A research team at the robotics department at Google has been developing a new way for robots to learn by watching.
Alphabet testing robots to autonomously clean offices
New details released about how prototypes from the Everyday Robots project are being tested in Google’s offices in the Bay Area.
Drone deliveries, AI bias demand that ethics keep pace with technology
Are drones, AI, and robots developing faster than our ability to apply ethics? Recent discussions around AI ethics and drone deliveries versus private airspace demonstrate the need to think about ethics and technology.
Drone delivery taking off from Alphabet’s Wing Aviation
Alphabet Inc. subsidiary Wing Aviation on Tuesday became the first drone delivery company to be awarded air carrier certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). With the certification, Wing Aviation now has the same certifications as smaller airlines and can turn its tests into a commercial service that delivers goods from local businesses to homes.…
Food robotics pioneers take orders for growing industry appetite
Attendees and speakers at a food robotics event in San Francisco discussed the biggest challenges facing developers and users of robots and AI for cooking, delivery, and tracking.
Google Cloud Robotics Platform coming to developers in 2019
The term “cloud robotics” was first coined in 2010 by James Kuffner, who was working at Google at the time. Google has since teased various cloud robotics efforts, but it appears the Mountain View, the Calif.-based tech giant is going full-bore in 2019 with the launch of the Google Cloud Robotics Platform for developers. Details are…
Google X teases robotic projects, machine-learning and AI collaborations
Google’s X moonshot program late last week teased at its internal robotics projects, mentioning that the combination of machine learning and robotics will be at the heart of many of its ventures. While no distinct details were released, Google X said that its robotics arm is closely collaborating with its Google Brain deep learning artificial…
Apple, Amazon and now Google: It’s a pretty exciting time for robotics!
By Frank Tobe, Editor and Publisher, The Robot Report There is serious momentum in robotics these days evidenced by recent news from Apple, Amazon and Google: Apple announced that they were investing $10.5 billion in supply chain robots and automation equipment and recently confirmed their acquisition of PrimeSense for $350 million (PrimeSense is the developer…