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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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3D Robotics X8+ Drone
By RT Staff · 23 December, 2014 • 3D Robotics' X8+ drone is an upgrade on the X8 model in nearly every way. The 8-prop drone is designed to carry GoPro or lightweight mirrorless cameras, while offering a fully automated flight control system starting at $1,350
3D Robotics Iris+ Personal Drone
By RT Staff · 23 December, 2014 • 3D Robotics' Iris+ Personal Drone has a feature called "Follow Me" that allows the drone to automatically follow a moving ground-based GPS-enabled Android device. When equipped with a GoPro camera, the Iris+ can record footage of users biking, skiing, surfing, etc.
Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition Quadcopter
By RT Staff · 23 December, 2014 • Parrots AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition drone can record whatever it sees through its forward- or down-facing camera in 720p quality. The mobile app handles all recording and storage, so any video or photos you take are automatically added to your smartphone or tablet; the drone doesn't have any onboard storage.
Parrot Bebop Drone
By RT Staff · 23 December, 2014 • The Parrot Bebop drone features a 14.0-megapixel camera that offers a 180-degree field of view, both horizontally and vertically.. A Wi-Fi interface and piloting app let you control the drone using your compatible device.
Aldebaran NAO Robot
By RT Staff · 19 December, 2014 • NAO is a humanoid robot, intended to be a friendly companion around the house. He moves, recognizes you, hears you and even talks to you! Since 2006, he has been constantly evolving to please, amuse, understand and love you. In short, to one day become your friend.
Anki DRIVE Starter Kit
By RT Staff · 19 December, 2014 • Part toy, part video game, Anki DRIVE offers a 3-dimensional racing experience complete with robot cars and a series of challenging tracks to test your skills.
10 Best Robots of CES 2014
By Caroline Saba · 19 December, 2014 • A look back at the 10 best consumer robots that we met at the 2014 International CES
For the Cat with Everything: A Robotic Mouse
By Jim Dallke, ChicagoInno · 2 December, 2014 • Startup, Petronics, is on their way to crowdfunding the first robotic cat toy, Mousr, as a means of aiding in the cat obesity problem.
NJ Man Arrested After Shooting Down Neighbor’s Drone
By Jeff John Roberts, GigaOM · 2 October, 2014 • After shooting down his neighbor's camera-equipped drone, the man was arrested on unlawful weapons charges. The incident highlights an emerging issue as more drones take to the skies: how to balance the rights of drone owners against people's rights to privacy and self-defense.
3-Year-Old Receives 3D Printed, ‘Iron Man’ Hand for Free
By RT Staff · 2 October, 2014 • A three-year-old Hawaiian boy was born with fingers missing on one of his hands. But thanks to a non-profit company and 3D printing, he received an Iron Man-like robotic hand for free.
Anki Drive Robotic Cars Adding Android Support
By Nicole Lee, Engadget · 18 September, 2014 • Anki Drive has been iOS-only since its launch, but starting in October 2014 Anki will support Android. However, there is no cross-platform play, meaning iOS users can't race against Android users.
Fast Food Robot Makes Burgers in 10 Seconds
By Jason Dorrier, Singularity Hub · 14 August, 2014 • Momentum Machines' burger robot can make a burger in 10 seconds. The company says the burger bot also reduces liability, management duties, and overall food preparation footprint.
Woman Makes Quadcopter/Drone Out of Chocolate—and It Flies!
By Kate Pearson, Co-Founder, MakerFlux · 24 July, 2014 • A newlywed and her husband decided to have the best of all worlds with their hobbies. Frozen chocolate forms the base (FYI, they also did a similar AUV all out of ice; presumably that's their high-summer drone) and it seems to work out beautifully ... make that deliciously.
Drones Can Automatically Set up Photography Lighting
By Judith Pfeffer · 17 July, 2014 • Researchers from MIT and Cornell University have co-developed small, light-equipped robots that automatically position themselves to create the best lighting for pictures.
Children’s Book to Teach about Robots, Physics and Diversity
By Judith Pfeffer · 3 July, 2014 • The book's premise is a future society in which modern robots have outclassed their more primitive original incarnations. But then a disaster occurs that prompts the old-school 'bots to step up -- and society as a whole to learn to appreciate everyone, regardless of era, ability or technology.

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