Google unveils model that allows robots to learn like humans
Google unveils the first vision-language-action model (VLA model). The model allows a robot to teach itself actions through text and images from the internet. Less training time is wasted on the robot because the underlying model learns in more or less the same way as humans.
Google's new VLA m... Read more
NTT Data adopts datacenter inspection robots
NTT Data plans to install datacenter robots to automate human inspection work.
The robots will initially be deployed to the facilities of NTT Data's Japanese operations. The company plans to make them available as-a-service at a future time.
The company trialled the bots from August 2022 to... Read more
Amazon debuts a robot that can pick up tiny packages
Amazon launched a warehouse robot that can pick up and categorize millions of individual unpackaged goods. The development will automate various jobs as the e-commerce giant is under pressure to reduce logistics costs.
According to the organization, the Sparrow robot is the first to be able to ... 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
Busy factories are turning to robots to pick up more work
As firms struggle to employ enough labor to complete surging demand, robots are becoming more common on assembly lines and factory floors.
According to the Association for Advancing Automation, the robotics industry's trade body, orders for workplace robots surged by a record 40% in Q1 of 2... Read more
Tech leaders believe that AI is the future
The future is believed to be artificial intelligence by a majority of tech leaders around the world.
We are in an era where technological advancements occur every day, and many people believe that robots might take over the world. Well, that may not be the case, but, indeed, artificial intellige... 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
Facebook releases tools that will help AI navigate the physical world
Facebook has announced that they are well on their way to creating assistants capable of understanding and interacting with the physical world, in much the same way that people do. The social media giant announced progress that implies the future of their AI program is going to involve exciting adv... Read more
The launch of WorldForge by AWS will enable AI simulations
On Tuesday this week, Amazon Web Services launched WorldForge, a tool that robotics developers can use to test autonomous machines and AI models that power the robots, in simulated environments. The new tool is part of the larger RoboMaker, an AWS-developed service.
RoboMakers was developed to b... Read more
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is booming, what can you do with it?
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is one of the most booming
disciplines in the IT market. Companies see a lot of potential in this type of
software, as it can take over a lot of repetitive tasks from people. It is the
robot that takes over certain processes, which reduces the risk of human error.
M... Read more