Robotics and Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Meet the Robotics Wiz Behind Old Spice's Giant Mechanical Sea Creature

David Gianatasio for AdWeek: Unless you’ve been lost at sea, you’ve probably heard about the giant robotic squid that Old Spice deployed last weekend for a wacky, high-profile internet game on Twitch.

Report: Cyberattacks on Industrial Robots

Trend Micro recently released the first in-depth, hands-on research that demonstrates the extent to which industrial robots can be compromised.

Unmanned Mowing Robots will be on sale in Japan soon, developed by public and private partnerships

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will work on the development of an unmanned mowing robot in collaboration with Industrial Technology Research Institute, Yokohama City, Fukuoka Prefecture and others.

Another Race to the Moon—This Time by Robots

On September 13, 1959, the Soviet Union landed the first human-made object on the surface of the Moon. The United States landed the first human on July 20, 1969. Now, there is a race to land the first robot on the moon.

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Drones, autonomous vehicles on Echodyne's radar as it pulls in $29M from investors

Matt Day for Seattle Times: Echodyne’s radar arrays are designed to bring some of the power and precision of massive, heavy, military-grade radars to a tablet-sized device.

Americans no longer have to register non-commercial drones with the FAA

April Glaser for Recode: The court ruled that the FAA’s drone registration rules, which have been in place since 2015, were in violation of a law passed by Congress in 2012.

How Robotics Will Change the Food Industry

Quora via Forbes: I think we'll see this across industries where basic tasks that can be easily automated eventually will be, and it will pave the way for a workforce that is more productive and efficient.

The Not-So-Secret Code That Powers Robots Around the Globe

Ellen Huet for Bloomberg: A Silicon Valley startup is the guardian of the building blocks of robot life.

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HIT Robot Group's 2017 Golden Partner Forum Wraps Up, Fosters and Rewards Innovation in the Robotics Industry

The event drew together experts, academics government officials and business leaders from across high tech sectors to share their thoughts on the state and future of robotics and the prospects for high tech investment between China and the United States. The Forum also saw the honoring of three outstanding startups for their innovative works.

Alta Devices and PowerOasis Partner to Develop Power System Reference Design for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Provides UAV Manufacturers with a Simple Solution to Increase Endurance

American Robotics Secures $1.1 Million In Seed Funding

American Robotics, a drone developer specializing in agricultural automation, today announced it has raised $1.1 million in seed funding.

ATI Industrial Automation's 2017 Technology Fair set for August 10th in Orion Township, MI

Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss their specific automation challenges and possible solutions with ATI account managers, engineers and personnel from automation partner companies who will also be on hand.

Military UAV insights from US, Canada and German Armed Forces

SMi reports: Military leaders from US, Canada and German Armed Forces to discuss UAV's roles from an operational perspective and explore current and future challenges.

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