Airdata UAV and Autel Robotics have partnered to offer a one-month free trial of the AirData Enterprise fleet management software to users of the Autel EVO Series II drones.
How the U.S. election could affect the future of autonomous driving, China relations
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.
Podcast: FORT Robotics on how to keep humans safe and in control of robots
The automotive sector has, for years, driven the growth of the robotics industry. But robots are now moving beyond industrial manufacturing environments and into other industries, including agriculture, construction, healthcare and logistics, to name a few. As robots continue to find new applications, alleviating concerns about safety and security are crucial to their adoption, acceptance…
Thales works with North Dakota government on BVLOS drone operations
Thales, a “deep tech” multinational, is working with the state government of North Dakota and other partners to provide the TopSky UAS Traffic Management System to scale safe and secure drone air traffic control.
Space exploration, robot partners require new algorithms for safety, says IEEE Fellow
Panagiotis Tsiotras, an IEEE Fellow and Georgia Tech professor, describes some of his research into improving autonomy on the ground and in space and why it’s an exciting time to be a robotics student.
How construction companies can save money, boost revenue with robots and AI
Labor shortages, dynamic work sites, and the need for accurate data are helping drive demand for robots, drones, and AI designed to serve the construction industry.
How to develop software for safety in medical robotics
As healthcare robotics continues to evolve, well-designed software will be paramount to safety and consistent performance.
UL 3300 to examine safety of human-robot interaction
UL 3300 is UL’s first consumer and commercial robot certification document that addresses human-robot interaction safety concerns.
UTM patents advance PrecisionHawk push for air traffic control for drones, manned aircraft
PrecisionHawk, which provides drone and data services to the energy and other industries, has received two patents for UTM, or a unified traffic management system for aircraft and drones.
MFE Rentals to resell and rent Sarcos Robotics Guardian S inspection robot
MFE Rentals, which provides inspection equipment, is an official rental and resale partner of Sarcos Robotics for its Guardian S robot, which is designed to remotely communicate from a variety of environments.
Advanced vision and the future of robot safety in manufacturing
Clara Vu, CTO of Veo Robotics, explains how speed and separation monitoring are part of the picture for making robots more collaborative in manufacturing settings.
Drone services critical to safer, more economical utility inspections, says PrecisionHawk
Drone services are becoming increasingly important to the oil and gas and utilities industries, says PrecisionHawk, which has seen inspections grow as a share of its business.
Miso Robotics partners with PathSpot to scan restaurant workers for health, safety
Miso Robotics, creator of the Flippy burger-flipping robot, has partnered with PathSpot Technologies to bundle PathSpot’s hand-scanning technology to improve food and worker safety.
How 6 River Systems’ robots help keep workers safe during the coronavirus pandemic
6 River Systems CTO Chris Cacioppo shares a blog post in which he describes the measures the mobile robot provider is taking to protect warehouse workers during the novel coronavirus crisis.
Cybersecurity shouldn’t be overlooked during COVID-19 response, says IEEE expert
Karen Panetta, a Tufts University Professor and IEEE Fellow, discusses why developers of robots, drones, AI, and autonomous vehicles need to remember cybersecurity for adoption past the novel coronavirus crisis.
SICK launches nanoScan3 ultra-compact 2D safety laser scanner
SICK is launching its newest ultra-compact safety laser scanner, the nanoScan3. The nanoScan3 combines smart safety functions with measurement data quality for accurate and reliable localization. With an overall height of just over three inches, the nanoScan3 can be used wherever machines and vehicles require maximum performance, but have minimal mounting space. This enables manufacturers…
UL publishes its first autonomous vehicle safety standard
UL 4600 addresses safety principles and processes for evaluating fully autonomous systems, including self-driving cars and aerial drones.
Solid-state lidar from Sense Photonics designed for safer robots, vehicles
Solid-state lidar such as the cameras from Sense Photonics could help increase warehouse safety by perceiving forklift forks more accurately.
COVID-19 pandemic prompts more robot usage worldwide
As part of our ongoing coverage of technology developments and applications in response to COVID-19, here are more robots addressing the pandemic.
End-of-arm tooling options for cobots to grow in 2020
New end-of-arm tooling options, wider interoperability, and improved safety features are enabling enable collaborative robot users to apply automation to more tasks across industries.
Anki was developing security robots before shutdown
We reported last June Anki already had a prototype of its next consumer robot prior to shutting down. The Robot Report has learned there were multiple products in the works, and none of them are what you’d expect. First, meet Bingo, a security robot with a German Shepherd-inspired design. Anki was working on two versions…
igus cable management kit optimizes protection for cobot arms
As demand for collaborative robot arms rises, so does the need to safely manage cables. igus has released a new cable management kit that it said is easy to use.