Amazon launched SageMaker Reinforcement Learning (RL) Kubeflow Components, an open-source toolkit designed to help manage robotics workflows. SageMaker RL is designed to make it faster to develop machine learning capabilities for everything from perception to controls and optimization. Amazon SageMaker is a service built on Amazon’s two decades of experience developing real-world machine learning applications.…
Top 10 transactions in robotics in 2020
Amazon’s security drone, life-size Gundam & robotic-assisted surgery
Welcome to Episode 18 of The Robot Report Podcast, which brings conversations with robotics innovators straight to you. Join us every week for discussions with leading roboticists, innovative robotics companies, and other key members of the robotics community. Listeners can subscribe to The Robot Report Podcast on Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify, Google Play, and…
WorldForge for AWS RoboMaker designed to quickly scale robotics simulations
Amazon Web Services said its new AWS RoboMaker WorldForge capability allows robotics developers to quickly and affordably create multiple virtual environments for testing and teaching.
Veo on manufacturing challenges; tele-operating Spot; Amazon goes to the mall
Welcome to Episode 11 of The Robot Report Podcast, which brings conversations with robotics innovators straight to you. Join us every Wednesday for discussions with leading roboticists, innovative robotics companies, and other key members of the robotics community. Listeners can subscribe to The Robot Report Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify, Google Play and YouTube. Please…
How Amazon robotics engineers continue to build technologies from their garages
Brad Porter, the Amazon vice president leading the company’s robotics initiatives, describes how employees have continued to develop innovative systems while working from home.
Amazon Scout robotic deliveries extend to two Southern U.S. cities
The online retailer said its Amazon Scout mobile robot has already autonomously delivered thousands of packages and will be accompanied by human “ambassadors.”
Robotics investments recap: June 2020
In June 2020, autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, and mobile robots benefitted from an uptick in funding.
THNQ fund from ROBO Global looks ahead to post-pandemic AI infrastructure growth
ROBO Global has launched its third technology fund and index, THNQ, which closely follows companies developing and using artificial intelligence infrastructure.
Zoox acquisition puts Amazon in pole position for ride-hailing, self-driving race
Amazon.com Inc. has agreed to acquire self-driving startup Zoox but didn’t say whether it would focus on autonomous vehicles for delivery or transporting ride-hailing passengers.
10 data annotation companies for AI, robotics developers to watch
Mindy Support is among the companies providing data annotation services to robotics and AI developers, but each has pros and cons.
Distribution Management, 6 River Systems offer business continuity to 3PLs
With Amazon prioritizing partner shipments and e-commerce providers seeing spikes during the COVID-19 crisis, Distribution Management needed to maximize productivity. Then came Chuck.
AWS JPL Open-Source Rover Challenge open to competitors
In the AWS JPL Open-Source Rover Challenge, contestants must train machine learning models to autonomously control a virtual Mars rover.
8 mobile robot applications that will grow in 2020
Mobile robot applications will keep growing in 2020, both within and across industries, says columnist Kayla Matthews.
Amazon Robotics to open Massachusetts innovation hub in 2021
Amazon Robotics, which is currently based in North Reading, Mass., is expanding its footprint in the state with an innovation hub in Westborough, Mass.
Order fulfillment tipping point reached for mobile robots, says Interact Analysis
A new research report predicts that order fulfillment operations will install more than 500,000 autonomous mobile robots within the next five years.
KBR revs up with AWS, NASA for fully autonomous vehicle race
KBR, a provider of technology and services to the government and energy industry, worked with Amazon Web Services and NASA to stage a race of fully autonomous vehicles.
AWS RoboMaker now available to robotics developers in new regions worldwide
AWS RoboMaker is designed to ease development of robotics applications. Amazon Web Services is making it available in more regions worldwide.
Robots need the cloud for coordination, says AWS’s Barga, Robotics Summit keynoter
At the Robotics Summit & Expo in Boston, AWS’s Roger Barga will deliver a keynote about the role of the cloud in future of robotics. He gives a preview of his discussion about emerging technologies, the challenges of analysis and coordination, and how RoboMaker can help robot developers.
Free AWS RoboMaker workshop to give robotics engineers hands-on experience
AWS RoboMaker Immersion Day in Boston on June 4, 2019, is a free workshop for robotics developers. Amazon Web Services is offering engineers a chance to use RoboMaker and ROS.
Robotics investments recap: April 2019
Despite a few high-profile failures, robotics investments kept going strong in April 2019, with funding flowing to companies working on self-driving cars, supply chain automation, and robots in healthcare.
Mobile robot developers get a look under the hood at Robotics Summit & Expo 2019
Engineers can learn about recent developments in mobile robot technology from speakers, exhibitors, and peers at this conference in Boston in June.