Bruce Welty was running a warehouse company that used Kiva Systems robots. When Amazon bought the company and brought the robots in-house, Welty launched Locus Robotics to build his own collaborative robots.
What if you only had to show a robot a task once? OpenAI has developed an artificial intelligence system in which a robot can learn from a single, virtual demonstration and repeat that task in the real world in different setups.
Scientists at Lund University in Sweden have successfully manipulated the electronic properties of iron-based molecules so that they better resemble the ruthenium-based substances typically used in metal-based dye molecules that form the basis for applications such as solar cells and displays.