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WiBotic PowerPad Wirelessly Charges Drones

WiBotic’s PowerPad wirelessly charges everything from large industrial drones to smaller commercial drones. The PowerPad can wirelessly charge a typical commercial drone battery in the same amount of time as plug-in charger
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WiBotic PowerPad Wirelessly Charges Drones
By Steve Crowe · 18 October, 2017 • WiBotic’s PowerPad wirelessly charges everything from large industrial drones to smaller commercial drones. The PowerPad can wirelessly charge a typical commercial drone battery in the same amount of time as plug-in charger
Flirtey Wants Drones to Deliver Defibrillators in Nevada
By Steve Crowe · 11 October, 2017 • Flirtey and REMSA have partnered to use drones to delivery automated external defibrillators to victims of cardiac arrest in Nevada. Before the partnership can take off, however, the companies need to get regulatory approval.
TUS Nordics: Unmanned Systems Experts to Convene in Denmark
By RT Staff · 15 September, 2017 • With over 100 participants, topping 750 high-quality visitors and a lineup of international speakers, TUS Nordics promises to be the exciting fifth edition for the entire unmanned systems industry. It will cover the full spectrum of civilian and commercial use of unmanned systems.
MIT Robogami Lets You Design 3D-Printed Robots in Minutes
By RT Staff · 22 August, 2017 • MIT CSAIL’s "Interactive Robogami" lets you design and 3D-print origami-inspired robots from 2D designs 

5 Bizarre Uses for 3D Printing
By Heather Redding · 9 August, 2017 • Applications for 3D printing continue to evolve. Here are five uses cases that might surprise you.
Cozmo Robot Now Teaches Kids to Code
By Steve Crowe · 26 June, 2017 • The new Cozmo Code Lab uses drag-and-drop programming to teach kids how to code Anki's adorable Cozmo robot.
5 Robotics Trends from LiveWorx 2017
By Matt Wagner · 2 June, 2017 • A recap of the first-ever robotics track at LiveWorx, including how AI is helping bring social robots to market and why Massachusetts is still No. 1 in robotics.
Drone Provides Cell Service During Emergencies
By RT Staff · 1 June, 2017 • The University of North Texas attached a portable communication system to a drone that provides instant cellular coverage up to 1.25 miles during disaster relief operations.
FAA’s Recreational Drone Registration Struck Down in Court
By Steve Crowe · 19 May, 2017 • A federal court rules the FAA's mandatory recreational drone registration violates Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act that Congress passed in 2012. For now, drones used for recreational purposes don't need to be registered with the FAA, however, drones used for commercial purposes still need to be registered.
EduExo DIY Kit Lets You Build Exoskeletons
By Steve Crowe · 11 May, 2017 • EduExo is a 3D-printable, Arduino-powered kit for students, hobbyists and educators that teaches how to build exoskeletons.
Meet the LiveWorx Robotics Lineup
By Steve Crowe · 8 May, 2017 • Meet the speaker lineup for the Robotics & Autonomous Vehicles Track at LiveWorx 2017, including Boston Engineering, CyPhy Works, Jibo, MIT, Soft Robotics, Vecna, WPI and more.
Dancing Robot Teapot Brings Mrs. Potts to Life
By Steve Crowe · 21 April, 2017 • This 3D-printed robot teapot includes four servos, two in its hips and two in its ankles, to dance to the music it plays.
FAA Faces Second Drone Audit
By Steve Crowe · 19 April, 2017 • The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is being audited for the second time by the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT IG) for its "approval and oversight processes" for drones. The audit, which will begin in April 2017, will assess both the processes for granting waivers and its "risk-based oversight" for entities that do have waivers under the Part 107 rulemaking for commercial drone operations.
Canada’s New Drone Rules Aren’t Flyer-Friendly
By Steve Crowe · 19 March, 2017 • If you thought the recreational drone rules were tough in the United States, be thankful you don't live in Canada.
Best Robot Videos of the Week: Handle Robot, Minitaur Outdoors, Autolivery
By RT Staff · 5 March, 2017 • A look at the week's best robotics videos for your weekend viewing pleasure.

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