Topic: robotics

Biotech firms turns to open source for speed

Founded 10 years ago by a group of MIT scientists, Massachusetts-based biotech firm Ginkgo Bioworks has found great success in leveraging a number of open-source technologies to speed up and automate a wide variety of synthetic biology laboratory tasks. The organization’s main focus is the genetic engineering of compound-producing bacteria for a range of industrial … continue reading

MWC: Microsoft’s HoloLens 2, Qualcomm’s robotics platform and McAfee’s IoT vulnerabilities

MWC Barcelona, formerly known as Mobile World Congress, is in full swing this week with new innovations and announcements for the mobile space. Microsoft used the event to showcase its latest mixed reality device. The Microsoft HoloLens 2 has been improved for immersion, comfort and time-to-value. “We are entering a new era of computing, one … continue reading

Open Robotics turns its focus to ROS 2.0

Open Robotics, previously known as the Open Source Robotics Foundation, is pouring its development efforts into rewriting the core of the Robot Operating System (ROS) 1.0 this year. ROS has been around since 2007, and while version 1.0 is already being used in a number of different applications and solutions, the robotics industry is changing … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google acquires DORA, Automation Anywhere’s RPA mobile app, and NVIDIA’s new robotics lab

DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) has been acquired by Google. The acquisition will enable DORA to create better user experiences in Google Cloud for developers and operations through data-driven insights. “The best, most innovative organizations develop and deliver their software faster, more reliably, more securely, and with higher quality, standing as high performers in technology,” … continue reading

AWS introduces new developer service for building robotics applications

Amazon Web Services is envisioning a future where robots are a part of our everyday lives, whether through doing tedious household chores, distributing inventory in warehouses or inspecting high-voltage wires in dangerous environments. To support the creation of these robots, the company is introducing the AWS RoboMaker, a new developer software for developing, testing and … continue reading

MIT CSAIL researchers develop computer vision system for robots

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have announced a breakthrough in their robotics research. The team is presenting the Dense Object Nets (DON) method, a new system that they say will one day make robots useful in home and office situations. The system uses computer vision to enable robots to understand … continue reading

Avoid security pitfalls with automation

The rise of robotics is raising a number of concerns. Many are overblown or entirely unwarranted, and others need to be addressed and mitigated. While job loss, the main concern associated with robotics, is getting much of the attention, in my field – robotic process automation (RPA) – robots are taking the mundane, repetitive, spreadsheet-centric … continue reading

Artificial intelligence: Do it your way

Practical adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) is driven by an exclusive club of companies. A report from McKinsey Global Institute, published in June 2017, ascertained that investment in AI is dominated by digital giants such as Google and Baidu. On the other hand, the vast majority of firms have not taken any practical steps at … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apple developers form new union, ElectricFlow 8.3 and NVIDIA’s deep learning solution

A group of Apple developers are banding together to form the Developers Union. The union is designed to advocate for sustainability in the App Store, according to the developers. This is a community-driven “non-union union” designed to help improve the App Store by focusing on the issues that matter the most to developers. “Today, we … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apache CloudStack 4.11, Kore.ai Bots Platform 6.1, and Google’s Android update

Apache CloudStack 4.11 is now available. CloudStack is an enterprise cloud orchestration platform designed for creating private, public and hybrid cloud environments. The latest update features a new Host HA framework, new certificate authority framework, integration with Prometheus, and Layer 2 networking capabilities. “This release has been driven by the people operating CloudStack clouds,” said … continue reading

Robots, IoT experiences, autonomous vehicles and more from CES 2018

The Consumer Electronics Show (CSE) comes to a close today in Las Vegas after a week of companies showcasing their latest innovations. Here are some of the products in the show that stood out amongst the rest. Garmin: Garmin showcased a new infotainment platform at the conference.  The platform is designed for Automotive Original Equipment … continue reading

Report: The top 8 emerging technology domains, and their threats

With great technology comes great risks. As new technology continues to emerge in this digital day and age, Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is taking a deeper look on the impact they will have. The institute has released its 2017 Emerging Technology Domains Risk report detailing future threats and vulnerabilities. “To support the … continue reading

HTML Snippets Powered By : XYZScripts.com

Get access to this and other exclusive articles for FREE!

There's no charge and it only takes a few seconds.

Sign up now!