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by   -   September 22, 2014

The dance between human and machine has never looked quite like this.

by   -   July 21, 2014

Entertainment users of robots include movie studios (e.g., “Gravity”), entertainers (e.g., Blue Man Group), rides (Disney Epcot Center), resorts (Wynn) and bartenders (Bicardi and Coca Cola).

by   -   June 2, 2014

 

 

A recent Business Insider article, Beyond Factory Robots: Market Forecast and Growth Trends for Consumer and Office Robots, concludes that for the period from now until 2019, consumer and office robots will grow at a 17% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) – seven times faster than the market for manufacturing robots.

by   -   April 26, 2016
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Photo: Mercedes-Benz F 015 concept car

Volumes have been written about the possible beneficial (and negative) effects of self-driving cars and systems. But few have studied what industries will be disrupted by the transformations as self-driving devices begin to provide for our transportation needs.

An unmanned undersea vehicle undergoing tests in the Arabian Gulf. Credit: Specialist 3rd Class Jonah Stepanik/ US Navy
An unmanned undersea vehicle undergoing tests in the Arabian Gulf. Credit: Specialist 3rd Class Jonah Stepanik/ US Navy

4/18/16 – 4/24/16

At the Center for the Study of the Drone

The recently released movie Eye in the Sky offers a sobering portrait of contemporary counterterrorism operations. In an interview, director Gavin Hood tells us what he hopes viewers will take away from the movie, and why the issue of targeted killings demands close attention. And if you’re wondering what kind of drone technologies appear in the film and how they actually work, here’s what you need to know.

interview by   -   April 17, 2016

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In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Silas Adekunle, Co-founder and CEO of Reach Robotics. They speak about Reach Robotics’ first product, Mecha Monsters: legged, gaming robots that are controlled by a smartphone.

by   -   April 7, 2016

 Care-o-bot 3By 2020, a quarter of Europeans will be over 60. In their silver age, many would like to stay in their homes and will require care from family or social workers.

Drone company DJI launched a patent infringement lawsuit against Yuneec, another drone maker. The suit, which was filed in California, claims that Yuneec violated DJI patents for interchangeable mounting platforms and target tracking systems. The two China-based drone manufacturers develop small multirotor drones aimed at consumers and professional operators.

by   -   April 1, 2016

ERF_WebcamRobohub was at the European Robotics Forum in Lubljana, Slovenia last week. We captured pitches from some of the European projects presented at the conference and funded under the last Horizon2020 calls in robotics.

by   -   March 24, 2016

Cheap robotaxi service under 50 cents/mile will make personal car transportation economically accessible. If the calculated cost drops to 30 cents/mile, or even 10 cents/mile in poorer economies, there's potential for vast accessible to billions of new people. The market may already be saturated in the United States, which has vast car ownership, but the global average is about 15%. The car industry is facing a boom not a bust, from this technology.

by   -   March 15, 2016

After years of flying under the venture capital (VC) radar, the robotic industry is finally starting to see a remarkable growth in funding traction. In 2014, VC investments in robotics rose 36% to $341.3 million up from $250.7 million in 2013, according to Travis Deyle’s annual robotics review.

by ,   -   March 15, 2016
Studio shot of stack of Lego robot at computer. Photo: bigstockphoto
Lego robot at computer.

One day, robots will present difficult legal challenges. This seems to be the consensus among commentators. And who am I to disagree? I have myself argued, right here on the digital pages of Slate, that robotics will generate no fewer puzzles for the law than the last transformative technology of our time—the Internet. Future courts will have to decide, for instance, whether a home robot manufacturer is responsible for the apps that run on it and whether to hold anyone accountable for robot behavior no one intended or foresaw.