Honda places high-stakes bet on software, robotics with new r&d unitTue, 28, Feb 2017
Uber debuts self-driving vehicles in landmark Pittsburgh trialWed, 14, Sep 2016
When Pittsburgh wakes up this morning, some residents will have the choice of going about their day in an Uber that drives itself. The launch of Uber's self-driving pilot program marks the public unveiling of the company's secretive work in autonomous vehicles and the first time self-driving cars have been so freely available to the U.S. public.
Tapping the brakes on automationMon, 15, Aug 2016
Big data stirs visions of 'mobile machinery'Mon, 01, Aug 2016
Suppliers embrace, test 'collaborative' robotsMon, 01, Aug 2016
Manufacturers are preparing to take the next big step in automation -- so-called “collaborative” robots that can work in close proximity to human workers. Magna International's Ian Simmons says the Canadian supplier is testing such robots for eventual use on assembly lines.
Toyota close to buying robotics divisions from Google parent Alphabet, report saysWed, 01, Jun 2016
Toyota is close to buying two robotics divisions from Google's parent company in a move to boost the company's fledgling robotics business, the Nikkei business daily said. The automaker has been working on robots for years, saying they will underpin future driverless car technologies and advanced manufacturing techniques.
VW sees mobile robots on future assembly linesThu, 26, May 2016
Tap the brakes: Self-driving vehicle technology is 'absolutely not ready,' says robotics researcherSat, 26, Mar 2016
Missy Cummings is an engineering professor and human-factors expert at Duke University who argues self-driving cars are "absolutely not ready for widespread deployment." She is leading a National Science Foundation-funded study on how pedestrians interact with self-driving cars.
Why Mercedes is halting the robots' reign on assembly linesThu, 25, Feb 2016
Robot sales to N.A. auto industry at record levelMon, 14, Dec 2015
Sales of robots to North America's auto industry are hitting record levels as manufacturers assign them more sophisticated tasks that they couldn't handle a decade ago. Their biggest improvement is vision.
Magna CEO sees smart robots shifting parts output away from ChinaThu, 24, Sep 2015
The falling cost of intelligent robots may help repatriate some auto production away from low-cost locations like China back to factories in Germany and North America, Magna International CEO Donald Walker says.