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.
In a move to boost its position as a developer of advanced robotics, Japanese technology company SoftBank has entered a deal to acquire two robotics companies from Google, including robotics pioneer Boston Dynamics.