How COVID-19 is Accelerating Robot and Drone Technology for use in Everyday Activities

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced changes to our daily lives, but when it comes to technology, not all changes have been unwelcomed. In many ways, shifting the way we live has accelerated the use of technology to a level that we were only beginning to dip our toes into.

Using Mesh Network Applications for Robotics

Many companies make mesh network products for home Wi-Fi systems. Those are indeed valid and popular applications, but there are ample opportunities to use mesh networks for robotics, too.

Lights Out Robot Painting

Robots are revolutionizing the visual arts by providing artists with new creative techniques, says Albert Nubiola, CEO of RoboDK, as an exhibition of robot-made paintings opens in the prestigious Ben Brown Fine Arts gallery, London.

AMR Innovation Arrives at MODEX 2020

Given the proliferation of warehouses, distribution centers, direct to consumer (D2C) business models, fleets of AMRs, questioning the validity of innovation is worthy of examination.

Amazon AWS RoboMaker

RoboMaker extends the most widely used open-source robotics software framework, Robot Operating System (ROS), with connectivity to cloud services.

Robot Network Security

RAD solutions are used in a variety of markets for critical infrastructure like corporate headquarters, healthcare campuses, higher education campuses, event venues and government facilities.

Universal Logic Announces New Neocortex DIY Software

Universal Logic announced today a new version of its signature Neocortex artificial intelligence product designed for do-it-yourself engineers. Neocortex DIY software allows engineers to configure and deploy AI-based robot cells for variable picking

ABB launches OmniCore, a new era of digital robot control to increase flexibility, reliability and performance

New ABB OmniCore™ robot controller family offers broadest motion control options, more tailored solutions for the connected "Factory of the Future"

DJI And Microsoft Partner To Bring Advanced Drone Technology To The Enterprise

DJI's new SDK for Windows empowers developers to build native Windows applications that can remotely control DJI drones including autonomous flight and real-time data streaming.

Wandelbots wants to reinvent the way we program robots

Darrell Etherington for TechCrunch: Its first product is a sensor-laden suit that a person can wear to demonstrate actions so that a robot can then replicate what they do.

There's a huge opportunity in robotics for early career computer scientists

Greg Nichols for ZDNet: The reason is that programming a robot is no easy task, which presents challenges when it comes to deployment. That's particularly true of small- and mid-sized businesses, which are unlikely to have a qualified roboticist onboard.

Sony backs Acutronic Robotics' hardware robot operating system

Darrell Etherington for TechCrunch: Acutronic was set up in 2016, and offers a way to allow components combine in new robotics systems easily with ready-made compliance with industry and commercial standards for easy deployment.

New Robotics Lab Allows Anyone to Control the Machines

Jason Maderer for Georgia Tech: Researchers can write their own computer programs, upload them, then get the results as the Georgia Tech machines carry out the commands. They also receive video evidence and data of the experiment.

A robotic technology stack aimed at developers on a budget

Greg Nichols for ZDNet: Vincross, a Beijing-based robotics company, today announced a small programmable robot called HEXA. The new bot runs on MIND, an operating system built on the Linux kernel and optimized for robotics.

How a One-Man Team from California Won NASA's Space Robotics Challenge

Evan Ackerman for IEEE Spectrum: In NASA's Space Robotics Challenge, participants had to command a virtual Valkyrie robot to perform a series of repair tasks in a simulated Mars base hit by a dust storm.

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