Robotics

SoftBank Leads $20 Million Investment in Fetch Robotics

SoftBank Leads $20 Million Investment in Fetch Robotics

June 17, 2015 – Fetch Robotics, Pioneer in Robotics for Logistics and Material Handling in High Demand From Warehouse and Fulfillment Centers announced today that it has raised $20 million in Series funding.  The round was led by SB Group US, Inc. (“SoftBank”) and also included additional funding from seed investors O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and Shasta […]

Robotics Competition Generated Groundbreaking Research

Robotics Competition Generated Groundbreaking Research

Robotic control algorithms based on cutting-edge theory. The last week was the final round of competition in the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s contest to design control systems for a humanoid robot that could climb a ladder, remove debris, drive a utility vehicle, and perform several other tasks related to a hypothetical disaster. The team […]

New Origami Robot: Climbs, Swims, and Carries Loads Twice its Weight

New Origami Robot: Climbs, Swims, and Carries Loads Twice its Weight

At the recent International Conference on Robotics and Automation, MIT researchers presented a printable origami robot that folds itself up from a flat sheet of plastic when heated and measures about a centimeter from front to back. Weighing only a third of a gram, the robot can swim, climb an incline, traverse rough terrain, and […]

Minds behind the Intelligence

Minds behind the Intelligence

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), USA successfully conducted the mega event of Robotics Challenge. Lots of team around the globe participated in DRC trails and 25 team selected for final. After years of research and development, a day of rehearsal and two full days of head-to-head competition in front of thousands of spectators the […]

ABB – First Global Industrial Robotics Company to Manufacture Robots in the United States

ABB – First Global Industrial Robotics Company to Manufacture Robots in the United States

Zurich, Switzerland, May 20, 2015: ABB, the global leader in power and automation technologies, announced today it will start production of robots in the United States, making it the first global industrial robotics company to fully commit to and invest in a North American robotics manufacturing footprint. The company made the announcement at the opening […]

Robotics Fast Track kickoff

Robotics Fast Track kickoff

Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) and BIT Systems (BITS) are seeking innovative and revolutionary robotics projects for the Robotics Fast Track (RFT) effort, sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) . DARPA seeks to revolutionize robotics technologies by promoting non-traditional technical approaches The RFT effort has two goals: Enable rapid, cost-effective development of […]

Tiny Swarm Robots That can Move a Car

Tiny Swarm Robots That can Move a Car

The Autonomous Vehicle Emergency Recovery Tool (AVERT) started as a research project in 2012 to provide a unique capability to Police and Armed Services to rapidly deploy, extract and remove both blocking and suspect vehicles from vulnerable positions such as enclosed infrastructure spaces, tunnels, low bridges as well as under-building and underground car parks. Vehicles […]