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Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot goes on sale in Europe and Canada

Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot goes on sale in Europe and Canada Boston Dynamics this morning announced that it’s bringing Spot robot to a number of new markets, following sales in the U.S.  Interested parties in the European Union, U.K. and Canada can now purchase the technologically advanced quadrupedal robot. Spot is Boston Dynamics’ first commercially […]

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Take a closer look at Elon Musk’s Neuralink surgical robot

Take a closer look at Elon Musk’s Neuralink surgical robot While the science was front-and-center in Elon Musk’s presentation about Neuralink, his human brain computer inference company, the surgical robot the company debuted made a splash of its own. The rounded polycarbonate sci-fi design of the brain surgeon bot looks like something out of the […]

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Researchers explore sound to help improve robotic perception

Researchers explore sound to help improve robotic perception Robots primarily rely on two basic senses: vision and touch. But even the latter still has a long ways to go to get up to the speed with the former. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are looking to hearing as a potential additional sense to help machines […]

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Boston Dynamics CEO Rob Playter is coming to Disrupt 2020 to talk robotics and automation

Boston Dynamics CEO Rob Playter is coming to Disrupt 2020 to talk robotics and automation Back in January, Robert Playter became the CEO of Boston Dynamics. It was a momentous occasion, marking the company’s first new CEO since its founding in the early 1990s when the company was founded by Marc Raibert. The move came […]

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Ford to use Boston Dynamics’ dog-like robots to map their manufacturing facilities

Ford to use Boston Dynamics’ dog-like robots to map their manufacturing facilities Ford is going to employ two of Boston Dynamics’ ‘Spot’ robots, which are four-legged, dog-like walking robots that weigh roughly 70 lbs each, to help them update the original engineering plans for one of the transmission manufacturing plans. The plants, Ford explains, have […]

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White Castle becomes the first fast food chain to test out the robot fry cook, Flippy, from Miso Robotics

White Castle becomes the first fast food chain to test out the robot fry cook, Flippy, from Miso Robotics The next time Harold and Kumar go to a White Castle, there may be a robot making their French Fries. In one of the first trials of a robotic fry cook at a national burger chain, […]

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As pandemic drags on, interest in automation surges

As pandemic drags on, interest in automation surges Today, the U.S. exceeded three million COVID-19 cases and 132,000 deaths. In several states, new hotspots have rolled back plans to reopen businesses. The novel coronavirus has — and will continue — to profoundly impact the way we live and work. For the moment, that includes a […]

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Elementary Robotics is making its quality assurance robots commercially available

Elementary Robotics is making its quality assurance robots commercially available Two years and over $17 million after it first began working on its robots for quality assurance, the Los Angeles-based Elementary Robotics has finally made its products commercially available. The company already boasts a few very large initial customers in the automotive industry, consumer packaged […]

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Geek+, the Amazon Kiva of China, lands $200 million Series C

Geek+, the Amazon Kiva of China, lands 0 million Series C Geek+, a Beijing-based startup that makes warehouse fulfillment robots similar to those of Amazon’s Kiva, said Thursday that it has closed over $200 million in a Series C funding round. That bumps total capital raised by the 5-year-old company to date to nearly $390 […]

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No-code industrial robotics programming startup Wandelbots raises $30 million

No-code industrial robotics programming startup Wandelbots raises million Dresden, Germany-based Wandelbots – a startup dedicated to making it easier for non-programmers to ‘teach’ industrial robots how to do specific tasks – has raised a $30 million Series B funding round led by 83North, an with participation from Next47 and Microsoft’s M12 venture funding arm. Wandelbots […]

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