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SeaDrone Inc. Introduces Inspector 2.0

Bay area based robotics startup, SeaDrone Inc., announces the launch of Inspector 2.0, the latest innovation in underwater robotics. Inspector 1.0 was launched at TechCrunch Disrupt 2016 and was the first sub-6 kg underwater vehicle capable of tackling 1.5 knot ocean currents using its omnidirectional drag …

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HUGE Design collaborates with Aevena on the world’s first self-flying robot for the home: Aire

– The high-tech robot has been designed to fit effortlessly into the home while providing its users with a cutting-edge technological experience.  San Francisco, USA, 19 September 2017: Leading product design consultancy HUGE Design today reveal details of their work on Aire: the cutting edge, self-flying robot for the home from US-based technology company Aevena – launched today …

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New Mobile Security Robots Unveiled

SMP Robotics, a manufacturer of autonomous mobile robots, unveiled its new product line at NVIDIA GTC Technology Conference earlier this month alongside its distributor Robotic Assistance Devices. The new generation of S5 Security Robots is enhanced with NVIDIA JetsonTX2 platform. Jetson TX2 is an embedded supercomputer …

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Drone & UAV Engines of Xponential 2017!

The latest engines used in the most sophisticated RC aircraft on the planet were out in force at the recent Xponential 2017 national conference, held May 8-

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LiveDrive Actuator Aims to Usher In a New Era for Robotics

The robot revolution isn’t happening fast enough, according to the team at Canadian company, Genesis Robotics, which unveiled its LiveDrive, a next-generation robotic actuator, yesterday at Hannover Messe in Germany. According to the company, LiveDrive is three times faster and  times more precise than conventional actuators. …

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Miimo Robotic Lawn Mower From Honda

Honda Miimo Lawn Mowing Robot

If we asked you to describe your current lawn care arrangements, you might respond, “I mow.” Starting this summer, however, the folks at Honda are hoping to change your response to Miimo, the name of their new robotic lawn mower. This sleek little yard bot is …

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Restoring a Police Robot is a Family Project

When my son was 12 he told me how much he envies my childhood. I said “What? There was communism, shortages, no human rights…” “Yes, but you’d go to your dad’s shop and make things.

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Using Language to Control a Robot

It’s a familiar scenario to most of us, navigating your way through unfamiliar territory by following the verbal prompts provided by your trusty GPS device. “Turn right on Main Street and then get in the left lane,” says the electronic voice. You activate your signal light, …

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Burger Flipping Robot Brings Cobots to the Kitchen

Robots have been proving themselves everywhere from the assembly line to outer space, yet one important job remained beyond their mechanical grasp until last week. On March 7, 2017 a robot named Flippy took up its post in front of the grill at a fast-food eatery …

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Free Online Robot Training Program Seeks to Build Workforce Skills

ODENSE, Denmark–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Learning how to set up and program a collaborative robot – or cobot – no longer depends on real life access to a robot or a training class. Now everybody with a desire to learn the concepts of cobots can log in to the …

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After the 2016 Election, What Changes for U.S. Robotics?

What does the radically changing political landscape in the United States going into 2017 mean for robotics research, public policy on STEM education, and the workforce? Predicting the future, never an easy enterprise, seems even more difficult in the current political environment. However, in an era …

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You Can Build This Air Hockey Robot

Sure, you have a robot tending to your floors and maybe some rudimentary artificial intelligence is running a few of your household systems, but what about your air hockey table? Are you still partying like it’s 1999 with a human opponent at the other end of …

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