UK employees waste 40 working days a year on tasks robots could do
UK employees believe they are wasting more than 40 working days a year each on routine tasks that could be done by technology, such as digital workers, according to new research from ABBYY, investigating the impact of COVID-19 and automation technologies on office workers in the UK, US, France and Germany.
Why soft skills could power the rise of robot leaders
What would the world look like if socially-skilled robots stepped into the roles normally reserved for humans? Recruitment experts have long predicted that AI technology will make 'uniquely human' soft skills such as emotional intelligence and creativity more highly prized in the workplace.
Robotic exhibition solutions to increase engagement at events
In response to the shifting environment in the events and trade show industry due to COVID-19, Cheetah Mobile introduced its exhibition solutions powered by three AI-driven service robots: GreetBot, EngageBot and FanBot.
New partnership expands wire and cable offering
Industrial robot supplier, TM Robotics, has partnered with Magnetic Technologies, to distribute the company’s high quality magnetic brakes to the UK market. The partnership complements TM Robotics’ existing role as distributor for Mobac, a German manufacturer of drive technology and apparatus for wire and cable applications.
Comau helps produce the new electric Fiat 500
Comau has participated in the production of the new electric Fiat 500. The company has provided FCA and the Fiat brand with advanced automation solutions and its know-how in the development of innovative industrial processes to produce FCA’s first fully electric vehicle, a made in Turin product.
Robots leading the fight against COVID-19 infections
Effective decontamination and sterilisation of hospital wards and bathrooms is essential in reducing the risk of cross infection. This is especially important during COVID-19 pandemic, when we consider that there is just nine critical care beds per 100,000 people in the UK. Here, Eric Lind, Vice-President of Commercial Operations and Business Development at Ultralife, has discussed the vital role robotics play in sterilisation and what to conside...
Drone swarm show enabled by u-blox technology
u-blox has announced that it supplied the high-accuracy technology that made it possible to fly a large drone swarm. The reportedly record-breaking simultaneous flight of 2198 miniature UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) was launched into the night sky over Saint Petersburg, Russia, on September 3rd. The ten-minute long drone show included a flying dove with a wingspan of 600 meters, which was visible from three kilometers away.
P11 cordless vacuum cleaner with touch screen display
Smart home appliance manufacturer Proscenic has announced the availability of its P11 cordless vacuum cleaner with touch screen and mopping capabilities. The P11 includes a powerful motor and three adjustable suction modes making it well suited for use on all types of floor.
Nordic initiative for drone transport of passengers
The Nordic countries are joining forces to drive the development of drone transports for both goods and passengers. The Nordic Drone Initiative (NDI) will pave the way for new sustainable business models. It can be about air-taxis, autonomous courier services or new tourist concepts.
ROS 2 support to accelerate scalable robotics systems
Real-Time Innovations (RTI) has announced the availability of the Connext 6 ROS Middleware Wrapper (RMW) Layer, bringing the field-proven, production-grade strength of RTI Connext 6 to the latest release of the Robot Operating System (ROS 2).