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Robotics | IoT

World’s biggest motor maker Nidec will show lineup at CES 2018

Cars, drones, robots, and much more will be on display at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) — a show that’s come to be known as the place to see the latest technological machines, parts, and gadgets. Cutting-edge drones and the latest robots are joined by autonomous-driving technologies … all which rely on electric motors.…

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Bad robot: Will you trust your autonomous vehicle?

Leland Teschler | Executive Editor If you believe the hype coming out of Silicon Valley start-ups, we are on the verge of seeing highways filled with fully robotic drivers. But numerous well-chronicled accidents among semi-autonomous vehicles have brought many questions about whether people should trust artificially intelligent cars to make good decisions. We don’t have…

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5G fast and ultra-low latency robot control demonstrated

SoftBank and Huawei jointly demonstrated various use cases for their forthcoming 5G network. 5G commercial services, which will provide ultra-high throughput of over 800 Mbps with ultra-low latency transmission of less than 2ms, will begin being rolled out in 2020 in Japan and Korea and 2021-2023 in China, Europe and the U.S. 5G will (we…

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Ghost Ships IRL: How Autonomous Cargo Carriers Could Disrupt The Massive Shipping Industry

Unmanned marine vehicles will use sensors & AI to crisscross the world’s oceans without a crew – potentially lowering costs & improving safety for the $334B shipping sector. Just as driverless cars and trucks are bringing huge changes to the auto industry, and drones are disrupting everything from emergency response to conservation, autonomous ships are…

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Sony backs Acutronic Robotics’ hardware robot operating system

Sony is investing in Acutronic Robotics‘ Series A round, via its Sony Innovation Fund. Sony will also adopt Acutronic’s Hardware Robot Operating System (H-ROS), for use in its own robotics division, the company says. This funding follows investment by DARPA in Acutronic’s platform, which aims to become an industry standard for robotics components from across…

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Experimental UK robotic farm completes 1st autonomous harvest

The Hands Free Hectare experimental robotic farm has completed its 1st autonomous harvest without any human labor, according to a LiveScience report. The farm, which is run by researchers at Harper Adams University, harvested approximately 5 tons of spring barley. Every step in the process, including sowing, fertilizing, collecting samples and harvesting, was completed by…

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Robotic process automation dev Kryon Systems raises $12m in Series B

Intelligent robotic process automation company Kryon Systems said today it closed a $12 million Series B funding round to support its next-gen RPA platform and further global market expansion. The funding round for the Israel-based company was led by Qquiline Technology Growth and Vertex Ventures, Kryon Systems said. Kryon’s RPA solutions use visual recognition and…

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Cobots from Universal Robots for scaleable packaging setups showing at PACK EXPO 2017

Pioneer of collaborative robots showcases new cobot-assisted, mobile, and modular tabletop system featuring vision-guided multiple part feeding and kitting with conveyor tracking and case loading-unloading. While most robotic cells and automated machinery in the market are stationary setups designed to complete one task for their usable life, Universal Robots Certified System Integrator, Allied Technology, has…

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