Funding for utility-scale energy storage technology
Energy Vault has completed a $110 million Series B funding round. The investment for the round was made by SoftBank Vision Fund (Vision Fund) in its first investment in energy storage technology.
Educational robot made in France
Mainbot has created Winky, an educational and customizable robot. Tested and approved by more than 4,000 families in France.
AeroVironment announces assembly of first HAWK30 Solar HAPS
AeroVironment Inc announced the achievement of a significant solar HAPS project milestone, the assembly of the first HAWK30 solar HAPS for its HAPSMobile joint venture with SoftBank Corp. HAPS stands for High-Altitude Pseudo-Satellite or High-Altitude Platform Station.
ProLogium is a solid-state battery company located in Taiwan.
Honda, Cruise and General Motors to build new autonomous vehicle
Cruise and General Motors Co have joined forces with Honda to pursue the shared goal of transforming mobility through the large-scale deployment of autonomous vehicle technology.
Brain Corp, established in 2009 and located in California, provides software that enables companies to easily autonomous their robots or industrial vehicles (not passenger cars).
Personalized deep learning equips robots for autism therapy
Children with autism spectrum conditions often have trouble recognizing the emotional states of people around them — distinguishing a happy face from a fearful face, for instance. To remedy this, some therapists use a kid-friendly robot to demonstrate those emotions and to engage the children in imitating the emotions and responding to them in appropriate ways.
Humanoid robots help out at HSBC
HSBC Bank and SoftBank Robotics America have partnered to bring Pepper, the engaging, social humanoid robot, to HSBC's bank branches.
SoftBank Vision Fund to invest $2.25 billion in GM Cruise
General Motors announced that the SoftBank Vision Fund will invest $2.25 billion in GM Cruise Holdings LLC, further strengthening the company's plans to commercialize AV technology at large scale. GM will also invest $1.1 billion in GM Cruise upon closing of the transaction.
Drones: large size means large market
The hobbyist market for drones has turned out to be something of a passing fad. Professional use is enduring and growing with modest numbers and a strong software and services aspect.
Helping robots to correct errors on-the-fly and learn from each other
New stochastic separation theorems proved by mathematicians could enhance capabilities of artificial intelligence.
Toyota, ARM, VF Global, Galvani Bioelectronics to Open IDTechEx Show!
The IDTechEx Show! in Berlin, Germany on 10-11 May is Europe's most important event for those involved in technology scouting and product innovation, bringing together emerging technologies with global brands.
Could Airborne Wind Energy become a $3 billion market?
Airborne Wind Energy employs kites, tethered drones or turbines in balloons to make electricity, accessing more consistent, stronger winds above those reached by wind turbines on land.