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RoboSub 2014 in San Diego

Autonomous submarines designed by students from over two dozen countries competed at the recent Robosub event held in San Diego's Transdeck pool, a U.S. NAVY facility. Subs were tasked with finding a target using vision technology, then hovering nearby. A full report will be in an upcoming issue of Robot magazine.

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Clearpath Robotics Against “Killer Robots”

Canadian-based robot company Clearpath is the world's first robotics firm to pledge not to make "Killer Robots."

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Robot Magazine Seeks Writers!

Share your special project or organization's initiatives in this highly respected publication, and add to your CV or resume.

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BotIr the Robot Butler

CNBC reports that " Botlr" the robot butler will be assisting Starwood hotel staff and attending to the needs of guests in a variety of ways. Botlr will be delivering toothpaste, newspapers and snacks to guest rooms, directing people to dining areas and generally helping out.

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JADE RABBIT MOON ROVER CONTINUES WORKING

China's space agency reports that the Jade Rabbit Lunar rover continues to operate and return scientific data months beyond its scheduled mission end, despite facing tough conditions with wild temperature changes.

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NEW GENERAL ATOMICS ADVANCED UAV COCKPIT

At the recent July 2014 Farnborough International Air Show, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) announced a next generation remote cockpit for controlling UAVs remotely.

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AUVSI SEA PERCH

Sea Perch is a tethered underwater robot vehicle that has been very successful in building enthusiasm for technology among young students. Founded by Susan Nelson, Sea Perch, in recent years, became an official program sponsored by the AUVSI.

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MARS INSIGHT DRILLING PROBE

To develop information about the interior of Mars, the 2020 NASA Mars mission will include deployment of a stationary drill that will conduct experiments below the surface.

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MARS 2020 ROVER DETAILED

NASA has unveiled plans for a new rover that will land on Mars in 2020. Based on the Curiosity rover’s design (now on Mars), it will include over half a dozen primary science experiments that will investigate resources for human habitation in later missions.

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