DroneReportDroneInsights400x275The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) within the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently published its final report, with a set of five recommendations for rulemaking changes to allow for the expansion of unmanned aircraft systems and BVLOS operations.


NPS ZeroDeaths400x275Neural Propulsion Systems, which develops autonomous sensing platforms, has issued a paper that says compelling new innovations enable vehicles with or without human supervision to see enough, clear enough and far enough to eliminate roadway deaths. Many believe that achieving zero roadway deaths is necessary for universal adoption of autonomous driving.


Staubli IFR ABI report400x275As part of a new whitepaper, research firm ABI Research predicts a total of 452,000 mobile robots will be shipped in 2022, representing a 65% increase compared to 2021 shipments. In addition, the firm said 45,000 cobots will ship next year.


CrossedBearings IKO 400x275IKO International has published a free downloadable whitepaper that discusses the benefits of using crossed roller bearings for modern robotics and automated machines. The report gives an overview of crossed roller bearings and provides advice on what to look for when choosing a crossed roller bearing for a robotic application.



DeDrone Preakness400x275Robotics Data, a robotics analytics and consultant firm and strategic partner of Robotics World, has announced a new report providing details on the counter-drone systems market. Also known as counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS), the market includes equipment and software that allows organizations and governments to detect drones that may be threatening their airspace or facilities.


MIT SocialInteraction400x275Robots can deliver food on a college campus and hit a hole in one on the golf course, but even the most sophisticated robot can’t perform basic social interactions that are critical to everyday human life.


IKO techpaper crossed bearings400x275Robots and exoskeletons are seen as a big way to address the growing need for post-stroke rehabilitation, given that deaths caused by strokes are decreasing, and approximately 700,000 people survive a stroke.


VecnaContrib400x275The robots-as-a-service (RaaS) pricing model reduces the heavy, upfront investment for co-working robots. Traditional business models required a warehouse to make a cost-intensive capital expenditure for robot hardware upfront. RaaS, on the other hand, enables companies to switch to a monthly payment and realize a return on investment on day one.


IFR ABB Bluebotics400x275The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) has announced that unit sales of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) in the logistics sector will increase by 31% between 2020 and 2023 annually. In addition, the use of AMRs in public environments will also rise rapidly – almost 40% per year worldwide – as well as professional cleaning robots (41% combined annual growth rate).


Surfacide RedSox 400x275Robotics Data, a strategic partner of Robotics World, has announced its latest market report, “Disinfection Robots: Sanitizing the World, One Room at a Time.” The exclusive report provides details on more than 60 companies worldwide creating UVC-based disinfection robots, both semi-autonomous and autonomous. The special report is available for $199 through July 31, 2021, and can be purchased here.



Fizyr AutomatedPicking400x275A new report from Fizyr aims to offer an extensive, yet straightforward rundown of the important factors that decision-makers should consider when choosing to operate vision systems in warehouse and distribution environments.


IFR RobotPlanet400x275The International Federation of Robotics has published its 2021 update paper highlighting different robotics programs from around the world, including China, Europe and the U.S. The “World Robotics R&D Programs” report is available for interested parties through this website (free registration required).


InOrbit Whitepaper400x275A new whitepaper/report from InOrbit is available for download, which highlights the different parts of a warehouse where robots are impacting operations. The report is aimed at how companies can improve their productivity and resilience through the latest trends in robotics.

RIA safety mobile robots400x275After more than four years of work and input from hundreds of industry experts, the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) has published the new American National Standard for safety requirements for industrial mobile robots. Known as R15.08 Part 1, the standard is a critical first step toward common guidelines in this growing sector of robotics, the RIA said.

TI Guide 400x275In this e-book, an Engineer's Guide to Industrial Robot Designs, TI takes an in-depth look at the key technologies used in various robotic applications.