Humanistic Robotics Launches Safe Remote Control Systems

Humanistic Robotics has released a Safe Remote Control System. The robotics engineering program of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as California-based robotics developer 5D Robotics, are the first buyers of...

Carnegie Mellon Researcher Wins Borg Early Career Award

M. Bernardine Dias, associate research professor in Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute and the founder and director of the TechBridgeWorld program, will receive the 2012 Borg Early Career Award from the Computing Research...

Arrow Electronics using drones for warehouse operations

Electronics distributor Arrow Electronics is using Phantom 4 drones from DJI, at its two primary distribution centers in Hong Kong and Malaysia, says the company. Arrow's drone project combines drone technology with proprietary video...

NuTonomy Completes $16M Series A Funding

Planning to launch commercial taxi service in 2018 with autonomous vehicles.

Sarcos Robotics secures investment from Caterpillar, GE and Microsoft

Sarcos Robotics, a company that makes dexterous industrial robots for use in unstructured environments, has secured a round of funding from a group of investors including Caterpillar Ventures, GE Ventures, and Microsoft. The...

LG Launches Robotic Square Vacuum With Cameras, Voice Guidance

LG Electronics (LG) has unveiled a redesigned robotic vacuum, the LG Hom-Bot Square. The Hom-Bot uses ultrasonic and infrared sensors to detect obstacles, while the vacuum's Dual Eye 2.0 cameras scan and...

Computational pathology services platform 3Scan raises $14 million

Computational pathology services platform 3Scan has raised $14 million in Series B financing. The investment was led by existing investors Lux Capital and Data Collective. Other participants in the financing round include...

National Robotic League Championship Starts In Indiana

Indiana will once again host the 2012 National Robotics League (NRL) Championships at the Circle Centre Mall in Indianapolis on May 5-6, 2012, says the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA)....

Saudi Arabia first country to grant a robot citizenship

Sophia a humanoid robot built by Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics, was granted citizenship by Saudi Arabia on Wednesday; the first country in the world to do so reportedly. "I am very honored...

More than 6m workers fear being replaced by machines – The Guardian

More than six million workers are worried their jobs could be replaced by machines over the next decade, according to a report urging trade unions and the government to provide more...

Circular Wave Drive raises $2M

Circular Wave Drive, a technology company that manufactures compact speed-reducing gears for robotics and applications, has raised $2 million.

Alibaba A.I. Labs launches hospitality robot

Alibaba A.I. Labs, the department leading consumer AI product development at Alibaba, is launching service robots for the hospitality sector starting in October. 

Honeywell, Carnegie Mellon developing supply chain robotics and AI solutions

Honeywell has inked a strategic collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University to work on artificial intelligence and robotic technologies.

Head-Mounted Cameras Could Help Robots Understand Social Interactions

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute have developed a method for detecting where people's gazes intersect. What is everyone looking at? It's a common question in social settings, because the answer...

Honda Makes World’s First Autonomous Behavior Capable Robot

By  Sudarshana Banerjee Honda Motor has unveiled a new ASIMO humanoid robot equipped with what the company says could be the world’s first autonomous behavior control technology.  What this means is that these...