Five Robotics Failures and What Developers Can Learn From Them
July 20, 2021
Humanoid robots, fruit-picking robots, and the ongoing self-driving car race show that rather than blame luck or overestimate technology, designers can learn from past mistakes.
Farm Robots Could Lead to a Utopian—or Dystopian—Future, Argues Researcher
July 18, 2021
As farms of all sizes look to adopt automation, robotics developers and policymakers should take a broader view of the potential environmental impacts, says a German scientist.
Verizon Launches Robotics Business Technology Unit for Ground Robots, Aerial Drones
July 11, 2021
Verizon new Robotics Business Technology will focus on integrated systems that use its 5G and mobile edge computing to deploy, manage, and scale mixed fleets of robots and drones.
Top 10 Robotics Transactions of June 2021
July 6, 2021
Self-driving vehicle developers continued fueling up for their long march toward full autonomy in June 2021, followed by factory, warehouse, and other automation.
American Robotics Joins FAA Rulemaking Committee on BVLOS Drone Operations
July 5, 2021
American Robotics is joining the FAA's Unmanned Aerial System Beyond Visual Line of Sight Aviation Rulemaking Committee to develop recommendations for regulations for autonomous flights.
Soft Robotics Raises $10M to Help Meet Pandemic-Induced Demand for Food Automation
June 29, 2021
Soft Robotics, which makes the mGrip modular compliant gripper and the SoftAI software for tasks such as food handling, plans to continue expanding its commercial operations.
American Robotics and SARA Collaborate on Fully Autonomous Drone Safety in U.S. Airspace
June 25, 2021
BVLOS commercial drone operations are coming closer, with American Robotics' Scout drones using Scientific Applications & Research Associates' SARA acoustics aircraft-detection technology.
CNH Industrial Buys Precision Agriculture Firm Raven Industries
June 21, 2021
CNH Industries and Raven Industries will explore synergies in their agricultural machine brands, including autonomous tractor development, and continue innovation work in South Dakota.
NVIDIA Releases Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial Module for Harsh Environments
June 15, 2021
NVIDIA said its new NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial module is designed to enable multiple industries to deploy AI at the edge in environments where safety and reliability are critical.
TriEye and Trimble to Explore Short-Wave Infrared Sensors for Autonomous Systems, Remote Sensing
June 14, 2021
Partners are exploring the integration of TriEye's CMOS SWIR sensors with Trimble's autonomous systems to see if the technology can help them see more clearly in challenging conditions.
Toyota AI Ventures Rebrands as Toyota Ventures, to Invest $300M More in Emerging Tech
June 4, 2021
Toyota AI Ventures, which has invested in robotics, AI, and other emerging technologies, will add carbon neutrality to its portfolio under the Toyota Ventures Climate Fund.
Hexadrone Ruggedized Tundra Drone Uses Fischer UltiMate and MiniMax for Connectivity
May 30, 2021
Fischer Connectors said it has supplied its ruggedized connectors to Hexadrone's first mass-produced, modular industrial drone to be produced in France. They are designed to withstand environmental conditions.
IFR Reviews National Robotics Plans in Updated ‘World Robotics R&D Programs’
May 27, 2021
The International Federation of Robotics has reviewed the strategies of China, Japan, South Korea, the EU, Germany, and the U.S. and their funding for robotics research.
Wireless Charging for Jackal and Husky UGVs Now Available From WiBotic, Clearpath Robotics
May 26, 2021
Clearpath Robotics' unmanned ground vehicles can now use WiBotic wireless charging stations with kits that can be installed on new robots or retrofitted to existing ones.
Drones, Data, and Robotics as a Service With Near Earth Autonomy
May 23, 2021
Understand user requirements first, and then design systems to deliver valuable drone inspection data, say Near Earth Autonomy executives.
Ondas Holdings to Acquire Drone BVLOS Pioneer American Robotics for $70.6M
May 17, 2021
American Robotics, which is the first company to receive FAA approval for automated BVLOS flights, will join Ondas' mission-critical networking and data technologies.
RTI Connext 6.1 Updated to Ease Development, Deployment of Remotely Operated Systems
May 11, 2021
In addition to its support for complex networking environments, new features in Connext 6.1 facilitate the development of any large-scale and heterogeneous distributed system.
Precision AI Raises $20M for Drone-Based Computer Vision for Sustainable Agriculture
May 4, 2021
Precision.AI Inc. provides fully autonomous spraying and crop-protection systems for farms of all sizes and equipment manufacturers.
Russian Farming Machinery Manufacturer to Equip Combines With AI for Autonomy
April 25, 2021
Bryanskselmash, a leading Russian agricultural equipment provider, is including the Cognitive Agro Pilot autonomy kit standard in its PALESSE GS12 combine harvesters.
Soft Robotics Adds Features to mGrip Modular Gripping System for Food Handling
April 13, 2021
Soft Robotics has added capabilities to its mGrip to enable integrators to design flexible end-of-arm tools that can withstand high-pressure washdown environments.