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WPI Robotics Team to Train Firefighting Humanoid Robot

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) professor Dmitry Berenson, PhD has received nearly $600,000 from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop motion planning algorithms for humanoid robots designed to fight fires aboard Navy ships.

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Panasonic Wearable Assist Robots

Panasonic has developed wearable assist robots equipped with motors that mimic human motion, thereby assisting human body mechanics.

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Squishy Robot Fingers Collect Deep-Sea Coral

Soft robotic hands with squishy fingers gather deep-sea coral samples more gently than robotic arms, and in places human divers can't reach.

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Greek Coast Guard Enlists Texas A&M’s EMILY

In an attempt to protect the roughly 2,000 Syrian refugees that arrive on the Greek island of Lesvos every day, the Lesvos Coast Guard has invited Texas A&M University’s Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue to develop the Center's robot, EMILY: the Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard, as a pilot project.

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Flirtey, First FAA-Approved Urban Drone Delivery

On March 10, 2016, Australian startup Flirtey made the first FAA-approved urban drone delivery in the US, beating Amazon in the delivery drone race.

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NesPi Raspberry Pi Case: Homage to ’80s Nintendo

A beautiful new retro Raspberry Pi case called the Lego NESPi is going to delight any Nintendo fans who are also Raspberry Pi enthusiasts and Lego builders. The creators, Spanish accessories retailer RaspiPC, call it a “Magic Box” designed for those who might hold special memories of …

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Subscription GoBox: Monthly Robot Missions

Dexter Industries has launched subscription GoBox, delivering a new robot mission every month, starting off with the newest GoPiGo2 full robot kit in the first month. Then, over the next 11 months, they’ll send you a fun new mission (9 of which come with a new, cool sensor) for your robot to accomplish.

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World’s First Robot Farm

Sustainable veggie producer SPREAD is building the world's first farm run entirely by robots at new facility in Kyoto, set to open in 2017.

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Robolink Educational Starter Robot Kit with Video Tutorials

Robolink's Rokit Smart 11-in-1 Programmable Robot Kit: Educational Starter Robotics Kit for Arduino Learners has been named one of WirelessHack’s “Top 5 Robot Kits for Beginners” for 2016.

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OWI Launches Hydraulic Arm Edge

Following the success of their award-winning Robotic Arm Edge, OWI now makes robotic arm technology hydro-mechanically fun with the new Hydraulic Arm Edge, with six axes of varied movements.

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The World’s First Pizza Delivery Robot

Domino's Pizza in Australia is beta-testing the world's first autonomous pizza delivery robot, DRU.

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MIT’s nuTonomy: Winning the Driverless Race

nuTonomy Inc., a small MIT spinout that has developed advanced software for autonomous vehicles, announced recently that it had closed a $3.6M seed funding round, with investments from Signal Ventures, Samsung Ventures, Fontinalis Partners and Dr. Steven LaValle. The funding will help support nuTonomy’s continued work …

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Build a Rain Notifier with Grove Pi+

You don't need a weather forecaster to know if you need your umbrella. With the GrovePi+ Starter Kit you can build your own "Rain Notifier" to alert you with a red glowing LED if you need to remember your umbrella or a blue LED if you're going to have blue skies.

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