Vecna Technologies CEO Debbie Theobald says the key to rapid growth in the robotics industry is finding solid applications. Two examples from Vecna's portfolio are autonomous material handling trucks and the use of "telepresence" from the hospital to the auto repair shop.
The Method-2 robot stands more than twice as tall as most people, weighs a ton and a half, and is designed by a veteran of the Robocop, Terminator and Transformers film series. Now, what will South Korean robotics company Hankook Mirae do with it?
In an effort to increase both production and quality, and cut down on straining employee injuries, an Oklahoma-based hand tools and chemical products manufacturer turned to robots to help with their lines....More
Advances in artificial intelligence are sprouting like “bamboo shoots after rain”, according to the head of Honda’s research arm, so it’s time to find commercial uses for the technology by marrying research with Japan’s traditional strength in hardware....More
"Sometimes opportunities come to us from multinational customers with teams of innovation experts, while other times it comes from two people and the craft beer they started making in their garage."...More