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IFR Report ‘World Robotics R&D Programs’ Looks at How Asia, Europe, and the U.S. Invest
January 12, 2023
The IFR, or International Federation of Robotics, released its latest report on government funding of research and development as countries compete for economic growth.
Guardforce AI to Buy Kewei’s Robot’s Business-Related Assets in China
December 27, 2022
Guardforce AI is acquiring Kewei's Chinese assets for approximately $2.1 million U.S.
HoloMatic Raises $100M in Series C to Bolster Autonomous Vehicle Development
December 8, 2022
HoloMatic said the money will help it expand its research and development efforts and help it mass produce its technology.
IFR Report Finds China Has Beat Out the U.S. for Overall Robot Density for the First Time
December 5, 2022
The International Federation of Robotics' newest report highlights how China has seen a massive growth in robotic adoption in the past six years.
Volkswagen to Establish Joint Venture With Beijing-based Horizon Robotics as Part of $2.3B Investment
October 14, 2022
Volkswagen's partnership with Horizon Robotics is part of its effort to increase the development of its autonomous driving technologies and to drive sales in China.
IFR’s World Robotics Report Finds More Than Half a Million Robots Were Deployed Globally Last Year
October 13, 2022
The IFR has released its annual World Robotics Report, which tallied the still-growing number of industrial robots that have been installed around the globe.
China Bought 44% More Robots in 2021 Than It Did in 2020, Finds IFR Report
September 21, 2022
China accounted for half of the industrial robot installations worldwide in 2021, according to the International Federation of Robotics.
Arbe and HiRain Technologies Power Perception Radars for Autonomous Trucks and AGVs Across Ports in China
September 20, 2022
Arbe Robotics is working with HiRain to outfit autonomous vehicles with perception radar systems.
SAIC Motor Raises $143M With Robotaxi Partner Momenta
August 17, 2022
SAIC Motor has raised 1 billion yuan, including investment from autonomous ride-hailing developer and partner Momenta. The companies are operating robotaxis in China.
Robotics Company Setbacks Belie Industry Strength, Say Experts
July 15, 2022
Robotics companies recently announced layoffs, but they reflect misaligned expectations, noted industry observers, who said they're still bullish on technologies that solve real problems.
Medical Robot Maker Myomo Paid Partial Technology License Fee From Chinese Joint Venture
April 18, 2022
With an eye toward expanding into the Asian market, Myomo recently announced it had received partial payment from a joint venture with Beijing Ryuzr Medical.
HAI Robotics to Launch Third Warehouse Automation Project With Anta
February 28, 2022
HAI Robotics is providing autonomous totes-to-person systems to Chinese apparel retailer Anta at a brand-new warehouse in China, helping to increase storage density and throughput.
AutoX Passes 1,000 Vehicle Milestone for Its RoboTaxi Fleet, the Largest in China
February 9, 2022
AutoX is opening a RoboTaxi operations center in San Francisco to expand self-driving vehicle testing as it marks more than 1,000 vehicles produced in China.
5 Robots to Watch at the Beijing Winter Olympics
February 4, 2022
China is showcasing several robots around the Beijing Winter Olympics. Here are some that are helping to maintain health and hygiene, from food service to disinfection.
JIDU, Baidu’s Smart Car Unit, to Apply $400M Series A Toward Mass Production
January 31, 2022
JIDU, a Baidu unit developing intelligent mobility including autonomous driving and human-machine interaction, plans to rapidly develop and market its Robocar by 2023.