Army researchers developed a reinforcement learning approach that allows swarms of unmanned aerial and ground vehicles to optimally accomplish various missions while minimizing performance uncertainty. Swarming is a method of operations where multiple autonomous systems act as a cohesive unit by actively coordinating their actions. Army researchers said future multi-domain battles will require swarms of…
How did farming affect your day today? If you live in a city, you might feel disconnected from the farms and fields that produce your food. Agriculture is a core piece of our lives, but we often take it for granted. Farmers today face a huge challenge — feeding a growing global population with less…
Joe Speed, field CTO of ADLINK, explains how ROS 2 is intended for commercial robotics developers, how the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated demand, and how perception and fleet management can improve.
Automated singulation and sorting of parcels poses opportunities and challenges for logistics providers, both during holiday rushes and the current pandemic, write Photoneo executives.
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Facebook AI Research created a navigation system for robots powered by common sense. The technique uses machine learning to teach robots how to recognize objects and understand where they’re likely to be found in house.
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.
A novel system made of up neural networks powered by Intel’s Loihi neuromorphic chip could lead to better robotic senses of touch and vision, according to NUS researchers.
Helm.ai said its Deep Teaching approach does not rely on massive data sets gathered by fleets but still yields autonomous systems that can generalize behavior.
Using ultraviolet light, a UVC robot developed by MIT and Ava Robotics can disinfect a warehouse floor in half an hour. It could one day be used in grocery stores, schools, and other public spaces
MIT AI researcher Daniela Russ, who has two decades of experience developing human-machine collaboration, has joined Vecna Robotics’ board of directors.
The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing, or ARM Institute has issued a call for projects to be reviewed, developed, and executed against performance metrics to develop technologies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ROBO Global has launched its third technology fund and index, THNQ, which closely follows companies developing and using artificial intelligence infrastructure.
Roybi has developed social robots to entertain and educate children and met the challenges of keeping the price point down and addressing the pandemic head on.
Piestro, which is running a crowdfunding campaign to raise up to $2 million, is developing an automated pizzeria that it claims will be mobile and economical.
Lantronix, which provides edge computing, IoT, and embedded computing systems, helped Misty Robotics build the Misty II educational and open development platform with Qualcomm technologies.
ROScube-I includes I/O connectivity features and uses the new Foxy Fitzroy build ROS 2 to enable robotics developers to quickly build, scale, and deploy AI robots such as AMRs at the edge, says ADLINK.
Although May 2020 was a relatively slow month for robotics transactions, autonomous vehicle companies such as Waymo, Didi Chuxing, and Tesla continued to receive investments.
Einride’s Intelligent Freight Mobility Platform includes a portal for shippers and an app for drivers to improve fleet management and demonstrate sustainability for electric and autonomous trucks.
Researchers at NC State have developed software that can to enable people using robotic prosthetics or exoskeletons to walk in a safer, more natural manner on different types of terrain.
Mindy Support is among the companies providing data annotation services to robotics and AI developers, but each has pros and cons.
Landmines continue to pose a lethal danger long after a war’s end. Binghamton University researchers have applied convolutional neural networks to drone data to better spot the “butterfly” landmine.
Photoneo’s director of AI explains the ways in which 3D computer vision, machine learning, and robotics can help logistics operations with depalletization.