Ascento announces £4.3million funding for security robots

Robotics startup Ascento has announced a funding round ($4.3m pre-seed round) for its range of autonomous security patrolling robots. Ascento is developing advanced robotic systems that are popularly known for their wheel-leg design. These autonomous robots are designed to navigate any outdoor terrains with agility and stability of their legs. They are already being deployed…

Boston Dynamics shows off its nimble warehouse robot

Robot-maker Boston Dynamics has shown off its latest futuristic machinery, which can effortlessly lift and transport packages with more agility than standard handling devices. The American firm has previously revealed the Handle robot jumping around. However, a new video has emerged showing the technology being used in a more practical working environment, carrying boxes weighing…

Scientists developing robots to clean train carriages

Robots that can clean train carriages and drones that can inspect railway bridge arches are being developed by scientists in two new research projects. The Heriot-Watt University researchers are working on robotised mobile inspection platforms that can operate in hard-to-reach areas such as between and under the seats of a train carriage. The robot platforms will detect…