Robots Are Advancing Quickly

National Robotics Week is a good time to take a look at the capabilities of this year’s robots in industry, military, medical, and way more.

Rob Spiegel

April 10, 2024

1 Min Read
National Robotics Week
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At a Glance

  • Take a look at these surprising military robots.
  • The animal world is ripe with robot inspiration.
  • Your next surgery may be robotic.

With National Robotics Week upon us, it’s time to look at the wide range of robots and some surprising advances. AI has entered the robot world in a big way, and so has agility and speed. Take a look at these amazing videos.

The US military launches a robot army.

Japan is at the forefront of humanoid robots.

The Tesla Optimus robot comes with an AI component.

Take a look at these giant robots.

Here's an AI infused humanoid robot.

Surgery is becoming a world of robotics.

Here are some weaponized robots.

Now for some speedy robots.

Take a look at these robots inspired by animals.

Here are some surprising food-worker robots.

And the factory robot started it all.

About the Author(s)

Rob Spiegel

Rob Spiegel serves as a senior editor for Design News. He started with Design News in 2002 as a freelancer and hired on full-time in 2011. He covers automation, manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, AI, and more.

Prior to Design News, he worked as a senior editor for Electronic News and Ecommerce Business. He has contributed to a wide range of industrial technology publications, including Automation World, Supply Chain Management Review, and Logistics Management. He is the author of six books.

Before covering technology, Rob spent 10 years as publisher and owner of Chile Pepper Magazine, a national consumer food publication.

As well as writing for Design News, Rob also participates in IME shows, webinars, and ebooks.

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