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by   -   December 4, 2014
Waveglider riding rough seas. Source: National Oceanography Centre (NOC).
Waveglider riding rough seas. Source: National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

The second phase of an ambitious project to gather valuable information on ocean processes and marine life using a fleet of innovative marine robots has just reached its conclusion. Co-ordinated by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), the Exploring Ocean Fronts project took place off southwest England and saw the largest deployment of robotic vehicles ever attempted in UK waters 

by   -   December 3, 2014

1.Mobile App & Board

GraspIO is part hardware and part software, and gives everyone an easy way to build electronics projects using smartphones and tablets. It’s the world’s first DIY electronics platform with easy-to-use drag and drop programming mobile app. Launching soon on Kickstarter, sign up at www.graspio.com to get early bird offers when we go live.

by   -   December 2, 2014

15K+ bright orange Kiva robots are operating across the US and at 10 Amazon fulfillment distribution centers this holiday season.

by   -   December 2, 2014
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My article Are agricultural robots ready? was widely read last month. Now there are two new in-depth articles on the subject by the NY Times and San Jose Mercury News. All are informative and worth your time to read.

by   -   December 2, 2014

UPDATED 12.03.14 Four interesting funding announcements: Ozobot got $2 million; HiBot got $3.1; Knightscope got $3.7; and Airware got an undisclosed amount but from a substantial partner, GE Ventures.

by   -   November 28, 2014

Earlier this month, Transport Canada announced that commercial operators will soon be able to benefit from two exemptions from the general Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) requirement. Today, Transport Canada published an infographic on its site detailing the new exemptions. Here's a breakdown of the new framework ...

by   -   November 28, 2014

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The RoCKIn2014 competition event is taking place right now, you can watch the live stream, broadcasting directly from Cité de l’espace science museum and you can also view the live scores from RoCKIn2014 website. Read more below.

by   -   November 26, 2014

Robots that interact with everyday users may need a combination of speech, gaze, and gesture behaviors to convey their message effectively. This is similar to human-human interactions except that every behavior the robot displays must be designed and programmed ahead of time. In other words, designers of robot applications must understand how each of these behaviors contributes to the robot’s effectiveness so that they can determine which behaviors must be included in the application’s design.

by ,   -   November 26, 2014

The ETH spin-off Aeon Scientific has won the 2014 Swiss Technology Award in the Start-up category. The biomedical engineering company impressed the judges with its robot-controlled surgical system, which can be used to treat cardiac arrhythmia quickly and safely.

SupraPed robotic platform designed at Stanford uses smart staffs to improve balance, mobility.

by   -   November 25, 2014

Deregulation and strategic funding are at the heart of Japan's and Abe's 5-year growth plan and their New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NITDO).

by   -   November 25, 2014

The fourth annual EU Robotics Week is on across Europe, with more than 300 activities happening this week in 25 EU countries.

by   -   November 24, 2014

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MecklerMedia, a trade show organizer, is launching a new three-day, two-track workshop, seminar and exhibition on most verticals in robotics (other than heavy industry, military and space) to be held May 11-13 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

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