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Samsung has displayed twice the average brand value growth rate among the top 100 brands because of its robust financial performance and has once again entered the top five in Best Global Brands 2021.
Xiaomi has announced a quadruped robot that it calls CyberDog. While it hasn't outlined its exact purpose, its pet-like nature and "unforetold possibilities" of interaction have been boasted.
Pepper - SoftBank Robotics' humanoid robot - will no longer be produced according to a report. Launched back in 2014, Pepper has seen weak demand which is why the company has decided to move past it.
Ericsson has trialled Boston Dynamic's Spot equipped with 5G, making it operable at far greater distances than when a WiFi connection was required. In the trial, it did fence perimeter checks.
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Built by a team in China, the remotely controlled robot can do a variety of tasks including taking ultrasounds tests and mouth swabs and listening to the sounds made by a patient's organs.
Researchers at UC Berkeley have created the Berkeley Autonomous Driving Ground Robot (BADGR) that uses live input to an artificial neural network to plan out obstacle-free paths to a goal.
At the Wyss Institute at Harvard, researchers have made an octopus-inspired soft robot complete with suckers that can grip and manipulate objects like eggs, balls, and even live crabs.
IDC has published a new report which looks at robotics and drone spending over the coming year. It expects spending to reach $128.7 billion this year, representing a 17.1% increase over 2019.
At the AI at the Edge Challenge, participants will have the chance to win from $100k in prizes, including a paid trip to GTC 2020, by building a project using the Nvidia Jetson Nano Developer Kit.
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With a novel algorithm—Automatic Domain Randomization—the team at OpenAI was able to train a robotic hand to solve the venerable Rubik's Cube in a variety of unexpected situations.
Boston Dynamics has announced that it is going to sell and lease its robot dog, Spot. The firm only has a limited number so it wants customers who have interesting usage applications for Spot.
The technique uses synthetic training data and allows robotic arms to choose the best possible grip to grasp an arbitrary object. The algorithm works in crowded situations as well.
In a collaboration with Open Robotics, Microsoft has officially launched Robot Operating System (ROS) on Windows 10 IoT Enterprise. The open source robotics framework is now available on Windows 10.
Nvidia has opened a new robotics center in Seattle. The focus of the new laboratory is to research and robotics which can perform complex manipulation tasks safely alongside humans.
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The University of Manchester has switched on its new SpiNNaker supercomputer. The machine is interesting because it emulates the workings of the human brain, albeit on a smaller scale.
Microsoft has announced an experimental build of the Robot Operating System, ROS1, for Windows 10. It includes libraries and tools so that developers can build robots powered by Windows Azure and IoT.
Samsung has opened the New York AI Center where it will spearhead research into robotics. The facility will be a testing ground for ideas that could potentially mature into commercial products.
Less than a month after pausing production of its robot, Kuri, Mayfield Robotics has made the tough decision to cease operations before the end of the year after failing to secure financial backing.
Amazon could begin testing its Vesta domestic robot in employees' homes later this year, accompanying users to areas of the house where they might not be able to speak to an Alexa-powered Echo device.
There will be 11 different types of robots that will be helping with logistics, tourist information, cleaning, making art, and even fishing during the Winter Olympics events in South Korea in 2018.
Sophia has been around for a few years. The gem of Hanson Robotics, the robot spoke at a Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, prompting the country to grant it citizenship.
As robots proliferate, having and stay out of the way of foot traffic will become increasingly important. MIT researchers have now developed a robot capable of politely wandering amongst pedestrians.
Polish company Husarion has launched a Crowd Supply campaign for its latest robot controller platform, the CORE2. It is available now in two flavours - CORE2 and CORE2-ROS - for $89 or $99.
A new robotic burger chef is in town and it is flipping burgers at a restaurant in California. While it may not be able to fully craft a burger, it has the ability to grill a patty to perfection.
If you've ever wanted a robotic friend or companion, Kuri might be the answer for you. While previous iterations were available, at astronomical prices, Kuri will retail for $699.
Modern prosthetics could be taken to a new level if a joint effort between St Vincent's Hospital and the University of Melbourne discovers how to relay sensory feedback from robotic arms to the brain.
The global pizza chain plans to add delivery bots with a 12 mile range to its list of tech-savvy moves like Cortana integration and ordering via Twitter and SMS. Testing has begun in Australia.
Beset by internal conflicts, the robotics unit is reportedly on the auction block after failing to commercialize its research soon enough. Amazon and Toyota could be interested.
The blending of science and fiction is gradually becoming our reality as a man without both of his arms successfully operates two robotic arms using nothing more than his own brain.
Microsoft is laying off a number of people and it seems the Research arm is no exception. The robotics research team has been let go over the weekend and the project is seemingly dead for now.
What I thought would be an electronics board with LED control and perhaps FM functionality, unraveled into a world which included Bluetooth, WiFi, displays and controllers as well as advanced robotics
Google has confirmed its acquisition of London based artificial intelligence firm DeepMind, which specializes in machine learning and system neuroscience, for an undisclosed amount.
Andy Rubin, who was moved from the Android division recently is now reportedly heading a secret robotics project for which Google acquired seven specialist companies over the last six months.
Samsung has introduced the 'Junior Software Academy' as an extra-curricular club for students in its home country of South Korea to learn about software development, from company employees themselves.
Microsoft's Jordan Correa built a robot to entertain and play with his dog while he was away at work, having done so to ensure it remains active.
Microsoft continues to expand its official support for its Kinect motion controller camera. Today the company announced that it has released a version of its Kinect SDK specifically for development in robotics. The free software...