Full-system simulators have brought a true paradigm shift in the world of programming, development and robotics—and one that can’t be ignored. Simulations offer the environment needed to accelerate development and testing time by up to 90 percent. Learn how Wind River’s Senior Solution Architect, James Hui, designs Simics to help organizations and global teams scale…
Open letter pledges not to weaponize robots
Agility Robotics, ANYbotics, Boston Dynamics, Clearpath Robotics, Open Robotics and Unitree pledged not to support the weaponization of their products and are calling for others in the industry to do the same.
ARM Institute virtual summit tackles robotics for pandemics and beyond
This virtual summit will highlight the impact, success stories, lessons learned, and outputs from 9 pandemic-focused projects.
OTTO Motors’ autonomous mobile robots now available worldwide
OTTO Motors announces new channel partnerships in Europe to extend its reach. The company is also compliant with all significant safety standards.
Seegrid Introduces New Palion Series 8 Autonomous Tow Tractor
Seegrid Corporation announces the availability of the Seegrid Palion Tow Tractor Series 8 with enhanced Smart Path technology.
RoboAds introduces the world’s first mobile advertising robot
RoboSignage set the record as the first NFT Art to be displayed on a mobile robot. Through this innovative technology, customers have the opportunity to inform themselves or invest in NFT ar
Walmart invests in Cruise for last-mile delivery
Cruise and Walmart announced in November 2020 a self-driving delivery pilot in Scottsdale, Ariz. using Cruise’s all-electric Chevy Bolts.
Trump pardons autonomous vehicle engineer Anthony Levandowski
In one of his final acts in office, President Trump issued 73 full pardons and commuted 70 sentences late Tuesday evening. Anthony Levandowski, the former Google and Uber autonomous vehicle engineer who was sentenced to 18 months in prison on one count of stealing trade secrets, received one of those pardons. With the full pardon,…
How the Army is improving reinforcement learning for robots
Multi-domain operations (MDO) the Army’s future operating concept, requires autonomous agents with learning components to operate alongside humans. New Army research reduces the unpredictability of current training reinforcement learning policies so that they are more practically applicable to physical systems, especially ground robots. These learning components will permit autonomous agents to reason and adapt to…
Watch Boston Dynamics’ robots tear up the dance floor
We now know why Hyundai Motor was so interested in Boston Dynamics. Forget about robots for construction, inspection or healthcare. Hyundai clearly was interested in its robot choreography skills. Or not. Set to The Contours’ “Do You Love Me,” Boston Dynamics’ entire lineup of robots – Atlas, Handle, and Spot – are seen cutting a…
Han’s Robot rebrands itself as Neura Robotics, announces LARA cobot
Han’s Robot, which has rebranded itself as Neura Robotics, is offering the LARA cobot arm, the MAV mobile robot, and the MIRA mobile manipulator based on its own hardware and software.
Cognitive Agro Pilot reaps 720,000 tons of crops across Russia in 2020 harvest
Cognitive Agro Pilot, the AI-based vision and autonomy system from Cognitive Pilot, helped farmers across Russia with their fall harvests.
ACEINNA OpenIMU ROS driver designed to aid robotics developers with navigation
ACEINNA has released its OpenIMU ROS driver, which it said will make it easier for robotics developers to build precise navigation systems.
Sense Photonics’ new CEO discusses solid state sensor development for robots, autonomous vehicles
Shauna McIntyre, the new CEO at Sense Photonics discusses with The Robot Report her perspective on perception, terminology confusion around lidar, potential use cases, and growing the business.
CORI handheld robotics system launches with Smith+Nephew Real Intelligence line
Smith+Nephew has launched the portable CORI Surgical System, which has FDA approval and is available in the U.S. for both total and unicompartmental knee arthroplasty.
Elementary Robotics closes Series A funding for automated inspections
Toyota AI Ventures was among the investors in Elementary Robotics’ $12.7 million Series A round, which will help the startup continue developing its automated inspection hardware and software.
Skygauge offers inspection drones to make industrial sites safe to reopen
Skygauge Robotics has introduced a next-generation drone design enabling contact inspection of industrial structures.
VOXL Flight combines drone controller, computer on single board
ModalAI said VOXL Flight is the first open development platform for autonomous drone navigation that fuses a flight controller and a companion computer on a single board.
Top 10 robotics stories of April 2020
What a month it was for robotics. Whether it was learning how former coal miners are becoming mobile robot technicians, iRobot delaying its robot lawn mower or Nuro being approved for driverless delivery tests in California, there was no shortage of robotics stories to cover in April 2020. Here are the Top 10 most popular…
Robots that acknowledge fallibility are easier to talk to
Yale University researchers have found that people have an easier time relating to robots that can admit to their mistakes.
Berkshire Grey raises $263M to fuel global expansion of logistics robotics
LEXINGTON, Mass. – Berkshire Grey, which develops automation solutions for retail, e-commerce, and logistics fulfillment operations, announced today it raised $263 million in Series B financing. Participants in the round include SoftBank, Khosla Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, and Canaan. The company said the new funding will support Berkshire Grey’s global expansion, acquisitions, and team growth.…
Misty II robotics development platform now generally available
Misty II, which is intended to be an affordable, easy-to-use platform for developing robotics applications and “bridging the gap” between roboticists and users, is now available.