Frank Tobe, The Robot Report
The robotics industry is going through major changes as costs are continuing to drop and the industry is going through changes from a business and technological standpoint. Investments include the bid by Midea to buy 49% of Kuka, KraussMaffei by ChemChina; Paslin by Wanfeng and Gimatic by Agic Capital. Five trends that are driving these changes are highlighted below.
Sky-Futures, a UK-based company offering drone inspection services to the global oil and gas industry, was awarded an FAA exemption allowing their drones to fly in U.S. air space.
Four recent research reports covering service robots, vision guided robotics, material handling robots, and robot component speed reducers, all predict steady growth, particularly in China.
At a daylong workshop on Collaborative Robots by the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), two main themes were expressed: worker safety and almost universal expectation for rapid deployment of collaborative robots.
The North American Robotics Industries Association has announced that the first and second quarter robot sales have set a new sales record.
AUTOMATICA reminds you that there's a whole lot of "stuff" going on inside a robot.
The International Federation of Robotics reported the highest number of units sold in 2013.
Here are some new consumer artificial intelligence breakthroughs entering the robotics marketplace.