Cruise, the self-driving subsidiary of General Motors, raised $2 billion in new equity funding today. The San Francisco-based company said its post-money valuation is $30 billion. Cruise has raised about $7.3 billion since it was founded in 2013. GM, Honda Motor, and other institutional investors participated in the funding round. GM remains the majority stakeholder.…
Kespry said its Kespry Perception Analytics cloud-based system is designed for industries including chemicals, pulp and paper, energy, food and beverage, and ports.
DHL Supply Chain has partnered with Microsoft Azure and AI-driven fulfillment provider Blue Yonder to enable warehouses to more easily integrate different robots.
Companies including Rocos are preparing to deploy service robots including humanoids at hotels and other venues around the 2022 Beijiing Winter Olympics.
The expectations for e-commerce order fulfillment are accelerating expectations for supply chain insights, robustness, and flexibility, says Attabotics CEO Scott Gravelle.
ROS on Windows 10 adds extra layers of security to Clearpath mobile robots and allows them to take full advantage of cloud computing.
Humans take perception-action loops for granted, and Microsoft researchers have developed methods to provide more autonomous navigation to robots and drones.
Misty Robotics has added tools to make it easier for developers to create skills for the Misty II platform for new robot applications.
Microsoft Windows 10 has officially supported ROS since May 2019. This is, of course, an opportunity for Microsoft to expose its Azure platform to the ROS community. Microsoft is expanding its ROS/ROS2 support with new robotics development tools announced at ROSCon in Macau. The new tools include a Visual Studio Code extension for ROS, Azure…
Applied Intuition, which is developing products for autonomous vehicle development, including a simulation platform based on Microsoft Azure, has raised $40 million.
In July 2019, investments in robotics, autonomous vehicles, and drones increased, despite a decline in the number of transactions.
Microsoft is investing $1 billion in OpenAI to build out Microsoft Azure to support artificial general intelligence.
Day 2 of the Robotics Summit & Expo 2019 has more expert keynotes, informative sessions and panels, leading technology exhibitors, an engineering education workshop, and a MassRobotics career fair.
Here is just a sampling of keynotes, sessions, and panels at next month’s Robotics Summit & Expo in Boston that robotics developers and innovators won’t want to miss.
Microsoft introduced last fall an experimental release of the Robot Operating System (ROS) for Windows 10. This week during its Build conference in Seattle, Microsoft announced its ROS support is no longer an experiment: ROS is now generally available on Windows 10 IoT Enterprise. ROS, of course, is an open-source platform that provides robotics developers…
Misty’s platform pick enables developers to build compatible personal robots for businesses and homes.
CLEVELAND and BOSTON — At the Robotics Summit & Expo 2019, experts from leading companies will discuss how the next generation of commercial robots will benefit from enabling technologies such as IoT, 5G, and cloud infrastructure. Keynote presenters from Amazon AWS, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and Qualcomm will also focus on the vital roles of AI and…
Under Bill Gates’ leadership in the early 2000s, Microsoft was gung-ho about robotics. Gates predicted in 2007 that robotics would be the next hot field. He had a vision of a robot in every home. Unfortunately, the company’s robotics wheels fell off after Gates left Microsoft in 2008. But it appears Microsoft is looking to…
There is now a more accurate way to simulate robots in action before they’re put to work, thanks to new software developed by Microsoft and DS SolidWorks. The new simulation capability helps companies program robots more quickly and effectively. With Microsoft RDS, you can incorporate 3D CAD models designed in SolidWorks software and simulate robot […]