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Panasonic Robot Bags Your Groceries
By Steve Crowe · 13 December, 2016 • It's not quite Amazon Go, but Panasonic is testing a robot at a Japanese convenience store that scans and bags your groceries.
Amazon Go Store Eliminates Checkout Lines with Deep Learning
By Steve Crowe · 5 December, 2016 • Amazon will open its first Amazon Go grocery store in Seattle, Washington, in early 2017, where customers will be able to walk in, pick up they items they want to buy, and walk out. "Just Walk Out" technology uses sensors, computer vision, and deep learning to track customers and automatically register which items get picked up. The customers will be charged later via their Amazon account.
Building Your Own Drone Just Got Easier Thanks to MIT
By Steve Crowe · 5 December, 2016 • MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has developed a system that allows anyone to design their own drone. Users can change the size, shape, and structure of their drone based on the needs they have for payload, cost, flight time, battery usage, and other factors.
Starship Delivery Robot Makes First Fast Food Run
By Steve Crowe · 2 December, 2016 • Starship and Just Eat, an online food order and delivery service, delivered a takeout meal to a London resident via robot.
Watch ATLAS Humanoid Robot Walk Over Partial Footholds
By Steve Crowe · 2 December, 2016 • A new balancing algorithm created by the Institute For Human And Machine Cognition allows Boston Dynamics ATLAS humanoid robot to walk over partial footholds.
PABI Penguin Robot Making Autism Therapy More Affordable
By Steve Crowe · 2 December, 2016 • The PABI (Penguin for Autism Behavioral Intervention) robot is looking to make autism therapy more affordable. PABI autonomously conducts ABA therapy while logging therapy data that will be reviewed by a human therapist.
Hease Retail Robot Debuting at CES 2017
By Steve Crowe · 1 December, 2016 • Hease Robotics is introducing its Hease retail robot that uses artificial intelligence to provide guidance, deliver simple and complex information, offer coupons and deals, and retrieve data.
Watch: MIT AI Animates Still Photos
By RT Staff · 28 November, 2016 • Given a still image, an MIT CSAIL deep-learning system generates videos that predict what will happen next in a scene. The team used a deep-learning method called "adversarial learning" that involves training two competing neural networks. One network generates video, and the other discriminates between the real and generated videos.
How to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner with a Drone
By Steve Crowe · 23 November, 2016 • Watch Autel Robotics' X-Star Premium Drone deep fry a turkey and prepare all the fixings needed for a Thanksgiving feast.
Cozmo Robot Gets Smarter with Software Update
By Steve Crowe · 21 November, 2016 • Anki's Cozmo Robot is getting its first major update on December 5, 2016 that will allow it to talk more, recognize pets, see in the dark, and play new games.
How Tesla Autopilot Sees the Road in Real Time
By Steve Crowe · 21 November, 2016 • Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweets a video that shows how Tesla Autopilot sees the road in real time, sharing views from three cameras mounted on the self-driving car.
Domino’s Pizza Delivery Drones Get to Work in New Zealand
By Steve Crowe · 16 November, 2016 • Domino's DRU Drone autonomously flew pizzas to customers in New Zealand, the country's first commercial delivery of pizza by drone. The flight lasted less than five minutes.
suitX MAX Exoskeleton Designed to Reduce Workplace Injuries
By Steve Crowe · 16 November, 2016 • suitX's Modular Agile eXoskeleton (MAX) is made up of three exoskeletons called backX, shoulderX, and legX that can be worn independently or in any combination depending on the need.
Watch: Robot Teaches itself How to Shoot Hoops in 2 Hours
By RT Staff · 11 November, 2016 • The Sun Devil two-armed robot used a custom version of reinforcement learning to learn how to shoot hoops in two hours. Its creators say the learning technique can be applied to other areas of robotics.
3D Robotics Site Scan Drone Adds BIM Skills for Construction
By Steve Crowe · 11 November, 2016 • 3D Robotics, now an enterprise-focused company, has added Building Information Modeling capabilities to its Site Scan commercial drone platform. Site Scan with BIM hopes to help construction crews easily compare sites as built versus how they were designed to keep jobs on budget and on schedule.

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