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 Artificial intelligence (AI) has made headlines nearly every day this year. Jaguar wants AI not behind the steering wheel, but in it. LG is working on a smart mower robot for your lawn. And Microsoft recently revealed Brainwave, their solution for real-time AI. But now, Columbia University researchers are figuring out how to enable robots […]

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robots safety black boxes

From robotic security guards to self-driving cars to cyborg nannies, the era of machines living amongst humans has taken a giant leap forward. As with any new technology, whether it’s driven by artificial intelligence or machine learning algorithms, there’s a pretty steep learning curve and manufacturers usually have to “work out the kinks” before the […]

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dlp racerx drone racing

Already considered the NFL of drone racing, the DRL (Drone Racing League) is on a mission to bring its sport into the mainstream limelight. On the heels of the DRL raising $20 million from broadcasting network Sky and Formula 1’s Liberty Media Corp, the company has a serious shot at making professional drone racing a […]

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MIT Building Microchip Designed for Insect-Size Drones

In the past year alone, the world has been introduced to some of the most sophisticated drone technology. From the DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter to the Yuneec Typhoon Q500 Quadcopter, drones are capable of high-aerial 4K cinematography, come equipped with GPS navigational sensors, and can reach speeds of up to 45 mph. The next evolution […]

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Disney Study Makes Kid-Robot Bond More Realistic

Disney is set out to make kid-robot interactions more realistic. Predicting that someday our children will be raised by robots, the entertainment giant created a three-part storytelling study analyzing the interactions with a robot named Piper. In a world where some of the Best Smart Toys use state-of-the-art machine learning technology to engage our children, […]

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Anki Cozmo Gets an All-New Coding Upgrade

Whether it’s the KOOV coding kit by Sony Global Education, the LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox, or the Anki Cozmo programming robot, parents have a wide selection of engaging smart toys designed to introduce their children to basics programming language. With most of the smart toys coming with intuitive apps and SDK platforms, revolutionary robots like […]

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tertill solar powered weeding robot

From the creator of the Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner, Franklin Robotics has designed a solar powered device that takes the frustration out of manually weeding your home garden. Let’s face it – no one enjoys the labor intensive process of weeding a garden, even if you do have a green thumb. But that’s why Tertill […]

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UC Berkeley's DexNet Robot

Commercialized robots, whether they’re being used in Amazon shipping warehouses or Tesla giga-factories, still have trouble picking up irregularly shaped objects. Robotic arms are typically relegated to moving cargo of similar size and have yet to require the skills to pick up oddly-shaped objects like shoes, open boxes, furniture, or recreational equipment. Until now, that […]

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3D Printed 4-Legged Robot

Researchers at the University of California – San Diego have tapped into the powers of 3D printing to create a soft four-legged robot that can walk over difficult terrain. Whether it’s climbing over small rocks or crawling through confined spaces, the tethered robot is “designed to capture sensor readings in dangerous environments.”

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