The Ambulance Drone [Video]

Carrying forward the Drone Narrative from #hkuiom

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Unmanned Trucks and More: Rio Tinto’s Mine of the Future [Video]

In #hkuiom, we recently spoke about unmanned trucks and other forms of complex, autonomous systems that would revolutionize the supply chains of the future. Rio Tinto’s Mine of the Future program portends a future of convergence of unmanned systems, big data and virtual/augmented realities.

The most recent video is below:

 

Here is one of the earlier videos (circa 2012)

Automated Warehouse [Video]

Remember Kiva from #hkuiom – the mobile robotics company that provided automated warehouse solutions? After its acquisition by Amazon, Kiva’s sales efforts went quiet and it seemed that the technology had become ‘internal’ to Amazon. Here’s Auto Store, which offers more a space efficient solution, mobile robot based warehouse solution. Another step towards a future of automated, cooperative, self-learning agents with distributed intelligence.

 

 

Self-Organizing, Autonomous Construction Robots [Video]

These self-organizing, autonomous robots from Harvard University work on principles inspired by nature to create complex structures.  A view into a future of small and many complex adaptive systems @ #hkuiom?