Smart Robots Bring Inventory Skills, New Value to Retail Stores tap IoT technology to improve operating efficiency. Robots harness artificial intelligence and computer vision to reduce inventory errors, optimize supply chain management, and free human workers for customer care.  
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.   
Virtual Assistants Take on COVID-19 Screening, Docent Duties Artificial intelligence and speech and gesture interfaces enable VR-assistants and robotic greeters to interact with tourists in new ways at popular museums and events. From health screening to temperature checks to language translation, these virtual assistants help visitors get in, get around, and get more out of the exhibits.  
Mid-Size Manufacturers Release Cobots into Automation Workstreams Collaborative robots, or cobots, offer reasonable price tags and customizable add-ons that give medium and smaller manufacturers a viable path toward automating their factory floors.  
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.   
Ford Motor Company Relies on IoT Technologies to Boost Manufacturing Productivity Robotic exosuits coupled with virtual reality and 3D printing have led Ford to restructure workspaces and assembly line tasks with the goal of reducing worker fatigue and improving productivity on the factory floor.  
IoT Integration Made Easy with MindSphere Intel and Siemens team up to make it easier for businesses to integrate IoT, and right now is an excellent time for companies to consider it. The Intel® IoT Request for Proposal (RFP) Ready Kit helps companies determine how to incorporate new technologies and gives them access to a host of third-party applications to improve operations.  
Autonomous Robots Armed with UV Light Join Fight Against COVID-19 Disinfecting strategies that use chemical-based cleaners put workers at risk of infection, are time consuming, drain resources, and can be impractical for frequently used rooms. Now, robots with UV lights are disinfecting public areas more efficiently and safely.  
Developer Solution Kits Propel Robotic Production With a surge of interest in the robotics market, production can’t keep up. A new development kit is making it easier to integrate artificial intelligence and machine vision into robots and test designs before creating prototypes. The result is less costly development and faster time to market.