Airwards: Taking UAVs to new heights
With over a hundred years’ heritage and an industry predicted to be worth $42.8bn by 2025, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) continue to push boundaries and transform industries for the better. And now, there is a unifying global accreditation scheme recognising best practice drone work. Introducing Airwards: an industry-first, panoptic awards platform and not-for-profit which champions the pioneering, impactful work accomplished with dr...
Routes into robotic process automation
Industry is becoming increasingly reliant on process automation to meet productivity targets, by ensuring consistent product quality and high throughput. A process can be fully automated, free of human intervention from end to end, or partially automated combining the strengths of human workers and machines.
Can AI help the workplace mental health crisis?
2020 has been the most stressful year in history for the global workforce and people want robots to help, according to a new study by Oracle and Workplace Intelligence, an HR research and advisory firm. The study of more than 12,000 employees, managers, HR leaders, and C-level executives across 11 countries found that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased workplace stress, anxiety, and burnout for people all around the world, an...
Robot vacuum cleaner features 4.0 laser navigation system
Smart home appliance manufacturer, Proscenic with a history of making components for Panasonic, Hitachi, Zojirushi, and Philips has announced the availability of its M7 Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner with simultaneous mopping capability and 4.0 laser navigation.
Universal Robots launches SME Automation Month for October
Universal Robots (UR) is pleased to announce October as SME Automation month. The whole month will be dedicated to helping small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs) take advantage of collaborative robots (cobots) to get their businesses back on track, with new resources, leasing options and expert consultations made available to help users bounce back from the challenges of COVID-19.
Pioneering a new class of multirotor drones
Fixed-wing drones offer the ability to traverse airspace at high speed, but they are not equipped for applications requiring stationary aerial flight, which is especially important for persistent airborne surveillance and communication applications.
OrionStar launches humanoid robotic coffee master
OrionStar, the robotics company invested in by Cheetah Mobile, has announced the Robotic Coffee Master, a humanoid robot barista that simulates master-level brewing techniques and guarantees a refined taste in every cup.
Exploring the common language for industrial automation
The open source Robot Operating System (ROS) has been around for over ten years and has thousands of developers building packages for it. In fact, according to a 2019 report by ABI Research, nearly 55% of the world's robots will include a ROS package by 2024. With this language growing in popularity, Neil Ballinger, Head of EMEA at EU Automation, discusses whether ROS is becoming the common automation language for robotic...
Shopping mall robots are boosting retail
Cheetah Mobile has successfully deployed more than 7,000 AiM Robots (AiM: Attract, interact and Mindset) in 887 shopping malls across 32 cities in China. The AiM Robots double as an interactive advertising platform and information desk, boosting sales and ushering in the smart retail era for brick-and-mortar shops hammered by COVID-19.
Multiscope Rescue UGV used in search and rescue exercise
The Estonian Disaster Relief Team (EDRT) utilised Milrem Robotics’ Multiscope Rescue unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) during an urban search and rescue (USAR) exercise last week. The UGV was used to transport rescue equipment of two USAR units to the operation area allowing members of the unit conserve energy and reach survivors quicker.