packs powerful capabilities.
Superflex has raised $9.6 million in Series A funding for its consumer-oriented “powered clothing.” The rehab exoskeleton market is still growing, but this is a new direction.
The Robotics Trends Show talks with the Sumo Robot League about how it’s combining robotics and sports to address STEM education for middle school and high school students.
The Mobile Virtual Player (MVP) robot has garnered attention for its ability to help reduce football-related concussions. But the robot has proved beneficial for many other sports, too.
WaitTime’s system takes pictures of an arena’s concession lines 10 times per second to calculate queuing times, order completion times and the number of people who got out of line because they didn’t want to wait any longer.
A roundup of drone companies making giant technological leaps as we head towards 2017.
The latest RoboBusiness robotics conference offers lessons for about e-commerce, cloud robotics, AI, and more that executives should heed now.
MegaBots has released a trailer for season one of its web series, but says it still doesn’t know when the giant robot fight against Japan will actually happen.
While you wait for the GoPro Karma Drone to be unveiled, here are three of our favorite drones that work well with GoPro cameras.
As the Olympic games wind down, Brazilian automation could help the country become an active player in the global robotics community.
Elon Musk’s Master Plan, Part Deux includes Tesla self-driving trucks and buses, both of which are in the early stages of development and should be unveiled some time in 2017.
Robots as change agents Adidas (ADS:GR) , the sportswear giant that closed most of its factories in Germany in the 1990s, has returned home after three decades. “When I started at Adidas in 1987, the process of closing factories in Germany and moving them to China was just beginning,” said the company’s CEO Herbert Hainer…
A new project called “Robot Missions” wants to collect debris from shorelines using robots that are faster and can reach remote locations.
Off the field, Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum Jr. is a global ambassador for STEM education. He joins the Robotics Trends Show to discuss how to bring a quality STEM education to all children.