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“Boaty McBoatface” Lives on as a Sub-Sea ROV!

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U.K.'s new polar research vessel, RSS David Attenborough launches in 2019. If the voting public had its way, it would be RSS Boaty McBoatface. To appease voters, the name lives on as the sub-sea ROV onboard.

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MIT’s Decentralized Algorithm for Teams of Robots

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At the 2016 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Stockholm, MIT researchers presented a new, decentralized planning algorithm for teams of robots that factors in not only stationary obstacles, but moving obstacles, as well.

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Inspectorbots Releases New Pan/Tilt Minibot

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Inspectorbots' new Pan/Tilt Minibot, a teleoperated FPV UGV, features a GoPro camera for live video feed and surveillance stills.

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New Drone Launches from Underwater for Aerial Missions

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CRACUNS, an unmanned aerial vehicle, can be stationed under water, then launch into the air to perform a variety of aerial missions.

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AntBo: A Robot Pet Anyone Can Build!

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DFRobot launches Antbo on Indiegogo - an affordable, easy-to-assemble robot pet that takes less than an hour to build while teaching the basic principles of robotics and coding.

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WPI Robotics Team to Train Firefighting Humanoid Robot

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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World’s First Robot Farm

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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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The World’s First Pizza Delivery Robot

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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

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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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