Video of the Week: 

It is a scenario familiar to anyone who has driven down a crowded, narrow street. Parked cars line both sides, and there isn't enough space for vehicles traveling in both directions to pass each other. One has to duck into a gap in the parked cars or slow and pull over as far as possible for the other to squeeze by.

Drivers find a way to negotiate this, but not without close calls and frustration. Programming an autonomous vehicle (AV) to do the same — without a human behind the wheel or knowledge of what the other driver might do — presented a unique challenge for researchers at the Carnegie Mellon University Argo AI Center for Autonomous Vehicle Research.

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Robotics-World News

Industry News for Robotics Makers
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China’s Inceptio Technology has announced the closing of a $270 million Series B equity financing ...
KEYI Technology (KEYi TEch) has announced raising tens of millions of dollars in Series B ...
Defiance Ventures, a Charlotte, N.C.-based venture capital firm, has announced its investment in ...
InVia Robotics, which develops next-generation warehouse automation solutions including autonomous ...
Neuro42, which develops diagnostic imaging and image-guided surgical interventions of the brain, ...
Covariant, which uses artificial intelligence to allow robots to see the world around them, has ...
Berkshire Grey, which develops AI-baseds software and hardware to automate warehouses and ...
InOrbit, which develops a cloud-based robotics operations platform, has announced that it is fully ...
ABB has announced it will acquire ASTI Mobile Robotics Group, a global provider of autonomous ...
HaptX, which develops realistic haptic feedback technology, has announced raising $12 million in a ...
Wearable robotics startup Verve Motion has announced it raised $15 million in Series A funding. The ...
Self-driving technology company Aurora has announced entering into a definitive business ...
Algolux, a computer vision software company, has announced raising $18.4 million in Series B ...
Ranpak Holdings Corp, which develops environmentally sustainable, paper-based packaging solutions ...
WellSaid Labs, which is developing artificial intelligence-based text-to-speech technology, has ...
Preliminary data from the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) indicates that China saw a ...
Autonomous driving safety firm Ghost has announced closing a $100 million Series D financing round, ...
Zebra Technologies has announced its intention to acquire Fetch Robotics, which provides on-demand ...
PROCEPT BioRobotics, which is developing surgical robots to help transform the field of urology, ...
The Pittsburgh Robotics Network (PRN), an alliance of robotics companies, research institutions, ...

Featured Robot

FetchCasePicking 400x275Fetch Robotics and Körber have announced a new integrated case pick-to-pallet solution that combines Fetch’s autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) with Körber’s warehouse management systems. The offering dynamically orchestrates the movement of warehouse associates and robots (the Freight500 and Freight1500) to assist distribution centers with picking workflows.

The companies said warehouse needs have risen dramatically over the past year due to a surge in consumer spending and distribution centers facing longstanding labor challenges. This includes hiring and retaining skilled staff, accommodating seasonal fluctuations, and relying on temporary workers to operate forklifts.

“Warehouses today are contending with record order volumes and limited access to labor, and need flexible solutions more than ever before,” said Stefan Nusser, chief product officer at Fetch Robotics. “Our new case picking solution enables customers to achieve safer, more efficient case picking in facilities of all sizes.”

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Products for Robots and Cobots

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Taiwan’s Cincoze has announced that its Cincoze DS-1300 rugged industrial computer series has ...
Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp. has announced the start of mass production of 12 new ...
Cepton, which provides intelligent lidar-based solutions, and dSPACE, which develops simulation and ...
Norstat has announced it now offers a light curtain line from ReeR, SpA specifically designed for ...
Tactile Mobility, which develops tactile data and virtual sensing technology, has announced the ...
HaptX, which develops realistic haptic feedback technology, has announced raising $12 million in a ...
Norstat has announced it is now offering a line of inductive proximity sensors with full stainless ...
ADLINK Technology, which develops edge computing technologies, has added the MCM-216 and MCM-218 ...
AEye, which develops high-performance lidar solutions, has announced new partnerships and customer ...
Fluke Process Instruments, which develop infrared imaging and thermal profiling solutions for ...
End-of-line packaging automation firm Pearson Packaging Systems and robotics software company Plus ...
Universal Robots has announced it will go “on tour” this summer in the U.S. to show off its ActiNav ...
Algolux, a computer vision software company, has announced raising $18.4 million in Series B ...
SICK has announced the first in a new generation of Ruler3000 3D streaming cameras, designed to ...
Meller Optics, a Providence, R.I.-based company that provides optics for defense, medical, laser ...
Mech-Mind Robotics, a Chinese AI startup, has announced the launch of its next-generation Mech-Eye ...
Lidar sensor maker Ouster has announced it has partnered with Danfoss Power Solutions to accelerate ...
Vecow Co., which develops embedded technologies, has announced a partnership with artificial ...
Soft Robotics, which develops AI-powered automated picking solutions through modular soft robotic ...
Blaize, which develops artificial intelligence computing and automotive computing solutions, and ...

 


Robotics Market: Self-Driving Vehicles


Argo Lyft Ford400x275Lyft, Ford Motor Company and Argo AI have announced that its commercialized autonomous ride hailing services will be deployed by the end of 2021. Initial deployments are scheduled for Miami, Fla., to be followed by Austin, Texas, the companies said in a statement.

“This collaboration marks the first time all the pieces of the autonomous vehicle puzzle have come together this way,” said Logan Green, co-founder and CEO of Lyft. “Each company brings the scale, knowledge and capability in their area of expertise that is necessary to make autonomous ride-hailing a business reality.

The programs will deploy Ford self-driving cars, with safety drivers, on the Lyft network in Miami by the end of this year, followed by Austin in 2022. As vehicles are deployed, Lyft users within the defined service areas will be able to select a Ford self-driving vehicle to hail a ride. The companies said the initial deployment phase will lay the groundwork for scaling operations, as they finalize agreements to deploy at least 1,000 autonomous vehicles on the Lyft network, across multiple markets, over the next five years.

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Robotics Market of the Week: Self-driving vehicles

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China’s Inceptio Technology has announced the closing of a $270 million Series B equity financing ...
Motional has announced that it chose Ottopia to support the deployment of its robotaxi fleets. ...
Arcimoto, which develops and manufactures “fun utility vehicles” (FUVs), recently demonstrated the ...
Cepton, which provides intelligent lidar-based solutions, and dSPACE, which develops simulation and ...
Approximately 70% of older drivers have said they have trust in self-driving and ride-hailing ...
In a new survey of consumers in the U.S., U.K., and Germany, a large majority (72.5%) said they ...
Lyft, Ford Motor Company and Argo AI have announced that its commercialized autonomous ride hailing ...
It is a scenario familiar to anyone who has driven down a crowded, narrow street. Parked cars line ...
Tactile Mobility, which develops tactile data and virtual sensing technology, has announced the ...
Self-driving technology company Aurora has announced entering into a definitive business ...
AEye, which develops high-performance lidar solutions, has announced new partnerships and customer ...
Inceptio Technology has exhibited two models of mass-produced autonomous-driving heavy-duty trucks. ...
Algolux, a computer vision software company, has announced raising $18.4 million in Series B ...
Autonomous driving safety firm Ghost has announced closing a $100 million Series D financing round, ...
Vecow Co., which develops embedded technologies, has announced a partnership with artificial ...
The Pittsburgh Robotics Network (PRN), an alliance of robotics companies, research institutions, ...
Embark Trucks, which is developing autonomous software technology for the trucking industry, has ...
Hyundai Motor Group, Boston Dynamics and SoftBank Group have announced the completion of Hyundai’s ...
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has announced a tire intelligence solution aimed at cargo ...
Velodyne Lidar has announced the next generation of its Velabit sensor, addressing cost, safety and ...