Training data is collected in Unity and used to train a deep neural network that predicts the pose of a cube. This model is then deployed in a simulated robot pick-and-place task.
Verizon is continuing to expand its role in the robotics industry. Verizon is acquiring incubed IT, an Austria-based startup that develops autonomous navigation and fleet management software for autonomous mobile robots (AMR). Terms of the deal, which is expected to close in the first half of the year, were not disclosed. Founded in 2011, incubed…
ABB introduced its Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) service that enables customers to create a preventive maintenance schedule for individual or robot fleets based on real-time operational data. ABB said the CBM service should optimize productivity and minimize downtime. CBM uses real-time data on robot operations to help identify any potential issues that could affect performance, including…
In September 2020, Clearpath Robotics released a ROS package for Boston Dynamics’ Spot quadruped. The idea was to allow robotics researchers to leverage ROS capabilities out-of-the-box, as well as open-source libraries, tools and the greater ROS community to accelerate their robotics development. Spot comes with a dedicated computer, power and communication interfaces and a flexible…
With this acquisition, Leadec expands its portfolio into parcel automation and strengthens its existing operations in North America.
Oxbotica’s Selenium platform handles an autonomous vehicle’s navigation, mapping, perception, and machine learning. Oxbotica said Selenium doesn’t need to rely on external infrastructure such as GPS, lane markings or pre-existing HD maps.
NVIDIA said its Isaac Gym simulation software is designed to provide end-to-end reinforcement learning for robotics developers.
In this Q&A, Vincent Guo from Siemens Digital Industries Software discusses how digital twins, augmented reality, and virtual reality can help production environments with productivity and social distancing.
ABB has expanded its Wizard Easy Programming tool to its IRB 1100 industrial robot range to make it easier to install, program, and operate robots without specialized training.
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.
Epson Robots announced major updates to its RC+ 7.0 development software. This latest update (version 7.5.0) expands the IntelliFlex Parts Feeding lineup to include the new IntelliFlex 80 and 380 Feeders, as well as the release of Add On Instructions for users of Allen Bradley PLC platforms to program and control Epson robots. These new…
The Compact Interior Painting Station enables automotive manufacturers to reduce the size of their vehicle interior painting stations by one third, while saving costs and making facilities more sustainable, said ABB.
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.
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, said that combining neural networks with motion-planning software will give robots the speed and skill to assist in warehouse environments.
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.
Freedom Robotics explains how it helped support the ERC Space and Robotics Event with teleoperation and remote monitoring software, as well as lessons learned for industrial automation.
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.
Real-Time Innovations said that robotics developers can now use RTI Connext DDS scalability and productivity tools within the ROS 2 ecosystem.
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OSARO is working to combine its AI software for piece picking with INNOTECH’s product expertise in a mobile robot to serve supply chains and manufacturing.
Energid Technologies’ Actin software is helping Schilling Robotics’ GEMINI remotely operated underwater vehicle with more sophisticated manipulation.