Robotics

The Genius of Customers: Innovation

Written by Deon Newman | November 15, 2017 | Continuous Engineering, Events, Robotics...

The Genius of Things. It’s the perfect title for four global events we hosted in September and October. There, we brought partners, customers and IBMers together in Mumbai, Shanghai, Boston and Dubai. In four cities, with 2,100+ attendees, we were honored by the 80 clients who spoke on our behalf. So many amazing stories! That’s ...read more


Laptops and Lederhosen: meet Sepp, Motel One’s robot employee

Written by Niklaus Waser | September 18, 2017 | Robotics

Always wanted to chat to a robot in Lederhosen? Now is your chance! Meet Sepp, Motel One’s stylish employee. He is already dressed to the nines in his Lederhosen, typical Bavarian attire, just in time for the biggest beer festival in the world – Oktoberfest! Oh, and he just so happens to be a robot. Sepp ...read more


Adaptive robots with Watson IoT and KUKA

Written by Karen Lewis | May 2, 2017 | Robotics

Improve manufacturing operations and processes with adaptive robotics Intelligent assets and equipment utilize connected sensors, analytics, and cognitive capabilities to sense, communicate and self-diagnose issues in order to optimize performance and reduce unnecessary downtime. Combining and analyzing disparate information from workflows, context, process, and environment, organizations can improve quality and optimize operations. At the Hannover ...read more


How to nurse a sick robot back to health

Written by Karen Lewis and | April 25, 2017 | Robotics

How do you know when a robot is feeling under the weather? You can’t tell when a robot is not well just by looking at it – you need to use data to help understand what’s happening. Today, for example, if I imagine all the robots on the floor at Hannover Messe are on an ...read more


Dehyping Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Written by Karen Lewis | March 21, 2017 | Conferences, Robotics

Dr. Sabine Hauert, President and Co-Founder of Robohub.org and Assistant Professor in Robotics at the University of Bristol, provided the InterConnect 2017 audience with an insightful (and interactive) discussion about robotics – highlighting the need for balanced media and communications around robotics and artificial intelligence. As a member of the Royal Society’s Working Group on ...read more


WaterBot: connected for safe water

Written by Karen Lewis | March 20, 2017 | Robotics

Water, water everywhere, but is it safe to drink? The nation’s public water systems are stressed. How utilities respond to this challenge and get support for increasing rates will require careful planning, strategic prioritization, appropriate rate structures, public outreach, and effective communication with all stakeholders. Replacing service lines nationwide would cost billions of dollars. If ...read more


Q.bo One: Leveling the playing field in AI and Robotics

Written by Karen Lewis | March 20, 2017 | Robotics

TheCorpora S.L. is a robotics and artificial intelligence company based in Barcelona, Spain. Founded 10 years ago when the company recognized a market opportunity to create low cost, open source interactive robots, Q.bo was the team’s first product. Developed and built from scratch, Q.bo has now been shipped to hundreds of customers, including a number ...read more


Hack a bunny for Easter: A Dr Lucy Rogers maker project

Written by Dr Lucy Rogers | March 14, 2017 | Robotics

Have you got an object that reminds you of someone when you look at it? Wouldn’t it be nice if they knew you were thinking of them, just with the push of a button? For Easter, I have made an Easter Bunny with a heart that lights up when it receives an “I am thinking ...read more


Humans and systems: Creating natural interfaces to augment human ability

Written by Karen Lewis | November 10, 2016 | Robotics

Natural Language Processing is the key to enabling devices to listen, learn, and act appropriately by understanding data and language in context. Summary Imagine a world where artificial intelligence and cognitive computing work in tandem with humans. Natural Language Processing (NLP) can help to facilitate interactions between users and systems. A system can be a ...read more


Transforming Telecom Inspection with Intelligent Drones

Written by Zach Jory | October 27, 2016 | Robotics

In ten short years, the Internet of Things has made the leap from conceptual to actual. Early predictions for IoT that once seemed out of this world are starting to feel more like an understatement. As the IoT becomes ubiquitous, we see a steady push to adapt IoT technologies to industry-specific applications to save money ...read more


Why everyone should be crazy for bots

Written by Anne Ahola Ward | October 25, 2016 | Robotics

Bots are the new “It” thing. Also known as chat bots, a web robot, or an Internet bot, bots are merely applications that are able to run automated tasks much faster and more efficiently than a human would. Everyone seems to have gone crazy for bots, and while the tech may seem new to most ...read more


Moving to a new world of cognitive manufacturing systems

Written by Karen Lewis | September 27, 2016 | Blog, Factories, Manufacturing...

This article is Part 1 of a series focused on how the application of cognitive IoT is triggering business and digital transformation. By tapping the power of cognitive computing, organizations are moving from IoT vision and proof of concept to strategic deployments aimed at driving real transformation. The result is a new industrial era defined ...read more