robotics

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


IoT ruins movies: The Terminator

Written by Jen Clark | February 23, 2017 | Blog

Setting the scene: Artificial intelligence and robots At the heart of the movie The Terminator is a fundamental struggle between man and machine. In 2029, the future from which the Terminator is sent back to wreak havoc on the life of Sarah Connor, a state of perpetual and horrifying warfare exists between human beings and ...read more


The road to the cognitive future runs through operations

Written by Franklin Morris | February 1, 2017 | Business

We are still in the early days of the cognitive era, but a new study by the IBM Institute for Business Value indicates that many COOs are already taking notice and reaping rewards. By adopting intelligent analytics, businesses are transforming their operations and reporting significant ROI as a result. The benefits of cognitive computing Our ...read more


Traveling home for Christmas: the smart way

Written by Matt Bellias | December 15, 2016 | Travel

Travel and transportation companies are looking to the Internet of Things and cognitive computing to transform every aspect of their businesses, from marketing and purchasing to the provisioning of services and post-travel engagement. Exploiting the insights locked away in big data challenges will bring travel providers closer to their customers and transform complex operations in ...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


What is industry 4.0?

Written by Jen Clark | October 12, 2016 | Automotive, Blog, Factories...

Industry 4.0: IoT does smart manufacturing Industry 4.0 manufacturing is all about the increasing connectivity of smaller and smaller components. It uses the data collected by physical things, either built products out in the real world, or components within a machine on the production line, to impact how these things themselves are manufactured. The more ...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


Robots and their impact on sporting events

Written by Liza Cooper | August 15, 2016 | Robotics, Sport and fitness

As athletes and coaches begin to adopt IoT technology, 21st century fans are beginning to expect more from sporting events. The world of robotics and AI have so much to offer in terms of event management, so why not bring bots to stadiums the world over? Using robots to organize fans Concierge robots could bring ...read more


Knightscope: robotic police

Written by Kamron Nafarieh | August 10, 2016 | Robotics, Security

Robotics is a diverse and far reaching industry. In  the digital age, we are just beginning to understand where robotics can have an impact. Enter Knightscope, a crime fighting robot. Crime rates in the United States have fluctuated greatly over the years. After the second World War, crime rates increased in the U.S. and continued ...read more


The future with robotics and AI is bright

Written by Liza Cooper | July 15, 2016 | Robotics

Since the dawn of technology, there have been fears surrounding the future. What will these advances bring? How will they change our lives? What does this mean for my livelihood? In the twenty-first century these fears are the same. “Will robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) put me out of a job?” The answer is yes, ...read more


Introduction to robotics

Written by Liza Cooper | June 30, 2016 | Home, Robotics

Today, robots live among us. Recent technological advancements have brought robotics out of the science fiction novel and into our living rooms. While this might seem frightening to some, robots are here to help. Inventors and businessmen have been creating innovative solutions to problems for generations. From the lightbulb to email, we have been solving ...read more


(Return of the) Jedi mind trick and the BB-8 robot hack

Written by Lynne Slowey | June 3, 2016 | Article, Blog

Watch the video This news has been out there for a while, and some would assume it happened in a galaxy far, far away. But it didn’t. It happened here, at IBM, in an office around the corner and down the road. As a new member of IBM I am constantly inspired by what is ...read more