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Two-step training helps robots interpret human language

Two-step training helps robots interpret human language

To robots, humans' instructions are incredibly complex. Even a relatively simple command like "Go to the house, passing the tree on your right," may require hundreds of attempts to learn. And if the command changes to "Go to the house, passing the tree on your left," the robots needs to re-learn the task from scratch.
Robotics Research
Nov 14, 2018
Enhancing student learning with robotics

Enhancing student learning with robotics

Telepresence robots for use in classroom settings and simulation labs give students and professors in remote locations the chance to observe lessons and procedures firsthand, in a highly interactive environment.
Robotics Research
Nov 13, 2018
Elephant trunks inspire robotics

Elephant trunks inspire robotics

Understanding how elephants use their trunks to pick up small objects could lead to robots designed with flexible hands or grippers, according to a new study.
Robotics Research
Nov 12, 2018
IDTechEx TVReal-world ready robot bridges the gap between man and machine

Real-world ready robot bridges the gap between man and machine

Combining innovative hardware with a new class of conversational AI software and state of the art tools, the company has also developed a powerful and sophisticated platform specifically for multisensory and immersive language interactions, enabling developers working in any industry sector and from any country to build highly advanced applications for social robots.
Robotics Research
Nov 9, 2018
IDTechEx TVFleets of drones could aid searches for lost hikers

Fleets of drones could aid searches for lost hikers

Finding lost hikers in forests can be a difficult and lengthy process, as helicopters and drones can't get a glimpse through the thick tree canopy. Recently, it's been proposed that autonomous drones, which can bob and weave through trees, could aid these searches. But the GPS signals used to guide the aircraft can be unreliable or nonexistent in forest environments.
Robotics Research
Nov 8, 2018
IDTechEx TVRobotic revolution in food production

Robotic revolution in food production

Small Robot Company harnesses the power and precision of robots and Artificial Intelligence to improve the way that food is produced and minimise chemical usage. It will make farms more profitable, and increase yield and efficiency, through using small robots instead of tractors.
Robotics Research
Nov 7, 2018
IDTechEx TVShape shifting modular robot

Shape shifting modular robot

A robot can assemble a car door or pack a box much faster and more efficiently than any human, but such single-purpose machines struggle when asked to perform in challenging environments that contain elements such as stairs or tunnels.
Robotics Research
Nov 6, 2018
IDTechEx TVRobot teaches itself how to dress people

Robot teaches itself how to dress people

More than 1 million Americans require daily physical assistance to get dressed because of injury, disease and advanced age. Robots could potentially help, but cloth and the human body are complex.
Robotics Research
Nov 5, 2018
World's first robot package delivery launched publicly

World's first robot package delivery launched publicly

The world's first commercial rollout of autonomous package delivery on the ground, with hundreds of robots from Starship Technologies delivering packages straight to consumers' front doors.
Robotics Research
Nov 2, 2018
Pizza Hut's pizza making truck

Pizza Hut's pizza making truck

Pizza Hut has joined forces with Toyota to develop the one-of-a-kind, zero-emission Tundra PIE Pro, a mobile pizza factory with the ability to deliver oven-hot pizza wherever it goes.
Robotics Research
Nov 1, 2018
ABB to build the world's most advanced robotics factory in Shanghai

ABB to build the world's most advanced robotics factory in Shanghai

ABB announced a major, new US$150 million investment in Shanghai, China to build the world's most advanced, automated and flexible robotics factory - a cutting-edge center where robots make robots.
Robotics Research
Oct 31, 2018
Robots learn tasks from people

Robots learn tasks from people

With a smartphone and a browser, people worldwide will be able to interact with a robot to speed the process of teaching robots how to do basic tasks.
Robotics Research
Oct 30, 2018
Industrial robots increase wages for employees

Industrial robots increase wages for employees

In addition to increasing productivity, the introduction of industrial robots has increased wages for the employees. At the same time, industrial robots have also changed the labour market by increasing the number of job opportunities for highly skilled employees, while opportunities for low-skilled employees are declining.
Robotics Research
Oct 29, 2018
IDTechEx TVSmall flying robots haul heavy loads

Small flying robots haul heavy loads

A closed door is just one of many obstacles that poses no barrier to a new type of flying, micro, tugging robot called a FlyCroTug. Outfitted with advanced gripping technologies and the ability to move and pull on objects around it, two FlyCroTugs can jointly lasso the door handle and heave the door open.
Robotics Research
Oct 26, 2018
IDTechEx TVIDTechEx Show! USA November 14-15, 2018 Event Overview

IDTechEx Show! USA November 14-15, 2018 Event Overview

IDTechEx CEO, Raghu Das gives an overview on what to expect at the IDTechEx Show! next month in Santa Clara.
Robotics Research
Oct 26, 2018
New technique reveals limb control in flies - and maybe robots

New technique reveals limb control in flies - and maybe robots

A new neural recording technique developed by bioengineers enables for the first time the comprehensive measurement of neural circuits that control limb movement. Tested on the fruit fly, results from the technique may inspire the development of more sophisticated robotic control approaches.
Robotics Research
Oct 25, 2018
How to mass produce cell-sized robots

How to mass produce cell-sized robots

Tiny robots no bigger than a cell could be mass-produced using a new method. The microscopic devices, which the team calls "syncells" (short for synthetic cells), might eventually be used to monitor conditions inside an oil or gas pipeline, or to search out disease while floating through the bloodstream.
Robotics Research
Oct 24, 2018
Olympian, KONE, Jabil and BYD Cornerstones at the IDTechEx Show!

Olympian, KONE, Jabil and BYD Cornerstones at the IDTechEx Show!

Olympian Sportsman, KONE, Jabil and BYD feature as Cornerstones of the IDTechEx Show!
Robotics Research
Oct 24, 2018
Partnership delivers autonomous mobile robots to distribution centres

Partnership delivers autonomous mobile robots to distribution centres

Honeywell is collaborating with Fetch Robotics to provide distribution centers with autonomous mobile robots to help them more effectively fulfill growing volumes of e-commerce orders.
Robotics Research
Oct 23, 2018
Volocopter to test eVTOL air taxis in Singapore

Volocopter to test eVTOL air taxis in Singapore

Volocopter will perform a next set of inner urban flight tests in Singapore. The series of tests are scheduled to take place in the second half of 2019.
Robotics Research
Oct 22, 2018
IDTechEx TVPersonal robot to tidy your room

Personal robot to tidy your room

Unlike in controlled and regulated environments like factories, robots in the home need to respond flexibly to dynamic and complex situations and communicate naturally with humans.
Robotics Research
Nov 14, 2018
Enhancing student learning with robotics

Enhancing student learning with robotics

Telepresence robots for use in classroom settings and simulation labs give students and professors in remote locations the chance to observe lessons and procedures firsthand, in a highly interactive environment.
Robotics Research
Nov 12, 2018
IDTechEx TVReal-world ready robot bridges the gap between man and machine

Real-world ready robot bridges the gap between man and machine

Combining innovative hardware with a new class of conversational AI software and state of the art tools, the company has also developed a powerful and sophisticated platform specifically for multisensory and immersive language interactions, enabling developers working in any industry sector and from any country to build highly advanced applications for social robots.
Robotics Research
Nov 8, 2018
IDTechEx TVRobotic revolution in food production

Robotic revolution in food production

Small Robot Company harnesses the power and precision of robots and Artificial Intelligence to improve the way that food is produced and minimise chemical usage. It will make farms more profitable, and increase yield and efficiency, through using small robots instead of tractors.
Robotics Research
Nov 6, 2018
IDTechEx TVRobot teaches itself how to dress people

Robot teaches itself how to dress people

More than 1 million Americans require daily physical assistance to get dressed because of injury, disease and advanced age. Robots could potentially help, but cloth and the human body are complex.
Robotics Research
Nov 2, 2018
Pizza Hut's pizza making truck

Pizza Hut's pizza making truck

Pizza Hut has joined forces with Toyota to develop the one-of-a-kind, zero-emission Tundra PIE Pro, a mobile pizza factory with the ability to deliver oven-hot pizza wherever it goes.
Robotics Research
Oct 31, 2018
Robots learn tasks from people

Robots learn tasks from people

With a smartphone and a browser, people worldwide will be able to interact with a robot to speed the process of teaching robots how to do basic tasks.
Robotics Research
Oct 29, 2018
IDTechEx TVSmall flying robots haul heavy loads

Small flying robots haul heavy loads

A closed door is just one of many obstacles that poses no barrier to a new type of flying, micro, tugging robot called a FlyCroTug. Outfitted with advanced gripping technologies and the ability to move and pull on objects around it, two FlyCroTugs can jointly lasso the door handle and heave the door open.
Robotics Research
Oct 26, 2018
New technique reveals limb control in flies - and maybe robots

New technique reveals limb control in flies - and maybe robots

A new neural recording technique developed by bioengineers enables for the first time the comprehensive measurement of neural circuits that control limb movement. Tested on the fruit fly, results from the technique may inspire the development of more sophisticated robotic control approaches.
Robotics Research
Oct 24, 2018
Olympian, KONE, Jabil and BYD Cornerstones at the IDTechEx Show!

Olympian, KONE, Jabil and BYD Cornerstones at the IDTechEx Show!

Olympian Sportsman, KONE, Jabil and BYD feature as Cornerstones of the IDTechEx Show!
Robotics Research
Oct 23, 2018
Volocopter to test eVTOL air taxis in Singapore

Volocopter to test eVTOL air taxis in Singapore

Volocopter will perform a next set of inner urban flight tests in Singapore. The series of tests are scheduled to take place in the second half of 2019.
Robotics Research
Nov 13, 2018
Elephant trunks inspire robotics

Elephant trunks inspire robotics

Understanding how elephants use their trunks to pick up small objects could lead to robots designed with flexible hands or grippers, according to a new study.
Robotics Research
Nov 9, 2018
IDTechEx TVFleets of drones could aid searches for lost hikers

Fleets of drones could aid searches for lost hikers

Finding lost hikers in forests can be a difficult and lengthy process, as helicopters and drones can't get a glimpse through the thick tree canopy. Recently, it's been proposed that autonomous drones, which can bob and weave through trees, could aid these searches. But the GPS signals used to guide the aircraft can be unreliable or nonexistent in forest environments.
Robotics Research
Nov 7, 2018
IDTechEx TVShape shifting modular robot

Shape shifting modular robot

A robot can assemble a car door or pack a box much faster and more efficiently than any human, but such single-purpose machines struggle when asked to perform in challenging environments that contain elements such as stairs or tunnels.
Robotics Research
Nov 5, 2018
World's first robot package delivery launched publicly

World's first robot package delivery launched publicly

The world's first commercial rollout of autonomous package delivery on the ground, with hundreds of robots from Starship Technologies delivering packages straight to consumers' front doors.
Robotics Research
Nov 1, 2018
ABB to build the world's most advanced robotics factory in Shanghai

ABB to build the world's most advanced robotics factory in Shanghai

ABB announced a major, new US$150 million investment in Shanghai, China to build the world's most advanced, automated and flexible robotics factory - a cutting-edge center where robots make robots.
Robotics Research
Oct 30, 2018
Industrial robots increase wages for employees

Industrial robots increase wages for employees

In addition to increasing productivity, the introduction of industrial robots has increased wages for the employees. At the same time, industrial robots have also changed the labour market by increasing the number of job opportunities for highly skilled employees, while opportunities for low-skilled employees are declining.
Robotics Research
Oct 26, 2018
IDTechEx TVIDTechEx Show! USA November 14-15, 2018 Event Overview

IDTechEx Show! USA November 14-15, 2018 Event Overview

IDTechEx CEO, Raghu Das gives an overview on what to expect at the IDTechEx Show! next month in Santa Clara.
Robotics Research
Oct 25, 2018
How to mass produce cell-sized robots

How to mass produce cell-sized robots

Tiny robots no bigger than a cell could be mass-produced using a new method. The microscopic devices, which the team calls "syncells" (short for synthetic cells), might eventually be used to monitor conditions inside an oil or gas pipeline, or to search out disease while floating through the bloodstream.
Robotics Research
Oct 24, 2018
Partnership delivers autonomous mobile robots to distribution centres

Partnership delivers autonomous mobile robots to distribution centres

Honeywell is collaborating with Fetch Robotics to provide distribution centers with autonomous mobile robots to help them more effectively fulfill growing volumes of e-commerce orders.
Robotics Research
Oct 22, 2018
IDTechEx TVPersonal robot to tidy your room

Personal robot to tidy your room

Unlike in controlled and regulated environments like factories, robots in the home need to respond flexibly to dynamic and complex situations and communicate naturally with humans.