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by   -   August 11, 2014

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Many governments have determined that robotics will play a significant role in contributing to their economy and have set up projects to fund bottlenecks to speed up the process.

by   -   August 11, 2014

Diginfo

The Hagiwara Lab in the Department of Information and Computer Science of Keio University’s Faculty of Science and Technology is trying to realize a robotic brain that can carry on a conversation, or in other words, a robotic brain that can understand images and words and can carry on thoughtful communication with humans.

by   -   August 5, 2014

VertiKUL can carry up to 1kg (~2 lbs) to a distance of 30 km (~18,5 miles) with a single battery charge. It takes off vertically with the help of four propellers, and then, in midair it rotates its nose 90° forward, making the transition from take-off to flying mode.

by ,   -   August 4, 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   -   August 4, 2014

One of the safety-relevant problems that drone operators are facing is the absence of a sense-and-avoid system that would allow drones to operate autonomously in complex environments. PreNav has taken up that challenge.

by   -   August 4, 2014

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Following the International Federation of Robotics’ (IFR) announcement earlier this year that 2013 set an all-time robotics record, the North American Robotics Industries Association announced that 2nd quarter robot sales were the best ever, and the 1st and 2nd quarters combined have set a new record.

by   -   August 3, 2014

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Edison is a programmable and LEGO-compatible robot that is tackling the high cost of entry level robotics; it has recently launched on Kickstarter, and is available for just $39 AUD ($37 USD) and less than $30 AUD ($28 USD) for a class pack of 30.

by   -   August 1, 2014

ShakeysA large crowd of experts in artificial intelligence gathered around the AAAI Video Competition Award Ceremony before catching their flights, or enjoying one last night in Québec City. The competition aims to spread the word about research and applications in AI through exciting educational videos. For this eighth edition, co-chaired by Mauro Birattari and me, 22 videos were submitted, 14 were accepted, and 5 received awards based on peer review. Videos of researchers singing Michael Jackson’s Thriller, robot dogs, neural networks, telepresence robots for the disabled, and insight into HRI had the crowd laughing and cheering.

by   -   July 31, 2014

As drones become more ubiquitous, their safety systems are becoming increasingly important. One company that understands this issue, and is which is making constant progress in UAV safety systems, is DJI Innovations.

by   -   July 25, 2014

Jonathan Cheseaux, a masters student from Switzerland, has developed a system can detect and localize any WiFi device by sniffing its WiFi packets.

by   -   July 24, 2014

MacDailyNews reports that Foxconn parent company Hon Hai is set to deploy an army of 10,000 assembly-line robots to help meet the demands of producing the iPhone 6.

by   -   July 24, 2014

With industry losses worth US$23 billion per year, illegal fishing represents a major global problem. But unmanned aircraft patrols have proven to be a viable solution.

by   -   July 23, 2014

Bringing together people and robots for an amazing social event, the 4th annual Robot Film Festival was held on Saturday July 19 at Bot & Dolly studio in San Francisco.

by   -   July 23, 2014

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On July 15th, Jibo launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo with the goal of raising $100,000 towards developing their new social robot for the home. Less than one week later, Jibo surpassed the $1M mark, with hundreds of pre-orders made for both the home and developers editions.

by   -   July 18, 2014

Today organizers announced that the first edition of the Flying Donkey Challenge in Kenya, which had preliminary sub-challenges slated to begin this November, is on hold indefinitely due to delays in obtaining final approvals from Kenyan authorities.

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