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Georgia Tech's Robot Autonomy and Interactive Learning Lab used a Rethink Robotics' Sawyer cobot to hand out 1,000 pieces of candy in three hours to trick or treaters.
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Drone-to-Drone, Midair Recharging on the Way
By RT Staff · 21 October, 2016 • Researchers at Imperial College London have developed a method to wirelessly power drones in midair. They say this could lead to drone-to-drone recharging in the air.
Anti-Drone System Helps Secure Presidential Debate
By Steve Crowe · 21 October, 2016 • To help secure the final presidential debate, Las Vegas police used Dedrone's DroneTracker system to scan the surrounding airspace for unauthorized drones.
Project Wing Drone Delivery Boss Steps Down
By Steve Crowe · 18 October, 2016 • Dave Vos, head of Alphabet's Project Wing drone delivery initiative, is leaving the company to pursue new opportunities. Vos has been with the company for about two years.
Drones to Deliberately Crash Into Planes in Midair Safety Tests
By Steve Crowe · 17 October, 2016 • The Civil Aviation Authority will purposely crash drones into the windows and fuselage of passenger jets in flight during upcoming safety tests. The UK government has pledged £250,000 to the study following a series of near misses with passenger jets around major UK airports.
4 Game-Changing Drone Companies to Watch
By Michael Karp | Drone Business Marketer · 11 October, 2016 • A roundup of drone companies making giant technological leaps as we head towards 2017.
Drone Data Plans Coming from Verizon
By Steve Crowe · 7 October, 2016 • Verizon's drone data plans will cost $25 a month for 1GB and $80 a month for 10GB. Verizon also wants to use drones to strengthen its network coverage.
Cute Robots Rule at Ceatec 2016
By Tim Hornyak · 7 October, 2016 • At Ceatec 2016, Japan's biggest technology show, global brands such as Toyota, Sharp and Fujitsu were drawing crowds with their latest robots.
Robot Dog Wants to Comfort Lonely Seniors
By Steve Crowe · 4 October, 2016 • Hasbro's new Companion Pet Golden Pup is a golden retriever robot dog that hopes to be your grandparent's new best friend. At $120, your lonely loved ones interact with the Companion Pet Golden Pup by talking to it, which causes the robot dog to look at you and make "puppy-like noises."
15 Must-See Robotics Startups at RoboBusiness 2016
By Steve Crowe · 28 September, 2016 • Pitchfire, the "Shark Tank" of robotics, gives 15 robotics startups two minutes to tell a live panel of judges and attendees how their product will be a disruptive technology. Here's a sneak peek at each finalist.
UPS Tests Drone Delivery with CyPhy Works
By Steve Crowe · 23 September, 2016 • CyPhy Works and UPS tested a delivery drone on a three-mile trip from Beverly, Mass. to a YMCA camp at Children's Island. It took about eight minutes for the drone to deliver an asthma inhaler to a child on the island.
GoPro Karma Drone Goes on Sale October 23 for $799
By Steve Crowe · 19 September, 2016 • The GoPro Karma drone was officially introduced, and it's easy to fly thanks to a simple controller, easy-to-use interface, and foldable design.
MegaBots Still Hyping Giant Fighting Robots
By Steve Crowe · 16 September, 2016 • MegaBots has released a trailer for season one of its web series, but says it still doesn't know when the giant robot fight against Japan will actually happen.
3 Best GoPro Drones Besides Karma
By Ante Tatarović | Drones Globe · 16 September, 2016 • While you wait for the GoPro Karma Drone to be unveiled, here are three of our favorite drones that work well with GoPro cameras.
Project Wing Delivery Drones Flying Burritos to College Students
By Steve Crowe · 8 September, 2016 • Project Wing, a unit of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc., will be using its delivery drones to fly burritos from Chipotle to students at Virginia Tech. The tests will begin this month and last a few weeks.
AT&T, Qualcomm Testing Drones on 4G LTE Networks
By RT Staff · 6 September, 2016 • AT&T and Qualcomm will begin drone test flights on 4G LTE networks, analyzing coverage, signal, strength and mobility across network cells and how they function in flight. The goal of the trials is to help enable future drone flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) as regulations evolve to permit them.

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