Robots can go where humans can't in a disaster. See what the innovative machines in DARPA's next robotics challenge can do.
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Japan's SCHAFT is a new company with a long history of robotics research. The company is a 2012 spinoff of the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Information Science and Technology. The company will be using its existing HRP-2 robot as the basic model, then creating an "Intelligent Robot Kernel" that combines software modules for recognition, planning, motion generation, motion control and the user interface.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?