Category: Robots

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adminJanuary 27, 20216min50
Back in May of last year I wrote that the pandemic would set the tone for a new autonomous food and grocery delivery paradigm. With a funding announcement and news of expansion from one of the dominant players in the space, that’s very much coming to pass. Starship Technologies, which makes a six-wheel delivery robot […]

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adminJanuary 23, 202114min200
What robotics questions do people ask most often? Let’s say you’ve got a question about using your robot. You’re not sure whether it’s a problem that you should ask someone about or one that you should just figure out on your own. You’ve logged into the DoF robotics forum and you’ve looked at the huge […]

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adminJanuary 22, 20215min170
Of the many technologies that have helped drive the robotics sector in the last few years, there’s a good case to be made that machine vision has had one of the greatest impacts. It’s also almost certainly true that new imaging technologies, and in particular 3D cameras, are on the cusp of unlocking heretofore unseen […]

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adminJanuary 21, 20215min170
As airlines reel from travel disruptions associated with the pandemic, electric aviation continues steadily gaining ground. Two enterprise announcements this month underscore the growing traction for electric aviation technology, including flying cars, which could bring new efficiencies to air travel for short-route flights. Morgan Stanley estimates sustainable air mobility will be a $1.5 trillion by 2040. […]

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adminJanuary 20, 20215min110
The FAA has authorized its first-ever approval to a company for use of automated drones without human operators on site. The move comes as the agency is putting new rules in place to evolve regulation of the broader enterprise drone paradigm in the U.S., which has lagged behind other developed nations in adopting industry-friendly commercial […]

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adminJanuary 19, 20215min180
Grocery shopping has fundamentally, likely irrevocably, changed during the pandemic as more consumers have opted for online grocery shopping out of convenience or necessity. But what about people who rely on food stamps? According to a recent Pew survey, a full quarter of adults have had trouble paying bills during the economic melee attributable to […]

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adminJanuary 15, 202111min170
Are collaborative robots inherently safe or not!? Why you told you need a safety fence for a particular cobot application? We get a lot of inquiries about safety and collaborative robotics. This makes a lot of sense — the whole topic can be quite confusing if you are new to cobots. After all, cobots are […]

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adminJanuary 13, 20215min160
Clean is king during the pandemic, and that germ-conscious mentality, along with the prevalence of masks and hand sanitizer, likely won’t go away once vaccines are distributed en masse. For robotics developers, promoting employee and customer confidence in the workplace through new health and safety tools is a prominent business priority for 2021.  The clearest […]

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adminJanuary 9, 202113min160
Where do you go when you need help with your robot? Unlike in other technical fields, there are surprisingly few places that you can go to get unbiased help in the world of robotics. There are very few open communities of robot users where you can ask your peers for advice on your latest robotic […]

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adminJanuary 8, 20216min160
Advertising as a sector is notorious for major paradigm shifts. That’s because the shell game of grabbing consumers’ attention never stops, and as programmatic advertising gave way to influencers gave way to branded content gave way to … and on and on, so the game will always roll ahead as savvy marketers break new terrain […]