Toyota AI Ventures has renewed its call for innovative startups to submit technologies that solve urban challenges for up to $2 million in funding.
Pandemic proves utility of a wide range of service robots
As part of our ongoing coverage of robotics applications during the COVID-19 pandemic, we look at more uses in healthcare, transportation, and utilities.
Drone tests demonstrate that autonomous UAVs can evade air traffic
The Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership and NASA have been conducting drone tests to see if autonomous systems can enable drones to avoid other air traffic.
Neurala, AviSight team up for AI-powered drone inspections
AI vision company Neurala and drone services provider AviSight are combining efforts to enable AviSight’s Live Look Fault Vision to inspect critical infrastructure.
DroneDeploy raises $35M Series D to expand drone inspection capabilities
DroneDeploy has updated its software offerings, entered into international partnerships, and raised funding for drone inspections.
SPRINT Robotics Awards recognize innovative inspection and maintenance robots
The Sprint Robotics Awards, presented at a conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, recognized three leaders in developing inspection and maintenance robotics systems.
ANYmal C legged robot is optimized for industrial inspection, says ANYbotics
ANYbotics released its new ANYmal C legged robot, which it said has been optimized for industrial inspections with the capability to carry multiple sensors and climb stairs.
R-Series actuator from Hebi Robotics is ready for outdoor rigors
Hebi Robotics’ new R-Series actuators are designed to be modular, sealed, and lightweight for custom rugged applications.
Robots can play key roles in repairing our infrastructure
I was on the phone recently with a large multinational corporate investor discussing the applications for robotics in the energy market. He expressed his frustration about the lack of products to inspect and repair active oil and gas pipelines, citing too many catastrophic accidents. His point was further endorsed by a Huffington Post article that…
Gecko Robotics Secures $7M for Industrial Inspection Robots
There’s no shortage of dangers in a power plant. One of the most persistent dangers is the inspection of equipment in the plant. Typically, human inspectors are responsible for checking the boilers, tanks, and other equipment in power plants and industrial facilities. The work is hot, dirty, and dangerous. Pittsburgh-based startup Gecko Robotics offers wall-climbing…
RadPiper Pipe-Crawling Robot Helps Decommission DOE Nuclear Facility
The Robotics Summit and Showcase is just a couple months away. Find out all about our agenda here and register by April 20 for a 20% discount to learn from the best in the robotics industry. A pair of autonomous RadPiper robots developed by Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute will help decommission a former US…