Contemporary robots can move quickly. “The motors are fast, and they’re powerful,” says Sabrina Neuman. Yet in complex situations, like interactions with people, robots often don’t move quickly. “The hang up is what’s going on in the robot’s head,” she adds. Perceiving stimuli and calculating a response takes a “boatload of computation,” which limits reaction…
Boston Dynamics detailed how its Atlas and Spot robots learned to dance, including its use of choreographers and model predictive control.
WeRide, a leading autonomous vehicle company in China, has strengthened its partnership with bus maker Yutong Group, receiving $200 million in Series B1 funding.
In the final Robot Report Podcast for 2020, learn about Boston Dynamics’ plans for its legged robots after its acquisition by Hyundai Motor, as well as the DARPA Subterranean Challenge.
Canadian machine vision firm Immervision has been working on providing low-light capabilities to aerial drones and a wider field of view for autonomous vehicle lidar.
Velodyne Lidar said its new Velarray M1600 is a compact, solid-state lidar sensor designed to provide advanced perception for the growing autonomous mobile robot and last-mile delivery markets.
PickNik shares eight key areas that can affect the overall difficulty of building robust autonomous navigation.
Pär-Olof Johannesson, CEO of TerraNet AB, offers his perspective on how the U.S. presidential election will affect the development of autonomous and electric vehicles worldwide, as well as relations with China.
The Toyota Unlimited Mobility Challenge will soon announce the winner of the $1 million first prize, and we caught up with the two U.S.-based teams among the five finalists working on EvoWalk and Quix wearable devices.
The Cave Circuit, the third stage of the DARPA Subterranean Challenge, was completely virtual, enabling teams to test their software and simulated hardware configurations in difficult environments.
University of California researchers are developing an autonomous mobile robot to sample leaves and measure their water potential.
Wisk said its partnership with NASA is the first of its kind and is intended to address key challenges and create a framework for autonomous passenger flight.
Ouster and CronAI are combining their award-winning lidar sensor and platform for processing image data at the edge, respectively, for 3D perception for early customers.
Boston Dynamics said its Spot 2.1 release includes enhancements designed for ease of use and stronger integration with sensors and enterprise data systems.
Pony.ai will be working with China FAW Group on design and manufacturing of its robotaxis and autonomous trucks. The company completed Series C fundraising of $267 million.
Aeva has entered into an agreement with special purpose acquisition company InterPrivate Acquisition Corp. to scale up production of its 4D lidar sensor on a chip, which it said can benefit autonomous vehicles and robotics.
Innoviz Technologies said its InnovizTwo perception system makes it more affordable for carmakers to validate Level 2+ autonomous vehicles for safety, with a path to Level 3 with software updates.
HeroX has announced the NASA Lunar Delivery Challenge, a crowdsourcing competition seeking a way to develop automated logistics for delivery of supplies to the moon.
What characteristics do 3D vision systems need to be considered industrial-grade. Photoneo explains several factors for robotics developers to consider.
Exyn Technologies said its new ExynAero drone sensor system can map industrial environments in real time without a human pilot.
Light has launched Clarity, a multiview perception platform enabling vehicles to see 1 km with 20 times the detail of lidar. The company said Clarity’s range, accuracy, and detail can improve vehicle safety.
A team of researchers is creating mobile robots for military applications that can determine, with or without human intervention, whether wheels or legs are more suitable to travel across terrains. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has partnered with Dr. Kiju Lee at Texas A&M University to enhance these robots’ ability to self-sufficiently travel…