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It takes massive amounts of data to train AI models. But sometimes, that data simply isn’t available from real-world sources, so data scientists use synthetic data to make up for that. In machine vision applications, that means creating different environments and objects to train robots or se…

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This remote-controlled robot crab can sit on the side of a penny

Northwestern University’s robot crab is half a millimeter wide and can sit on the side of a penny.

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Dyson has been secretly building robots

Today at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Philadelphia, Dyson revealed “secret robot prototypes” that are part of broader research.

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Nomagic picks up $22M for its e-commerce warehouse picking robots

Robotics are playing a growing role in the world of e-commerce logistics and fulfillment — where they are seen not just as a way to speed up operations but to drastically reduce the costs of running them — and today a startup developing software and hardware specifically in the area of …

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Hyundai plans to spend $10B on EVs, AVs and robotics in the US by 2025

Hyundai said it plans to invest more than $10 billion toward accelerating electrification and autonomous vehicle technology in the U.S. by 2025. Part of that pot includes the $5.5 billion it has earmarked for a new EV plant and battery manufacturing facility in Georgia that Hyundai announced Friday…

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Even Amazon can’t quite figure out what Astro is for

Amazon's cute little Astro robot has been scurrying its way around my apartment for the past few weeks. It has no arms to scratch its own head in confusion.

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Investors discuss how labor shortage is shaking up the construction tech stack

The pandemic wasn’t the only challenge to hit the construction industry. The rising cost of raw materials coupled with labor shortage has left the industry scrambling for solutions to bridge gaps.

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Rodney Brooks and Clara Vu will discuss human-robot interaction at TC Sessions: Robotics 2022

Robots have transformed automation across industries such as agtech, automotive, logistics, manufacturing and warehousing. Yet even the most advanced robots typically work in restricted workcells away from people due to safety concerns.  The field of human-robot interaction (HRI) offers the potenti…

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Amazon’s Joe Quinlivan discusses how building a robot army fueled its e-commerce dominance at TC Sessions: Robotics 2022

There’s an 800-pound gorilla in the warehouse, and its name is Amazon.  Back in 2012, the company bought Kiva Systems for $775 million and renamed it Amazon Robotics. The deal, in hindsight, was a prescient indicator of the outsized role robotics would take in the warehouse automation and fulfillme…

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Snapchat officially introduces its paid subscription at $3.99 per month

Snapchat officially launched its paid subscription plan called Snapchat+ today that will offer exclusive features like the ability to change the app icon and being able to see which people have rewatched your Stories. Earlier this month, the firm confirmed that it’s testing this feature witho…

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Hyundai reveals the IONIQ 6 EV sedan, the eagerly-anticipated follow-up to its IONIQ 5

Hyundai previewed the IONIQ 6 sedan Wednesday, the heavily-anticipated followup to the brand’s popular first battery-electric model, the IONIQ 5 SUV. The automaker won’t announce details such as the IONIQ 6’s price range, and production run size until the vehicle’s world pre…

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