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Philip Grossman is perhaps the only person to ever fly a drone of any kind inside one of the most radioactively contaminated sites in the world.

by   -   August 28, 2014

Robots are increasingly being developed to work in close collaboration with humans to perform physical tasks. In these contexts, it's important that we can infer the robot's intent based on the motion it is making. However, the most logical movement for the robot is not necessarily the most intuitive for us to interpret.

by   -   August 29, 2014

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The Atlantic revealed the inside story of Google’s two-year secret X-labs drone-delivery project in a detailed story by Alexis Madrigal. Project Wing, as the drone-delivery venture is called, has already conducted test flights delivering small packages to rural areas of Australia. Watch the Google promo video:

by   -   August 28, 2014

“The future ain’t what it used to be” – MIT professor of economics David Autor believes the media vastly oversells the degree to which technology will displace highly skilled workers.

by   -   August 28, 2014

Spark Aerial Kickstarter project aims to build an Aerial Cinematography video training series and accompanying online resource center for anyone interested in aerial filming. The free video training series (with some premium content) is intended to emphasize flight safety, and would move from such basics as taking off for the first time to advanced piloting maneuvers like the buttonhook sweep, which enables a video camera to remain focused on one place while the drone circles around.

by   -   August 28, 2014

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The Orlando Sentinel reported that the Walt Disney Company filed for three patents involving flying entertainment robots, a growing segment in the emerging service robotics industry.

by   -   August 28, 2014

haideggerGuest talk in the ShanghAI Lectures, 2011-12-08

In this guest lecture, Tamás Haidegger from Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Hungary, talks about Computer-Integrated Surgery, gives a market overview of surgical robots, and discusses some of the trends in this field.

by   -   August 27, 2014

robohub32Busy times, but I finally managed to complete my comic dealing with all of the great polls about Automated Driving here on Robohub. If you enjoy reading Nate, check out his other wacky adventures at Nate’s website.

by   -   August 26, 2014

At the Morita Lab in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Keio University Faculty of Science, researchers are advancing with research and development of unique robots from the perspective of mechanisms, control, skill, and an integration of each of these areas.

by   -   August 26, 2014

Superman tribute notwithstanding, contemporary commercial interests like Amazon are fascinated with the potential of drones. These cost-effective, utilitarian machines deliver data, products and reconnaissance at substantial savings. The FAA may fight the inevitable, but for businesses convinced that drones are indispensable to future success, there’s no turning back, and Amazon isn’t the only customer eager for drone technology.

This past May, Drone Adventures teamed up with Kuzikus Wildlife Reserve, as well as the Polytechnic of Namibia to carry out a two-week mapping mission to explore the variety of uses that drone mapping can offer nature conservation.




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