May 22, 2020

Scientists from Cornell University and the Istituto Italiano di Technologia have developed a ‘3D-

printed hydrogel actuator that has autonomic perspiration’ – otherwise known as a robot rubber hand that can cool itself with its own sweat.  Designed to handle scenarios w...

May 22, 2020

How AI, Automation and Robotics Could Prepare Us for the Next Pandemic

With the tragic events following the global outbreak of Covid-19 most countries were unprepared for a pandemic. Governments have faced a series of shortages in medical staff, gloves, masks, critical...

May 22, 2020

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), is developing a method for robots to carry small objects without actually physically touching them at all. Ultrasound waves can generate a pressure wave that humans can’t see or hear. This process of usi...

May 21, 2020

Covid-19 has created a number of social distancing issues which we believe have increased both the short and long-term demand for Automation in general. One of the areas of automation which is getting a lot of interest in particular is drone technology which is increas...

March 2, 2020

Waymo announced its first external investment round in March 2020, raising $2.25bn led by Silver Lake, Canada Pension Investment Board and Mubadala Investment Company. This investment

round follows a recent series of major operational and technical milestones; Waymo Dri...

March 2, 2020

Against a backdrop of growing alarm about Chinese firms buying up German expertise, Germany’s economy ministry plans to tighten rules on non-EU takeover of domestic hi-tech firms. The ministry said it had drafted an amendment to the Foreign Trade Regulation that would...

December 16, 2019

In January the White House released a list of 10 principles that federal agencies should consider when making up new laws regarding the use and scope of AI. In the release by the Office of Science and Technology policy (OSTP), they stated that any regulation devised by...

December 9, 2019

German car manufacturer Volkswagen has announced a technology that can potentially turn any car parking space into an electric car charging location. The robot is summoned either by a driver’s

smartphone app or using vehicle-to-X communication and can communicate indepe...

December 2, 2019

Google and medical centres in the U.S. and UK have reported in the journal Nature that Artificial Intelligence can help doctors do a better job of finding breast cancer on mammograms. A study conducted by Google worked with researchers from Northwestern University in C...

December 2, 2019

Californian start-up Agility Robotics has begun the commercialize its first product called Digit which is a bipedal robot designed for logistics applications. The robot is approximately the size and shape of a small adult human. It is able to navigate environments semi...

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