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Robotics: How Much do You Know About this Innovative Industry?

Most of us can probably recall humorous depictions of artificial intelligence from movies and science fiction novels. However, robots and artificial intelligence have progressed by leaps and bounds and their presence could become much more than imaginative stories. In just the past decade, robotics has made waves in a wider spectrum of industries and applications […]

The bot invasion is on, powered by $24B in funding

While the manufacturing sector is increasingly using physical robots to improve industrial processes, the market for virtual bots or “chatbots” is also gaining serious traction in the space where humans and computers interact. Bots are essentially software technologies that automate tasks and enable effective human-computer interactions. Bots are increasingly taking over customer service operations in […]

Can ElliQ the robot combat social isolation in the elderly?

When you think of robots designed to help people, you might think of the role of robotics in caring and customer service roles or companion orientated service robots like Pepper, Nao or even Hasbro’s companion pets. Then more recently there’s the emergence of robots as sexual or romantic partners. One start-up from Israel, Intuition Robotics is throwing […]

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Ford spends billions to meet ambitious self-driving goal

Ford has announced it will spend $1 billion to acquire Argo AI, a Pittsburgh robotics startup, in the hopes the expertise will advance its self-driving program. Argo AI was created a few months ago by Bryan Salesky and Peter Rander, two experts in the field of artificial intelligence, robotics, and automation. Salesky previously worked for […]

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Toyota gets into its first-pick schools, spends millions on AI

Toyota has announced a new partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University, aimed at accelerating the development of artificial intelligence and robotics. The Japanese car maker will pump $50 million into newly formed research centers at MIT and Stanford. Any developments will be shared with Toyota, and could be adapted to […]

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4 ways Industry 4.0 will look different in 2017

It’s been a big year for Industrial IoT — or Industry 4.0 — as both long-term established companies and start-ups have worked to find solutions to problems that have plagued traditional workplaces for many years. Underlying aims have included increased efficiency, improved supply chains, reduced waste and greater safety and speed. Amidst an advancing ecosystem […]

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5 ways the new connected agriculture world changed in 2016

The world of agriculture technology, or agtech, is rapidly evolving from an industry entrenched in tradition to one that is fast embracing change. It’s automating laborious tasks and providing farmers and growers with greater knowledge and insight into their crops than ever before. As technology evolves so does the needs of the farmer and the growing environment. […]

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Yamaha races to connect the things to the IoT

Japanese conglomerate Yamaha has launched its own Advanced Robotics Automation platform, a system that connects Internet of Things (IoT) and other devices together. The platform looks to lower the cost of automated production lines and provide more compatibility between IoT products, according to Yamaha. See Also: IIoT could boost GDP by $15 trillion, though data […]

How can robotics bring real innovation to the warehouse experience?

E-commerce is challenging the retail environment in many ways from fitting rooms to customer relations. Then there’s the challenges before products even hit the store, as warehouses full of goods struggle are faced with the challenge of finding staff to find, pack and deliver orders. The top three challenges facing supply chain executives, as identified […]

How close are we to the robotic human heart?

We live in a society where human health is increasingly enhanced by artificial augmentation and implantation including hip replacements and hearing aids. French company Carmat have been working for 15 years on the artificial heart, a device that completely replaces the human heart in people with end stage heart disease and a life expectancy of […]

Finally, a contest to reward the world’s crappiest fighting robots

“If one crappy robot and another crappy robot fought each other — what would happen?” In an era where robots like Nao, Pepper, Sophia and Atlas manage to amaze us with their respective abilities to walk, learn, communicate in different languages,  recognize different people and partake in heavy lifting, another suite of robots is hard at […]

The legacy of Willow Garage…The “PARC” for robotics

The robotic industries have been one of the hottest topics worldwide since there has been progressing from the traditional manufacturing applications to the non-manufacturing applications such as service industry. Like other industries, startups in US Bay Area cover the whole area of the San Francisco-Silicon Valley has led the innovation. You have heard Savioke developing a butler […]

Say hello to the Internet of Robotic Things

The latest Internet of Things (IoT) sub-segment to emerge is the Internet of Robotic Things, where intelligent robots operate with relative autonomy. As reported by ZDNet, ABI Research is championing the emergence of IoT-powered robots. In essence the Internet of Robotic Things (IoRT) describes devices that are able to combine data from various sources, monitor […]

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When will robots finally take farmers’ jobs?

Robots could scoop up the remainder of jobs in agriculture over the next two decades, as machines become smarter, cheaper, and more efficient. That’s according to a new report by Lux Research that reveals how robots and autonomous systems could take over and change the agriculture industry. See Also: Crownstone takes home automation beyond Alexa […]