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by   -   March 6, 2015

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Kurosh Madani from the University of Paris-EST Créteil (UPEC) about neural networks. The talk begins with an overview of neural networks before discussing their possible applications.

Members of the House of Lords visit Cranfield University's RPAS program during a fact-finding mission.
Members of the House of Lords visit Cranfield University’s RPAS program during a fact-finding mission.

While acknowledging the drone is an important tool for journalism, members of Parliament in the United Kingdom stress the need for an open dialogue with the public on the pros and cons of media drones.

by   -   March 6, 2015

Until recently, robots were keeping people safe by removing humans from the situation and using the robot in their place. But as we develop robots to work in human environments, new kinds of safety issues crop up.

by   -   March 5, 2015

The newly published open-source project learn.turtlebot.com is designed to introduce high school students and the web development community to ROS, and allow them a fast track to experiencing its uses.

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BCG research predicts that by 2025, adoption of advanced robots will boost productivity by up to 30 percent in many industries, and lower total labor costs by 18 percent or more in countries such as South Korea, China, the U.S., Japan, and Germany.

by   -   March 4, 2015

Most Drone Adventures missions to date have involved using eBee mapping drones to assist humanitarian projects. However in recent months we have taken part in an increasing number of environmental conservation projects too, such as our recent Namibia mission.

by   -   March 4, 2015

whitehouseAll over the world, people (and governments) are debating about regulations for robocars. First for testing, and then for operation. It mostly began when Google encouraged the state of Nevada to write regulations, but now it’s in full force. The topic is so hot that there is a danger that regulations might be drafted long before the shape of the first commercial deployments of the technology take place.

by   -   March 3, 2015

Chappie_MovieNeill Blomkamp’s new film CHAPPiE can teach us a lot about how to design robots. That, and how to be sexy. Rolling out in theatres this week.

by   -   March 3, 2015

Building a new ecosystem in an emerging market is a challenge that requires not only support for technology creation, but also support for education, system integration, and the nurturing of consumers.

by   -   March 3, 2015

Here is a breakdown of the Canadian approach to risk management for nighttime flights…

by   -   March 2, 2015

With an UberX flag drop now costing as little as $0.18 per minute / $0.90 per mile, we should start seeing people deliberately dropping cars for Uber. I forecast robotaxi service can be available for even less.

Researchers in Portugal are looking into how to control a drone using brainwaves.

by   -   March 2, 2015

In Canada, BVLOS operations are not yet mainstream, however they are attainable under the Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) system.

Relatively low-cost technology exists today that enables drones to fly miles from their operators, but proposed rules in the United States would outlaw this kind of operation for everyone, including journalists. PSDJ urges rulemaking committee to reccommend sensible regulations.

by   -   February 28, 2015

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February was another big month for investments in robotic startup companies, including 3D Robotics, Flyability, Fetch Robotics, EHang and many others.

Robots Podcast: Russian robotics
May 30, 2014



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