Autonomous logistic tasks on construction sites

Researchers are working with a mobile robotic platform called Husky A200 that could be used for autonomous logistic tasks on construction sites. This mobile robot is one of many projects pursued by the Fraunhofer Italia Innovation Engineering Center to advance the cause of digitalization in construction and bridge the gap between robotics and the building Read more about Autonomous logistic tasks on construction sites[…]

The smallest 3D printed microrobot

The future of robotics might not be the industrial, metallic kind we are used to. Researchers at Linköping University are making strides in soft robotics, reaching smaller and smaller milestones for the field. We are all familiar with conventional robots, heavy arms of solid metal running on electric motors. Maybe for assembling a car. They Read more about The smallest 3D printed microrobot[…]

Flying Fish Robot collect water samples in hazardous and cluttered environments

A bio-inspired bot uses water from the environment to create a propelling gas and launch itself from the water’s surface. The robot had been developed by researchers at Imperial College London. It can travel 26 meters through the air after take-off and could be used to collect water samples in hazardous and cluttered environments, such Read more about Flying Fish Robot collect water samples in hazardous and cluttered environments[…]

Robotics in Application Areas

Specific Challenge: While robots originated in large-scale mass manufacturing, they are now spreading to more and more application areas. In these new settings, robots are often faced with new technical and non-technical challenges. The purpose of this topic is to address such issues in a modular and open way, and reduce the barriers that prevent Read more about Robotics in Application Areas[…]

Robotics – Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH)

Specific Challenge: The challenge is to provide a sustainable ecosystem of robotics stakeholders covering the entire value network to facilitate and accelerate a broad uptake and integration of robotic technologies, and supporting the digitisation of industry through robotics. Scope: a. Innovation Actions Proposals should address the provision of a network of robotics Digital Innovation Hubs Read more about Robotics – Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH)[…]

NASA Awards $14.3 Million to Small Businesses, Research Institutions to Develop Innovative Technologies

NASA has selected 19 proposals from American small businesses and research institutions for Phase II of its competitive Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, totaling $14.3 million in awards. These selections are for the 2016 STTR program, which supports NASA’s future missions into deep space, while also benefiting the U.S. economy. The STTR program stimulates partnerships between Read more about NASA Awards $14.3 Million to Small Businesses, Research Institutions to Develop Innovative Technologies[…]

New Company Receives $11.5M from Venrock and Foundry Group to Build the Robot for Everyone

Sphero, Inc., maker of the acclaimed connected play robot Sphero, announced today that it has successfully completed the spin-off of its advanced robotics division into the newly created Misty Robotics, Inc., which will build personal robots for the home and office. The new company is announcing that it has received $11.5 million in Series A Read more about New Company Receives $11.5M from Venrock and Foundry Group to Build the Robot for Everyone[…]

Digital Europe: opportunities for industry; conditions for the gigabit society

Digitising European industry requires safeguards against a divided society and more legal certainty, whilst an EU spectrum strategy should boost 5G technology. Access to telecommunications should be equal across the EU, whilst avoiding an unequal digital development in industries such as transport and tourism, MEPs say in a resolution voted on Thursday. Artificial intelligence and Read more about Digital Europe: opportunities for industry; conditions for the gigabit society[…]

Rise of the robots – good news or bad for business and society?

In 2005 there were less than one million of them. Today there are 1.8 million. And in three years’ time, this will soar to around 2.6 million. Industrial robots are on the march. Technology already plays a major role in the manufacturing sector. But as robots become better and more sophisticated, PwC economists expect their Read more about Rise of the robots – good news or bad for business and society?[…]

Ford, U-M Accelerate Autonomous Vehicle Research

Ford and the University of Michigan today announce they are teaming up to accelerate autonomous vehicle research and development with a first-ever arrangement that embeds Ford researchers and engineers into a new state-of-the-art robotics laboratory on U-M’s Ann Arbor campus. While the new robotics laboratory opens in 2020, by the end of this year Ford Read more about Ford, U-M Accelerate Autonomous Vehicle Research[…]