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Robotic avatar systems put to the test in $10M competition

NimbRo has been announced as the winner of the ANA Avatar XPRIZE Finals – an event where teams demonstrated human-operated robotic avatar systems. Sponsored by All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and five-star airline for nine consecutive years, the $10M…

An exciting moment in smart home history

On the 3rd of November, members of the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) showcased their Matter products at a launch event in Amsterdam. IOT Insider’s Paige West spoke with Mark Benson, Head of Samsung SmartThings US to hear his thoughts on…

Designing Cities inspired by People

Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC), the international event on cities and smart urban solutions organised by Fira de Barcelona, will bring together the urban innovation ecosystem to outline a plan for a more sustainable and liveable urbanised planet. From…

Prevent downtime on your robot

Breakdowns can be catastrophic in regard to time and money, especially on production lines where industrial robots are used. To ensure your robot stays in top working order, igus now offers smart plastics solutions for robots. The condition monitoring system…

“All-time high” with half a million robots installed in one year

The new World Robotics report shows an all-time high of 517,385 new industrial robots installed in 2021 in factories around the world. This represents a growth rate of 31% year-on-year and exceeds the pre-pandemic record of robot installation in 2018…

The benefits and potential of robotics in warehousing

Simon Jones, Senior Sales Executive UK at Exotec explores the current challenges facing logistics operators as they look to create robust, responsive, and reliable warehouse environments in the face of economic difficulty, and how robotics can enable this transformation. Technology,…

Apollo Protocol calls for common language across digital twins

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), along with other organisations in the manufacturing, tech and built environment sectors, have published a paper calling for a common language across digital twins – which currently doesn’t exist and means sectors are…

Three trends tackling manufacturing’s challenging labour market

Labour shortages are a perennial problem in manufacturing. By 2030 estimates point to a shortage of 8 million workers. To recruit and retain vital talent, manufacturers must adapt or risk becoming obsolete. Steve Tonks, SVP EMEA at WorkForce Software discusses…

Schaffner extends EMC filter series for robotics and datacentres

Schaffner announces the availability of the new FN2520 and FN2660 very high-performance EMC filters. These now join the initial FN2500 and FN2640 models, extending the filter series designed for robotics and datacentres. This new series of EMC filters have been…

Training teams of robots to work together using AI

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign researchers have developed a method for training multiple robots or drones to work together using multi-agent reinforcement learning, a type of artificial intelligence. Robots or drones can work together to collaborate and complete a task, when…