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What’s Cooking in Robotics?
By Oliver Mitchell · 5 October, 2017 • The automated kitchen might be coming sooner than anyone expects; then again it could be a rotten egg. Oliver Mitchell takes a look at robots breaking into the food industry.
Robot Cybersecurity Needs to be on Governments’ Radar
By Abishur Prakash · 4 October, 2017 • Governments and the automation industry need to consider new policies when it comes to cybersecurity. Here are some recent examples of cybersecurity challenges facing the automation industry.
6 Most Exciting Robotics Technologies to Watch
By Steve Crowe · 1 September, 2017 • RoboBusiness experts discuss the robotics technologies they're most excited about, including AI, computer vision, IIoT, mobile robots and more.
RoboBusiness: Mobile Piece-Picking Robots on Rise
By RT Staff · 30 August, 2017 • Justin Ha, Director of Solutions Design at DHL Supply Chain, expects major growth in mobile piece-picking robots in the near future.
RoboBusiness: 4 Tips on Working With Partners to Adopt Robotics
By Daniel Reuter · 25 August, 2017 • If your business is like many, you may realize that you could benefit from introducing robotics into your processes but may not have a clear idea of how they could have the greatest impact. But choosing the wrong technological path or the wrong partner can lead you down an expensive, time-consuming path to a “solution” that meets neither your needs nor your goals.
RoboBusiness Speaker: ‘Automate or Die’
By RT Staff · 22 August, 2017 • RoboBusiness speaker Daniel Theobald, co-founder and chief innovation officer of Vecna, says until recently, large-scale use of mobile robotics in industry was still aspirational. But now, given increasing consumer expectations and global competition, "automate or die” is becoming an accepted idea in business.
Security Robot Fall Shows Limits of AI
By David Bruemmer · 2 August, 2017 • Despite all the hype, AI systems get lost all the time, just like humans. The issue that caused Knightscope's K5 security robot to fall into an indoor water fountain is a pesky, seemingly trivial sensor problem that has plagued robot autonomy and AI for decades.
5 Robotics Trends from LiveWorx 2017
By Matt Wagner · 2 June, 2017 • A recap of the first-ever robotics track at LiveWorx, including how AI is helping bring social robots to market and why Massachusetts is still No. 1 in robotics.
Self-Driving Cars: No, Detroit Isn’t Beating Silicon Valley
By Brad Templeton · 5 April, 2017 • A new self-driving car report says Ford and GM are leading the way. Saying Ford and GM are ahead of Waymo smacks of old-school car industry thinking. Ford and GM might feel good reading this report, but they should not.
Top 50 Robotics Companies of 2017
By RT Staff · 21 March, 2017 • Robotics Business Review unveils its sixth annual RBR50 list of the most influential robotics companies in the world. Consumer robotics companies on the RBR50 include DJI, iRobot, LEGO, Softbank and more.
Canada’s New Drone Rules Aren’t Flyer-Friendly
By Steve Crowe · 19 March, 2017 • If you thought the recreational drone rules were tough in the United States, be thankful you don't live in Canada.
Taxing Robots: Will it Help or Hurt Jobs?
By Oliver Mitchell · 26 February, 2017 • There's a real lack of solutions to preventing the seismic shift robots will have on the economy. We examine two potential options: Universal Basic Income and a tax on robots.
What AI Can and Can’t Do: DARPA’s Realistic View
By Steve Crowe · 21 February, 2017 • Is artificial intelligence a risk to humanity? DARPA weighs in on what it AI can do, what it can’t do, and where it is headed.
Should Robots That Take Jobs Pay Taxes?
By Steve Crowe · 17 February, 2017 • Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates say robots should pay taxes if they take jobs from humans. Do you agree?
President Trump Threatening Commercial Drone Industry?
By RT Staff · 7 February, 2017 • Without new regulations permitting drone flights over people, commercial drone applications remain in limbo.

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