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by   -   August 20, 2014
Last week the Waterloo-based Clearpath publicly pledged not to develop lethal autonomous weapons in support of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. While the Campaign has garnered significant support since its launch, it has not previously had support from the for-profit robotics sector - making Clearpath's public statement a noteworthy demonstration of corporate responsibility, particularly given the company's background in military applications.

by   -   August 19, 2014
Imagine the future where your autonomous car can talk to other cars to decrease traffic flow perhaps. How would you feel about your car being a part of such network of autonomous cars?

by   -   August 21, 2014

dillmannGuest talk in the ShanghAI Lectures, 2011-12-15

In this guest lecture, Rüdiger Dillmann from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, talks about paradigms for robot learning and the properties of learning by demonstration.


by   -   August 18, 2014
Instead of worrying that robots will take our jobs, we might, given the world's ageing population, look to them as a means of maintaining current levels of productivity.

by   -   August 18, 2014
Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) can be both safe and maneuverable, but their small size means they can’t carry much payload and their battery life only allows for short flights. To increase the range of a small UAV, one idea is to pair it with an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) that can carry it to a site of operation and transport heavier cargo.

by   -   August 17, 2014
Imagine a robot reaching for a mug on the table, only to realize that it is too far, or that it would need to bend its arm joint backwards to get there. Understanding which objects are within reach and how to grasp them is an essential requirement if robots are to operate in our everyday environments.

by   -   August 15, 2014

DJI Innovations keeps pushing new products into the market. As a market leader in flying camera technology, it recently introduced Ground Station for its Phantom 2 Vision and the Drop Safe parachute system (ok, not on the shelf yet, but coming soon). This time they are introducing an impressive hexacopter drone, named Spreading Wings S900.


by   -   August 14, 2014

WeidongChen_0Guest talk in the ShanghAI Lectures, 2011-12-15

In this guest lecture, Weidong Chen from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, talks about the design of assistive robots, especially a robotic wheelchair, and outlines challenges and approaches.


by   -   August 14, 2014

Are robots coming for your job, or are they going to make your job easier? We’ve been following this issue since we ran our Robots and Jobs focus series, and there is no doubt that it’s a topic that’s here to stay. Check out these recent videos that are contributing to the robots and jobs discussion.


by   -   August 13, 2014

Savioke, a start-up headed by ex-Willow Garage CEO Steve Cousins, has provided Aloft Hotels with a robotic butler. Aloft Cupertino is the first to use the new SaviOne delivery robot.


by   -   August 12, 2014

SaviOne-in-hallway

In a press release today, Savioke unveiled its new robot, SaviOne, a robot butler that was designed for the hospitality industry. Starting August 20, guests requesting items from the front desk at Aloft Hotel in Cupertino, California can have that item delivered by a robot butler.


by   -   August 11, 2014
The Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy announced a new five-year plan for developing intelligent robots that focuses on fusing its robotics sector with other industrial sectors such as manufacturing and services.




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