Robot News

September 23, 2020

Can AI and Automation Deliver a COVID-19 Antiviral While It Still Matters?

sub, sup { position: relative; font-size: 75%; line-height: 0; vertical-align: baseline; margin-left: -5px; } Illustration: Marysia Machulska Within moments of meeting each other at a conference last year, Nathan Collins and Yann Gaston-Mathé began devising a plan to work together. Gaston-Mathé runs a startup that applies automated software to the design of new drug candidates. Collins leads a team that uses an automated chemistry platform to synthesize new drug candidates. “There was an obvious synergy between their technology and ours,” […]
September 23, 2020

Mobile robot revenues set to grow by 24% in 2020 despite COVID-19 pandemic – Interact Analysis

• Mobile robots will take logistics sector by storm, with a 10-fold investment increase predicted between now and 2024 • COVID-19 will be a significant driver in long-term mobile robot growth • Sales of AMRs set to radically outstrip AGV revenues Source: Robotics Tomorrow
September 23, 2020

Automate Image-based Inspection with Artificial Intelligence

A sentin VISION system uses AI-based recognition software and can be trained using a few sample images. Together with a GigE Vision CMOS industrial camera from IDS and an evaluation unit, it can be easily embedded in existing processes. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
September 23, 2020

Regina Barzilay wins $1M Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Squirrel AI award

For more than 100 years Nobel Prizes have been given out annually to recognize breakthrough achievements in chemistry, literature, medicine, peace, and physics. As these disciplines undoubtedly continue to impact society, newer fields like artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics have also begun to profoundly reshape the world. In recognition of this, the world’s largest AI society — the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) — announced today the winner of their new Squirrel AI Award for Artificial Intelligence […]
September 22, 2020

A three-agent robotic system for Mars exploration

Mars, also known as the red planet, has been the focus of numerous research studies, as some of its characteristics have sparked discussions about its possible inhabitability. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and a few other space agencies have thus sent a number of rovers and other spacecraft to Mars with the hope of better understanding its geology and environment. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
September 22, 2020

SCARA Robots for fast-cycle automation in a Smart Factory Environment

As for the TS5000, its communication functions enable real-time data transmission between the robot and controller, allowing manufacturers to integrate the system into a smart factory environment. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
September 21, 2020

iRobot Remembers That Robots Are Expensive, Gives Us a Break With More Affordable Roomba i3

iRobot has released several new robots over the last few years, including the i7 and s9 vacuums. Both of these models are very fancy and very capable, packed with innovative and useful features that we’ve been impressed by. They’re both also quite expensive—with dirt docks included, you’re looking at US $800 for the i7+, and a whopping $1,100 for the s9+. You can knock a couple hundred bucks off of those prices if you don’t want the docks, but still, […]
September 21, 2020

AI could expand healing with bioscaffolds

Artificial intelligence can speed the development of 3D-printed bioscaffolds that help injuries heal, according to researchers. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
September 21, 2020

Engineers imitate human hands to make better sensors

An international research team has developed ‘electronic skin’ sensors capable of mimicking the dynamic process of human motion. This work could help severely injured people, such as soldiers, regain the ability to control their movements, as well as contribute to the development of smart robotics, according to researchers. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
September 21, 2020

Japanese grocery chain testing remotely controlled robot stockers

Japanese grocery chain FamilyMart has teamed up with Tokyo startup Telexistence to test the idea of using a remotely controlled shelf stocking robot named the Model-T to restock grocery shelves. On its website, Telexistence describes the robot as a means for addressing labor shortages in Japan and also as a way to improve social distancing during the pandemic. Source: Phys Org – Robotics