Boston Dynamics has partnered with Vinsa to build models for visual AI workflows using its Spot quadruped robot.
Exyn Technologies’ new Scoutonomy behavior enables its self-piloting drones to participate in ground intelligence and search-and-rescue missions in places too dangerous for people.
BEDFORD, Mass. – Energid and Motiv announced today a software development kit that would allow users of Motiv’s RoboMantis modular robotic system to more easily program the robot. The companies said Energid’s Actin SDK is a real-time adaptive robotic control tool kit that can help RoboMantis extend its capabilities within sophisticated applications in…
Rovenso, a Swiss startup building agile security robots, has raised seed funding from international partners.
ARM has issued a call for projects to use robotics in sustainment of materiel for the U.S. Department of Defense.
Aerobotix announced that it had passed a milestone of installing and integrating 100 FANUC robots, mainly in the aerospace and defense industry.
After a decade of foundational robotics research, the U.S. Army’s Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliance showed off its progress in mobility, manipulation, and other projects at a capstone event in Pittsburgh.
Researchers from The University of Manchester are developing chemical sensors that can be mounted on “worm robots” as part of a project involving partners in four European countries to improve detection of people trapped under debris after a disaster. In the face of natural or man-made disaster, urban search and rescue teams and other first…
Manual inspection of pressure vessels for oil and gas production is not a glamorous job. Just ask Omar Eleryan, who had to this as part of his job after he graduated from the University of Calgary with a mechanical engineering degree. Calgary, Alberta is the oil and gas capital of Canada. “I had to put…
Sarcos Robotics announced that its Guardian XO exoskeleton successfully participated in the U.S. Air Force’s Mobility Guardian exercise.
Teams participating in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge must develop systems that can navigate and explore complex environments to “make the inaccessible accessible.”
From soft polymers to the hardest steel, robotics designers should know their materials options that best suit the intended uses of their machines.
The U.S. Robotics Roadmap is a guide to where robotics is going for government and industry. The team behind it is seeking community participation for the next revision.
ASTM International is working on standards for assessing exoskeleton and exosuit usability.
Hebi Robotics’ new R-Series actuators are designed to be modular, sealed, and lightweight for custom rugged applications.
Cobalt Robotics, a San Mateo, California-based maker of autonomous security robots, closed a $35 million Series B round of financing led by global investment firm Coatue. Cobalt, which raised its $13 million Series A round in March 2018, has now raised a total of $50 million in funding. Founded in 2016, Cobalt said it will…
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — In a research project for the U.S. Army, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, developed an agile robot called Salto that looks like a Star Wars Imperial walker in miniature and may be able to aid in scouting and search-and-rescue operations. Robots like this may one day be used…
As robots expand beyond manufacturing, what should developers know about new applications? Here are six examples of robotics needs.
Here is just a sampling of keynotes, sessions, and panels at next month’s Robotics Summit & Expo in Boston that robotics developers and innovators won’t want to miss.
Squishy Robotics has developed mobile sensor platforms that can be dropped from aircraft and detect multiple hazards for first responders and the public.
An aerial drone inspired by hummingbirds has an ultralight design and can navigate without cameras. It could be useful in search and rescue and surveillance operations.
The firefighters who responded to the fire at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris had help from drones and a robot that’s among those being designed to respond to such disasters.