Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Germany's Kuka plans move into world of personal assistant robots

Patrick McGee for Financial Times: Industrial robotics maker will team up with Chinese parent Midea

The Most Important Robots in Medicine

A robot could soon be a regular member of the medical staff across the country, taking a patient’s pulse, scanning vital signs, taking pictures and even reading case notes. Then, this information is sent to a nurse practitioner or a physician’s assistant, who can advise

Interview with Japan Roboticist and Celebrity “Hiroshi Ishiguro”

Japan is a highly Service Robots oriented Market - Three way Dialogue Systems will be in high demand in Future.

North America Takes Lead in Industry 5.0 by Necessity

Realizing that education must occur to build the bridge from Industry 4.0 to 5.0, Drive Manufacturing Summit is the first conference to embrace this line of thought. This unconventional conference will facilitate conversation around the cultural shift, not just informing att

Why Smart Manufacturing Is Guaranteed to Need Industrial Robotics

By connecting manufacturing leaders with end-users, implementing machines that are able to maintain themselves and teaching current employees how to work with the new line of industrial robotics, proactive and tech-savvy manufacturers are in a position to revolutionize the w

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In China, a robot has started delivering packages to people

Echo Huang for Quartz: Designed by JD, the white, four-wheeled droid can carry five packages at once and travel 20 km (12.4 miles) if fully charged.

Please and Thank You: How DARPA Is Teaching Robots Manners

Kacey Deamer for Live Science: Researchers created a machine-learning algorithm that allowed robots to "intuit" how to behave like humans in certain situations, like being quiet in a library.

How to Be a Winner in the Consumer Robotics Revolution

Entrepreneur: These devices are coming to a home near you, maybe your home. And that's not science fiction. How can your business get in on this?

Drone Racing League Season 2: More Funding, More Drones

Marco Margaritoff for The Drive: Drone Racing League Season 2 acquires $20m in additional Series B funding and is ready for takeoff next week on ESPN.

Robotics and Automation - News Headlines

BitFlow Sponsors Purdue University Hyperloop Team as it Gears Up for Second SpaceX Competition

BitFlow frame grabber used in location finder system

AutoSens returns to AutoWorld in Brussels for the third in its series of world-class events

This third edition of AutoSens will attract a global audience of 400+ technical experts and engineers, attending from disciplines including cameras, LiDAR, radar, image processing, computer vision, in-car networking, testing and validation, certification and standards.

RE2 Robotics Receives Air Force Funding to Develop Robotic Pilot for Autonomous Aircraft

RE2 Robotics announced today that the Company was selected by the Air Force to develop a drop-in robotic system to rapidly convert a variety of traditionally manned aircraft to robotically piloted, autonomous aircraft under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

Military UAV's market to grow at CAGR of 14.89%

SMi reports: Military leaders from the US, Czech Republic and Croatia will discuss the use of UAV for reconnaissance and surveillance at SMi's UAV Technology Central & Eastern Europe

Festo Expands Low Cost EtherNet/IP Connectivity to IO-Link Devices

The Festo CTEU-EP universal EtherNet/IP interface module now includes connectivity to third party IO-Link devices as well as Festo valve terminals.

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