In this Robot Report podcast, Dexterity CEO Samir Menon discusses funding and developing a full-stack robotic picking solution. Also, Plus’ SPAC difficulties and Garick’s last mile delivery solution.
Zebra Technologies’ Melonee Wise Discusses New Fetch AMRs, Plus Softbank Robotics Europe Sale & AutoStore IPO
In this Robot Report podcast, Melonee Wise, Fetch Robotics Founder and VP of Robotics Automation at Zebra Technologies, discusses the autonomous mobile robotics (AMRs) sector and logistics automation. Plus possible Softbank Robotics Europe sale and the AutoStore IPO.
Pitney Bowes Deploys Ambi Robotics’ E-Commerce Solution, Plus Waymo’s Dead Ends & Armed Quadrupeds
Stephanie Cannon of Pitney Bowes discusses deploying robotics systems from Ambi Robotics to support E-commerce. Plus Waymo’s self-driving cars and Sword Defense’s robotic sniper rifle.
Flight Control and Communication for Autonomous Drone Navigation – An Interview with ModalAI CEO Chad Sweet
In this wide-ranging interview, ModalAI CEO Chad Sweet describes the development of the company’s VOXL Flight solution, a development platform for GPS-denied autonomous drone localization and navigation, along with computer vision for AI-powered object recognition, depth sensing and obstacle avoidance.
The 5 Key Abilities of Mobile Manipulation Systems
The capabilities spectrum for robotics systems has been expanded from fixed manipulators and teleoperated mobile robots to now include their intersection – mobile manipulation systems. To reach their full potential, however, mobile manipulation robots must be able to move, interact, see, think, and communicate.
Capabilities Alignment Critical for Military Exoskeleton Development
As this case study from Boston Engineering attests, the process of developing and testing exoskeleton technologies for military applications requires a capabilities alignment across all program participants, including military, industry and academic contributors. Direct feedback from soldiers, including their insights into the effect of exos on cognitive function, is also critical.
Start-up Profile – Autonodyne – Reducing the Cost & Complexity of Commercial, Civil & Defense UAS Ops
Autonodyne provides a HW and SW ‘platform’ for commercial, civil and defense unmanned aerial systems (UASs) including a control station, on-board mission computer, and advanced autonomy behaviors. Recent partnership deals are a capabilities signifier.
July 2020 Robotics Transactions Remain Steady Year Over Year
Robotics fundings, mergers, and acquisitions in July 2020 stayed at comparable levels with transactions from a year ago and June.
Draganfly, AeroVironment Team Up for Quantix Mapper Commercial Distribution
Drone providers AeroVironment and Draganfly are widening distribution of the Quantix Mapper system, just in time for planting season in the Northern Hemisphere.
AeroVironment Expands from Military to Commercial Drone Applications
AeroVironment, which claims to be the largest supplier of drones to the U.S. military, is also an example of a pure-play robotics company that is profitable.
Survey: Public Safety Sector is Embracing Drones
Incident management, rural communications among most cited use cases.
CMU team preps for next stage of DARPA underground challenge
New capabilities include stair-climbing robots and bouncing off obstacles.
Robotics firms continue to forge partnerships, collaboration with customers
Kinova, GreyOrange, RightHand among those collaborating with integrators and other customers/partners.
How Robots and Drones are Changing Rescue Operations
New systems are helping to make emergency response less dangerous and provide more data.
Thailand to Evaluate Robotic Combat Vehicles from Milrem Robotics
Tests next year to determine combat and support role for unmanned combat system.
Robots, Drones Among Startups in Verizon’s 5G First Responder Lab
Group of companies to explore use of AI and 5G connectivity on first-response applications.
ICYMI: Robot News Wrapup from the Editor’s Inbox
Short news briefs to keep you informed of goings-on in the world of robotics, drones, and more.
TerraView Unveils Aerial Drone with 70-Minute Flight Time
Made in the U.S., the RangePro X8 offers commercial and industrial applications across several markets for inspection, surveying, and first response scenarios.
Military Robot Creators Look to Add More Autonomy, Soldier Collaboration
Event celebrates partnership between military and robotics industry researchers.
Knightscope Adds StartEngine for Crowdfunding Investments
Security robot maker offers shares to retail investors as it readies for public listing.
Firefighter Protection System Wins 2019 IBM Call for Code Challenge
AI and IoT-based system monitors health and safety in real-time and over long term.
FLIR Acquires Tethered Drone Assets, Technology from Aria Insights
Deal with UAS Pioneer, Formerly CyPhy Works, Includes Intellectual Property, Multiple Patents.
WPI Students Combine Robots, Drones to Search and Destroy Land Mines
Autonomous rover finds land mines, aerial drone deploys payload to safely detonate munitions that kill or maim up to 20,000 people per year.
Drones Continue Push on Delivery Operations, BVLOS Testing
Rounding up recent developments in unmanned aerial vehicle testing for deliveries, first response, and scientific research.
As Cities Move from Smart to Adaptive, How Will this Affect Business?
How technologies like AI, robotics, and self-driving cars will create new challenges for companies within those cities.