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5 Robotics Trends from LiveWorx 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.
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Robomow RM510
By RT Staff · 1 November, 2014 • The Robomow RM510 Robotic Lawnmower is the smallest of the Robomow fleet, but it’s no less impressive. It's a modern, hassle-free solution that saves you time and delivers a perfectly maintained lawn.
Robotics Scientists Ponder Possibility of Repurposing Robots for Ebola
By John Markoff, The New York Times · 30 October, 2014 • With the assistance of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, scientists are planning a series of brainstorming meetings to begin Nov. 7.
Ebola-Killing Robot ‘Little Moe’ Destroys Virus in Minutes
By Eliene Augenbraun, CBS News · 9 October, 2014 • The robot, Little Moe, emits bright bursts of UV-C light capable of disinfecting an area from dangerous viruses and bacteria, including Ebola and Methicillin resistant Staph aureus.
RFID Gives Robots Better Vision to Locate Items
By Michelle Starr, CNET · 25 September, 2014 • Robots are using small, ultra-high frequency RFID tags, stuck onto objects, to track in a room - even when the tag is hidden out of sight.
Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum Maps, Cleans Rooms
By Charles Arthur, The Guardian · 4 September, 2014 • The Dyson 360 Eye robotic vacuum has a machine vision system that maps an entire room from a single camera lens and a lightweight digital motor that enhances battery life. It can be controlled remotely via a smartphone app – and reports on where it has been.
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.
Harvard Develops 3D-Printed, Robotic Lamp That Folds
By RT Staff · 11 June, 2014 • Researchers at Harvard University have developed a 3D-printed robotic lamp capable of self-assembling. The proof-of-concept lamp can be printed on demand and includes both a mechanical switch and a capacitive touch sensor.
New Robotic Ceiling Fan Learns User Preferences
By RT Staff · 5 June, 2014 • New robotic ceiling fan automates a number of tasks, including adjusting fan speed and powering the fan on and off, as it learns a users' preferences.
Robbie the Robot: Personal Assistant for Limbless Teenager
By Emmet Cole, Robotics Trends · 27 March, 2014 • A prototype of Robbie the Robot, designed to assist a teenager born without limbs, has been unveiled by Trinity College Dublin.
Robotics Lawnmower Powered by Grass
By Drew Prindle, Digital Trends · 6 February, 2014 • Design is almost complete on this autonomous mower than runs without fuel
The BBQ’s Best Friend: Grillbot
By Robotics Trends' News Sources · 13 January, 2014 • A clean grill is just a single press away with Grillbot
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.
Tiny picoPSU Power Supply Enables Design of Small, Smart Appliances and Gives Robots Freedom to Roam
By RT Staff · 31 January, 2006 • Mini-box.com, a division of Ituner Networks today announced the picoPSU, the world’s tiniest PC power supply. Measuring only 31x45x20mm, about the size of two AA batteries, the picoPSU is 10 to 20 times smaller than standard PC power supplies.

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