Robots Save Humans from Dangerous Jobs Robots and drones are stepping in to help humans. Their efficiency and versatility have made them useful in disaster relief and in industrial work. Compared to standard manned aerial inspection, these devices are less costly, easier to navigate, and safer for operators because they can go where humans cannot.
These Autonomous Spider Robots are Out of This World A small robot with tiny legs is tested and ready for its first extraterrestrial adventure on the moon and slated for lunar landing in summer 2021. The spider robot will crawl across the surface of the moon collecting a web of lunar data through onboard sensors and cameras, which will be beamed back to Earth.
Mobileye, Transdev ATS, and Lohr Group to Develop Autonomous Shuttles The collaboration is set to provide fully industrialized AV shuttles at scale to support an urban autonomous vision that could be easily and efficiently implemented in cities. On-road testing of autonomous shuttles is scheduled to start next year, with commercial services expected in 2023.
How AI Is Boosting Robot Functionality for Workplace Applications Technology advancements are enabling less expensive, more functional robotic developments. Artificial intelligence and machine learning at the edge open the doors for developers and solution integrators to more easily create custom applications, including workplace temperature screening.
Smart Service Robots Lighten the Workload for Restaurants Robots are joining the wait staff at restaurants across Asia, and the COVID-19 pandemic is fueling interest in food service delivery robots in the US. They offer contactless interaction, promote social distancing, and can lighten the load of restaurants, many of which currently operate with a skeletal staff.
Crime-fighting Robots Now Assigned to Zap Germs Initially built to prevent crime and assist people in need, ZMP security robots now are outfitted with disinfectant sprayers to rid public spaces of germs and bacteria and help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in shared public areas.
Smart Germbusters: Industrial Cleaning Robots Fight COVID-19 Autonomous robotic vacuums step in to provide thorough cleaning as buildings open up. Artificial intelligence lightens the load for a strapped janitorial staff amid pandemic concerns.
Automation Nation: Fast, Efficient Same-Day and Last-Mile Delivery Solutions Providing door-to-door pickup and delivery, intelligent carts and robots are changing the way that packages are delivered, providing faster, safer, contactless delivery options for residential neighborhoods.
Automation Meets Convenience Store: Micro Markets and Drive-Up Shops With much of the population aiming to reduce person-to-person interactions, consumers still need to shop, at least for groceries. Once considered novel showcases for technology innovation, stores that use IoT are gaining popularity in a frictionless world.
Autonomous Transports Provide Safe, Contactless Delivery of Essentials With object detection, collision avoidance, and mapping technology, intelligent robotic transport solutions are being put to work, providing efficient, contactless delivery services for daily essentials, such as food to hospital workers treating COVID-19 patients.
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