AI Chipmaker Hailo Raises $136M to Expand Edge AI Systems to Meet Global Demand
October 12, 2021
Hailo says its Series C round is the largest in the edge AI chip space to date, demonstrating the exploding demand for AI processors for smart cities, smart retail, Industry 4.0,...
TRI Announces Machine Learning Advances at International Conference on Computer Vision
October 11, 2021
The Toyota Research Institute, or TRI, is presenting six papers that it said advance the state of the art in machine learning and computer vision for robots and other applications.
Wayve Partners With Ocado Group to Develop Autonomous Global Delivery Globally
October 7, 2021
The data collected by Ocado's grocery delivery vans outfitted with Wayve's deep learning and camera technology will help the partners overcome last-mile challenges.
Universities, Businesses Collaborate for Warehouse Robotics Innovation
October 3, 2021
Researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Binghamton University, and UC Berkeley are working with companies to improve the speed and accuracy of warehouse robots.
Mech-Mind Robotics Closes $155M Series C Funding for Robotic Vision
September 29, 2021
Mech-Mind Robotics said it has raised $155 million in Series C1 funding for its computer vision products and services to help logistics and manufacturing with picking.
GM Invests $300M in Momenta to Deploy Self-Driving Technologies in China
September 23, 2021
As part of its global strategy toward electric and autonomous vehicles, General Motors is investing in Momenta, a Chinese developer of self-driving software.
NVIDIA Working With Open Robotics to Accelerate ROS 2 Perception for Robot Developers
September 22, 2021
NVIDIA is working to help robotics developers and startups by enabling ROS 2 to run on its Jetson processors for perception, modeling, and training in realistic environments.
DHL Express, Dorabot Deploy DHLBot, Which Uses AI to Sort Parcels
September 7, 2021
DHL Express has deployed with Dorabot an AI-powered robotic arm in Singapore and South Korea. The DHLBot can sort up to 1,000 percels per hour and can increase efficiency by 40%.
Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G Drone Designed to Help Developers Apply 5G, AI, IoT to New Applications
August 17, 2021
The Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G drone reference platform includes concurrent support for seven cameras, IoT and cybersecurity, and deep learning to enable new industrial use cases.
ModalAI to Make, Distribute Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G Reference Drone
August 17, 2021
ModalAI's CEO discusses how and why his company and Qualcomm have teamed up to provide a drone platform enabling developers to apply 5G and AI to new industrial applications.
Brain Corp CTO Discusses Software Driving Mobile Robot Value, Future Plans
July 23, 2021
Jon Thomason, chief technology officer of Brain Corp, recently described his goals for the company, which provides autonomy kits for existing industrial equipment.
Alphabet’s X Launches Intrinsic to Make Robot Programming Easier
July 23, 2021
A team at X, the innovation unit of Alphabet, has spent five and a half years developing tools to make it easier for robots to sense and be used in...
Matterport Closes SPAC Merger, Raises $640M to Advance Digital Twins
July 22, 2021
Matterport, whose technology creates 3D digital twins of spaces of all sizes, has completed its special-purpose acquisition company deal and will begin trading on Nasdaq.
How Can Motion Planning Improve Industrial Robot Operations in Factories?
July 21, 2021
Both industrial and collaborative robots need energy-efficient and safe motion planning, and new AI approaches and algorithms promise to improve manufacturing automation.
German, Canadian Researchers Work to Improve Robot Picking in FLAIROP Project
July 7, 2021
Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Festo, Darwin AI, and the University of Waterloo are working to apply deep learning to improve robotic picking in warehouses.
AMP Robotics Marks Milestones in Data, Pick Rates for Automated Recycling
July 2, 2021
AMP Robotics can now classify more than 100 categories and characteristics of recyclables and run object recognition to 10 billion items annually, proving the value of automated recycling.
Human-Machine Interaction Is Still Evolving, Note Global Robot Cluster Panelists
June 25, 2021
The Global Robot Cluster co-hosted a virtual event with MassRobotics and Silicon Valley Robotics examining progress in human-robot interaction for healthcare and industrial uses.
ISEE Launches Autonomous Driving System for Yard Trucks in Logistics Hubs
June 10, 2021
ISEE, which has developed AI that it said can anticipate behavior in dynamic environments, is working with Maersk and Lazer Spot on projects involving autonomous yard trucks.
Hesai Raises Series D of $300M to Scale Hybrid Lidar Production
June 8, 2021
Hesai, which has self-driving vehicle and robotics customers in 23 countries, plans to use its latest funding to continue R&D into processors and lidar perception.
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories and MIT Work to Bridge Gap Between Robot Vision, Touch
April 30, 2021
MERL and MIT researchers are working to apply machine learning, collaborative robots, sensors, and vision to help robots more dexterously manipulate items such as food.