Congratulations to Saildrone which have just raised $60 million in series B funding (May 2018) to continue development and deployment of their autonomous sailing robot. Saildrone, which launched commercially in 2016, has as its current mission is to build and deploy a fleet of 1,000 fully autonomous ocean-capable vessels.
This is the last part of three in our series “Why Do We Need Robots?”. The goal is to highlight the major reasons why robotics will be part of our future, and an essential one, by looking a bit further. While the democratization of robots is rendering them more and more […]
This is the second part of three in our series “Why Do We Need Robots?”. The goal is to highlight the major reasons why robotics will be part of our future, and an essential one, by looking a bit further. While the democratization of robots is rendering them more and more present […]
Most of you, by now, are likely aware of the RPLIDAR 360° Laser Scanner. This amazing product gave hobbyists everywhere the chance to get started on SLAM-based projects at an affordable cost and with a piece of equipment of good quality. Of course, improvements to this product were possible and RoboPeak did just that, by bringing us the RPLidar A2.
Can past technological accomplishments help predict future disruptive technology and innovations or should we try to think outside the box? Science fiction books, TV shows and movies provides a great source for inspiration, but what will robots really be like in the next 25, 50 or 100 years?
We live in a world where technology is moving fast. In order to manage these rapid changes and to stay up to date with the world around us, we need to develop our understanding of how technology works and develop skills and capabilities, that will help us adapt to the evolution of […]
Have you heard of augmented reality or virtual reality? As wikipedia puts it, augmented reality (AR) is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. There is a lot of research […]