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Category Archives: Robotics

How Should Disruptive Technology Help Large Companies?

Julie Meyer, CEO of Ariadne Capital, on the economics that disrupt technology Despite all that you might have heard about Silicon Roundabout, digital entrepreneurs can’t and don’t operate in their own bubble. Importantly, they are able to help the CEOs of large companies push into top gear. They are out there, working on solving the problems that those running FTSE 100 businesses, medium-sized enterprises and multinational organisations are facing. These large companies have scale, distribution, reach, audience and often an established brand and reputation. They can be seen as the highways, while the entrepreneurs and digital industrialists are the [...]
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Unbounded Robotics First Robot

ubr1.png Willow Garage is a company known mostly for its robotic hardware and open source software. Their most famous project has been the PR2 Robot. Although this was a highly advanced robot, the price and size of the bot was a little too much for most companies or manufacturers to invest in. Now a group of former employees for Willow Garage have come together to create a company of their own. It is called Unbounded Robotics and they have just announced their new robot, the UBR-1.   This will not be the first time former employees of Willow Garage [...]
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Palm-Size Drones

black hornet nano drone The Black Hornet nano drone, which can be carried in a soldier's pocket, has an onboard camera that gives troops video and still images of hard-to-access places. Credit: Richard Watt/Ministry of Defence Weighing only 0.56 ounces (16 grams), the Black Hornet looks like a tiny toy helicopter. But it's really a nano-size piece of military hardware unlike anything on the battlefield today — experimental robot flies and hummingbirds not withstanding. The PD-100 Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System, unveiled to the American public for the first time last week at the Association of the United States [...]
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Market Forecast For First Responder Robot Vehicles to Reach $12.0 Billion by 2019

Published on October 16, 2013 at 8:51 AM Markets at $4.5 billion in 2013 reach $12.0 billion by 2019. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as platforms of engagement leverage mobile device capability worldwide. Even as the US presence in Iraq and Afghanistan winds down, automated process implemented as mobile platform systems of engagement are being used to fight terrorists and protect human life. These robots are a new core technology in which all governments must invest. Law Enforcement, First Responder, Border Patrol ground robot market growth comes from the device marketing experts inventing a new role [...]
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