Robot News

July 1, 2020

Coordinating complex behaviors between hundreds of robots

In one of the more memorable scenes from the 2002 blockbuster film Minority Report, Tom Cruise is forced to hide from a swarm of spider-like robots scouring a towering apartment complex. While most viewers are likely transfixed by the small, agile bloodhound replacements, a computer engineer might marvel instead at their elegant control system. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
July 1, 2020

Mobile robot cleaner takes production hygiene to a higher level

Production lines and hygiene zones have to be spotlessly clean. And absolute cleanliness is critical wherever food is processed and medical instruments are handled. Now Fraunhofer researchers have come up with a mobile cleaning device that sanitizes equipment and production spaces to standards in a reproducible way. Equipped with self-learning and autonomous motility systems, this robot automatically detects the degree of fouling and selects the appropriate cleaning procedure. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
July 1, 2020

Avoiding Unnecessary Downtime in Semiconductor Production

Since the CrackScan and EdgeScan inspection solutions have been proven to increase productivity, a semiconductor producer and technology leader has now opted for the ISRA technology that is unique on the market. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
June 30, 2020

MIT robot disinfects Greater Boston Food Bank

With every droplet that we can’t see, touch, or feel dispersed into the air, the threat of spreading COVID-19 persists. It’s become increasingly critical to keep these heavy droplets from lingering—especially on surfaces, which are welcoming and generous hosts. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
June 30, 2020

A scheme to enhance how swarm robots search for multiple targets

Over the past decade or so, researchers have been trying to develop techniques that could enable effective collaborative strategies among teams of robots. One of the tasks that teams of robots could complete better than individual robots is simultaneously searching for several targets or objects in their surrounding environment. Source: Phys Org – Robotics
June 30, 2020

Cuddling Robot Baby Seal Paro Proven to Make Life Less Painful

Everybody loves Paro. Seriously, what’s not to love about Paro, the robotic baby harp seal designed as a therapeutic tool for use in hospitals and nursing homes? It’s cute, it’s cuddly, it wiggles and makes pleasing noises, and it’s been carefully designed to be the least uncanny valley robot you’ve ever met, because none of us are lucky enough to have real live baby harp seal experience to compare it to. Over the years, a bunch of studies have shown that […]
June 30, 2020

3PL-Provider Romark Logistics Automates Inventory Counts With Drones

Warehouses and distribution centers (DCs) are an integral part of the move towards intelligent automation. It is a trend that will accelerate, as the world responds to a normalization of consumer demand. Source: Robotics Tomorrow
June 30, 2020

RoboBusiness Direct presents Building Zero Occupant Autonomous Vehicles to Accelerate the Benefits of Robotics Today

Featured Speaker: Andrew Clare, Head of Robots, Nuro July 2, 2020 – 2:00 PM EST Source: Robotics Tomorrow
June 30, 2020

An ethical eye on AI

Researchers have found a mathematical means of helping regulators and business manage and police Artificial Intelligence systems’ biases towards making unethical, and potentially very costly and damaging commercial choices – an ethical eye on AI. Source: Science Daily – Robotics
June 29, 2020

Q&A: The Masterminds Behind Toyota’s Self-Driving Cars Say AI Still Has a Way to Go

Illustration: iStockphoto Getting a car to drive itself is undoubtedly the most ambitious commercial application of artificial intelligence (AI). The research project was kicked into life by the 2004 DARPA Urban Challenge and then taken up as a business proposition, first by Alphabet, and later by the big automakers. The industry-wide effort vacuumed up many of the world’s best roboticists and set rival companies on a multibillion-dollar acquisitions spree. It also launched a cycle of hype that paraded ever more ambitious […]