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Eye in the Sky: Why Pilots May Not See Your Drone
By Michael Carlini, Southern Oregon Drone · 7 August, 2015 • In certain conditions, commercial pilots fly solely by instrument, meaning they might not see drones until it's too late.
How Robotics is Impacting Education
By Ricky Ye, CEO, DFRobot · 6 August, 2015 • Over the next five years, STEM education will have an even bigger impact on the knowledge structure for innovation, spurring the next generation of innovators. As STEM courses become core curriculum, robots will serve as the central force.
4 Challenges Holding Back Robotics
By Jason Ernst · 31 July, 2015 • We examine some of the biggest challenges holding back robotics adoption, including fragmented platforms, interoperability, and ease of programming.
Are We Waiting for a Drone to Take down a Plane?
By Karen Walker, Editor-in-Chief, Air Transport World · 24 July, 2015 • We must have an urgent, honest discussion about what is happening in the skies today. It won’t be popular with drone enthusiasts, but popularity surely does not trump an industry that will be responsible for safeguarding almost 4 billion passengers by 2017.
Why More Drone Regulation is the Wrong Approach
By Stephen Mann · 30 June, 2015 • "Dangerous" and "invasion of privacy" concerns over small UAVs are ridiculous, driven by paranoia borne of ignorance.
Here’s a Perfect Example of Why We Need More Consumer Drone Regulation
By Steve Crowe · 24 June, 2015 • While trying to contain the wildfires in California, firefighters are seeing more consumer drones hovering over active fires.
Drone Experts: Consumer Drone Safety Act Would Stifle Innovation
By Steve Crowe · 23 June, 2015 • Drone experts react to the Consumer Drone Safety Act, saying that adding "technology restrictions doesn’t make sense," that drones would become too expensive and companies would go out of business.
Why Uber’s Self-Driving Cars Will be Here Sooner Than you Think
By Steve Crowe · 17 June, 2015 • The California Labor Commission ruled that an Uber driver should be classified as an employee, giving the startup some incentive to focus even more on self-driving cars.
DARPA Team’s Goal: Build Robot with Capabilities of 2-Year-Old
By RT Staff · 16 June, 2015 • Lockheed Martin's Team TROOPER says "one of our goals was to work toward a robot with the capabilities of a two-year old ... but like a two-year old, there's definitely some misbehavior in these robots. They don't always do what we tell them to."
7 Things We Learned After the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals
By Steve Crowe · 9 June, 2015 • The DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals have come and gone. Here are some of the most important takeaways from the ultimate robot competition.
Robots as Major Appliances in Every Home
By RT Staff · 26 April, 2012 • Within a decade, personal robots could become as common in U.S. homes as any other major appliance, and many if not most of these machines will be able to perform innumerable tasks not explicitly imagined by their manufacturers.

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