How companies like Apple and Google revolutionized the phone camera

Smartphone cameras have evolved considerably over the years and have become an essential part of how we capture important moments in our lives. The convenience of a camera that’s always with you makes these devices more appealing than the traditional, dedicated photo systems that used to dominate the photography market. The hardware in our phones has limited space, in stark contrast to the large and complex mechanics of DSLRs. But what they lack in hardware, phone cameras make up for in software


Smartphone cameras have evolved considerably over the years and have become an essential part of how we capture important moments in our lives. The convenience of a camera that’s always with you makes these devices more appealing than the traditional, dedicated photo systems that used to dominate the photography market. The hardware in our phones has limited space, in stark contrast to the large and complex mechanics of DSLRs. But what they lack in hardware, phone cameras make up for in software
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How companies like Apple and Google revolutionized the phone camera

Smartphone cameras have evolved considerably over the years and have become an essential part of how we capture important moments in our lives. The convenience of a camera that’s always with you makes these devices more appealing than the traditional, dedicated photo systems that used to dominate the photography market.

But how have smartphones gotten so good at taking photos? The hardware in our phones has limited space, in stark contrast to the large and complex mechanics of DSLRs. But what they lack in hardware, phone cameras make up for in software and computing power. Companies like Google and Apple have become increasingly creative in how they use the strengths of our mobile devices, producing images that are starting to rival those from dedicated camera systems.


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NASA picks 9 companies to compete for lunar transportation contracts

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration selected nine space companies on Thursday to compete for $2.6 billion in contracts developing technologies to reach and explore the moon. NASA picked Lockheed Martin, Astrobotic, Firefly Aerospace, Masten Space Systems, Moon Express, Draper, Intuitive Machines, Deep Space Systems and Orbit Beyond. The Commercial Lunar Payload Services program (also known as CLPS) builds upon the Space Policy Directive 1, signed by President Donald Trump last Dece


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration selected nine space companies on Thursday to compete for $2.6 billion in contracts developing technologies to reach and explore the moon. NASA picked Lockheed Martin, Astrobotic, Firefly Aerospace, Masten Space Systems, Moon Express, Draper, Intuitive Machines, Deep Space Systems and Orbit Beyond. The Commercial Lunar Payload Services program (also known as CLPS) builds upon the Space Policy Directive 1, signed by President Donald Trump last Dece
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NASA picks 9 companies to compete for lunar transportation contracts

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration selected nine space companies on Thursday to compete for $2.6 billion in contracts developing technologies to reach and explore the moon.

NASA picked Lockheed Martin, Astrobotic, Firefly Aerospace, Masten Space Systems, Moon Express, Draper, Intuitive Machines, Deep Space Systems and Orbit Beyond. The agency narrowed the field down to those nine, after receiving interest from more than 30 companies, including SpaceX, Blue Origin and Sierra Nevada Corp.

“We’re doing something that’s never been done before,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said at the agency’s announcement on Thursday afternoon. “When we go to the moon, we want to be one customer of many customers in a robust marketplace between the Earth and the moon.”

The Commercial Lunar Payload Services program (also known as CLPS) builds upon the Space Policy Directive 1, signed by President Donald Trump last December. The directive called for NASA to return to the moon, directing the agency to send Americans to the lunar surface in preparation for trips to Mars.

Under CLPS, the agency will award multiple contracts for lunar missions over the next 10 years. Companies were only considered if they agreed to deliver the first mission by the end of 2021, according to NASA’s request for bids earlier this year.

WATCH: This Brooklyn startup wants to make spacesuits at a fraction of NASA’s cost


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Russia is going to deploy new missile systems in Crimea

Russia will deploy new S-400 surface-to-air missile systems on the Crimean peninsula soon, Russian media said Wednesday, citing the Russian defense ministry. The RIA news agency said the new S-400 systems would be operational by the end of the year too, Reuters reported, although it’s not known how many new missile systems will be deployed. The S-400 (Triumph) missile system is an anti-aircraft system developed by Russia in the late 1980s/early 1990s and its missiles can hit targets up to a dist


Russia will deploy new S-400 surface-to-air missile systems on the Crimean peninsula soon, Russian media said Wednesday, citing the Russian defense ministry. The RIA news agency said the new S-400 systems would be operational by the end of the year too, Reuters reported, although it’s not known how many new missile systems will be deployed. The S-400 (Triumph) missile system is an anti-aircraft system developed by Russia in the late 1980s/early 1990s and its missiles can hit targets up to a dist
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Russia is going to deploy new missile systems in Crimea

Russia will deploy new S-400 surface-to-air missile systems on the Crimean peninsula soon, Russian media said Wednesday, citing the Russian defense ministry.

The RIA news agency said the new S-400 systems would be operational by the end of the year too, Reuters reported, although it’s not known how many new missile systems will be deployed.

The S-400 (Triumph) missile system is an anti-aircraft system developed by Russia in the late 1980s/early 1990s and its missiles can hit targets up to a distance of 400 kilometers. The system can intercept targets as far away as 600 kilometers and can track 300 targets.

Interestingly, given the announcement on a new deployment of S-400 systems to Crimea, Russia said in September that S-400 systems were already operational in the contested region with similar systems in Feodosiya and Sevastopol, news agency Tass reported.

News of the latest, new deployment comes amid overt hostility between Ukraine and Russia over the status of Crimea, however.

Relations between the neighbors have been tense and fragile since Russia’s annexation of Crime from Ukraine in 2014 and role in a pro-Russian uprising in east Ukraine in the same year, although Russia denied involvement in the latter.

Nonetheless, the international community placed a series of sanctions on Russia for what it saw as the violation of sovereign Ukraine territory. Those sanctions are still in place and could be extended after the latest Russian provocation – the seizure of three Ukrainian naval vessels and their crew members on Sunday in the Kerch Strait, a crucial shipping channel for both nations.

Ukraine has responded by introducing martial law for 30 days in several parts of the country (districts mostly on its border with Russia) following Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian navy vessels off the coast of Russian-annexed Crimea on Sunday.

Russia’s defense ministry was not immediately available to comment on the deployment, and CNBC has also asked Ukraine’s presidential office for a comment on the report.


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Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Guess, Tribune Media, Veeva Systems and more

The cloud-computing company reported earnings of 45 cents a share on revenue of $225 million. Analysts expected earnings of 38 cents a share on $216 million, according to a consensus estimate from Refinitiv. Shares of Guess plummeted over 10 percent after the retailer reported earnings of 13 cents a share, 3 cents below analysts’ expectations. The furniture manufacturer reported $439 million in revenue versus $434 million expected. The cloud content management company also beat revenue expectati


The cloud-computing company reported earnings of 45 cents a share on revenue of $225 million. Analysts expected earnings of 38 cents a share on $216 million, according to a consensus estimate from Refinitiv. Shares of Guess plummeted over 10 percent after the retailer reported earnings of 13 cents a share, 3 cents below analysts’ expectations. The furniture manufacturer reported $439 million in revenue versus $434 million expected. The cloud content management company also beat revenue expectati
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Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Guess, Tribune Media, Veeva Systems and more

Check out the companies making headlines after the bell:

Veeva Systems shares jumped over 7 percent during after-hours trading Wednesday as the company beat expectations for its third-quarter earnings. The cloud-computing company reported earnings of 45 cents a share on revenue of $225 million. Analysts expected earnings of 38 cents a share on $216 million, according to a consensus estimate from Refinitiv.

Veeva’s fourth-quarter guidance came in above estimates. The company expects earnings per share of 40 cents versus 37 cents analysts expected. Revenue is expected to be between $226 million to $227 million.

Tribune Media jumped 6 percent in the extended session after Reuters reported that Apollo Management and Northwest Broadcasting are partnering to make a bid for the media company.

Shares of Guess plummeted over 10 percent after the retailer reported earnings of 13 cents a share, 3 cents below analysts’ expectations. The company reported $605 million in revenue, beating expectations of $603 million. The company’s fourth-quarter guidance was in line with expectations.

La-Z-Boy shares climbed more than 8 percent as the company beat expectations in second-quarter earnings. It reported earnings of 48 cents per share. Analysts expected 43 cents per share. The furniture manufacturer reported $439 million in revenue versus $434 million expected.

Box shares rose over 3.5 percent after the company reported narrower-than-expected losses of 6 cents per share. Wall Street predicted losses of 7 cents a share. The cloud content management company also beat revenue expectations, reporting $155.9 million versus $154.6 million expected. Box’s fourth-quarter guidance was roughly in line with estimates.

Altria shares rose 1 percent after the Wall Street Journal reported the tobacco company is in talks to take a significant minority stake in e-cigarette company Juul. A deal is unlikely for several weeks, the Journal reported.


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Logitech ends negotiations to acquire Plantronics

Logitech’s board ended negotiations over price disagreements, according to a source close to the company. That was despite Plantronics having opened its books to Logitech on the basis of an offer by Logitech that was well in excess of $3 billion, three of the sources added. Plantronics had a market capitalization of about $2 billion as of the end of trading on Friday. It would have come as Logitech and Plantronics seek to keep down manufacturing costs following the introduction of tariffs on imp


Logitech’s board ended negotiations over price disagreements, according to a source close to the company. That was despite Plantronics having opened its books to Logitech on the basis of an offer by Logitech that was well in excess of $3 billion, three of the sources added. Plantronics had a market capitalization of about $2 billion as of the end of trading on Friday. It would have come as Logitech and Plantronics seek to keep down manufacturing costs following the introduction of tariffs on imp
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Logitech ends negotiations to acquire Plantronics

Logitech and Plantronics were hoping to successfully conclude negotiations this week, but Logitech’s board decided on Sunday to walk away from the potential deal, according to people familiar with the matter who requested anonymity to discuss the confidential discussions.

Logitech’s board ended negotiations over price disagreements, according to a source close to the company. That was despite Plantronics having opened its books to Logitech on the basis of an offer by Logitech that was well in excess of $3 billion, three of the sources added.

Plantronics had a market capitalization of about $2 billion as of the end of trading on Friday.

The deal would have been by far Logitech’s largest acquisition, amid a push to diversify its business beyond computer peripherals. It would have come as Logitech and Plantronics seek to keep down manufacturing costs following the introduction of tariffs on imports from China into the United States.

Logitech’s and Plantronics’ businesses have been under pressure as a result of new offerings being developed, not just from network gear makers such as Cisco Systems, but from major technology companies such as Microsoft and Google owner Alphabet.

Founded in 1981, Logitech has been countering declining sales of personal computers by focusing on consumer accessories that are benefiting from the growth of cloud computing, such as gaming, music, smart home connectivity and video conferencing. The Lausanne-based company has a market capitalization of $5.6 billion.

Last year, Logitech acquired ASTRO Gaming for $85 million in cash to expand in the video game sector.

Santa Cruz, California-based Plantronics makes unified communications systems, wireless headsets, conferencing systems, and some software, which it sells to businesses and consumers.

Founded in 1961, Plantronics’ first products were lightweight headsets for airline pilots. It later became known for selling headsets to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, including the ones worn by Neil Armstrong during his first moonwalk in 1969.

A sale of Plantronics would have come on the heels of the company’s $2 billion acquisition in July of U.S. video-conferencing equipment maker Polycom.


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Logitech in talks to acquire headphone maker Plantronics: Reuters, citing sources

Logitech International, a Swiss manufacturer of keyboards and webcams, is in discussions to acquire Plantronics, a U.S. maker of Bluetooth earpieces and gaming headsets, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. It would come as Logitech and Plantronics seek to keep down manufacturing costs following the introduction of tariffs on imports from China into the United States. Logitech has offered more than $2.2 billion to acquire Plantronics, one of the sources said. Santa Cruz, California-ba


Logitech International, a Swiss manufacturer of keyboards and webcams, is in discussions to acquire Plantronics, a U.S. maker of Bluetooth earpieces and gaming headsets, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. It would come as Logitech and Plantronics seek to keep down manufacturing costs following the introduction of tariffs on imports from China into the United States. Logitech has offered more than $2.2 billion to acquire Plantronics, one of the sources said. Santa Cruz, California-ba
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Logitech in talks to acquire headphone maker Plantronics: Reuters, citing sources

Logitech International, a Swiss manufacturer of keyboards and webcams, is in discussions to acquire Plantronics, a U.S. maker of Bluetooth earpieces and gaming headsets, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

The deal would be by far Logitech’s largest acquisition and would illustrate the company’s push to diversify its business. It would come as Logitech and Plantronics seek to keep down manufacturing costs following the introduction of tariffs on imports from China into the United States.

Logitech has offered more than $2.2 billion to acquire Plantronics, one of the sources said. As of the end of trading on Friday, Plantronics had a market capitalization of about $2 billion.

If the negotiations prove successful, a deal between Logitech and Plantronics could come as early as next week, the sources added, cautioning that it was also possible that no agreement would be reached.

The sources asked not to be identified because the negotiations are confidential. Logitech and Plantronics did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Logitech’s and Plantonics’ businesses have been under pressure as a result of new offerings being developed, not just from network gear makers such as Cisco Systems, but also from major technology companies such as Microsoft and Google owner Alphabet.

Founded in 1981, Logitech has been countering declining sales of personal computers by focusing on consumer accessories that are benefiting from the growth of cloud computing, such as gaming, music, smart home connectivity and video conferencing. The Lausanne-based company has a market capitalization of $5.6 billion.

Last year, Logitech acquired ASTRO Gaming for $85 million in cash to expand in the video game sector.

Santa Cruz, California-based Plantronics makes unified communications systems, wireless headsets, conferencing systems, and some software, which it sells to businesses and consumers.

Founded in 1961, Plantronics’ first products were lightweight headsets for airline pilots. It later became known for selling headsets to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), including the ones worn by Neil Armstrong during his first moonwalk in 1969.

A sale of Plantronics would come on the heels of the company’s $2 billion acquisition in July of U.S. video-conferencing equipment maker Polycom Inc.

Private equity firm Siris Capital Group owns 16 percent of Plantronics, making it its largest shareholder. Reuters had reported earlier this month that Plantronics was exploring a sale.

This story is developing. Please check back for updates.


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Russia lures buyers as S-400 missile system costs less than US models

WASHINGTON — The Russian S-400 missile system costs a fraction of rival platforms made by U.S. companies, one of the major reasons several countries are interested in dealing with the Kremlin despite the potential for blowback. Lockheed Martin makes the THAAD, or terminal high altitude area defense, system, while Raytheon makes the Patriot system. The S-400 system, the successor to the S-200 and S-300 missile systems, made its debut on the world stage in 2007. In terms of capability, one source


WASHINGTON — The Russian S-400 missile system costs a fraction of rival platforms made by U.S. companies, one of the major reasons several countries are interested in dealing with the Kremlin despite the potential for blowback. Lockheed Martin makes the THAAD, or terminal high altitude area defense, system, while Raytheon makes the Patriot system. The S-400 system, the successor to the S-200 and S-300 missile systems, made its debut on the world stage in 2007. In terms of capability, one source
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Russia lures buyers as S-400 missile system costs less than US models

WASHINGTON — The Russian S-400 missile system costs a fraction of rival platforms made by U.S. companies, one of the major reasons several countries are interested in dealing with the Kremlin despite the potential for blowback.

Russia’s S-400, a mobile long-range surface-to-air missile system, costs approximately $500 million, whereas a Patriot Pac-2 battery costs $1 billion and a THAAD battery rings in at about $3 billion, according to people with first-hand knowledge of a U.S. intelligence assessment.

Lockheed Martin makes the THAAD, or terminal high altitude area defense, system, while Raytheon makes the Patriot system.

Nearly 13 countries have expressed interest in buying Russia’s S-400, a move that could trigger potential U.S. sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which President Donald Trump signed in August 2017. In September, the U.S. slapped sanctions on China for buying fighter jets and missiles from Russia. However, the U.S. could grant sanction waivers.

Russian arms are generally considered less expensive than American weapons, in large part because they come without extensive maintenance support.

“When foreign militaries buy American, above and beyond the purchase, they are buying a partnership with the U.S. military,” Andrew Hunter, director of the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told CNBC. “And that plus the maintenance and technical assistance is a big part of the cost difference.”

The Pentagon did not immediately respond to a request for comment for this article.

The S-400 system, the successor to the S-200 and S-300 missile systems, made its debut on the world stage in 2007. Compared with U.S. systems, the Russian-made S-400 is capable of engaging a wider array of targets, at longer ranges and against multiple threats simultaneously.

In terms of capability, one source noted that while there is no perfect weapon, the S-400 eclipses even THAAD, America’s missile defense crown jewel.

When asked why nations seek to buy the S-400 instead of America’s Patriot or THAAD systems, one of the people with knowledge of the intelligence report explained that foreign militaries aren’t willing to stick with the cumbersome process of buying weapons from the U.S. government.

“Many of these countries do not want to wait for U.S. regulatory hurdles,” said a source with first-hand knowledge of the assessment. “The S-400 has less export restrictions and the Kremlin is willing to expedite sales by skipping over any regulatory hurdles.”

China, India and Turkey have already signed purchase agreements with the Kremlin.

China, which is embroiled in a trade battle with the U.S., is in the middle of receiving its final shipment of the S-400 system. India, the top buyer of Russian arms, signed a deal with Moscow for the S-400 last month. Turkey, a NATO ally, is slated to receive its S-400 next year and is expected to have the system ready for use by 2020.

WATCH:Russia may have anti-satellite weapon that will be battle-ready by 2022


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Tesla cuts prices on solar power systems as it looks to entice customers

Tesla has reduced prices on its solar power systems as it looks to make sustainable energy use more affordable. This pricing change would help Tesla’s average customer make savings of between $3,000 and $4,000, the spokesperson added. “This change, along with our push to continue shortening the time between sale to installation, will accelerate the adoption of solar and the world’s transition to sustainable energy.” Shah added that the business wanted to become the lowest-cost solar provider in


Tesla has reduced prices on its solar power systems as it looks to make sustainable energy use more affordable. This pricing change would help Tesla’s average customer make savings of between $3,000 and $4,000, the spokesperson added. “This change, along with our push to continue shortening the time between sale to installation, will accelerate the adoption of solar and the world’s transition to sustainable energy.” Shah added that the business wanted to become the lowest-cost solar provider in
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Tesla cuts prices on solar power systems as it looks to entice customers

Tesla has reduced prices on its solar power systems as it looks to make sustainable energy use more affordable.

“As a result of the vertical integration of our solar products into Tesla’s retail stores and the increased efficiencies we’ve realized over the past year by closing more expensive sales channels like door-to-door sales, we are now able to reduce prices for our solar power systems,” a Tesla spokesperson told CNBC in a statement Friday.

This pricing change would help Tesla’s average customer make savings of between $3,000 and $4,000, the spokesperson added. “This change, along with our push to continue shortening the time between sale to installation, will accelerate the adoption of solar and the world’s transition to sustainable energy.”

In an interview with Reuters on Thursday, Tesla’s senior vice president of energy operations, Sanjay Shah, said that the price reductions should make the firm “highly competitive.”

Shah added that the business wanted to become the lowest-cost solar provider in the U.S., Reuters reported.

Tesla deployed 93 megawatts of solar energy generation systems in the third quarter of 2018.


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Toby Cosgrove, former Cleveland Clinic CEO turned Google advisor

After decades running one of the world’s most famous hospitals, Cleveland Clinic, he’s helping one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent technology companies figure out how to sell its technology and services into health care. Cosgrove announced earlier this year that he’s taking a position at Google as an advisor to the Google Cloud health care and life sciences team. At Cleveland Clinic, for instance, Cosgrove was one of the first big customers to invest in Epic Systems’ electronic medical record


After decades running one of the world’s most famous hospitals, Cleveland Clinic, he’s helping one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent technology companies figure out how to sell its technology and services into health care. Cosgrove announced earlier this year that he’s taking a position at Google as an advisor to the Google Cloud health care and life sciences team. At Cleveland Clinic, for instance, Cosgrove was one of the first big customers to invest in Epic Systems’ electronic medical record
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Toby Cosgrove, former Cleveland Clinic CEO turned Google advisor

Toby Cosgrove has a new job.

After decades running one of the world’s most famous hospitals, Cleveland Clinic, he’s helping one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent technology companies figure out how to sell its technology and services into health care.

Cosgrove announced earlier this year that he’s taking a position at Google as an advisor to the Google Cloud health care and life sciences team.

Surprisingly, he’s not fighting to win large cloud contracts at the largest hospitals.

That’s because most hospitals have already invested hundreds of millions of dollars into on-premises IT systems from companies like Epic Systems and Cerner, including installation, upgrades and training. At Cleveland Clinic, for instance, Cosgrove was one of the first big customers to invest in Epic Systems’ electronic medical record software.

Cosgrove doesn’t see these companies moving their entire infrastructures to a hosted cloud system like Google Cloud, or the more popular rival products from Amazon and Microsoft.

Instead, he wants to figure out what kinds of apps can be built on top of these systems to help hospitals start to modernize.

In his view, the “killer application” for health care is voice for applications like transcribing physicians’ medical notes, which leverage technologies like machine learning and natural language processing. (Cosgrove isn’t involved, but another Alphabet team, Google Brain, is looking at doing just that).

Cosgrove thinks it’ll take time before hospitals and smaller clinics across the country are using voice technology as a mainstream application, whether it’s from Google or an enterprising start-up.

“I think it’s going have to be specialty by specialty and probably the hardest is going to be the primary care physician because they have to see everything that comes through the door,” said Cosgrove.


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The world’s first humanless warehouse is run only by robots and is a model for the future

“A lot of companies are looking for truck unloading systems, and I believe we’re the closest to commercialization.” To do that, it’s building robot controllers and camera systems and integrating them with existing industrial robot arms. If a goal such as grasping an object is input, the controllers automatically can generate motions for robots, eliminating the traditional need to “teach” robots manually. Simply put, the technology — based on motion planning and computer vision — makes industrial


“A lot of companies are looking for truck unloading systems, and I believe we’re the closest to commercialization.” To do that, it’s building robot controllers and camera systems and integrating them with existing industrial robot arms. If a goal such as grasping an object is input, the controllers automatically can generate motions for robots, eliminating the traditional need to “teach” robots manually. Simply put, the technology — based on motion planning and computer vision — makes industrial
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The world's first humanless warehouse is run only by robots and is a model for the future

At a recent technology show in Tokyo, a large robot arm reached into a full-sized mockup of a shipping container and began unloading boxes from it. Set on a platform that moved back and forth, the robot was doing a job usually carried out by warehouse workers and forklift operators. The goal of the company that’s developing it, Mujin, is total automation.

The system, still a prototype, doesn’t work perfectly — it accidentally damaged a box during the demo — but it’s going to be trialed in warehouses in Japan this year.

“Lifting heavy boxes is probably the most backbreaking task in warehouse logistics,” said Mujin’s American co-founder and CTO, Rosen Diankov. “A lot of companies are looking for truck unloading systems, and I believe we’re the closest to commercialization.”

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The Tokyo-based start-up is aiming to be a leader in automating logistics processes. To do that, it’s building robot controllers and camera systems and integrating them with existing industrial robot arms. The key product here is the controllers — each about the size of a briefcase, one for motion planning and one for vision — that act as an operating system that can control the hardware from any robot manufacturer. If a goal such as grasping an object is input, the controllers automatically can generate motions for robots, eliminating the traditional need to “teach” robots manually. The result, according to the company, is higher productivity for users.

Simply put, the technology — based on motion planning and computer vision — makes industrial robots capable of autonomous and intelligent action.

Mujin turned heads when it showed off its transformation of a warehouse operated by Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com. The 40,000-sq-m facility in Shanghai began full operations in June. It was equipped with 20 industrial robots that pick, transfer and pack packages using crates on conveyor belts, as well as camera systems and Mujin robot controllers. Other robots carted merchandise around to loading docks and trucks.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2018-10-30  Authors: tim hornyak, guest contributor, source, -rosen diankov, co-founder, cto
Keywords: news, cnbc, companies, future, worlds, technology, robot, warehouse, vision, unloading, systems, industrial, run, robots, controllers, system, model, humanless


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