Its 21st such facility worldwide, the software vendor's digital innovation hub in Singapore looks to focus on technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning and will double the local engineering team to 500 by 2025.
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Touted to be able to grip objects ranging from soft and delicate to bulky and heavy, the robotics system is designed to meet the needs of industries such as vertical farming and food assembly, say engineers from National University of Singapore.
National University of Singapore and Cisco have partnered to launch a "corporate laboratory" to drive research development in five key areas, including artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and healthcare, and will invest SG$54 million ($40 million) over five years.
Ride-sharing operator will explore pilots such as leasing electric vehicles on a "battery-as-a-service" model and jointly develop initiatives with Hyundai to push adoption across Southeast Asia, starting with Singapore later this year.
Technology is touted to draw power from a single device, such as a mobile phone placed in a pocket or smart watch on a wrist, to wirelessly power up to 10 other wearables placed on the human body.