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by ,   -   March 13, 2015

ERF_WebcamThe sixth edition of the European Robotics Forum brought together at least 600 scientists, companies, and robotics officials. We were there to capture pitches for the latest wave of robotics projects funded by the European Commission under Horizon2020. We asked roboticists about the big picture behind their project, the challenges ahead, and the desired outcome.

by   -   March 13, 2015

ERF is the largest robotics networking event in Europe. Having launched this week in Vienna, this year’s event has attracted over 600 attendees – a record number. Check out photos from the event below.

by   -   March 12, 2015
European Robotic Forum 2015. Credits: Viennamotion KG.
European Robotic Forum 2015. Credits: Viennamotion KG.

The importance of allaying public fears that robots will create mass unemployment was the theme of the opening session at the 2015 European Robotics Forum (ERF), which kicked off in Vienna on Tuesday.

by   -   March 11, 2015

EURObotics

The sixth edition of the European Robotics Forum is kicking off today in Vienna.

This 3-day event, from March 11-13, is a meeting point for at least 600 scientists, companies and robotics officials from the European Commission.

Crocs is using drones to deliver shoes to shoppers in Japan.

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 3, 2015

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

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.

by   -   February 28, 2015

3dr-iris_800_489_80The $50 million Series C funding, mainly from Qualcomm, provides the basis for a tacit partnership between Qualcomm and 3D Robotics with a goal of leveraging the pace of innovation in the smartphone industry and extending it to the world of 3DR.

by   -   February 28, 2015

The Fu Jiang robot slices dough into long, thin noodles that are ready to be cooked.

by   -   February 26, 2015

A new paper from Google’s DeepMind team indicates that their technology is a “novel artificial agent” that combines two existing forms of brain-inspired machine intelligence: a deep neural network and a reinforcement-learning algorithm.

by   -   February 23, 2015

pepper

UPDATED 2/23/15 Softbank announced a delay in sales of their Pepper robot from February until sometime during the summer. Aldebaran announced that CEO and Founder Bruno Maisonnier and Jean-Christophe Baillie have left Aldebaran as CEO and CSO respectively.

by   -   February 23, 2015

Maissonier has agreed to sell his remaining shares in Aldebaran, step down as CEO and will become a Special Advisor to Masayoshi Son, the President of Softbank Corp.

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