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MIT’s Incredible Ingestible Origami Robot


Researchers at MIT, University of Sheffield, and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a life-saving tiny origami robot that can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule to complete specific tasks within the human body.

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Roborace: Global Championship for Driverless Racing


Roborace is a new motorsport championship with autonomously driving, electrically powered vehicles. This new championship will provide a competitive platform for the autonomous driving solutions that are now being developed by many large industrial, automotive, and technology players, as well as top universities.

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Starship Technologies Launches Fleet of Delivery Bots


Starting in July, 2016, millions of people will encounter single-minded little autonomous robots in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Switzerland as part of the testing program launched by London-based Starship Technologies in tandem with some major industry partners.

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Electroloom: The World’s First 3D Fabric Printer

electrolm mini

Electroloom 3D printer uses an electrospinning technique to turn a liquid (currently a custom polyester/cotton blend) into a seamless fabric.

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Jammin’ with Shimon and the Shimis


For the last six years, the team at Georgia Tech's Music Technology Center has been developing Shimon, a remarkable musical robot that can improvise melodic accompaniment.

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East Meets West: Robots Serving KFC in Shanghai


KFC, in partnership with Chinese search engine giant Baidu, has just opened the world’s first human-free fast food restaurant in Shanghai's National Exhibition and Convention Center.

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FAA’s New Rules for Commercial sUAS


On June 21st, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published its new safety regulations for "unmanned aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds (25 kilograms) that are conducting non-hobbyist operations."

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Volocopter: Dawn of a New Era

First manned flight with Alexander Zosel.

The world’s first certified Multicopter, e-volo’s Volocopter VC200, made its premier flight in Karlsruhe, Germany in April this year. The introduction of manned flights marks a step forward in urban mobility.

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Stanford’s OCEAN ONE: First Deep Sea Mission


Stanford University's Ocean One, a bimanual underwater humanoid robot with haptic feedback, allows human pilots an unprecedented ability to explore the depths of the oceans in high fidelity.

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Youth Innovators at Emoti-Con 2016 NYC


On Saturday, June 11, 2016 more than 200 of the most talented youth from across the five New York City boroughs will connect, compete, and present their technology projects at Emoti-Con, held at the New York Public Library.

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TouchTomorrow Festival at WPI Set for June 11

touch sign

On Saturday, June 11, 2016 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will again transform its Worcester, Massachusetts campus into a family-friendly festival of hands-on technology and exhibits in celebration of the NASA Sample Return Robot Challenge. TouchTomorrow is a free and interactive once-day festival celebrating space, science, technology and robots.

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AUVSI’s ROBOTICA 2016 set for June 6-9


AUVSI's ROBOTICA 2016 is scheduled for June 6-9. Following on the success for the 2015 event, Robotica 2016 is gearing up to be bigger and better, featuring keynote speakers, 27 Informative Sessions, and 90 speakers, Attendees can interact with robots and unmanned vehicles performing real tasks.

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Pitsco Debuts STEM Expeditions


Pitsco Education continues its innovative development of cross-curricular STEM content with the release of STEM Expeditions.

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