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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

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

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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Blue Ocean’s New Industrial Mini-Picker

Blue Ocean Robotics, a leading provider of emerging robots and automation solutions, recently announced the release of their standard solution for 3D bin picking of small industrial parts, the Mini-Picker bin picking solution.

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Bacteria: The Next Frontier in Mind Control

In a paper published in Scientific Reports, Virginia Tech scientist, Warren Ruder, used a mathematical model to demonstrate that bacteria can control the behavior of an inanimate device like a robot.

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WPI’s Berenson Receives IEEE Early Career Award

Dmitry Berenson, assistant professor of computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute has been awarded the 2016 Early Career Award by the IEEE-RAS.

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NASA, WPI Partner for $1.5M Sample Return Robot Challenge

2016 will be the fifth year in a row that Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and NASA will team up in pursuit of new technological solutions for America’s space program and for planet Earth. Registrations are now being accepted for the $1.5 million 2016 Sample Return Robot (SRR) Challenge.

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