Call for Applications: 2019 Pitching Den Competition

Pitching Den invites high-growth early-stage startups from all over the world to pitch their innovative business solutions to a well-rounded panel of venture capitalists, angel investors and business development experts, and to compete for investment, maximum media exposure and networking opportunities with enablers and sponsors.
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Call for Proposals: The Robotic Vision Challenges - The Probabilistic Object Detection

Our first challenge requires participants to detect objects in video data produced from high-fidelity simulations. The novelty of this challenge is that participants are rewarded for providing accurate estimates of both spatial and semantic uncertainty for every detection using probabilistic bounding boxes. Accurate spatial and semantic uncertainty estimates are rewarded by our newly developed probability-based detection quality (PDQ) measure. Full details about this new measure are available in our arxiv paper.
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EU Call for Proposals: The TRA VISIONS 2020 YOUNG RESEARCHER COMPETITION

The TRA VISIONS 2020 YOUNG RESEARCHER COMPETITION is aimed at University and Technical Institutes young researchers pursuing bachelor degrees and higher. The competition presents an opportunity for young researchers to showcase their work on an international stage at the Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2020 Conference between the 27th and 30th of April 2020 in Helsinki.
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Robotic Farmers in Agriculture

As per Euro monitor intersection of robotics, artificial intelligence, analytics and machines for precision farming is one of the top ndustry’s top opportunities. In Europe, Spanish company called Agrobot has developed a strawberry farming robot. It uses up to 24 robotic arms to pick fruit and is capable of autonomous navigation.

CropDeep: The Crop Vision Dataset for Deep-Learning-Based Classification and Detection in Precision Agriculture

To encourage further progress in challenging realistic agricultural conditions, we present the CropDeep species classification and detection dataset, consisting of 31,147 images with over 49,000 annotated instances from 31 different classes. In contrast to existing vision datasets, images were collected with different cameras and equipment in greenhouses, captured in a wide variety of situations.

Aether and Procter & Gamble Begin 3D Printing and AI Development Project

Aether, the pioneer of AI enhanced 3D printing and bioprinting, today announced the commencement of a two year joint development agreement with Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) “P&G” for the development of cutting edge 3D printing and AI technologies.

Mini cheetah is the first four-legged robot to do a backflip

Robot’s lightweight, high-power design is the perfect platform to share and play, developers say.

EU Call for Proposals: Robotics in Application Areas

The purpose of this topic is to address such issues in a modular and open way, and reduce the barriers that prevent a more widespread adoption of robots.
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22 days ago

EU's Call for Proposals: RobotUnion acceleration program for European robotic startups and SMEs

The ideal project RobotUnion is looking for is disruptive and innovative, beyond the state of the art and with a degree of differentiation with its competitors. The ideal projects are also looking for additional investment for scaling their business globally.
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Dubai’s RTA starts using robots in cleaning metro stations

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has embarked on using robots in cleaning metro stations as part of efforts to introduce new techniques driven by artificial intelligence technology.

EU's Call for Proposals: EGNSS applications fostering digitisation

Actions should deliver new innovative applications, with commercial impact and a clear market uptake perspective (a Business Plan is required as part of the proposal). The proposed EGNSS applications may integrate digital technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, big data and robotics.
Applications are closed

Thailand offered incentives for foreign investment in Medical Robotics

The maximum corporate income tax (CIT) exemption is 8 years for both manufacture of automation machinery/equipment with engineering design, and the manufacture of high-risk or high-technology medical devices. However, the CIT exemption for the assembling of robots or automation equipment/parts is 5 years.

Robotics Mechanisms and Automation in Warehousing Management

Robotic warehousing is a sprouting trend in the recent times. According to the survey of robotics.org, about 80 percent warehouses are operated physically by man power. Nevertheless, the upcoming impenetrability in the warehouses makes it necessary for the management to implement the latest robotic technology.

Seamless Mobility Combines Autonomous Shuttles and Delivery Robots

Continental views automated goods delivery as an integral part of future urban mobility as an addition to conventional goods delivery. The CUbE can carry one or multiple delivery robots and deploy them to handle the last yards of the goods and parcel delivery logistics chain. “Industrializing the automation of goods delivery requires reliable, robust, high-performing and best-cost technology – a mix perfectly reflected in the automotive equivalent of automation.

VineRobot, an Unmanned ground vehicle equipped with non-invasive sensor technology to monitor grape growth

Just like great wine needs time, great grapes require continuous attention and reliable assessment tools. Noting the absence of a convincing alternative to manual sampling and analysis, an EU-funded consortium has developed VineRobot, an ‘Unmanned ground vehicle’ (UGV) equipped with non-invasive sensor technology.

Enabling Technologies for Operator 4.0: A Survey

The fast development of smart sensors and wearable devices has provided the opportunity to develop intelligent operator workspaces. The resultant Human-Cyber-Physical Systems (H-CPS) integrate the operators into flexible and multi-purpose manufacturing processes.

Internet of Robotic Things – Converging Sensing/Actuating, Hyperconnectivity, Artificial Intelligence and IoT Platforms

The Internet of Things (IoT) concept is evolving rapidly and influencing new developments in various application domains, such as the Internet of Mobile Things (IoMT), Autonomous Internet of Things (A-IoT), Autonomous System of Things (ASoT), Internet of Autonomous Things (IoAT), Internet of Things Clouds (IoT-C) and the Internet of Robotic Things (IoRT) etc. that are progressing/advancing by using IoT technology.

Benefits for Queensland of the new robot economy

A new independent report predicts the uptake of robotics and automation could boost Queensland’s economic growth by 1 to 2 per cent each year over the next decade, adding between $37.4 billion and $117.5 billion to Gross State Product (GSP).

DOCOMO and Toyota Conduct Successful Remote Control of T-HR3 Humanoid Robot Using 5G

Toyota developed the T-HR3 with the aim of creating a partner robot that can safely support human activities in a variety of circumstances, such as homes and healthcare institutions.

Qualcomm Launches $100M AI Investment Fund

Qualcomm Ventures Announces Investment in AnyVision, a World-Leading Face, Body, and Object Recognition Startup, at its 5G & AI Summit in San Francisco.

Bosch survey: Germans believe artificial intelligence will bring great benefits to mobility and manufacturing

Whether at home, in traffic, or at work, artificial intelligence (AI) is going to transform the world. It’s a future that is not so distant. Smartphones already come with smart voice-controlled assistants, and physicians are using AI to diagnose conditions.

iPathology: Robotic Applications and Management of Plants and Plant Diseases

We present and review robotic applications on plant pathology and management, and emerging agricultural technologies for intra-urban agriculture. Greenhouse advanced management systems and technologies have been greatly developed in the last years, integrating IoT and WSN (Wireless Sensor Network). Machine learning, machine vision, and AI (Artificial Intelligence) have been utilized and applied in agriculture for automated and robotic farming.
4 months ago

Plant breeders tap robots, drones and artificial intelligence to feed the world

Digital innovations in agriculture, including robots, drones and artificial intelligence (AI), are part of a new arsenal of tools plant breeders are using to feed the world’s population.

Dexter, an open-source, 3D printed, high precision robotic arm is the winner of the 2018 Hackaday Prize

Dexter is an open source, 5+ axis robotic arm. Its parts are 3D printed with PLA and held together with carbon fiber strakes for reinforcement.

Call for Applications: 2019 RoboMaster Robotics Competition

The RoboMaster 2019 Robotics Competition is open to international universities. As long as you love robots and hope to show your talent and wisdom on the RoboMaster Robotics Competition, you can apply for registration!
Applications are closed

EU-funded scientists developed adaptable ground and aerial robots that can transform farming

Utilising the data delivered from the UAV, the UGV prototype, called Bonirob, autonomously navigates its environment and performs actions at set locations. For example, it can spray a pesticide onto a selected crop area, and in the case of weed presence, it can get rid of them mechanically, avoiding the use of dangerous herbicides.

Healthcare Robotics Digital Innovation Hub

Robotics has the potential to revolutionise the field of healthcare. In hospitals, surgical robots allow for minimally invasive surgery, with increased precision.

Agri-Food Robotics Digital Innovation Hub

Precision farming will allow European farmers to grow what is needed, with little waste in produce, water, and pesticides, and using less manual labour. Farms of the future will be high-tech ventures that are appealing for the younger generations. Robotics, combined with AI and big data, has a big part to play.

EU's Call for Proposals: Smart and healthy living at home

The pilots should build on open platforms, standardised ontologies, APIs and results from IoT-based smart living environments, service robotics and smart wearable & portable systems and clearly go beyond current state of the art in terms of scale, the capabilities for personalisation, adaptation, and user acceptance.
Applications are closed

Fabricating an articulate robot for automated packing system by utilizing IOT system

We developed 3D packing system using prioritization method packing algorithm and Internet of things (IOT) for sending and receiving data.

Call for Applications: Cost effective and rapid deployment of mobile robots in manufacturing

L4MS is launching an Open Call for Application Experiments (AEs) to validate the cost effective and rapid deployment of mobile robots in manufacturing SMEs and MidCaps through virtualization. The experiments will help to confirm if the platform really contributes to reduction of the installation, deployment and configuration by a factor of 10. The AEs will be conducted by using OPIL integration platform and 3D simulator, for which free licenses and complete guidance will be offered by L4MS.
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Pepper-picking robot demonstrates its skills in greenhouse labour automation

The SWEEPER robot is the first sweet pepper harvesting robot in the world demonstrated in a commercial greenhouse. It is designed to operate in a single stem row cropping system, with a crop having non-clustered fruits and little leaf occlusion.

The first wireless flying robotic insect takes off

Insect-sized flying robots could help with time-consuming tasks like surveying crop growth on large farms or sniffing out gas leaks.
10 months ago

IoT, robotics and machine learning set to transform the supply chain, suggests Inmarsat research

Transport and logistics businesses are investing in Internet of Things (IoT)-based smart technologies to help them take advantage of the wealth of opportunities that the Fourth Industrial Revolution offers.
10 months ago

EU Call for Proposals: Robotics Core Technology

Autonomy in robotic systems is built on a combination of four core technologies.
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a year ago

RobotUnion's Call for Applications: Scaleups in the robotics sector

RobotUnion will select 20 Scaleups that will participate in the Acceleration program and could be financed with up to €223,000 equity free in cash plus acceleration services.
Applications are closed
a year ago

El Camino Hospital Pioneers First U.S. Use of Robotic Platform for Lung Cancer Diagnosis

The Taft Center for Clinical Research at El Camino Hospital announced that its interventional pulmonology team has successfully performed an innovative robotic bronchoscopy procedure to view the inside of the lungs and obtain a tissue sample.
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: Technologies for first responders

Proposals are invited to propose novel solutions improving the protection of first responders against multiple and unexpected dangers, or enhancing their capacities by addressing related research and innovation issues.
Applications are closed
a year ago

MIDIH Call for Proposals: E2 Topic - Integrating CPS / IOT factory automation technologies in Robotics experimental facilities

The E2 topic looks for CPS/IOT data-driven experiments for sensor data collection, data analytics, and machine learning for the implementation of factory automation technologies supported by robotics which must use MIDIH reference architectures and reference implementations and the MIDIH Data Infrastructures.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Groupe PSA to show its Plant of the Future at the Global Industrie Exhibition

Its vision of the plant of the future projects Groupe PSA into a new growth model designed to address four key challenges.
a year ago

Call for startups and SMEs working with Big Data: Predictive maintenance models for industrial robots in body shop

The robots have different applications, such as material handling, spot and stud welding, adhesive dispensing and high resolution inline measurement. The model will be created with the data provided from the robot.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Cheetah III as a commercially viable robot to operate in compromised emergency response environments

Developed by the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering's Biomimetic Robotics Lab under the direction of Associate Professor Sangbae Kim, the quadruped MIT Cheetah has made headlines for its dynamic legged gait, speed, jumping ability, and biomimetic design.
a year ago

State-of-the-Art Mobile Intelligence: Enabling Robots to Move Like Humans by Estimating Mobility with Artificial Intelligence

Despite extensive research on this topic, robots still suffer from difficulties when moving in complex environments, especially in practical applications. Therefore, the ability to have enough intelligence while moving is a key issue for the success of robots.
a year ago

Europe invests to boost the uptake of robotic technologies by start-ups and SMEs

There is a clear need to stimulate European start-ups and SMEs in the robotics sector to develop novel and innovative technology with the potential to open new markets at the international level. The aim of the Robot Union acceleration program is to discover, support and fund innovative projects in the robotics industry.
a year ago

Call for Applications: Intelligence X.0 for Startups

CODE_n is looking for groundbreaking business models and use cases based on pioneering technologies. This year’s CONTEST, “Intelligence X.0,” will spotlight the 50 most progressive startups and industry disruptors worldwide.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Impact of precision livestock farming on work and human- animal interactions on dairy farms. A review

Precision livestock farming can have a positive impact on dairy farmers’ work and can be attractive for young people. However, if the tools are not adapted to farmers’ needs and skills, PLF can also lead to negative impacts on farmers and animals.
a year ago

LineRanger robot: Innovative live-line inspection solution

Hydro-Québec announces a new milestone in the development of power line inspection robots with the unveiling of a functional prototype of its new robotic platform, the LineRanger. The robot, developed by Hydro-Québec's research institute (IREQ) in Varennes, is a new technological solution for the efficient inspection of conductor bundles on high-voltage transmission lines.
a year ago

Saving lives with SENEKA, a sensor network with mobile robots for disaster management

Entire districts may be devastated after a catastrophe, rendering existing maps practically useless for rescue operations. In many places, rescue workers have to find completely new routes. SENEKA offers a solution by taking autonomous ground and aerial robots and combining them with various wireless networked sensors to securely transmit current data to the rescue team.
a year ago

Korea – France Call for Proposals: Joint R&D Projects

Companies proposing projects are encouraged to apply in any technological field, namely with a specific focus on the following fields: BioTechnology and Medical Technology, Energy and Environment Technology, Robot, Automobile and Machinery Systems Technology, Materials and Nano Technology and Information and Communication Technology.
Applications are closed
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: Space robotics technologies

The specific challenge is now to integrate the previously prepared common building blocks into demonstrators on ground, towards applications of space robotics in the field of orbital and planetary use. These robotics applications address not only the future needs of exploration and exploitation of space but also potential spin-off and spill-over effects to other areas of robotic activity on Earth, such as automotive, mining, construction, nuclear, or underwater.
Applications are closed
a year ago

CPS-Based Smart Warehouse for Industry 4.0: A Survey of the Underlying Technologies

This paper discusses how the state-of-the-art techniques in cyber-physical systems facilitate building smart warehouses to achieve the promising vision of industry 4.0. We focus on four significant issues when applying CPS techniques in smart warehouses.
a year ago

Agricultural Robots and Drones Market, 2027

Robotic and drones have already started to quietly transform many aspects of agriculture. Already, thousands of robotic milking parlours have been installed worldwide, creating a $1.9bn industry that is projected to grow to $8bn by 2023.
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: Robotics - Digital Innovation Hubs

Proposals should address the provision of a network of robotics Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) in the four prioritised application areas (PAA) of Healthcare, Infrastructure Inspection and Maintenance, Agri-Food and Agile Production.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Thailand's SMART Visa will encourage more Investment in Technology and Knowledge-based Industries

The Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) is confident that the newly launched "SMART Visa" will encourage more investment in technology- and knowledge-based industries, which have seen high growth rate in the past two years. The "SMART Visa" will make it easier for expatriates, foreign experts and investors to work and invest in Thailand long-term.
a year ago

COLROBOT: Collaborative Robotics solutions enabling Robot to interact with workers for safer and better work places

ColRobot aims to integrate a number of sensing systems and machine learning based software into two fully functional collaborative robotic systems, namely a robotic arm and mobile manipulator.
a year ago

Combining brain stimulation with a Robotic device could help restore Hand function in Stroke patients

The researchers demonstrate that stimulating the hand area of the motor cortex at the same time, but not after, the robotic device initiated hand movement increased the strength of the neural signal, most likely by harnessing the processing power of additional neurons in the corticospinal tract.
a year ago

Thailand's Robotics and Automation Industry moves forward

On the road towards an advanced economy under the Thailand 4.0 model, the public and private sectors have been making concerted efforts to accelerate the growth and development of the robotics and automation industries and technologies. These efforts focus on human resources development, knowledge enhancement, information sharing and industrial support networks in tandem with tax and non-tax incentives provided through the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI).
a year ago

Industry 4.0 Market Will Reach $214 Billion by 2023

Governments and private companies are adopting technologies of the 4th industrial revolution to resuscitate manufacturing and create R&D and management jobs in their home countries. The 4th Industrial revolution is set to swiftly alter the competitiveness of nearly all industrial sectors across the world, as well as change long-held dynamics in commerce and global economic balance of power.
a year ago

Call for Proposals: Imagine tomorrow's Construction Industry !

The construction sector has to take action to overcome these new challenges, and new technologies will undoubtedly be one aspect of the answer, digitalized project design and construction using digital models (BIM – Building Information Modelling), the introduction ofrobots to construction sites, and 3D printing of construction materials are just a few examples of these innovative technologies.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Robot-based transport eases and optimises SEAT factory workers’ jobs and reduces production time by 25%

The 4th industrial revolution enables workers to control processes to optimise decision-making and let these collaborative robots perform the most physical and repetitive tasks.
a year ago

Paris Region unveils Three New Measures to Support Innovation and Attractiveness

Paris Region Starter Pack is for all startups or Fast Growing Tech Companies of 5 to 250 employees with a turnover of up to $50 million which have decided to set up or to create a subsidiary in the Paris Region. Its objective is to help foreign technology companies set up shop and benefit from services adapted to their implementation project.
a year ago

Robotic weeders provides alternative to herbicides, hand-weeding

The need for robotic weeders stems from two issues. One is a lack of herbicides available for use in specialty crops. Another is the fact that hand-weeding has become more and more expensive. Without pesticides, growers have had to hire people to hand-weed vast fields.
a year ago

LG launches Robots specifically developed for commercial use at hotels, airports and supermarkets

The new concepts, specifically developed for commercial use at hotels, airports and supermarkets, reflect LG's commitment to expanding its position as the leader in development of products utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) through deep learning.
a year ago

The importance of the robot iCub as a standard robotic research platform for embodied AI

Researchers at IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia focused on the importance of iCub robot in the review paper 'iCub: the not-yet finished story of building a robot child' published on Science Robotics, special issue about humanoid robotics.
a year ago

Robotics researchers track autonomous underground mining vehicles

QUT robotics researchers have developed new technology to equip underground mining vehicles to navigate autonomously through dust, camera blur and bad lighting. Using mathematics and biologically-inspired algorithms, the technology uses vehicle-mounted cameras to track the location of the vehicle in underground tunnels to within metres.
a year ago

Singapore Singtel partners with NTU, A*STAR to Accelerate Innovation in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, Robotics, IoT and Smart Computing

Under a five-year partnership, Singtel, NTU Singapore and the National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF Singapore) will establish a S$42.4 million corporate lab, to be called Singtel Cognitive and Artificial Intelligence Lab for Enterprises (SCALE@NTU), to develop applications for use in the areas of public safety, smart urban solutions, transportation, healthcare and manufacturing. The partners, through their collective expertise and resources, aim to accelerate innovation in the fields of AI, advanced data analytics, robotics and smart computing.
a year ago

Live video monitoring robot controlled by web over internet

This paper presents about developing a live video streaming robot controlled from the website. We designed the web, controlling for the robot to move left, right, front and back while streaming video. As we move to the smart environment or IoT (Internet of Things) by smart devices the system we developed here connects over the internet and can be operated with smart mobile phone using a web browser.
a year ago

Industry 4.0, Global Value Chains and International Business

The paper aims to provide an assessment of how the widespread adoption of new digital technologies (i.e. the internet of things, big data and analytics, robotic systems, and additive manufacturing) might affect the location and organisation of activities within global value chains (GVCs).
a year ago

Therapy Robots a Step Closer to Reality

The robots were manufactured by coating tiny algae with magnetic particles. They could be tracked in tissue close to the skin’s surface by imaging the algae’s natural fluorescence, and in hard-to-reach deeper tissue by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
a year ago

Toyota Unveils Third Generation Humanoid Robot T-HR3

Toyota’s latest robotics platform, designed and developed by Toyota’s Partner Robot Division, will explore new technologies for safely managing physical interactions between robots and their surroundings, as well as a new remote maneuvering system that mirrors user movements to the robot.
a year ago

Robotics and Automation: Reshaping Economy on Thailand 4.0 journey

As the world's second-largest global producer and exporter of hard-disk drives and the world's sixth-largest commercial vehicle producer, Thailand has been using robotics and automation technology. With continuous adoption of such technology, it is now time for Thailand to go for more advanced technology to support the transformation of its economy under the Thailand 4.0 model.
a year ago

Cloud-enhanced Robotic System for Smart City Crowd Control

In this paper, a generic cloud robotics framework is proposed to realize smart city vision while taking into consideration its various complexities. Specifically, we present an integrated framework for a crowd control system where cloud-enhanced robots are deployed to perform necessary tasks. The task offloading is formulated as a constrained optimization problem capable of handling any task flow that can be characterized by a Direct Acyclic Graph (DAG).
a year ago

Sony announces Entertainment Robot aibo

Sony Corporation announces "aibo," the evolution of its autonomous entertainment robot that brings fun and joy to the entire family. aibo can form an emotional bond with members of the household while providing them with love, affection, and the joy of nurturing and raising a companion.
a year ago

Ninebot Raises $100 Million USD for Mobile Robotics and Intelligent Short-Distance Transportation Products

China Renaissance is an exclusive financial adviser in this financing. In a bid to further enhance the deployment of Ninebot's business around the world, this round of financing will be dedicated to mobile robotics and intelligent short-distance transportation solutions.
a year ago

Shybo, An Open-source Low-anthropomorphic Robot for Children

This article presents Shybo: a novel low-anthropomorphic robot for children. The robot, resulted from the combination of open-source hardware and software, is able to perceive sounds and to react through two non-verbal behaviors: hat’s movement and lighting. By taking advantage of an open-source machine-learning software, the robot can be easily trained by children.
a year ago

Blockchain, Machine Learning, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Wireless Technologies Will Reshape Digital Business in 2018

Blockchain, together with artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and virtual and augmented reality, have the potential to deliver disruptive outcomes and reshape digital business in 2018. And companies that have not started the digital investment cycle are at high risk of being disrupted.
a year ago

31 French companies were selected as CES® 2018 Innovation Honorees for Outstanding Innovation

The CES Innovation Awards program is an annual competition celebrating outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products across 28 product categories. The competition recognizes two levels of honorees, Honoree and Best of Innovation, the latter of which are the highest-rated products within each category.
a year ago

An Electrically driven, Computer controlled Robotics platform for Orchard use

This paper introduces a platform built for transporting robotics modules through a kiwifruit orchard.
a year ago

Toyota Announces Progress in Automated Driving and Robots for Human Support

The white paper summarizes the dual concepts of Guardian and Chauffeur that guides Toyota's automated driving research and the Mobility Teammate Concept which represents Toyota's belief that interactions between drivers and cars should mirror those between close friends who share a common purpose, watch over each other, and when in need, help each other out.
a year ago

Successful achievement of HFHa project which aimed to be the first in the world to plant, tend and harvest a crop with only autonomous vehicles and drones

The ground-breaking Hands Free Hectare (HFHa), run by Harper Adams University and Precision Decisions, which aimed to be the first in the world to plant, tend and harvest a crop with only autonomous vehicles and drones, has come to an end after a successful harvest.
a year ago

A Robot’s ‘father’ discusses progress in Artificial Intelligence and reveals a future that’s closer than you think

At 18 months-old, Sophia cannot walk, but she can understand speech and, at United Nations Headquarters in New York, participate in panel discussion and respond to questions using her artificial intelligence (AI). Sophia is a robot. A ‘social’ robot, according to her creator, the CEO of Hanson Robotics, David Hanson, which means that she was designed to form relationships.
a year ago

Swiss Post intends to Test on Integrating Delivery Robots into existing Supply Chains

Over the past six weeks, the three delivery robots deployed have completed almost 170 delivery rounds in the center of Zurich and covered around 375 kilometres. The first tests in autumn 2016 primarily examined technical and social aspects, such as material reliability and reactions from passers-by. This year, Swiss Post will now also be focusing on integrating the technology into existing supply chains.
a year ago

DARPA's OFFSET program seeks Participants for Frequent “swarm sprint” Exercises

DARPA’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program envisions future small-unit infantry forces using small unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) and/or small unmanned ground systems (UGSs) in swarms of 250 robots or more to accomplish diverse missions in complex urban environments.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Telit and Husqvarna Collaborate on Robots for Urban Park Sustainability Program

Telit announced that Husqvarna is using a wireless sensor device co-developed by Telit and Wireless System Integration (WSI), an award-winning Sweden-based design house developing wireless products and systems, in their city robotic mower pilot program.
a year ago

Robotic Harvesting of Kiwifruit

Harvesting kiwifruit, New Zealand's largest horticultural export, is a labour intensive task. An automated harvesting system is presented that utilises a robotic arm controlled by a machine vision system.
a year ago

Teleoperating Robots with Virtual Reality

This week researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) presented a virtual-reality (VR) system that lets you teleoperate a robot using an Oculus Rift headset.
a year ago

Hitachi announced the Development of Active-Learning Dialogue-data based Artificial Intelligence Technology

Hitachi announced the development of active-learning dialogue data-based AI technology to enable EMIEW3, Hitachi's human symbiotic service robot, to spontaneously "learn" how to respond to questions that it could not previously answer.
a year ago

Wandercraft raises € 15 million to Let Walking Impaired Persons Walk Again

To let wheelchair users walk again, Wandercraft develops the first exo that provides a realistic gait. Its technology is at the forefront of dynamic robotics and bio-mechanics. Disruptive algorithms, developed with the most advanced dynamic robotics academic labs. Controlling a robot with the 12 degrees of freedom required to mimic the human body.
a year ago

IFR forecast: 1.7 million New Robots to Transform the World´s Factories by 2020

Robot adoption is a response to faster business cycles and the requirement to produce with greater flexibility tailored to customer demand in all manufacturing sectors. A new generation of industrial robots will pave the way for ever more flexible automation.
a year ago

NTT and Toyota Begin Joint Research Aimed at Promoting the Use of Lifestyle Support Robots

In this joint research effort, NTT and Toyota aim to combine their technologies and know-how and focus on communication robots incorporating corevo® and HSRs. By linking a wide range of robots and other devices, the two companies aim to promote the development of technologies that can anticipate and provide support for human activities.
a year ago

Ten years of Cooperation between Mobile Robots and Sensor Networks

This paper presents an overview of the work carried out by the Group of Robotics, Vision and Control (GRVC) at the University of Seville on the cooperation between mobile robots and sensor networks.
a year ago

QUT Researcher Nicole Robinson is Leading a New Study to Evaluate Human-Robot Interactions

The aim of the study is to design a psychometric scale to enhance understanding of human-robot interactions and find out if people feel comfortable and ready to bond with a social robot.
2 years ago

The Application of Virtual Reality systems as a support of Digital Manufacturing and Logistics

The article describes possibilities of use an applications of virtual reality software for modeling and simulation the production and logistics processes in enterprise in different aspects of product lifecycle management.
2 years ago

Open Source Hardware and Software platform for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence applications

The combination of the open source hardware and software system created a flexible and expandable platform for further developments in the future, both in the software and hardware areas, in particular in combination with graph database for artificial intelligence, as well as more sophisticated hardware, such as legged or humanoid robots.
2 years ago

Thailand will promote Innovation in 5 areas to achieve Thailand 4.0

During the first 5 years of the 20-year national strategy, the state will be driving five areas of innovation, namely; robotics and automation, automatic industrial and medical systems, digital technology, food and agriculture and petrochemicals and energy.
2 years ago

The future African workplace: The Use of Collaborative Robots in Manufacturing

This study provides valuable background on the international status of Cobot implementation and the possible impact on the African workforce. The study highlights the importance of building employee trust, providing the relevant training and addressing the fear of retrenchment among employees.
2 years ago

OIE pushes forward Measures to develop Robotics and Automation Industries in Thailand

Currently, the robotics and automation industries in Thailand are in need of development to accommodate the global changes, especially in terms of production. However, the OIE has confirmed that it will support all target groups that use the automation or robotics system, covering the agricultural, industrial and service sectors to increase their manufacturing capabilities and to develop the robotics and automation industries in unison.
2 years ago

Sanbot Nano, an AI Robot Features Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service and Smart Home Control

Building on QIHAN’s success in delivering “robotics-as-a-service” solutions, the intelligent, cloud-enabled robot features voice capabilities via Alexa, smart home control and remote monitoring capabilities, delivering centralized management and security to households around the world.
2 years ago

DeepFruits: A Fruit Detection System Using Deep Neural Networks

This paper presents a novel approach to fruit detection using deep convolutional neural networks. The aim is to build an accurate, fast and reliable fruit detection system, which is a vital element of an autonomous agricultural robotic platform; it is a key element for fruit yield estimation and automated harvesting. Recent work in deep neural networks has led to the development of a state-of-the-art object detector termed Faster Region-based CNN (Faster R-CNN).
2 years ago

Robots, Industry 4.0 and Humans, or Why Assembly Work Is More than Routine Work

The detailed research results are presented in three steps: the first focuses on the role of the non-routine in core assembly tasks; the second discusses the important and increasing role played by interactive capabilities in assembly work to ensure high performance, quality, and a smooth material flow; and the third highlights the usually neglected role of assembly workers in processes of innovation and organizational learning.
2 years ago

Rewired Launches $100 million Venture Studio and Fund to advance Machine Perception and unlock the Next-Generation of Smart Robotics

Rewired announced the launch of its robotics venture studio and fund. To start, the company is investing $100 million in applied science and technologies that advance machine perception.
2 years ago

Analysis of main tasks of Precision Farming solved with the use of Robotic means

The use of precision navigation systems for robotic agricultural machines allows us to determine the actual soil parameters, calculate the cartograms for fertilizer application, taking into account the spatial variability of the agricultural contour. A promising method is the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for surveying and selecting intra field agricultural contours from a small height.
2 years ago

Swimming microbots can remove pathogenic bacteria from water

Treating water with a combination of disinfectants or increasing their concentrations can help. But they remain in the water, and their byproducts can be harmful to human health. In recent years, researchers have been exploring the use of self-propelled micromotors to degrade and capture pollutants in water.
2 years ago

Deployment of IoT solutions within Manufacturing Organizations expected to nearly double in the next 12 months

35% of respondents in manufacturing are now assessing artificial intelligence (AI) and 47% have either deployed or plan deploy robotics solutions in the next 12 months.
2 years ago

Kickstart Accelerator announces its shortlist of 30 startups in FinTech, Food, Smart Cities and Robotics & Intelligent Systems

The selected startups work on a variety of innovative ideas, with aspirations to either disrupt traditional industries or capitalise on new technologies. In the Smart Cities vertical, for example, there is a lot of interest around tracking and controlling pollution and two of the selected startups, uHoo and Hawa Dawa, are working on products that help to measure air pollution both outdoors and indoors as well.
2 years ago

Toyota AI Ventures to provide early-stage financing to Startups in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Autonomous Mobility and Data and Cloud Technology

Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is investing an initial $100 million to launch Toyota AI Ventures, a new corporate venture capital subsidiary designed to provide early-stage financing to startup technology companies.
2 years ago

A Conceptual Study Towards Delivery of Consumable Materials to Aircraft Assembly Stations Performed by Mobile Robots Based on Industry 4.0 Principles

This paper aims to present a conceptual study that integrates mobile robots and communication systems developed for delivery of materials to workstations of aircraft assembly lines. In the interest of providing deliveries of material in heights, a concept of a customized UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) has been proposed herein in order to assist the labor needs related to logistics requirements.
2 years ago

Fastbrick Robotics Hadrian X to revolutionize the Global Construction Industry

The Hadrian X brings new benefits to the traditional construction and bricklaying process. It pushes the boundaries of conventional methods and brings new levels of speed, accuracy, safety, waste management and cost efficiencies to the process.
2 years ago

Three-storey DFAB HOUSE to be built with Robots and 3D printers

Robots that build walls, and 3D printers that print entire formworks for ceiling slabs – digital fabrication in architecture has developed rapidly in recent years. As part of the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fab-rication, architects, robotics specialists, materials scientists, structural engineers and sustainability experts from ETH Zurich have teamed up with business partners to bring several new digital building technologies from the laboratory into practice.
2 years ago

Cloud Robotics White Paper discusses the Concepts, Technologies, Market Trends, Value Chain, and Business Models

While traditional robotics accept the commands of local controllers, cloud robotics are linked via networks to cloud-based control centers. The combination of AI, big data, and ultra-high-performance computing capability reduces cost and the energy consumption requirements of cloud robotics. According to the white paper, the robot platform, AI, and mobile networks are three key enabling technologies for cloud robotics.
2 years ago

The First Smart Logistics Express Launched to Reduce Costs and Improve Efficiency for Logistics Sector

Guangdong iBosst Ltd. launched "the first smart logistics express," a project dedicated to building a smart logistics express cable rail system covering the urban and rural areas of China, aiming to achieve same-day delivery of goods nationwide and one-hour delivery city-wide, and halve the cost through the "cable rail + shuttle robots" pattern.
2 years ago

Singapore Start-up OTSAW Digital to deploy Autonomous Outdoor Security Robot in Dubai

Singapore start-up OTSAW Digital has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Dubai Police Force to deploy autonomous outdoor security robot, O-R3, by the end of 2017 as part of the Smart Dubai initiative.
2 years ago

UNIST Engineers Robotic Device Helping Stroke Survivors Recover

In their study, published in the May issue of the prestigious journal, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, Professor Kang and his team developed a rehabilitation robotic system that quantitatively measures the 3 degree-of-freedom (DOF) impedance of human forearm and wrist in minutes.
2 years ago

Creation of Nanorobots: Both State-of-the-Science and State-of-the-Art

Development of these highly-controlled and functional nanostructures for sensing, information processing, signaling, and actuation may provide remarkable breakthroughs in medicine such as the improved imaging or targeted therapeutic interventions. Besides the detection and destroying the toxic materials and ecosystem restoration, the stimuli-responsive nanorobots may be used for the diagnosis or treatment of cardiac disorders, traumatic injuries, diabetes, and bacterial or viral infections.
2 years ago

Based on Intelligent Robot of E-business Distribution Center Operation Mode Research

According to E-business distribution center operation mode in domestic and advanced experience drawing lessons at home and abroad, this paper based on intelligent robot researches E-business distribution center operation mode. And it proposes the innovation logistics storage in E-business and sorting integration system, and elaborates its principle, characteristics, as well as studies its business mode and logistics process, and its parameters and working mode of AGV equipment.
2 years ago

The Blockchain: a new Framework for Robotic Swarm systems

The combination of blockchain with other distributed systems, such as robotic swarm systems, can provide the necessary capabilities to make robotic swarm operations more secure, autonomous, flexible and even profitable. This work explains how blockchain technology can provide innovative solutions to four emergent issues in the swarm robotics research field.
2 years ago

Task-based Agricultural Mobile Robots in Arable Farming: A review

This article reviews the latest advances in the application of mobile robots in these agricultural operations for open arable farming and provide an overview of the systems and techniques that are used. This article also discusses various challenges for future improvements in using reliable mobile robots for arable farming.
2 years ago

Cognitive Technologies and Artificial Intelligence Poised to Transform All Manufacturing Sectors

Currently, human intervention is needed for logical and reasonable decision making; however, with the rise of cognitive technologies, machines will be empowered to detect constantly changing manufacturing scenarios and respond in real time with minimum human intervention. To be successful, manufacturers need to invest in artificial intelligence (AI) technology to improve plant efficiency and productivity, and build partnerships and collaborations that drive data-driven intelligence.
2 years ago

Implementation of Agriculture Robotic Vehicle Based Pesticide Sprayer with Efficiency Optimization

In order to protect labour and reduce labour intensity, we develop a prototype of pesticide spraying robot specially used in the greenhouse. Designing of the latest inverted robot which can be controlling using an app for android mobile.
2 years ago

Ubiquitous Robotic Technology for Smart Manufacturing System

Compared to the service robotic domain, the smart manufacturing systems are often in larger size. So a hierarchical planning method was implemented to improve the planning efficiency. A test bed of smart factory is developed.
2 years ago

Plant-Like Robots

This paper presents the critical design research project Plant- Like Robots , which explores a non-anthropocentric approach to human-robot interaction by imagining robots that have the form and natural function of seeds of plants. Adopting the lens of plant intelligence, the project investigates a possible design for a robot that interacts with a broad spectrum of its surroundings and uses humans as its vehicle.
2 years ago

NEC to conduct a trial of Remote Construction Technologies with the aim of achieving Smart Civil Engineering utilizing 5G

The trial aims to verify the improved workability and quality of remote construction by applying the large-capacity, low-latency communication featured in 5G to construction machinery, thereby enabling the transmission of high-definition video that is difficult to achieve with existing mobile communications.
2 years ago

Smart Factories to add $500 billion to the global economy in next 5 years

According to the research from Capgemini’s Digital Transformation Institute, manufacturers expect that their investments in smart factories will drive a 27% increase in manufacturing efficiency over the next five years which would add $500 billion (1) in annual added value (2) to the global economy.
2 years ago

Android/GUI Controlled Bluetooth Spy Robot (SPY-BOT)

The robotic vehicle is equipped with an IP web camera for GUI interface and another wireless camera having night vision capability for remote monitoring/spying purposes. This system can be used in sensitive areas where humans cannot enter directly.
2 years ago

Intrinsically Motivated Multi-Task Reinforcement Learning With Open-Source Explauto Library and Poppy Humanoid Robot

This demonstration presents an open-source hardware and software platform which allows non-roboticists researchers to conduct machine learning experiments to benchmark algorithms for autonomous exploration and active learning. In particular, in addition to showing the general properties of the platform such as its modularity and usability, it demonstrates the online functioning of a particular algorithm which allows efficient learning of multiple forward and inverse models and can leverage information from human guidance.
2 years ago

IoT and Robotics: a synergy

This position paper considers the synergy between IoT and robotics: it talks about the technologies in IoT that would benefit the robotics domain. The advent of Cloud Robotics and its role in aiding robot functions like sensing, manipulation, and mobility.
2 years ago

The Role of Industrial Robots in the Development of Automotive Industry in China

The use of robots in the world is continuously increasing year by year, so it is expected that about 414.000 robot units will be used in 2019. China is the first country in the world in the application of industrial robots, and is increasing the use every year, so that we can say that the annual trend in the application of robots in China is exponential by function.
2 years ago

Prospects and features of Robotics in Russian Crop Farming

Serial production of robotics for agriculture will replace human labor in the future. Also, it will help to solve the problem of hunger, reduce environmental damage and reduce the consumption of non-renewable resources.
2 years ago

3-D Printing Technology developed at MIT offers new approach to making buildings

The list of materials that can be produced by 3-D printing has grown to include not just plastics but also metal, glass, and even food. Now, MIT researchers are expanding the list further, with the design of a system that can 3-D print the basic structure of an entire building.
2 years ago

EIT Digital launches "Robot IoT Interface" activity

CEA will propose to Agileo to implement a gateway between the Isybot collaborative robot (born in 2016 from a CEA spin-off) and an Industrial cloud in order to develop a predictive maintenance service for the robot arm actuator.
2 years ago

Toyota Launches Rental Service for the Welwalk WW-1000 Rehabilitation Assist Robot in Japan

The Welwalk WW-1000 comes with a range of rehabilitation support functions based on motor learning theory, including the ability to adjust the difficulty level to suit the patient, and to provide feedback about the patient's gait characteristics. The robot's simple construction and functions, such as easy fitting and central touch panel operation, ensure the ease of use in clinical settings.
2 years ago

Manufacturing continues to dominate China spending on robotics, with discrete and process manufacturing leading the way

From a technology perspective, China spending on robotic systems, which includes industrial, service and consumer robots and after-market robotic hardware, is expected to hit $29 billion in 2020. Services-related spending, which encompasses application management, education and training, hardware deployment, system integration, and consulting, will grow to over $15.8 billion in 2020.
2 years ago

Autonomous Mobile Robots to automate the delivery of bulky and heavy loads in Warehouse and Logistics Centers

AMRs from Fetch Robotics work alongside warehouse workers safely and efficiently. They are packed with sensors and powerful onboard computers that help them to understand the operating environment. Rather than being restricted to fixed routes, the line of Freight AMRs can instead navigate dynamically using a map, allowing them to plan their own paths to travel quickly and efficiently anywhere they need to go. AMRs from Fetch are also smart enough to recognize and react to people, cars, forklifts, and other things in the warehouse.
2 years ago

Fighting World Hunger: Robotics Aid in the Study of Corn and Drought Tolerance

Developing drought tolerant corn that makes efficient use of available water will be vital to sustain the estimated 9 billion global population by 2050.
2 years ago

Liquid-handling Lego Robots and Experiments for STEM Education and Research

Liquid-handling robots have many applications for biotechnology and the life sciences, with increasing impact on everyday life. While playful robotics such as Lego Mindstorms significantly support education initiatives in mechatronics and programming, equivalent connections to the life sciences do not currently exist.
2 years ago

Inspection Robot Based Mobile Sensing and Power Line Tracking for Smart Grid

This paper presents a new power line tracking method using parabolic and circle fitting algorithms for illegal electricity detection. We demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed tracking method by simulation and experimental results.
2 years ago

Stanford researchers adapt a DIY robotics kit to give STEM students tools to automate biology experiments

Stanford bioengineers have shown how an off-the shelf kit can be modified to create robotic systems capable of transferring precise amounts of fluids between flasks, test tubes and experimental dishes. By combining the Lego Mindstorms robotics kit with a cheap and easy-to-find plastic syringe, the researchers created a set of liquid-handling robots that approach the performance of the far more costly automation systems found at universities and biotech labs.
2 years ago

MIT's new technique could protect Robot Teams’ Communication Networks from Malicious Hackers

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and their colleagues present a new technique for preventing malicious hackers from commandeering robot teams’ communication networks.
2 years ago

MPA Drives Innovation to Enhance Singapore’s Hub Port Competitiveness

MPA will be establishing the MPA Living Lab, and working with partners to set up three Centres of Excellence to deepen maritime R&D competencies. The MPA has also enhanced the Maritime Cluster Fund (MCF) for Manpower Development and the MCF for Productivity, to help Singaporeans up-skill for more knowledge-intensive jobs and maritime companies to adopt technology to improve business processes.
2 years ago

Off the Shelf Cloud Robotics for the Smart Home: Empowering a Wireless Robot through Cloud Computing

In this paper, we explore the possibilities offered by the integration of home automation systems and service robots. In particular, we examine how advanced computationally expensive services can be provided by using a cloud computing approach to overcome the limitations of the hardware available at the user’s home.
2 years ago

NASA Selects Over 100 Small Business Projects to Advance Space Innovation

The proposals, valued at approximately $100 million total for contract negotiations, were selected under Phase II of NASA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.
2 years ago

21 million USD boost for the UK's booming Artificial Intelligence sector

AI is already making a huge positive difference in people’s lives - every day. This ranges from the obvious uses, such as smartphone voice and touch recognition technology and virtual digital assistants like Siri, to less well-known benefits such as online customer services which make it easier to get help when things go wrong and fraud detection tools used by banks to protect against theft. It also the bedrock of video games and music and movie recommendation services.
2 years ago

Agricultural Robot may be ‘Game Changer’ for Crop Growers, Breeders

Traveling between the crop rows, the robot uses hyperspectral, high-definition and thermal cameras, weather monitors and pulsed laser scanners to capture phenotypic information, such as the stem diameter, height and leaf area of each plant, and assess environmental conditions, such as the temperature and moisture content of the soil.
2 years ago

Robots and Artificial Intelligence: MEPs call for EU-wide liability rules

MEPs ask the EU Commission to propose rules on robotics and artificial intelligence, in order to fully exploit their economic potential and to guarantee a standard level of safety and security. They note that regulatory standards for robots are being planned in several countries, and point out that the EU needs to take the lead on setting these standards, so as not to be forced to follow those set by third countries.
2 years ago

Detection, Location and Grasping Objects Using a Stereo Sensor on UAV in Outdoor Environments

The article presents a vision system for the autonomous grasping of objects with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in real time. Giving UAVs the capability to manipulate objects vastly extends their applications, as they are capable of accessing places that are difficult to reach or even unreachable for human beings.
2 years ago

New analysis by PwC identifies the top ten most influential Breakthrough Technology Solutions for Climate Change

Innovation for the Earth demonstrates how ten technological innovations including artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, robots, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud technology and advanced materials could come together to provide innovative and commercial viable climate solutions.
2 years ago

Mobile Manipulation, Tool Use, and Intuitive Interaction for Cognitive Service Robot Cosero

In this article, we present hardware design, perception, and control methods for our cognitive service robot Cosero. We complement autonomous capabilities with handheld teleoperation interfaces on three levels of autonomy. The robot demonstrated various advanced skills, including the use of tools. With our robot, we participated in the annual international RoboCup@Home competitions, winning them three times in a row.
2 years ago

Furrion Showcases World's First Exo-bionic Racing Mech at 2017 CES

Prosthesis is actually built for the pilot and is the creation of a responsive, stable and powerful exo-bionic platform that amplifies the motions of the pilot. Prosthesis is the first machine of its kind, ushering in a new era of large scale, high-performance mech technology. It represents a departure from conventional, human scale exo-bionic technology, integrating off-road racing with industrial motion control to produce an entirely new breed of human piloted machine.
2 years ago

Specialised Operators Discover Growth Opportunties by Unbundling Traditional Logistics Supply Chains

By 2025, value capture and creation will steer the industry as innovative start-ups unbundle the existing logistics supply chain, focusing on certain aspects of it and breaking down the value chain. Using novel business models that are app- or marketplace-based with online brokerage services and aggregated end-to-end visibility across the supply chain, these firms will displace some of the more established market participants.
2 years ago

International Robotics Challenge in the United Arab Emirates will consist of three challenges and a triathlon type Grand Challenge

The contest will inevitably take up a large area of the circuit since it will consist of three challenges and a triathlon type Grand Challenge. Challenge 1 will require teams to use an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to locate, track and land on a moving vehicle. This means that the UAV must be capable of locating the moving vehicle, navigating the path and speed of the vehicle and land on the target location while the vehicle is in motion.
2 years ago