August 1, 2019

U.S. logistics giant UPS has taken a minority stake in self-driving truck start-up TuSimple, only a few months after the two of them initiated the testing and use of autonomous trucks in Arizona. The size of the deal was not disclosed but it was said to be a minority i...

April 1, 2019

On April 19th, a custom-made drone made a 2.8 mile (5 km), 10-minute flight to deliver a human kidney to the University of Maryland Medical Centre, where it was successfully transplanted to a 44-year old patient. This night-time drone flight culminated from a three-yea...

July 24, 2018

A self-driving truck has completed a coast-to-coast journey across the US, a feat its developers called the first of its kind. Embark has been testing self-driving trucks since last year predominantly on a route between Los Angeles and Texas where the company’s technol...

July 24, 2018

NATS, the UK’s leading air traffic services provider, and fast-growing UK-based drone traffic management solutions company Altitude Angel, have entered a strategic partnership that lays the foundation for a future whereby drones and manned aircraft could safely co-exis...

July 24, 2018

Alibaba, the world’s largest e-commerce company, has unveiled a new unmanned logistics vehicle. The “G Plus” was built in co-operation with Alibaba’s logistics business unit, Cainiao, and RoboSense, a developer of robotic technology. The robot will help ship goods purc...

July 24, 2018

Boston Dynamics indicated that they will begin to sell their robots for the first time in their 26-year history with the announcement in May that they will sell the ‘SpotMini’ from 2019 onwards. According to their website the spot-mini is one of the quietest robots Bos...

January 17, 2018

Canvas Technology has launched what it claims is the world’s first​ self-driving​ ​industrial​ ​cart. The company says the logistics robot brings driverless​ vehicles​ ​to​ workplaces​ “long​ before​ self-driving​ vehicles​ hit​ street”. Canvas says its carts are also...

January 17, 2018

Boston Dynamics’ humanoid robot, Atlas, is now able to perform backflips. Nothing can replace a look at YouTube’s video showing the robot walk, run, jump and doing a backflip. We live in a world designed for humans so it makes sense to make humanoid robots designed to...

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

Adidas’s new highly automated and very flexible manufacturing plant called the SpeedFactory has begun to produce trainers. The machines carrying out this work are highly automated and use processes such as computerised knitting, robotic cutting and additive manufacturi...

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