Robotics in Construction: Innovation to Implementation Tue, Mar 15, 2022 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM PDT
Robots have influenced many modern industries by improving efficiency and safety, and reducing material waste and labor costs, yet construction has been slow to adopt newer technology. This trend is changing.
About Us Blue River Technology serves the agricultural industry by designing and building advanced farm machines that utilize computer vision and machine learning to enable farmers to understand and manage every plant. These machines help farmers to improve profitability, protect the environment by reducing pesticide use, and capture valuable plant-by-plant data. Blue River is a […]
DoD has announced a new initiative, the National Security Innovation Capital (NSIC) that may be of interest to you. NSIC enables dual-use hardware startup companies to advance their product’s transition to market by addressing the shortfall of private investment from trusted sources.
We’ve heard the fear echoed time and again: Automation is going to take away our jobs. And time and again, we see the same outcome: There are just as many, if not more, jobs in our more automated world.
With air taxi companies pledging to start commercial operations in 2024, one key question remains unanswered: Are we on the verge of a stunning revolution in urban transportation, or are we witnessing, as aviation analyst Richard Aboulafia puts it, the “mother of all aerospace bubbles”?
The Great Resignation led tech workers to realize their power. Salaries are increasing, demand for talent is high and if you’re an engineer at Stripe, there are probably at least three investors who would back your pre-seed company […]
“I think there are fewer fake robots this year.” I spoke to a lot of roboticists and robot-adjacent folks at this year’s CES, but that comment from Labrador Systems co-funder/CEO Mike Dooley summed up the situation nicely. The show is slowly, but steadily, starting to take robotics more seriously. It’s true that words like “fake” […]
Hadrian Automation, a startup developing automated manufacturing plants for the aerospace and defense industries in the Los Angeles area, has raised $36.4 million in new funding, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
A new study could be a game changer for users of prosthetic hands who have long awaited advances in dexterity. Researchers examined if people could precisely control the grip forces applied to two different objects grasped simultaneously with a dexterous artificial hand.
Research inspired by Terminator 2’s shape-shifting, liquid metal robot sees liquid-metal electrical conductors manipulated in mid-air without contact. The liquid wires can be controlled to move in any direction, and manipulated into unique, levitated shapes such as loops and squares using a small ‘triggering’ voltage and a magnet.
The House passed the America COMPETES Act of 2022 today on a nearly party-line vote that foreshadows challenges the House and Senate may face in crafting a compromise bill capable of passing both chambers.
The White House announced a set of minor immigration policy changes last week aimed at better welcoming STEM students and scholars from abroad. Meanwhile, more substantive changes are currently up for debate in Congress, including the potential for exempting STEM graduates from numerical caps on green cards.
Valentine’s Day is approaching… Do want to sneak in a robot movie to watch on date night? Do you wonder about whether robots and love is possible? Here are five recommendations for sci-fi movies with a discussion of the related real-world robotics science. And remember to check out Learn AI and Human-Robot Interaction from Asimov’s […]
Oleg Shipitko, Chief Technical Director of Evocargo, an integrated logistics service company using autonomous vehicles speaks with Kate. Oleg talks about the need for automating operational logistics inside enclosed facilities centers and how their autonomous vehicles and other operational services can greatly improve the current way we transport goods within facilities such as ports, warehouses and […]
In this episode, Audrow Nash speaks to Steve Macenski, who is the Open Source Robotics Engineering Lead at Samsung Research America. Steve leads the Nav2 project, which is an open source robot navigation framework. In this conversation, they talk about the problem and challenges of robot navigation, how Nav2 works at a high level, hybrid […]
🔬 Research summary by Connor Wright, our Partnerships Manager. [Original paper by Mark Coeckelbergh] Overview: Can robots be trusted? Machines form a more significant part of our social and political existence, proving to be more than mere tools. To manage such encroachment, a deeper understanding of trust as a concept is the first step. Introduction […]