Robotics / Vehicles

Drone Delivery Timeline for America’s Top Retailers

The precipitous drop in the price of drones and the intelligent guidance systems that power them has created a broad range of commercial applications (we covered industrial drone applications in a previous article). One use-case that has captured popular attention and large scale investment from a variety of retailers ... Read More...

Robots in Retail – Examples of Real Industry Applications

It’s no secret that e-tailer Amazon has an army of robots at its warehouses to fulfill orders; currently its robot detail is 45,000 strong. The company also wants to put a fleet of airborne drones into service for fast deliveries. The question that traditional retailers face is whether or not investing in robots to o ... Read More...

Self-Driving Trucks – Timelines and Developments

While self-driving trucks and self-driving cars make use of much of the same technology to power their AI systems, it would be a mistake to think the expected roll out date of both developments to would be identical. Their similarities can easily mask their significant differences. The sheer weight of semi trucks ... Read More...

AI Applications for Satellite Imagery and Satellite Data

Historically, space has been an industry only governments and heavyweight airspace corporations (such as Boeing) could handle. Uses of AI in space technology might be expected to be even more expensive, but the last decade of innovation has made space more accessible - and thanks to AI - data from space is becoming m ... Read More...

Industrial Uses of Drones – 5 Current Business Applications

High costs and technical limitations kept the uses of drones relatively limited until recently. After significant excitement starting around 2012, the FAA's 2016 adoption of regulations - combined with the drop in price - has made drones an economically viable option for a broad range of commercial functions. Bu ... Read More...

Global Competition Rises for AI Industrial Robotics

The rise of AI industrial robotics experienced record double-digit expansion in various countries in 2014 and 2015, but such large scale segments i.e. 'industrial' versus 'medical' or 'military', were more or less one amalgam of parts a couple of decades ago. Examples of medical and military applications can be found ... Read More...