Companies Are Buying Services Instead of Robots

Traditionally, robots have been purchased as capital equipment and used to automate a part of the workflow. Recently, companies have been exploring the idea of hiring robot workers similar to the way people are hired: as contractors.

The Robot Army is Moving

A threat to jobs, a health and safety risk and a technological nightmare. Despite these common protests against robotic technology, demand is growing, creating a new challenge for robot component suppliers.

Who's Winning the Robot Race?

Three-quarters of total robot sales are currently attributed to just five countries - China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, the United States and Germany.

How Drones Are Disrupting The Insurance Industry

Insurance companies already employ 17% of all commercial drones. Drones can play a part in all the stages of the insurance lifecycle, especially claims management and fraud prevention.

RobotUnion Selects the 20 Best European Robotics Startups

RobotUnion offers a total of 4M€ in equity-free funding in two open calls for startups and SMEs within the framework of the Horizon 2020 program funded by the European Commission.

Industrial Robots Stepping in to Help Economies with Inadequate and Expensive Labor Force

The process of training robots through virtual Reality is referred to as Imitation learning. This technique assists a robot to absorb several skills in a low-cost and low risk environment. The robots can easily mimic the human, guided by machine learning algorithms.

6 Warehouse Metrics You Can't Afford to Ignore

Using drones, automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence, companies are leveraging these important warehouse metrics to better serve their customers while improving their own bottom lines.

Drones for inspecting Roofs for Home Insurance Are Becoming the Norm

Drones offer fantastic, labor-efficient technology for close up view of roofs, and can be operated from the ground. They are well-equipped with modern software which makes inspection and report generation easier.

Adding Robots in the Workplace Requires Robots Built for the Workforce

The cost and risks for small to mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) to train employees as well as implement and deploy robots for immediate impact is still too high.

Advantages of Robotic Systems in Automation

RPA or systems that are augmented with a form of automation - even software based - will completely transform the world of business as we know it. They have a place in nearly every industry in existence and can help improve output and efficiency ...

Top Article for 2018 - How Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Can Create More Employment Opportunities

The impact of AI and robotics on employment goes far deeper than just job creation. AI, and subsequently, robotics, are niche technologies that demand an extensive understanding of every associated parameter.

NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier Module for Next-Gen Autonomous Machines

Module delivers up to 32 TOPS of performance, fits in palm of your hand. Developers can use Jetson AGX Xavier to build the autonomous machines that will solve some of the worlds toughest problems, and help transform a broad range of industries.

What Caused Rethink Robotics to Shut Down?

The outcome for Rethink Robotics demonstrates that even when companies are in a popular sector, they still face challenges that could make it hard to thrive. As such, the company's closing should not be viewed as a sign of a struggling robotics industry.

Thanks to Robotics Demand, Servo Motors and Drives to Grow to $15.92 Billion by 2022

This brief coverage of some of the emerging uses of servo motors and drives emphasizes the improvements made possible as these components become increasingly advanced. Such progress should continue over the foreseeable future...

LM Industries - A Digital OEM

LM Industries low speed, electric and autonomous vehicle, Olli, uses carbon fiber-reinforced polymer thermoplastics in its 3D printing process. Additionally, Ollis chassis is nearly 90 percent 3D-printed

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