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Canada’s New Drone Rules Aren’t Flyer-Friendly

If you thought the recreational drone rules were tough in the United States, be thankful you don't live in Canada.
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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.
Meet Barobot: The Open Source Robot Bartender
By RT Staff · 22 May, 2014 • Barobot features more than 1,000 cocktail recipes and an option to create your own drink. It comes with an app to remotely select drinks.
How a Robotic Mouse Could Solve Cat Obesity
By Mike Koon, University of Illinois · 24 April, 2014 • Petronics has a prototype robot mouse that senses a cat's movements and react the way a real mouse would, resulting in playtime for the cat.
Anki Drive Adds New Cars, Tracks, Race Mode
By RT Staff · 16 April, 2014 • Anki Drive, the game featuring artificially intelligent robotic cars is expanding with new racing tracks, two new cars, and new game-play mode.
MIT Developing Paper Robots People Can Print at Home
By Dylan Love, Business Insider · 10 April, 2014 • MIT's Ankur Mehta is lead researcher on a project that quite literally enables people to print robots on a standard piece of paper at home
Drones Changing the Way We Watch Sports
By Colin Lecher, Popular Science · 12 March, 2014 • Already used for filming at the recent Olympics in Sochi, and Stateside in many 'extreme sports,' drones may appear next in college and prep sports.
Drones Legal in US, Judge Rules
By RT Staff · 7 March, 2014 • Commercial drones, for now, are legal in U.S. skies. Judge Patrick Geraghty of the National Transportation Safety Board. The ruling effectively invalidates FAA's ban on the use of commercial drones. The FAA can appeal the decision.
Anki Drive Rolls Out to the Public
By Scott Budman, NBC Bay Area · 24 October, 2013 • Apple's startup protege releases its first program Oct. 23.
Robotic Car Can Teach Kids Spelling and Math
By Mumbai Mirror · 16 July, 2013 • Kids liked the robotic car that could follow them around, so inventors developed it into an educational toy as well.
Affordable 3D Printers Hit The Market
By RT Staff · 9 May, 2012 • Because affordable 3D printers are available, iheartengineering has managed to build a rapidly expanding business around the print-on-demand model and unique product designs.

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