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Top 50 Robotics Companies of 2017
By RT Staff · 21 March, 2017 • Robotics Business Review unveils its sixth annual RBR50 list of the most influential robotics companies in the world. Consumer robotics companies on the RBR50 include DJI, iRobot, LEGO, Softbank and more.
Jeff Bezos Tests Giant $8M Method-2 Robot
By Steve Crowe · 20 March, 2017 • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos got behind the joysticks of Method-2, a 13-foot-tall mechanical robot that appeared at Amazon's private MARS conference.
Canada’s New Drone Rules Aren’t Flyer-Friendly
By Steve Crowe · 19 March, 2017 • If you thought the recreational drone rules were tough in the United States, be thankful you don't live in Canada.
Robots and the Fight Against Cancer
By Oliver Mitchell · 18 March, 2017 • The latest weapon in the fight against cancer could be a swarm of microrobots that could invasively attack cancer cells.
Niryo One: A New Robot Arm for Makers
By Steve Crowe · 17 March, 2017 • Niryo One is an open-source, 6-axis robotic arm for makers that can be powered by Arduino, Raspberry Pi and ROS. The Niryo One wants to make robotics accessible for everyone with a low cost and user-friendly experience.
Google Home Now Controls Neato’s Botvac Connected Robot Vacuums
By Steve Crowe · 16 March, 2017 • Neato Robotics Botvac Connected Series robot vacuums can now be controlled with Google Home. Not only can you use your voice and Google's virtual assistant to start, stop and pause robot vacuums, you can schedule cleanings, check the vacuum's battery level and more.
Wearable Robots Hope to Improve Minimally Invasive Surgery
By Steve Crowe · 15 March, 2017 • Researchers are developing wearable robotic tools for minimally invasive surgery designed to give surgeons more natural and dexterous movement than current surgical robots offer. This Horizon 2020 project stems from a need for better tools in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery
WiFi-Enabled Roombas Getting Alexa Voice Control
By Steve Crowe · 15 March, 2017 • Starting in Q2 2017, iRobot will include Amazon Alexa voice control on any WiFi-enabled Roomba robot vacuum in the United States. The Alexa voice control will allow users to start, stop and pause their Roomba 960 or Roomba 980 by simply speaking to an Alexa-enabled device, such as the Amazon Echo or Amazon Echo Dot.
Amazon Alexa Hack Creates Talking Halloween Skull
By RT Staff · 14 March, 2017 • An Aspiring roboticist turned Amazon Alexa into a talking Halloween skull that tilts its head, looks around, and moves its mouth while talking back.
LiveWorx Robotics Track Call for Presenters
By Steve Crowe · 13 March, 2017 • Robotics Trends and Robotics Business Review are seeking qualified presenters for the Robotics Track at LiveWorx on May 22-25 at the Boston Convention Center. LiveWorx is a global technology conference and marketplace for solutions engineered for a smart, connected world that will attract more than 6,000 attendees
Best Robot Videos of the Week: Jibo High Five, Burger-Flipping Robot
By Steve Crowe · 11 March, 2017 • A look at the week's best robotics videos for your weekend viewing pleasure.
6 Robots Launching on Kickstarter
By RT Staff · 9 March, 2017 • A roundup of crowdfunded robots raising money on Kickstarter, including three robot arms, a robot tutor and more.
RoboBusiness Call for Speakers Extended
By RT Staff · 8 March, 2017 • RoboBusiness is accepting speaker proposals for our 13th annual conference being held Sept. 27 and 28, 2017, in Santa Clara, Calif.
AI Focus Prompts Universal Robotics to Launch New Company
By RT Staff · 8 March, 2017 • Universal Robotics has launched a new company, Universal Logic, and expanded its line of AI-controlled Neocortex goods-to-robot cells.
Brain-Controlled Robots Becoming a Reality at MIT
By Steve Crowe · 6 March, 2017 • A team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Boston University have created brain-controlled robots. The human needs to wear an EEG cap that measures their brain signals. The system looks for brain signals called "error-related potentials" that are generated when the brain notices a mistake has been made.

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