SHADOW ROBOT COMPANY SECURE FUNDING FOR SEMI-AUTONOMOUS TELEOPERATION PROJECT

The UK's longest running robotics company and partners win Innovate UK funding

How Sensors, Robotics And Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Agriculture

In a new initiative called FarmView, researchers are working to combine sensors, robotics and artificial intelligence to create a fleet of mobile field robots they hope will improve plant breeding and crop-management practices.

NEVO Europe to Showcase RIVA IV Compounding System at EAHP 2017

NEVO Europe views France as a key market; hospital pharmacists will have an opportunity to learn how RIVA prevents medication errors and increases safety.

U.S. Security Associates Named Authorized Guard Services Reseller of the Sharp INTELLOS™ A-UGV

Sharp Electronics' Robot for Security, Surveillance and Maintenance Safety Inspections Added to U.S. Security Associates' P3 (Prepare. Predict. Prevent.(SM)) Technology Platform

America may miss out on the next industrial revolution

Preparing for automation means investing in robotics   Nick Statt for The Verge:  Robots are inevitably going to automate millions of jobs in the US and around the world, but there’s an even more complex scenario on the horizon, said roboticist Matt Rendall. In a talk Tuesday at SXSW, Rendall painted a picture of the future of robotic job displacement that focused less on automation and more on the realistic ways in which the robotics industry will reshape global manufacturing. The takeaway was that America, which has outsourced much of its manufacturing and lacks serious investment in industrial robotics, may miss out on the world’s next radical shift in how goods are produced. That’s because the robot makers — as in, the robots that make the robots — could play a key role in determining how automation expands across the globe.   Full article:  

9 IoT Robotic Products Are Ready to be Introduced in the Market in Japan

The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) supports the creation of ventures by young researchers / College students in IOT and Robotics. This year Nine teams with product ideas on IoT and four teams on robotics were selected for 2017 government funding.

MDA Recognized by NASA for Robotic Servicing of International Space Station

NASA JSC Ground Controllers used the 15-degrees-of-freedom Special Purpose Dextrous Manipulator (Dextre) arm to install six new 430-pound lithium-ion batteries in two power channel Integrated Electronics Assembly pallets.

Meet BeagleBoard.org's BeagleBone Blue.

Revolutionizing Open Hardware Robotics Controllers.

SMP Robotics Announces Partnership With Distributor TBC-France to Expand Its Presence to French and Belgian Markets

TBC-France will become the official French and Belgian distributor of SMP Robotics autonomous surveillance robots.

Intel to Acquire Mobileye

Combining Technology and Talent to Accelerate the Future of Autonomous Driving

Cirtronics to Exhibit for Third Year at Xconomy's Robo Madness Forum in Boston, MA

Cirtronics, an experienced contract manufacturer, will be exhibiting for the third consecutive year in Xconomy's upcoming Robo Madness forum in Boston, MA, March 28th, 2017.

Are Robotics a Key to the Next Phase of Recycling?

Arlene Karidis for Waste360:  About 10 years ago, computer scientist Matanya Horowitz became intrigued at how far robotics had come within some industries and he started thinking about its potential in recycling, particularly for recognizing and sorting materials. Horowitz postulated that intelligent systems could have a huge impact if they could be designed to identify any material in a waste stream and pull it out. But there were unique challenges to address within the recycling niche, and Horowitz went to work to troubleshoot them. After years of tweaking, the proprietary technology he created under the Denver-based company, AMP Robotics, is running in several material recovery facilities (MRFs). The robotic system, called the AMP Cortex Robotic Sorter, has the attention of several stakeholders, including the Closed Loop Foundation and a federal government agency.   Cont'd...

Chowbotics Raises $5 Million for Bringing Robotics to the Food Industry

Announces name change from Casabots to Chowbotics

Trends in Service Robots

Robots that deliver essential items, entertain and inform, or teach your kids are becoming more common - and they'll become even more so in the coming year.

Crashing Drones Into Test Dummies for Safety

Alan Levin for Bloomberg:  Hank sat impassively on a Virginia Tech athletic field, ready to take it on the chin for the future of drone commerce. About 30 yards away, an eight-rotor unmanned copter hovered, buzzing like a swarm of bees. The 21-pound drone tilted forward, accelerated sharply and slammed into Hank’s head, smacking the crash-test dummy’s neck backward and embedding shards of shattered propeller in his plastic face. There is little disagreement that the small- and medium-sized drones flooding the U.S. market can seriously injure or even kill someone. Understanding and minimizing the risk will be key to convincing regulators to expand their permitted uses, clearing the way for plans by Amazon.com Inc. and Alphabet Inc. to have them deliver packages or news outlets such as Time Warner Inc.’s CNN to use them for aerial video.   Cont'd...

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