Siemens will concentrate its global research into autonomous robotics in China, acknowledging the countryâ€™s growing expertise in high-tech manufacturing areas. As part of its decision, the German engineering group also entered into a partnership with Tsinghua University to jointly establish a robotics research center in Beijing. Siemens cited as key development areas new mechatronics systems, Read More..
Toyota Motor is investing 1 billion dlrs over the next five years in artificial intelligence and robotics, underscoring how the automotive industry’s corporate priorities are changing. The Japanese carmaker said it will establish a new company, Toyota Research Institute (TRI), in Silicon Valley near Stanford University. It will start operations January 1. A second center Read More..
At Ford, robots have begun to replace some human drivers when road tests are considered too strenuous for humans. The US car maker said it is using robots in a pilot program for durability testing of its new full-size Transit van. The vehicle will be launched in 2014. “Some of the tests we do on Read More..