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.
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Google, Rubin and their band of seven may rewrite what it means to be a robot.
After seven years of innovative research and development, Willow Garage decided to focus its efforts elsewhere, transferring most employees to one of its spin-off companies, Suitable Technologies, Inc.
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More and more leaders in industrial robotics are being connected to IROS through the research community. ROS supporters believe that the open source movement is the best path towards accelerating the development of the robotics industry.
Stanford’s Ryan Calo reveals how the robotics industry can protect itself from liability cases involving personal robots
hiDOF will be applying robotics technology to commercial applications, and is founded by Willow Garage engineers who believe in the power of using open source software to provide increased value to customers.
By actively involving the users, Henry and Jane Evans, in our participatory design process, we have made tangible progress towards assistive capabilities that are both useful and usable.
Building on the software libraries that ROS provides, ROS-Industrial will enable advanced capabilities and interoperability with a range of off-the-shelf industrial mobile platforms, manipulators, perception systems, and peripherals, without sacrificing the reliability and safety crucial for industrial systems.
According to expert analyst Dan Kara, Rethink Robotics is very well positioned, in terms of executive leadership, financing and first-to-market advantage to monopolize the market for its unique class of manufacturing robots for the foreseeable future.
An open source approach might have a comparatively greater impact on the robotics market than the enterprise IT space a decade ago.
The Open Source Robotics Foundation, Inc. (OSRF) is an independent non-profit organization. The mission of OSRF is to support the development, distribution, and adoption of open source software for use in robotics research, education, and product development.
The company’s focus on unique markets which are new to robotics, like the natural foods sector, is likely to produce increased future revenue. In these areas, Adept Technology has little competition from peer companies.
Microsoft’s newest hardware, designed to change the state of the art of gaming and media, could also revolutionize another industry: robotics.
Will standardized platforms boost robotics development the way IBM’s PC architecture accelerated the deployment of desktop computers?
Open source technologies provide a low barrier to entry and foster communities of contributors accelerating advancements, but developers need to pay close attention to licensing nuances and weigh commercial trade-offs.
Robotics executives who want to tap into a growing talent pool of developers should check out this Website for the Multi Open Robots Simulator Engine (MORSE). It’s an open source project to create a simulation tool for multirobot operations, such as units within a factory, farm, or mine. Another facet of the project centers on enhancing…
Technology normally has to percolate in the military or the space program before it trickles down, but video games can be an interesting exception.
Willow Garage’s Robot Operating System (ROS) is designed to reduce redundant developer work on newly built robot platforms, and as a software framework, is loosely compared to Microsoft Windows. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company provides the software under a free, open-source BSD license, and has focused on building a strong developer community to enhance its…
Productization and commercialization opportunities for manipulation technology, both simple and advanced, are numerous and varied.
Anybots Inc. was founded in 2001 by Trevor Blackwell, using personal funds resulting from the sale of ViaWeb, a web-based authoring tool for building online stores, to Yahoo (ViaWeb became Yahoo! Store). In January 2009, the Mountain View, Calif.-based Anybots made a splash at the Consumer Electronics Show with the launch of a beautifully designed,…
With the successful completion of a second milestone test for its PR2 mobile robot platform, Willow Garage demonstrates its understanding of crucial issues, and it significantly advances the development of personal, mobile robots. In June 2009, Willow Garage, a developer of hardware and open source software for personal robotic systems, announced that its prototype Personal…