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NEWS: EU Robotics Week Has Begun!

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Our friends in the Europe Union are celebrating the wonderful world of robotics this week, with more than 330 events. Those who aren’t able to attend European Robotics Week (EWR) in person can watch videos of robotics projects from labs in 24 countries across Europe, all accessible via an online map. “The ERW is a key tool to spark future ... Read More »

NEWS: Help RoboGames Broadcast the Fun Online

Battles can get quite heated at RoboGames. Photo courtesy of the Robotics Society of America.

The Robotics Society of America (RSA) needs your help to create a professionally produced, Web-based TV series about RoboGames. There are just 15 days left in their KickStarter campaign, and the RSA is already more than 70 percent of the way to their $40,000 target. But they need your help to close the gap! While the show will feature lots of robot ... Read More »

NEWS: Qualcomm, RobotShop Launch Robot Business Accelerators

Two new accelerators launched this week could help entrepreneurs take their robot designs to the next level. Qualcomm announced today that it will host approximately 10 robotics companies at its San Diego offices for a four-month start-up program. Qualcomm has committed $1 million dollars to participants, as well as technology and business guidance via mentors. The Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator will help the fledgling firms make ... Read More »

NEWS: Air and Ground Robots Working Together

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A research team at Yonsei University in Korea is creating new technologies for coordinating the actions of air and ground robots without GPS or expensive sensors. Read More »

NEWS: Marilyn Monroe, UAV Pioneer

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Marilyn Monroe was working on UAV technology in WWII at the time that she was discovered and became a serious actress in Hollywood. These are little known photos of her before she transitioned to Hollywood. Read More »

NEWS: Coyote UAS Storm Observer 1st Test Flight

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The Coyote unmanned aircraft system will fly into hurricanes and major storm fronts to gather meteorological data and measure wind conditions. It is parachute-dropped from a P-3 aircraft in a "sonobuoy" that opens in the air and releases the UAV to proceed on its mission. Read More »

NEWS: Chinese “Big Dog” Revealed

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The Chinese military recently revealed their counterpart to the Boston Dynamics Big Dog "pack mule" quadruped robot designed to carry supplies over rough terrain, walking along with troops. Read More »

NEWS: Squirmy Robot Shakes off Any Abuse!

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A rubbery robot with no skeleton moves through snow, mud and ice, and is impervious to fire and bounces back even if run over by a car! Read More »

NEWS: Vertical Take-Off and Landing Robot Advance!

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New vertical take-off and landing aircraft UAV design developed by NASA is said to be 4X more efficient than conventional helicopters. The key is distributing the power across many small electric propulsion systems on the UAV. Read More »

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: Robot Magazine Seeks Writers!

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Share your special project or organization's initiatives in this highly respected publication, and add to your CV or resume. 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 »