Abundant Robotics raises $10 million to commercialize its apple-picking robot

Brnice Magistretti for VentureBeat: Picking apples may seem like a fun weekend activity, but it's actually backbreaking manual labor. Abundant Robotics wants to help agricultural growers shoulder this task and today announced funding of $10 million, led by GV, to commercialize its apple-picking robot.

What does the future of drone technology look like? We have an idea!

While most companies are focused on how drones work in the sky, XWorks is setting its sights on how they work on the ground, using a landing pad they call the RDISt (Robotic Docking and Interchange Station).

Cognitive Automation : Advent of Virtual Workforce

Cognitive Automation (CA) , also known as Intelligent Automation, is a set of AI based technologies including Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. The core difference between CA and generic RPA is that CA works at a semantic level and tries to understand the underlying data rather than just treating it at a superficial level.

WiBotic Announces $2.5 Million in New Funding for its Wireless Power Solutions for the Robotics Industry

Company's Wireless Power and Battery Intelligence Solutions Enable Robots to Operate 100% Autonomously

Robotic Construction Platform Creates Large Buildings on Demand

Evan Ackerman for IEEE Spectrum: Construction seems like an industry that, were I still living in Silicon Valley, I would be tempted to call "ripe for disruption." Researchers at the MIT Media Lab agree, pointing out in a paper just published in Science Robotics that construction "relies on traditional fabrication technologies that are dangerous, slow, and energy-intensive." Hey, sounds like a job for some robots, right?

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) - The Future of Outsourcing

RPA systems are used to automate basic and repetitive office tasks. A technology like this can have massive impact on the future of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO).

Wireless Electric Planters Optimize Crop Yield

Coupled with the electrification of farming vehicle systems and rising seed costs, the farmer faces a unique challenge: accurately planting seed in order to optimize crop yield.

The next great CEO could be a robot, Alibaba's Jack Ma says

Brett Molina , USA TODAY: Jack Ma, the founder and chairman of Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba, predicts "a robot will likely be on the cover of Time magazine as the best CEO" in 30 years, according to published reports.

Key Best Practices for Successful Implementation of Automation

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a rapid IT project, driven by non - IT staff and faces higher risks, because it demands prerequisites and some key best practices to be followed.

More Farmers Considering Drone Use

Hoosier Ag Today: A new poll finds 21 percent of farmers plan to operate a drone this year. The poll found 21 percent of farmers will operate the drone themselves, while another 12 percent of farmers indicated they would opt for a third-party entity to fly drones.

Marble and Yelp Eat24 start robot food delivery in San Francisco

Lora Kolodny for TechCrunch: Marble is one of a handful of ventures developing ground-based robots that can navigate autonomously to a customer's address. Their machines look like a large kitchen appliance crossed with a Mars rover.

AUVSI - All Things Unmanned

If you are interested in drones, intelligent robotics and unmanned systems, you might want to visit the AUVSI Xponential on May 8 - 11 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Dallas Convention Center.

ASU's Tom Sugar explores the next step in wearable robotics

ASU Now: Engineering professor to host, present at WearRAcon17 robotics conference in Phoenix.

Army poised to transform ground robotics industry

Jen Judson for Defense The Army is poised to transform the ground robotics industry over the next year as it launches several competitions to define its future unmanned ground systems fleet.News:

How to Select the Right Drive for Automated Vehicles

A full analysis of a wheel drive's required performance, including peak torque for acceleration and average power needed for typical vehicle travel routines, is needed in order to choose the best wheel drive for an application.

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