Self-Serve Salad Bars Tossed Aside for Salad-Making Robots Although the days of self-serve salad bars and buffets may be gone, the pandemic opened new doors for food preparation technology. Among the devices developed to meet new safety standards are robots that prep and serve food.
Tokyo Showcases Smart Robotic Tech at the Olympic Games The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will deploy robots to interact with visitors, worldwide viewers, and athletes in a nod to the future. Tech companies are gearing up to highlight how robotic advances such as exoskeletons can assist humans, expand connections, and improve quality of life during the Games and beyond.
Smart Robots Lend a Hand during the Tokyo Olympics As the Olympic Games begin, Tokyo will be home to thousands of athletes, coaches, staff, and reporters covering the games. Mixed among them will be teams of robots doing their part to ensure the Olympics run smoothly. From staff support to visitor interaction, these robots are trained and ready to play.
Smart Robotic Kitchen Tech Heats Up as Dining Habits Change Combining technology and sustainability, robotic kitchens offer unique solutions to common food industry problems. Using artificial intelligence, these robots can monitor ingredients, make meals, and clean up with little or no human intervention.
Drones, Robots, and Cloud Give Libraries a High-Tech Makeover COVID-19 closed most libraries, but it didn’t stop librarians from serving a content-hungry public. In a book-friendly pivot, online services, automated messaging, and curbside pickups are keeping all types of printed materials steadily flowing in and out of libraries. When we can return to the library, IoT, RFID, drones, and robots may have bigger roles in tracking, shelving, and distributing popular library materials.
Getting a Grip: Robots Gain Sensitivity with Smart Touch Receptors Companies are developing tactile sensitivity for robotic devices, enabling them to “feel” an object. The ability to integrate these capabilities will allow robots to act more like humans, which can change how machines can be used in healthcare, retail, and manufacturing.
Synthetic Muscles Bring Robotic Powerlifters to the Manufacturing Floor Advances in soft robotics are giving way to synthetic muscles that can change how industrial robots operate. Soft muscular systems will enable robots to support humans in lifting heavy items and make it safer for humans and machines to work side by side.
Intel Tech Helps a Singapore Coffee Shop Build a Robot Barista At Crown Coffee, a small-yet-homey coffee bar in downtown Singapore, the barista never gets your order wrong. Ella is her name and with uncanny consistency she makes a perfect cup of coffee every time.
Aquaculture Thrives as IoT Improves Production Fish farmers deploy technology to gain real-time information about water quality, fish health, and feeding patterns under murky waters. Machine learning and computer vision are transforming the process and sustainability of fish farming.
Planting Seeds of Efficiency: Robots and Drones on the Range The future of farming lies in sensors, cameras, robotics, and automation. Precision farming and Smart Ag 4.0 technologies help growers simultaneously address the increasing demand for food and the labor shortage.