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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.

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 27, 2015

Livestream  Rodney Brooks  Abhinav Gupta  Andrew McAfee on AI and the rise of robots   RobohubLivestream of the Council of Foreign Relations’ Malcolm and Carolyn Wiener Annual Lecture on Science and Technology starting 02/27/2015 at 12:45 EST.

by   -   February 27, 2015

Paul Jefferson, one of the earliest humanitarian deminers, said “a landmine is the perfect soldier: Ever courageous, never sleeps, never misses”.

by   -   February 26, 2015

mind-AI-intelligence-learning-data-brainIn episode five of Talking Machines, we hear the first part of our conversation with Geoffrey Hinton (Google and University of Toronto), Yoshua Bengio (University of Montreal) and Yann LeCun (Facebook and NYU). Ryan introduces us to the ideas in tensor factorization methods for learning latent variable models (which is both a tongue twister and and one of the new tools in ML). To find out more on the topic take a look at the work of Daniel HsuAnimashree Anandkumar and Sham M. Kakade Plus we take a listener question about just where statistics stops and machine learning begins.

by   -   February 26, 2015
IDS Imaging Development Systems - USB3 Vision industrial cameras
IDS Imaging Development Systems – USB3 Vision industrial cameras

Choosing a camera can be confusing. It is important to determine your requirements, and then figure out how these can be achieved between the camera and the optics.

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 25, 2015

This new tutorial series is for anyone interested in Arduino, from high school students to professional engineers. In this introduction, robotics educator and author Myke Predko gives an overview of the benefits – and limitations – of using Arduino for your project. Look for new tutorials every 2-3 weeks.

by   -   February 24, 2015

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In a care scenario, a robot may have been purchased by the patient, by the doctor or hospital (which sent it home with the patient to monitor their health), or by a concerned family member who wants to monitor their relative. In the latest ORi poll we looked at people’s attitudes about whether a care robot should prioritize its owner’s wishes over those of the patient. Here are the results.

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