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by   -   April 17, 2014

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UPDATE Video and live tweets! Join us for a full day seminar and networking event at MIT on April 17 called “ROBOTS: From Imagination to Market”. Starting with an introduction to robots in science fiction, we will dive into the latest research, hear the newest startup pitches and learn from successful companies. Additional highlights will include live robot demos, an overview of legal and ethical questions, and a panel discussion with key actors in the field.


by   -   April 18, 2014

Early in March of this year TechCrunch reported that Facebook was in talks to acquire Titan Aerospace, a UAV start-up that makes solar-powered aerial robots that can fly for up to five years without needing to land. Forbes said that the sale price was likely to be $60 million.


by   -   April 17, 2014

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It’s no ordinary robot, it’s an UBR-1. From Unbounded Robotics, the UBR-1 is one of the most sophisticated yet affordable robots available in the world. From today, you can preorder the pro model of the UBR-1 for $50k and expect to take delivery in August 2014, if you are in the US, Canada or Mexico. Anywhere else, you may be waiting a bit longer.


by   -   April 17, 2014

South China’s economic powerhouse of Guangzhou has set a goal of having 80 percent of the city’s manufacturing production done by robots instead of human labor by 2020.


by   -   April 17, 2014

Hafner_VanessaGuest talk in the ShanghAI Lectures, 2010-11-18

Sensorimotor interaction between an agent and its environment seems to be the key ingredient to develop intelligent behaviour. In this talk, the importance of interaction is shown with a number of examples from robotics research in interaction and imitation.


by   -   April 16, 2014

PerezIn a few decades, twenty or thirty years — or sooner – robots and their associated technology will be as ubiquitous as mobile phones are today, at least that is the prediction of Bill Gates; and we would be hard-pressed to find a roboticist, automation expert or economist who could present a strong case against this.


by   -   April 16, 2014

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Special thanks again to “NateFan”, whose comment inspired today’s comic.

I hope the characters referenced from NASA are good sports, I figured they’d crack up over Nate’s “findings” regarding facial expressions in near zero gravity.


by   -   April 14, 2014

People say the darndest things! And some of those statements add to the puzzle that is Willow Garage.


by   -   April 10, 2014

PatrickvanderSmagtGuest talk in the ShanghAI Lectures, 2010-10-21

In this guest presentation, Patrick van der Smagt talks about biomimetic approaches to robot control, kinematics, grasping, and ways to use the human body to control robots.


by   -   April 9, 2014

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Are you ready to find out who the semifinalists are in our first Robot Launch global startup competition for robotics? With 76 applications from 19 different countries, and entries covering industrial, service and consumer robotics, it’s clear that robotics is entering a period of strong growth. The judges did not have an easy job, but here are the TOP 30!


by   -   April 9, 2014

In this discussion moderated by Stanford’s Bryant Walker Smith, the Honorable Rodney Slater talks about the opportunities, challenges and best pathways for successful transportation innovation and policymaking. Honorable Rodney Slater, former US Secretary of Transportation during the Clinton Administration (in office 1997 – 2001), addressed the policies and innovations behind the present transformation of America’s transportation systems, and the leadership that will be required to finish the job.












































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