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Random Robot Roundup

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“All the news that’s fit to assimilate”

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  • Are you ready for the Summer of Drones? It describes itself as a community nodecopter event whose goal is to highlight non-military uses of UAVs.
     
  • IEEE Sprectrum posted a cool interview with the TurtleBot inventors
     
  • Kenneth Ward let us know about his robotics video game kickstarter
     
  • The AUVSI released their Senate Judiciary Committee Statement in full.
     
  • Have you seen the Clearpath Grizzly robot? There’s some cool Grizzly robot video floating around the intertubes.
     
  • Photo and trailer of the Coyote Tango robot from the upcoming movie, Pacific Rim, about giant robots vs giant monsters.
     
  • Article and video about the Hitachi ROPITS self-driving robotic car
     
  • Check out the Salamandra robotica, the Robot Salamander from the Biorobotics Lab at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne
     
  • Last up, the Robotics Caucus Advisory Committee has published A Roadmap for U.S. Robotics: From Internet to Robotics – 2013 edition (PDF format)
     

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