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Plenary meeting and pilot scenario visit at ZeMA

Last week, members of the FourByThree consortium gathered at ZeMA’s (Zentrum für Mechatronik und Automatisierungstechnik) facilities, located in Saarbrücken (Germany) for the last technical and plenary meeting of the project before the final review meeting,

MIT CSAIL teaches a robot to follow contextual voice commands

Source: Tech Crunch MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab has devised a method by which robots can understand and respond to voice commands, stated in clear, plain language. The system is advanced enough to understand contextual commands, too, including references made to previously mentioned commands and objects.

Market projections suggest incredible collaborative robot growth

Source: RobotWorkx The global robotic market consists of a wide range of technologies that are advancing at light speed paces and expecting huge growths. This is especially seen within the collaborative branch.  The collaborative robot market is expecting an incredibly high growth rate over the next few years. It is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 60.04% between 2016 and 2022,

This robot arm’s AI thinks like we do about how to grab something

Source: Tech Crunch Robots are great at doing things they’ve been shown how to do, but when presented with a novel problem, such as an unfamiliar shape that needs to be gripped, they tend to choke. AI is helping there in the form of systems like Dex-Net, which uses deep learning to let a robotic arm improvise an effective grip for objects it’s never seen before.

Robots are popping up in small U.S. factories

Source: Vancouver Sun Robots are popping up in small U.S. factories — and they’re equipped with sensors to keep humans safe. Robots are everywhere. They’re stocking shelves, pruning trees, making cocktails, delivering room service. Now they’re even showing up for work in some of the smallest factories, in a boost for

Eight Research Trends in Collaborative Robotics

Source: Robotiq What’s the future for collaborative robotics? We look at eight trends which will shape the next decade of robotics research. The US Robotics Roadmap — written by universities in the USA — is a report which plots the present and future of robotics. It discusses the breadth of the industry, from health-care to manufacturing. A large part of it looks at future research trends. The most recent version …Read More