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...

August 14, 2018

Japanese businesses that invest in artificial intelligence, labour-saving technology and staff development will greatly outstrip the competition in productivity, a new government report shows. The white paper, submitted by the Economic and Fiscal Policy Minister Toshim...

July 24, 2018

E-mart, a South Korean discount chain operator, has unveiled an autonomous shopping cart. This comes three months after Chinese online retailer JD.com, one of the two major e-commerce platforms in China, unveiled a smart cart at its first high-tech supermarket in Beiji...

July 24, 2018

Under a supposed codename Project Vesta, Amazon’s R&D subsidiary company Lab 126 is said to be developing home robots for sales as early as 2019. Robotics is a high-profile agenda at Amazon – there are currently vacancies for 60 robotics roles at the company. With the...

July 24, 2018

Sony (6758 JP) announced that since the domestic launch of the new Aibo (exclusively through Sony’s online store or via a special raffle) on 11th January 2018, it has sold 11,111 units by mid-April 2018. The price point is US$1,944 for the hardware unit, and a monthly...

July 24, 2018

A small robot equipped with AI has been sent to the International Space Station, the first-ever AI-equipped machine to be flown into space. Designed to be an astronaut assistant, it is called ‘CIMON’ short for “Crew Interactive Mobile Companion”. Developed by the Europ...

November 17, 2017

After more than a decade away, Sony has decided to resurrect its iconic robot pet with a brand new model simply called “Aibo” which has significant AI upgrades. The latest generation Aibo is now packed with an array of sensors, cameras, microphones and internet connect...

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