10 Oct 2022
General Purpose Robots Should Not Be Weaponized
New generations of robots are more accessible, easier to operate, more autonomous, affordable, and adaptable than previous generations, and capable of navigating into locations previously inaccessible to automated or remotely-controlled technologies. Advanced mobile robots will provide great benefit to society as co-workers in industry and companions in our homes.
4 Oct 2022
Will Tesla's Humanoid Robot "Optimus" Really Be Able to Serve People?
Due to the labor shortage and decreasing costs of hardware, using robots to serve people has gained significant momentum over the past decade, with Tesla unveiling their humanoid robot "Optimus" at the electric vehicle maker's "AI Day" event last week.
17 Aug 2022
Hyundai Launches Boston Dynamics AI Institute to Advance AI, Robotics
Hyundai Motor Group announced the launch of Boston Dynamics AI Institute, with the goal of making fundamental advances in artificial intelligence robotics and intelligent machines. The Group and Boston Dynamics will make an initial investment of more than $400 million in the new Institute, which will be led by Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics.
9 Aug 2022
Hyundai and Kia to Jointly Develop Mobile Robots for Space Exploration
Hyundai and Kia announced have signed joint research agreements with six Korean research institutes and formed a consultative body to develop mobility solutions to explore the surface of the moon. The announcement follows Korea's successful launch of a domestically produced rocket in June.
18 Jul 2022
Founded in 2016, ANYbotics is a Swiss spin-off from ETH Zurich specializing in legged robots used for inspection. Its product, ANYmal D, is the fourth-generation product and is priced at around €140,000.
7 Apr 2022
Robot to Inspect Archaeological Areas and Structures
Novel technological solutions at the service of archaeology are being tested in Pompeii. One of the latest monitoring operations of the archaeological structures was recently carried out with the aid of Spot, a quadruped robot capable of inspecting even the smallest of spaces in complete safety, gathering and recording data useful for the study and planning of interventions.
5 Apr 2022
Boston Dynamics' Stretch Robot Now Available for Commercial Purchase
Stretch is a versatile, mobile robot that unloads floor-loaded trailers and containers for safer and more efficient warehouse operations. The robot works with a wide range of package types and sizes, from standard brown to highly graphical boxes, and can handle cases up to 50 pounds. With advanced mobility and a footprint the size of a pallet, Stretch is built to maneuver in and out of trucks and tight spaces in a warehouse.
16 Mar 2022
MWC 2022: Trends in futuristic applications and network infrastructure
The MWC event in Barcelona earlier this month gathered more than 60,000 mobile experts from all around the world. From digital applications to network infrastructure, IDTechEx was there to cover major developments in the industry! Here are some of the key trends we observed at MWC2022 Barcelona.
5 Feb 2021
Boston Dynamics Spot Robot can now Recharge Itself
Boston Dynamics announced an expanded product line for its agile mobile robot Spot. The new products include a self-charging Enterprise Spot, web-based remote operations software, Scout, and the Spot Arm. These additions extend Spot's ability to perform autonomous, remote inspections and data collection, and enable the robot to perform manual tasks.
14 Dec 2020
Hyundai to Acquire Controlling Interest in Boston Dynamics
Hyundai Motor Group and SoftBank Group Corp agreed on main terms of the transaction pursuant to which Hyundai Motor Group will acquire a controlling interest in Boston Dynamics in a deal that values the mobile robot firm at $1.1 billion.
19 Feb 2020
The Potential of Robotics in the Oil and Gas Industry
Aker BP and Cognite announced a strategic initiative to explore how robotics systems can be used to make offshore operations safer, more efficient and more sustainable.