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FedEx Ground Turns to AI Robotic Arms to Sort Small Packages in Time for the Holiday Rush

For the first time, FedEx Ground is using AI-enabled robotic arms in some of its package sorting facilities to increase the number of tougher-to-handle small packages that can be ...Full Article

AI Startups Continue to Rack Up Millions in VC Funding in August 2021

Usually, August is the time of the hot, uncomfortable dog days of summer, but for a sampling of five AI startups, the last full month of summer has been ...Full Article

Nvidia’s Isaac Sim Robotics Simulation Software Now Available in Free Open Beta Release

As enterprises experiment with AI, machine learning and robotics, one challenge that arises is finding time to test and troubleshoot the actual algorithms, code and hardware in real-world situations ...Full Article

How NASA Is Using AI to Develop the Next Generation of Self-Driving Planetary Rovers

With each new generation of NASA’s Mars rovers, improvements in AI, machine learning and other advanced technologies continue to make them more autonomous as they traverse the Martian soil ...Full Article

Toyota Investment Fund Driving New Investments in AI-based Robotics

One of the world’s largest car makers is mapping out an AI strategy that extends beyond autonomous vehicles to include industrial robots critical to manufacturing as well as automation ...Full Article

Fuji America Joins Motus Ventures to Invest in AI Robotic Startups

The integration of AI with robotics applications continues to attract tech investors who presumably sense that machine learning tools can help transform static industrial robots into agile assemblers of ...Full Article

AI-Based Recycler AMP Robotics Gains $55M in New Funding from Investors

AMP Robotics Corp., an AI startup developing technology that sorts recyclable materials, has raised an additional $55 million in its latest funding round. The Denver-based AI startup launched in ...Full Article

Robotics Startup Attracts Stellar Cast

A robotics startup developing a “cognitive engine” that would allow industrial robots to operate autonomously on the factory floor announced a $15 million funding round, supplementing earlier bets by ...Full Article

Microsoft Azure Adds Graphcore’s IPU

Graphcore, the U.K. AI chip developer, is expanding collaboration with Microsoft to offer its intelligent processing units on the Azure cloud, making Microsoft the first large public cloud vendor ...Full Article

Robots Take Aim at Low Wage Workers, 20M Job Losses by 2030 Predicted

A new report on robotics in manufacturing paints a bleak picture for lower wage manufacturing workers, predicting 20 million jobs will disappear over the next decade and that for ...Full Article
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