Hyundai to acquire Boston Dynamics
Boston Dynamics is also entering the logistics automation market and will introduce a mobile robot for warehouses in 2021
Solaris adds to robotics offering with acquisition of Jetbrain
Jetbrain products include delivery robots that feature a secure and traceable chain of custody for medicines and blood products
Ex-Google exec sent to prison for stealing robocar secrets
Former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski helped steer Google’s self-driving car project before landing at Uber
NGen invests $5M in manufacturing of disinfection robots
Disinfection Robot Challenge targets innovative robotic solutions that reduce healthcare exposure to COVID-19s, or disinfects facilities.
What’s new in robotics: Tech that enhances automated processes
Orders are up across North America as new products hit the market.
Kraken awarded contract to test SeaVision on underwater artifacts
System will be evaluated at a variety of archaeologically significant sites.
Digital twinning for PickMaster vision-guiding software
Tests robotic configurations on virtual production lines.
Nissan invests in production to prepare for electric age
Changes involve robotics and sensors to decrease physical stress on assembly-line workers.
AGT’s technology innovation of the year
Award goes to Quebec robotics company.
Shopify to buy fulfilment solutions company 6 River Systems for US$450M
Online retail platform says acquisition will give it access to fulfilment software and robotics.
People before robots while accelerating digitization
Three phases put robotic process automation in the hands of users.
AI, robotics, automation unlikely to lead to mass job losses: Fraser Institute
Essay series contends new jobs will emerge as businesses and workers adapt.
Kraken gets $2.1M KATFISH contract from ThayerMahan
To be deployed as part of its SeaScout expeditionary system for seabed mapping and intelligence.
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Man charged with trying to steal robotics firm trade secrets
Dual Chinese and Canadian citizen found trespassing at Medrobotics.
Reko invests $5.5 million for new manufacturing and innovation facility
40,000 square-foot facility expected to be completed by early next year.
GE deploys OTTO robots at Milwaukee medical manufacturing facility [VIDEO]
Self-driving vehicles transport medical equipment for quick delivery along assembly lines.
Toyota introduces robotic leg brace to help paralyzed people walk
Gadget is to be worn on one leg at a time for patients severely paralyzed on one side of the body due to a stroke or other ailments.
Feds warned not to forget ‘killer robots’ amid AI push
Budget 2017 has committed $125-million to a pan-Canadian AI strategy.
Kraken gets $1.47M funding for underwater robotics
NRC-IRAP contribution will help develop a technology demonstration platform.
Federal budget will examine how machines are replacing workers
Finance Minister Bill Morneau has tasked an advisory council to study issues related to workers being replaced by technology.
Canadian manufacturers lagging in advanced tech adoption
CME study shows 60% not using them as investment in machinery and equipment drops.
Hudson’s Bay turns to robots to amp up e-commerce offering
Products that may have taken 2-1/2 hours to locate and ship should now be out of the warehouse within 15 minutes.
Robots at centre of China’s strategy to leapfrog rivals
Has set national goals of producing 100,000 industrial robots a year.
That pilot in the cockpit may someday be a robot
Collaboration attempts to replace second human pilot in two-person flight crew with robot co-pilot.
OTTO wins Gold Stevie in International Business Awards
Autonomous material transport robots take home prize for Best New Industrial Product.
Toyota’s US robotics boss promises results within 5 years
Safety features will be the first types of AI applications to appear in Toyota vehicles.
Clearpath provides GE Healthcare repair centre with self-driving vehicles
A fleet of OTTO self-driving vehicles will automate just-in-time parts delivery within Milwaukee facility.
Dominos unveils pizza delivery robot [VIDEO]
Autonomous robots can deliver pies within a 20 km radius without recharging.
Robotics expert says self-driving cars are not ready for deployment
Can’t handle bad weather, susceptible to hackers and can’t follow police directions.
Robot is fast, cuts cycle times
A reliable counterweight and mechanical springs counter balance the robot to shorten cycle times and improve accuracy.