The vision of Rocking Robots is to report on the interaction between humans and robots. The interviews we published this year show that we as humans are increasingly successful in making robots work for us. However, it remains important to pay attention to pre-eminently human issues such as ethics, acceptance and safety. Where that happens, applications of technology arise that actually help us as humans.
Milrem Robotics and the German defence company Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) have signed a contract to deliver 14 THeMIS unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) to Ukraine.
United Robotics Group, with offices in Bochum, Germany and Paris, opens its North American subsidiary based in Los Angeles, California, and simultaneously launches a human-robot collaboration with CobiotX.
At DIA Munich 2022 UiPath hosted a round table titled Automation & AI in insurance. Manage the transformational change. At this meeting representatives from both UiPath and senior executives from leading insurance companies discussed key aspects of automation in insurance.
Annette Maier has a sucessful career in technology of over 20 years in general management. She was Sales Director Software Germany at HP, Vice President Germany at VMware, Managing Director Google Cloud Germany and since 2021 she is Area Vice President Central and Eastern Europe at UiPath. Dr Harald Karcher sat down with her to discuss trends in automation.
In dangerous situations a robot can keep human personnel safe. At ERF the Deutsches Rettungsrobotik-Zentrum (DRZ) showed their rescue robot, which has already seen service in real life emergencies. A special feature is awareness of its surroundings. iFor this report Marco van der Hoeven spoke to DRZ-researcher Nicola Rupp about emergency personnel learning to work with their new robotcolleagues.
NEURA Robotics has presented a range commercial cognitive robots family that can be used both in industry and as an intelligent Personal Assistant. Unlike conventional cobots, cognitive robots are meant to perceive their environment with all their senses, act autonomously based on AI, learn from experience, and can safely distinguish humans from other objects.
In Munich Automatica 2022 has begun. Rocking Robots will be present as mediapartner of the Holland Pavillion, to report on this robotics event. A broad range of robotics related themes will be covered this week.
Teledyne FLIR Defense will be delivering 127 PackBot 525 unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to the German Army (Deutsches Heer). The PackBot 525 is the most advanced model of Teledyne FLIR’s ground robot, used by U.S. and international defense forces since 2001. Is has seen action in combat zones like Afghanistan and Iraq. The 27 kg PackBot can do a wide range of tasks, such as bomb disposal, close-in surveillance, and situations involving hostages or hazardous materials.