February 1, 2019

Chip-maker Qualcomm has unveiled its first dedicated platform for always-connected robots called RB3, based on last year’s Snapdragon 845 System-on-a-Chip and highly optimized for use in drones and other robots. The platform covers AI and sensor processing, support for...

September 1, 2018

Microsoft backed the view that robots are here to stay by releasing the Robot Operating System (ROS) for Windows. The ROS is not actually as the name suggests an operating-system but, it is essentially a set of tools and libraries which will help developers build compl...

December 20, 2017

Volvo has unveiled a new driverless truck which it says is an “innovative transport solution to drive safety and productivity”. The company says that the self-driving truck, driving autonomously from one hub to another, is part of a development project exploring how au...

November 17, 2017

Rockwell Automation has been the subject of numerous bids by fellow U.S. industrial powerhouse Emerson Electric, it emerged in late October. The latest and highest bid of $215 per share valued Rockwell at around $27.6 billion and at a Price to Earnings ratio of around...

September 15, 2017

Alibaba is reportedly planning to invest $15 billion over the next five years to “build up its global-logistics infrastructure and development of robots sorting and fulfilling merchandise”, according to the Wall Street Journal. Alibaba says the money will be used to in...

August 17, 2017

ABB’s dual-armed co-bot YuMi directed Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli in a program of Verdi at a charity concert earlier. The performance was a world first by a robotic conductor. The robot was trained by Italian conductor Andrea Colombini consisting of two phases: first...

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