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Energy, enthusiasm and spirit of cooperation: Award winners of ERL Emergency Robots 2017 announced

The European Robotics League (ERL) announced the winners of ERL Emergency Robots 2017 major tournament, during the awards ceremony held on Saturday, 23rd September at Giardini Pro Patria, in Piombino,...
29 September 2017, by

The referees’ special awards ERL Emergency Robots 2017

The European Robotics League (ERL) announced the winners of ERL Emergency Robots 2017 major tournament, during the awards ceremony held on Saturday, 23rd September at Giardini Pro Patria, in Piombino,...
29 September 2017, by

Micro drones swarm above Metallica

Metallica’s European WorldWired tour, which opened to an ecstatic crowd of 15,000 in Copenhagen's sold-out Royal Arena this Saturday, features a swarm of micro drones flying above the band. Shortly...
04 September 2017, by

Amazon Robotics Challenge winners announced

Sixteen teams from across the globe came to Nagoya, Japan to participate in the third annual Amazon Robotics Challenge. Amazon sponsors the event to strengthen ties between the industrial and academic...
02 August 2017, by

IROS Workshop: Best practices in designing roadmaps for robotics innovation

Join us at the 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2017) for a full day workshop that will bring together international stakeholders in robotics to examine ...
16 July 2017, by and

Robohub Digest 06/17: Robots in health and medicine, wheeling and dealing in the world of autonomous vehicles, and lots of new tech in action

A quick, hassle-free way to stay on top of robotics news, our robotics digest is released on the first Monday of every month. Sign up to get it in your inbox....
14 July 2017, by


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From member to mentor: Life after being a FIRST student

3! 2! 1! Go! Suddenly, robots jerk into motion and zoom across the field to score points, crossing over several types of terrain and shooting balls into high and low goals. Another buzzer sounds, driv...
12 June 2017, by

2017 Robot Art Competition winners announced

A record number of teams submitted beautiful robot-created artwork for the second year of this 5-year worldwide competition. In total, there were 38 teams from 10 countries who submitted 200 differen...
19 May 2017, by

EU-funded robotics technology experiments present their work at Hannover Messe

From 24 – 28 April, four ECHORD++ experiments will present their work at Hannover Messe, the world's biggest trade show. You can see the latest advances in EU-funded robotics technology development ...
25 April 2017, by

World Book Day 2017: 20 robot related books to inspire kids and teens

Happy International World Book and Copyright Day! It's a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading, held annually on 23 April---a symbolic date coinciding with the anniversary of the ...
23 April 2017, by

ARIAC Qualifier 3 is now open

We are happy to announce that Qualifier 3 is now open for the Agile Robotics for Industrial Automation Competition (ARIAC)! ARIAC is a simulation-based competition is designed to promote agility in in...

#DARS16 live coverage and video trailer: From robot swarms to origami modules

The 13th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS) in London this week brings together the very best working in multi-robot systems....
07 November 2016, by

Showcasing New Zealand AgTech: Bringing automation and robotics to the farm

New Zealand’s government innovation agency Callaghan Innovations and Silicon Valley’s innovation non-profit SVForum organized Transforming AgTech, an event bringing together New Zealand and US a...
27 April 2016, by and

10 strategies for bringing agricultural expertise to robotics startups

No agricultural robotics startup will be successful without a strong connection to the farm. And here are 10 strategies for creating that connection I’ve seen succeed. Thanks to the great panel a...
26 April 2016, by and

New startup accelerator looks to enable smart and connected machines

The Kickstart Accelerator program in Switzerland is currently accepting applications from early-stage startups making "smart and connected machines", namely robots....
14 April 2016, by

2016 New York City Drone Film Festival winners

The New York City Drone Film Festival's mission is to help progress the art of aerial cinematography using drones. The 2016 festival had a very successful sophomore year. Check out all the NYCDFF win...
11 March 2016, by

Raffaello D’Andrea at TED2016: Novel flying machines and swarms of tiny flying robots

Last week Raffaello D'Andrea, professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and founder of Verity Studios, demonstrated a whole series of novel flying machines live on stage at T...
22 February 2016, by

Towards building brain-like cognition and control for robots

The idea of connecting brain-inspired models of computation to robots is probably as old as the discipline of robotics itself; as far back as 1950, neurophysiologist William Grey Walter had already co...
27 January 2016, by and

Rising Media acquires RoboUniverse and Inside 3D Printing shows

MecklerMedia's RoboUniverse trade shows and conferences and Inside 3D Printing shows have been acquired by Rising Media, a Germany-based global events producer focusing on Internet and technology-r...
25 January 2016, by

IBM, Intel describe experiential future for human-machine interaction

In keynote presentations at CES in Las Vegas last week, CEOs from IBM and Intel talked about disruptive changes in how consumers and businesses are transacting and interacting with their purchases....
21 January 2016, by

Survey on your experience with robotics competitions

From Grand Challenges such as the recent DRC, to STEM events such as FIRST, to startup pitches such as Robot Launch, competitions have been used to push the state of the art in the field, inspire the ...
14 January 2016, by

More than 180,000 robotic vacuum cleaners sold on a single day

On Singles Day 2015, a holiday for the Chinese singles and youth market, Ecovacs Robotics sold $47 million worth of robotic products. Ecovacs only has three robotic products: a line of vacuum cleaners...
23 November 2015, by

Drones light up the sky with animated letters & shapes in award-winning video

Check out this great little film by drone startup PRENAV, which took home the LOL WTF prize at the Flying Robot International Film Festival last night. According to Nathan Schuett, CEO of PRENAV, the...
20 November 2015, by

Open Roboethics initiative delivers statement to United Nations CCW

On Friday November 13th, AJung Moon from the Open Roboethics initiative delivered a statement at the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) Meeting of States Parties....
17 November 2015, by
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Cheetah 2, with Sangbae Kim

Transcript included. In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Sangbae Kim, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), at the International Conference of Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 201...
24 July 2015, by

Nat Geo’s Robots 3D proves that robots don’t need to be sci-fi to be compelling

Close up, in 3D, what jumps out at you is not just how astonishing today’s humanoid robots are, but also how miraculous the human body they mimic is. National Geographic’s Robots 3D is showing in ...
16 July 2015, by

Don’t be fooled by robots falling down at DARPA’s Robotics Challenge

This weekend I went to Pomona, CA for the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge, where robots (mostly humanoid) competed at a variety of disaster response and assistance tasks. This contest — a successor ...

#ICRA15 photo essay

A small photo essay from the exhibition hall of ICRA 2015. (All photos by Ioannis Erripis @ Robohub.)...
31 May 2015, by

Bionic athletes compete in disciplines drawn from everyday life

By: Vanessa Bleich Next year's Cybathlon will host people with physical disabilities equipped with advanced assistive devices including robotic technologies. The goal of this unique competition is to...
21 May 2015, by

Two new soft robotics competitions announced by Soft Robotics Toolkit

The Soft Robotics Toolkit recently announced two competitions for robotics research and design. In July 2015, two expert panels will award prizes to soft robotics projects submitted by students, resea...
06 May 2015, by







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