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by   -   September 1, 2014

nursing_home_eldercare_senior_hands_caneRobotics is readily recognized as a technology of potentially key importance in helping the growing elderly population with their needs. In the US alone 8.5 million seniors require some form of assistive care; growing to 21 million over the next 20 years. 91% of nursing homes are understaffed. And there are at least 65.7 million family caregivers (31% of U.S. households); however, the number of potential family caregivers for each person is decreasing.

by   -   September 1, 2014

Korean-based Yujin Robot continues to release thoughtful new products. They just announced a meal-transport robot designed to operate in eldercare and other hospitality and health care facilities.

by   -   September 1, 2014

The idea of autonomous cars that can communicate with each other and organize themselves to better control the flow of traffic sounds interesting and possibly scary. Our results indicate that the majority (85%) support such technology.

by ,   -   September 1, 2014

A quick, hassle-free way to stay on top of robotics news from the past month, our monthly digest is released on the first Monday of every month.

by   -   September 1, 2014

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Has Dyson finally cracked its 16-year mission to create a robot vacuum cleaner?  The company’s  teaser video hints at a new release which looks a lot like a rival for the best-selling Roomba, and perfectly illustrates how fast the conditions necessary to create viable robotic products are evolving. 

Philip Grossman is perhaps the only person to ever fly a drone of any kind inside one of the most radioactively contaminated sites in the world.

by   -   August 29, 2014

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The Atlantic revealed the inside story of Google’s two-year secret X-labs drone-delivery project in a detailed story by Alexis Madrigal. Project Wing, as the drone-delivery venture is called, has already conducted test flights delivering small packages to rural areas of Australia. Watch the Google promo video:

by   -   August 28, 2014

“The future ain’t what it used to be” – MIT professor of economics David Autor believes the media vastly oversells the degree to which technology will displace highly skilled workers.

by   -   August 28, 2014

Spark Aerial Kickstarter project aims to build an Aerial Cinematography video training series and accompanying online resource center for anyone interested in aerial filming. The free video training series (with some premium content) is intended to emphasize flight safety, and would move from such basics as taking off for the first time to advanced piloting maneuvers like the buttonhook sweep, which enables a video camera to remain focused on one place while the drone circles around.

by   -   August 28, 2014

haideggerGuest talk in the ShanghAI Lectures, 2011-12-08

In this guest lecture, Tamás Haidegger from Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Hungary, talks about Computer-Integrated Surgery, gives a market overview of surgical robots, and discusses some of the trends in this field.

by   -   August 28, 2014

Robots are increasingly being developed to work in close collaboration with humans to perform physical tasks. In these contexts, it's important that we can infer the robot's intent based on the motion it is making. However, the most logical movement for the robot is not necessarily the most intuitive for us to interpret.




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