In July 2020, autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, and surgical robots continued to receive funding at steady levels in comparison with the same period last year.
StradVision’s SVNet software will be paired with ultrasonic sensors in Changan’s CS75 Plus advanced driver
AutoX’s permit, which allows for autonomous vehicles to test drive without a safety driver present, is only the third of its kind issued by California.
Lavender and Jasmin are being offered worldwide to autonomously disinfect a wide range of spaces amid the ongoing novel coronavirus crisis.
China-based Pudu Technology has raised $15 million to continuing developing and deploying its service robots for the restaurant and hospitality industries.
Companies including Rocos are preparing to deploy service robots including humanoids at hotels and other venues around the 2022 Beijiing Winter Olympics.
Cheetah Mobile and OrionStar quickly repurposed more than 100 service robots as Smart Epidemic Prevention and Control Robots and said they have performed well in Chinese hospitals.
Industrial and robotics R&D policies vary by nation, and the International Federation of Robotics has released a report compiling statistics from leaders including Japan, China, South Korea, Germany, and the U.S.
ForwardX has announced completion of Series B+ funding led by China Merchants Capital. The autonomous mobile robot provider is expanding into North America.
The founder and CEO of Blue Ocean Robotics, which spun out UVD Robots, explains how his organization is responding to global demand and counterfeits.
UVD Robots has been offering disinfection robots for more than a year, but interest has spiked with the coronavirus outbreak.
Shacman Trucks has chosen the InnovizPro lidar system from Innoviz for a proof-of-concept project in a Chinese port where it ultimately hopes to deploy 600 autonomous vehicles.
Chinese researchers recently demonstrated a robotic gripper mechanism that mimics how a sea anemone catches its prey. The bionic torus captures and releases objects by crimping its skin.
While LiDAR manufacturers are busy pumping out new sensors at CES 2020, a leading Chinese LiDAR maker closed one of largest financing rounds ever in the sector. Shanghai-based Hesai Technology raised a Series C round of $173 million. The round was co-led by the German Bosch Group and Lightspeed Venture, Qiming Venture Partners, ON Semiconductor,…
The elephant in the room loomed large at the inaugural Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC) Summit in New York City. Almost every presentation began apologetically with the refrain, “In a 5G world …” practically challenging the industry’s rollout goals. At one point Brigitte Daniel-Corbin, IoT Strategist with Wilco Electronic Systems, sensed the need to reassure…
Keenon Robotics, which has sold 10,000 service robots worldwide in just a few years, plans to expand its presence in North America and Europe.
The global robotics market will continue to be affected by China’s manufacturing slowdown and trade tensions with the U.S., says international analyst Georg Stieler as he looks ahead to 2020.
In this first part of a two-part look at the China robotics scene, the managing director for Asia at STM Stieler updates his observations by looking at causes for the manufacturing slowdown and discussing robot leaders.
Chinese startup Xpeng Motors has raised a total of almost $1 billion as it develops electrical and autonomous vehicles.
DeepRoute.ai has joined the 63 companies testing autonomous vehicle technology in California. The company’s COO is confident that recent investment shows that the startup is on the right track.
Chinese researchers have developed an aerial manipulator capable of writing. It could someday help maintain skyscrapers and other structures too difficult or dangerous for humans to reach.
DeepRoute, a Level 4 self-driving vehicle startup that operates out of research centers in Shenzhen, Beijing, and Silicon Valley, recently raised $50 million in pre-Series A funding. DeepRoute, which launched in February 2019, said it has employees who used to work at leading technology companies such as Baidu, Google, Cruise, Ford, GM, Huawei, Intel, Microsoft, and…