Google wants to outsource application development to autonomous robots
A software prototype from Google allows robots to autonomously write code. Users write a sentence to describe a task, after which the robot automatically programs the workflow required.
It's the dream of every low-code and no-code platform. Google's software allows users to program workflows wit... Read more
‘Stop weaponizing robots’, robotics industry urges in public letter
A coalition of robotics developers is calling on users not to weaponize robots. The robotics developers wrote a public letter in preparation for upcoming laws that make manufacturers responsible for the damage third parties cause with their technology.
The letter is signed by Boston Dynamics and... Read more
Amazon acquires Belgium’s Cloostermans to further develop robotics
Amazon announced the acquisition of Cloostermans. The Belgian company develops robotic systems for transporting heavy pallets and sorting products.
Cloostermans was founded in 1884. Automation has always been central to the business. The Belgian company produced textile machines during the seco... Read more
Canonical updates edge OS Ubuntu Core
The latest version of Ubuntu Core provides improved processing for industrial apps and robotics.
Ubuntu developer Canonical recently announced the availability of Ubuntu Core's latest version, a containerized OS for IoT and edge devices. The OS allows real-time computing in industrial apps and r... Read more
Amazon launches a $1 billion “Industrial Innovation Fund”
The fund will be to invest in supply chain technology companies.
This week Amazon announced plans to invest $1 billion in companies developing supply chain technologies such as warehouse robots.
The investments will be made through a new fund known as the Amazon Industrial Innovation Fu... Read more
Boston Dynamics brings Stretch industrial robot to market
Boston Dynamics recently launched an industrial robot for warehouse environments: Stretch. Meanwhile, the first print run sold out.
Boston Dynamics develops and manufactures industrial robot applications. Among other things, it's known for Spot, an industrial four-legged bot. Boston Dynamics re... Read more
Zebra Technologies launches robots for efficient warehouse routing
Zebra Technologies introduces three autonomous mobile robots (AMR) for selecting and transporting items in warehouses.
The introductions are part of Fetch Robotics' E-Commerce Fulfillment system. Fetch Robotics, a developer of AMRs and adhering software, was acquired by Zebra Technologies in Jul... Read more
The University of Toronto and Nvidia make robotics research available to small firms
The human hand happens to be one of the most advanced natural creations. It is also one of the most highly sought-after goals of artificial intelligence and robotics scientists.
A robotic hand with our range and ability could manipulate objects in a way that only we can, changing things across h... Read more
Study says adoption of robots is growing due too labour shortage
Researchers have found that businesses adopting robots and other forms of automation are largely opting to do so due to labour shortages. A study by researchers from MIT and Boston University will appear in a forthcoming print edition of The Review of Economic Studies.
The study is authored by D... Read more
Alkami announces IPO, SoftBank investing big in AutoStore
Fintech company Alkami has announced its intention to go public. The company expects to raise 150 million dollars. In other financial news, SoftBank has bought a 40 percent stake in robotics company AutoStore.
Alkami expects its shares to be worth between 22 and 25 dollars each. This corresponds... Read more