In this issue…
Toyota Research Institute demonstrates household robot prototypes
While most automakers have focused on robotics for manufacturing or on developing autonomous vehicles, Toyota Motor Corp. has also been investigating service robots for household use. Last month, Toyota Research Institute conducted a virtual open house of its research and development facilities in Los Altos, Calif., and Cambridge, Mass.
3 AMRs help ICM handle demand for protective gear
While every warehouse or distribution center is different, they all need to efficiently and safely move materials to meet accelerating demand. Danish wholesale company ICM A/S has deployed mobile robots om Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) to augment its human workers, who can now focus on higher-value activities.
Mini antenna enables robots to team up in complex environments
In addition to the intelligence for coordination, swarm robotics requires reliable communications among small robots. A new, miniature, low- frequency antenna with enhanced bandwidth is intended to enable robust networking among compact, mobile robots in complex environments. It is the result of a collaboration between the University of Michigan and the Army Research Laboratory.
Future connectivity requirements for unmanned aerial vehicles
For many applications, traditional cellular communications, including 5G, are suboptimal for data-intense UAVs. What is required are new cellular communications solutions that provide seamless connectivity and unlimited range for vehicles and ensure that all data is transmitted and received to and from related parties from any location.