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Robot mail delivery trucks developed in Detroit ready for China, US

Looking like a delegation of toasters from space, a generation of electrically powered, self-driving mail trucks will roll out of a suburban Detroit industrial park later this year. Their mission: revolutionize mail and package delivery.

How a Chinese slowdown could help — or hurt — robotics

China is the most attractive market in the world for robotics suppliers, with a relatively low robot density, lots of manufacturing, and fewer regulations than in other countries. At the same time, there are plenty of things to discourage business, from worries about trade disputes and intellectual property to the recent Chinese slowdown. How should…

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Robots.Jobs addresses robotic skills shortage with a national approach

  While the predictions of massive job displacement because of automation have yet to be proven, the more immediate problem of filling positions at companies developing or building robots remains urgent. Robots.Jobs is a new resource for matching specialized talent with employers in robotics, artificial intelligence, and related technologies across the U.S. “These emerging and…

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Iron-Platinum Catalyst Keeps Fuel Cells Clean, Even in Cold Weather

A novel catalyst protects fuel cells from contaminants, and could help China catch up in battery-free EVs

China’s State Grid Corp Crushes Power Transmission Records

State Grid’s 1.1 million volt DC line pushes power from Xinjiang to eastern megacities over 3000 kilometers to the east

Blacklisted in China—Misbehaving Scientists Poised for “Social” Punishment

When Dr. He Jiankui announced the birth of CRISPR-edited babies last month, the world grappled with how to handle the aftermath. Should journals overlook his dangerous ethical violations and publish the results? Will he now be barred from conducting clinical trials or obtaining funding? What level of punishment is appropriate for what he did—with absolutely […]

Chinese startup Syrius Robotics builds warehouse robots with JD Logistics

The global warehouse robotics market is expected to reach $2.15 billion by 2020, and China is adding a new player to its growing, respected roster. Syrius Robotics, a Shenzhen-based startup co-founded by Alibaba’s former director of robotics, He Xuan, is building autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) with JD.com. Syrius Robotics tells The Robot Report the AMRs cost $14,124…

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Top 5 industrial robotics markets

A record 381,000 industrial robots were shipped globally in 2017, according to the latest International Federation of Robotics (IFR) World Robotics Report. The new figure represents an increase of 30 percent, which means annual sales volume of industrial robots increased by 114 percent over the last five years (2013-2017). The sales value increased by 21 percent compared…

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Alibaba Space Egg gets e-commerce giant into service robotics

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has a rich knowledge of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI). Its invested millions to add mobile robots to its warehouses to help fulfill online sales, which in 2015, for example, were greater than Amazon, eBay, and Walmart combined. Alibaba is getting itself into commercial robotics with a new service robot called…

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Waymo self-driving vehicles head to China

According to a business registration filing, Waymo, Alphabet Inc’s self-driving vehicle unit, is setting up shop in Shanghai. China Money Network was the first to report on the news. Waymo established a company named Huimo Business Consulting on May 22 in Shanghai’s free trade zone. While the company has an office registered on the 28th floor…

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