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Rob Enderle
Could HP and Dell Get Together Again?
10/16/17 9:56 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1378 Words

To fill the robot gap, Dell would have to create a robotics division nearly from scratch. While less difficult, that still would create a huge distraction and push out final solutions for manufacturing, which then would be gated by the robotics building activity.

Richard Adhikari
6 Ways E-Commerce SMBs Can Offer Great Customer Service on a Tight Budget
11/01/17 10:04 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 537 Words

Technological advances such as interactive voice response systems, chatbots, omnichannel accessibility and robotics have helped many large e-commerce companies improve customer satisfaction rates. However, these options require financial and manpower resources that small and mid-sized firms often don't have, so SMBs have to...

David Jones
AI-Powered Mobile Chatbots Promise More Efficient Customer Service
10/09/17 1:46 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 622 Words

Bringing in robotics and AI will help free human agents from having to answer questions that previously may have been answered, suggested Tripathy and Ghose, who pointed to data indicating that simple things like frequently asked questions could deflect 50 percent to...

Rob Enderle
Anticipating the Smart World of 2027: A Billion Cameras and AI, Oh My...
10/02/17 10:56 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1386 Words

This technology will merge with digital assistants and robotics , making it very likely you'll have an increasingly intelligent, mobile , smart robot helping you around the house. The initial target market for this will be people who are disabled in some...

Jay Lyman
Redmond Revs Up Robotics R&D
06/21/06 2:11 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 690 Words

Microsoft made a major move into robotics this week as the software giant previewed its Windows-based Robotics Studio robot software development platform . Along with a list of robotics partners including Lego, White Box Robotics, and universities around the globe, Microsoft said its...

Keith Regan
Buyout Firm Scoops Up Modem Maker U.S. Robotics
08/15/05 11:01 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 757 Words

... modem maker U.S. Robotics has agreed to be acquired by a private equity firm that indicated it would make its deep pockets available for expansion and other purchases to help the company find growth again as Internet access technologies continue to evolve.

Rob Spiegel
Google Dabbles in Robotics With Self-Driving Cars
10/12/10 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 616 Words

Furthermore, a car run by robotics would not be subject to dangerous driving behavior such as distracted driving, the company pointed out. So far, the only mishap the self-driving car has encountered was getting rear-ended at a traffic light.

"There are...

Theodore F. di Stefano
Robotics: Revitalizing American Manufacturing
02/21/13 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 946 Words

Is there a way, however, by which industry can stay competitive -- especially with its labor costs -- without outsourcing jobs? There is, and the answer is robotics.

Smart Robots
Robots have come a long way. There was...

Peter Suciu
Google Makes Robotics Its Next 'Crazy Idea'
12/04/13 1:18 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 592 Words

... on the heels of Amazon's recent announcement that it's planning deliveries by drone , Google this week acknowledged that it has embarked on a new robotics effort under the leadership of former Android head Andy Rubin. "I am excited about Andy Rubin's...

Theodore F. di Stefano
3D Printing, Robotics and the Future of Manufacturing
07/19/13 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 929 Words

... potential of 3D printing and robotics is nothing if not inspiring, but it's difficult even to imagine the extent of the inroads they will make in our manufacturing base or the myriad products they'll eventually produce. Numerous people currently employed in the...

Richard Adhikari
AI, Robotics Wonks Urge Autonomous Weapons Ban
07/28/15 4:03 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 654 Words

... artificial intelligence and robotics experts on Tuesday issued an open letter arguing against the development of autonomous weapons. Its publication coincides with the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence -- IJCAI 2015 -- being held July 25 through 31 in Buenos Aires.

Richard Adhikari
Walk Like a Man: The DARPA Robotics Challenge
01/26/15 9:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 707 Words

The DARPA Challenge
Atlas will be one of the robots entered into the DARPA Robotics Challenge , which will hold finals June 5-6 in Pomona, California.

The challenge aims at developing robots for use in disaster response, and participants...

Rob Enderle
Personal Robotics: The Technology the US Will Miss
04/05/04 6:15 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1318 Words

... have to admit a certain bias for personal robotics. Nearly two decades ago, when I was first married, our ring bearer was a robot , and one right off the production line. Even today, he remains with us in his little...

David Jones
Toyota's $1B AI, Robotics Play Jolts Driverless World
11/06/15 2:31 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 673 Words

Toyota Motor on Friday announced plans to launch a new company, Toyota Research Institute, as part of a five-year US$1 billion investment in artificial intelligence and robotics technology for automobiles. The new company will begin operations in January 2016 under the leadership of...

Vivian Wagner
Having Fun on the Robotics Playing Field
08/30/13 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 619 Words

Smart and Silly With its Mindstorms robot sets, LEGO is one of the leaders in the toy robotics industry. Users can design and program their own robots, and the soon-to-be-released Mindstorms EV3 promises a more advanced platform and more complex design possibilities.


Jim McGregor
Few Jobs Safe From Robotics, AI Advances
08/01/17 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 841 Words

Many will be replaced with automation resulting from the combination of advanced sensor, connectivity, processing, robotics and artificial intelligence technologies. However, the impact on white collar jobs and communities may be even more significant.

To be fair, every advancement in technology has...

Chris Maxcer
Learn Robotics and Amuse Office Mates With uArm
01/28/14 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 666 Words

What Can You Do With the uArm?
For most people -- or kids interested in learning robotics -- the easiest way to use a uArm is through a mouse, which means you can articulate the arm to move around your...

Jennifer LeClaire
Robotics in the Special Needs Classroom
11/18/06 1:30 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 764 Words

Technology With a Twist
Other universities have implemented Apreso Classroom -- but at Gallaudet, it's the robotics that gives the technology a futuristic spin. A robotic camera tracks signed interactions occurring in the classroom. Those interactions become closed captioned so...

Richard Adhikari
SoftBank to Take Fearsome Robots Off Alphabet's Hands
06/10/17 10:40 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 622 Words

... on Thursday announced that it will acquire robotics company Boston Dynamics from Alphabet, parent company of Google . Softbank also agreed to buy robotics firm Schaft as part of the same deal. SoftBank Robotics is the company's subsidiary that focuses on the...

Rachelle Dragani
Devs Can Get New One-Armed Robot on the Cheap
10/22/13 11:04 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 594 Words

Unbounded Robotics unveiled the UBR-1 on Monday, a US$35,000 mobile manipulation platform designed to provide engineers with functional robot hardware to aid development of apps for the device.

The company is a spinoff of Willow Garage, the robotics maker that launched the...

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