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NASA Wants 3D-Printed Houses on Mars for Astronauts
By RT Staff · 21 February, 2017 • Habitats for the first astronauts on Mars could be 3D printed, by extracting and refining metals from the soil. A professor from the University of Central Florida is working with NASA on how to do so.
Mini 3D-Printed Lens Could Help Robots See Better
By Steve Crowe · 21 February, 2017 • Researchers at the University of Stuttgart have developed a tiny 3D-printed camera lens that allows for speedier image processing. This lens could help drones, robots and self-driving cars see better.
Cloud-Seeding Drone Completes 1 Hour BVLOS Flight
By RT Staff · 21 February, 2017 • The one-hour BVLOS test flight of the Savant cloud-seeding drone covered 28 nautical miles. It was the longest unmanned, cross-country round-trip flight in Nevada history.
What AI Can and Can’t Do: DARPA’s Realistic View
By Steve Crowe · 21 February, 2017 • Is artificial intelligence a risk to humanity? DARPA weighs in on what it AI can do, what it can’t do, and where it is headed.
Should Robots That Take Jobs Pay Taxes?
By Steve Crowe · 17 February, 2017 • Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates say robots should pay taxes if they take jobs from humans. Do you agree?
Shakey, World’s First Mobile Robot, Honored by IEEE
By Steve Crowe · 17 February, 2017 • Shakey, the world’s first mobile, intelligent robot, was honored with the IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing. The award honors "significant inventions, locations or events related to electrical engineering and computing that have benefited humanity, and which are at least 25 years old."
Panasonic Smart Cart Helps You Take a Load Off
By Tim Hornyak · 17 February, 2017 • Panasonic's Smart Cart is a prototype mobile robot that can tow either standard airport luggage carts or grocery carts. It can haul up to 330 lbs, including the weight of the cart itself. The Smart Cart can autonomously follow its user by tracking his or her footsteps.
Six-Legged Robots Now Have a Faster Gait
By RT Staff · 17 February, 2017 • Researchers have discovered the faster and more efficient "bipod gait," which has never observed in nature, for six-legged robots walking on flat ground.
Amazon Echo, Google Home Want to Let You Make Phone Calls
By Steve Crowe · 15 February, 2017 • Amazon Echo and Google Home are reportedly looking to add the ability to make voice calls to the smart speakers, but concerns about privacy, emergency services, and regulatory hurdles are slowing down the process.
ElliQ Robot Maker Intuition Robotics Raises Funding from iRobot
By Steve Crowe · 14 February, 2017 • Intuition Robotics has announced funding from iRobot Ventures, the strategic investment arm of iRobot, and equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd. This investment brings the total funding in the company to $6 million across various funding instruments.
Drive.ai Self-Driving Car Handles Rainy Calif. Streets at Night
By Steve Crowe · 14 February, 2017 • Watch Drive.ai's self-driving car drive through the dark, rainy streets of Mountain View, California, flawlessly handling a busy four-way stop sign, a car that cuts it off, and a broken red light.
Global Drone Market to Surpass $11 Billion by 2020
By RT Staff · 14 February, 2017 • According to a report by Gartner, nearly 3 million drones will be produced in 2017, which is 39 percent more than in 2016.
Ehang 184 Passenger Drone Could Soon Fly Around Dubai
By Steve Crowe · 13 February, 2017 • The Dubai Roads and Transportation Authority says the Ehang 184 passenger-carrying drone could be flying people around the UAE's biggest city starting in July 2017.
Argo AI: Ford’s $1 Billion Bet on AI
By RT Staff · 13 February, 2017 • Founded by former Google and Uber leaders, Argo AI will include roboticists and engineers from inside and outside of Ford working to develop a new software platform for Ford’s fully autonomous vehicle coming in 2021.
BVLOS Drone Flights Approved in Switzerland
By Steve Crowe · 10 February, 2017 • senseFly has become the first drone operator to be granted anytime beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) authorization in Switzerland.

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