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NEWS: Clearpath Robotics Against “Killer Robots”

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Canadian-based robot company Clearpath is the world's first robotics firm to pledge not to make "Killer Robots." Read More »

NEWS: BotIr the Robot Butler

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CNBC reports that " Botlr" the robot butler will be assisting Starwood hotel staff and attending to the needs of guests in a variety of ways. Botlr will be delivering toothpaste, newspapers and snacks to guest rooms, directing people to dining areas and generally helping out. Read More »

NEWS: JADE RABBIT MOON ROVER CONTINUES WORKING

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China's space agency reports that the Jade Rabbit Lunar rover continues to operate and return scientific data months beyond its scheduled mission end, despite facing tough conditions with wild temperature changes. Read More »

NEWS: NEW GENERAL ATOMICS ADVANCED UAV COCKPIT

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At the recent July 2014 Farnborough International Air Show, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) announced a next generation remote cockpit for controlling UAVs remotely. Read More »

NEWS: AUVSI SEA PERCH

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Sea Perch is a tethered underwater robot vehicle that has been very successful in building enthusiasm for technology among young students. Founded by Susan Nelson, Sea Perch, in recent years, became an official program sponsored by the AUVSI. Read More »

NEWS: MARS INSIGHT DRILLING PROBE

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To develop information about the interior of Mars, the 2020 NASA Mars mission will include deployment of a stationary drill that will conduct experiments below the surface. Read More »

NEWS: MARS 2020 ROVER DETAILED

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NASA has unveiled plans for a new rover that will land on Mars in 2020. Based on the Curiosity rover’s design (now on Mars), it will include over half a dozen primary science experiments that will investigate resources for human habitation in later missions. Read More »

MIT Robot Hand Adds Fingers

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A robot hand developed at MIT adds two fingers to the operator's wrist. Each finger has three degrees of freedom (3DOF). The extended wrist helps users perform a variety of tasks from eating and drinking to writing. Read More »

LS3 Robot Mule from Boston Dynamics in Testing

Meeting LS3: Marines experiment with military robotics

Lance Cpl. Brandon Dieckmann, infantryman with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and native of Las Vegas, leads the Legged Squad Support System (LS3) at a Kahuku, Hawaii, training area, July 12, 2014, during the Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise. Read More »

Diverse UAV Designs! Which is your favorite?

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As a treat for our readers, the editors of ROBOT have provided a gallery of unmanned aerial vehicles and UAV design concepts that represent the latest advances in what we regard to be beautiful, high-tech aviation. Notably, a common theme that catches the eye dominates these designs--the flying wing. To visit the gallery, please click here. Read More »

2013 Multi Rotor Challenge Gallery

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On the second day of the March 23 – 24, The 2013 Multirotor Challenge was held at the Palomar RC Flyers field in Fallbrook, CA. A feature article on the event will appear in the July-August 2013 Issue of Robot Magazine, www.botmag.com. The event was hosted by Lucien Miller of www.innov8tivedesigns.com and cosponsored 3D Robotics, Aeroquad, Scorpion Motors, DIY Drones and many more. For details, please visit www.multirotorchallenge.com. Read More »

AUVSI Conference 2012! – Photo Gallery

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The 2012 AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International) conference held August 6-9 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center was a mind-blowing mega event that featured over 560 companies and thousands of unmanned systems designed to operate in every imaginable environment—air, ground, maritime, space, and in diverse markets, defense, civil and commercial. The mood was upbeat and festive. Only here could an enthusiast see the most sophisticated, bleeding edge robotics technologies in the world, all under one roof! Read More »

I Like Robot Videos

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The world is a better place owing to the abundance of cool robot videos that are readily available. Follow the link to a series of fantastic very short videos that were shown at the recent Robot Film Festival. Read More »

BONUS CONTENT: Pittsburgh FLL Regional Photo Gallery

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On Saturday, December 4th, 2010 the National Robotics Engineering Center hosted the FLL Pittsburgh Regional, where 72 teams competed in the FLL Body Forward Challenge. Timothy Friez of the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy kindly provided these photos of the event. Read More »

The Rise and Fall of Unimation Inc. – Gallery

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A story of robotics innovation and triumph that changed the world--Supplementing the feature article by George Munson appearing in the September/October issue of Robot Magazine now on-sale (issue No. 24)Our thanks to Leslie Ballard, who condensed and edited the manuscript for publication, and who prepared this gallery in collaboration with George Munson--Tom Atwood, editor-in-chief Read More »