All robotics articles

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    OEM and Tier One venture divisions invest in start-ups: BMW for machine intelligence and cybersecurity, Faurecia for cognitive science, Toyota for robotics


    BMW i Ventures in Silicon Valley BMW’s i Ventures capital fund, based in Mountain View, California [HQ pictured], is investing in two-year-old machine intelligence company Graphcore, based in Bristol, UK, and with offices in London, Oslo, Palo Alto and Beijing. Graphcore is said to be ...

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    Honda to show autonomous, robotics and energy management solutions


    Image: Honda Honda is planning an extensive exhibit for next month’s CES, Las Vegas, to highlight its work in autonomous vehicles, robotics and connectivity and to attract future collaborators. Its Silicon Valley-based Honda Innovations division is to announce new tie-ups with start-ups and other partners. The ...

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    “The human being continues to be at the center of Industry 4.0”


    Wolfgang Wahlster, the head of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and inventor of the term ‘Industry 4.0’, talks about how artificial intelligence is changing the automotive industry.

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    China's GAC orders 430 Kuka robots plus cloud platform


    Image: Kuka AG Automated systems supplier Kuka, based in Augsburg, Germany, has taken an order from Chinese automaker GAC NE (New Energy) for 430 industrial robots. These will be deployed to build electric vehicles in this GAC Group division s new production plant in Guangzhou, for joining ...

  • 2018 - Rouen Normandy Autonomous Lab – Expérimentation Renault ZOE robot taxi

    Renault and partners test on-demand AVs on-road in Rouen; Kroger and Nuro to trial driverless deliveries


    Image: Renault The first European on-road trial of a shared mobility service using autonomous vehicles is beginning near Rouen, France. The partners in this Rouen Normandy Autonomous Lab initiative are Groupe Renault, Métropole Rouen Normandie, Transdev Group and Matmut, and the on-demand service will be open for public use ...

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    MIT researchers present dynamic lane-change algorithm for AVs


    Image: MIT News Researchers from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have presented a new lane-changing algorithm for autonomous cars. This creates and reassesses ‘buffer zones’ around a vehicle and is said to allow for more aggressive lane changes than existing ...

  • siemens.automotiveIT

    Siemens China to spearhead robotics push


    China is one of the largest R&D locations worldwide for Siemens (Photo: Siemens) Siemens will concentrate its global research into autonomous robotics in China, acknowledging the country’s growing expertise in high-tech manufacturing areas. As part of its decision, the German engineering group also entered into a partnership with Tsinghua ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT

    Toyota plans massive artificial-intelligence investment


    Gill Pratt joined Toyota earlier this year. He previously was a robotics program manager at DARPA, a US Defense Department agency (Photo: Toyota) 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. ...

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    At Ford, robots drive test cars


    Ford's robotic testers are built with Utah-based Autonomous Solutions (Photo: Ford) 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 ...