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Reptile Robots Spy on Wild Animals in Africa
By Steve Crowe · 27 January, 2017 • EPFL scientists built a robot crocodile and lizard to get up close and personal with wild animals in Africa. The robots are featured in an episode of the BBC's "Spy in the Wild."
Babies Helping Robots Get a Grip
By Steve Crowe · 25 January, 2017 • The Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute thinks robots can learn a thing or two about manipulation from babies. Google has donated $1.5 million to the cause to test this concept on dozens of robots.
Pepper Robot Lands Job at Oakland International Airport
By Steve Crowe · 25 January, 2017 • Pepper, the humanoid robot from Softbank Robotics, began a pilot program at Oakland International Airport. The 4-foot-tall robot will greet and engage with guests at HMSHost’s Pyramid Ale Taproom in Terminal 2, offering assistance, menu recommendations and directions to travelers.
Delivery Robots Knocking at Your Door
By Steve Crowe · 24 January, 2017 • The CES 2017 Robotics Conference brought together delivery robot experts to discuss industry trends, the need for continued testing, and how to overcome regulatory and technical challenges. Hear from Steve Cousins, CEO & Founder, Savioke, Ahti Heinla, Co-Founder, CEO, CTO, Starship Technologies, and Helen Greiner, Founder and CTO, CyPhy Works.
Professor Einstein Robot Launches on Kickstarter
By Steve Crowe · 23 January, 2017 • Hanson Robotics is looking to bring Albert Einstein back to life. The Hong Kong-based company has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Professor Einstein robot that wowed attendees at CES 2017.
Hospi Delivery Robot Being Tested at Airport, Hotel
By Steve Crowe · 20 January, 2017 • Panasonic's Hospi delivery robot, which is already working in the healthcare sector, is beginning trials at a Japanese airport and hotel. Hospi will move around the hotel lobby offering drinks to guests and collect dirty dishes at an airport lounge.
5 Best Dancing Robots at CES 2017
By Wanda Edwards · 20 January, 2017 • With each passing CES, the robots are capable of doing so much more. One thing many of the robots at CES 2017 had in common was a love for dancing.
Weaponized Drones a Concern at Presidential Inauguration
By RT Staff · 20 January, 2017 • Drones are never allowed in Washington, D.C., but the FAA and Secret Service have made it clear that drones are banned from today's presidential inauguration.
Tesla Crashes Down 40% with Autopilot, Feds Say
By Steve Crowe · 19 January, 2017 • The US government exonerates Tesla for the May 2016 fatal accident that killed Joshua Brown. In fact, the NHTSA crash report found Tesla’s crash rate has dropped 40 percent after the company installed its semi-autonomous Autopilot software.
AI Now Predicts Heart Failure
By RT Staff · 19 January, 2017 • Artificial intelligence can now predict when patients with a heart disorder will die.
Starship Delivery Robots to Start Bringing Food to US Homes
By Steve Crowe · 18 January, 2017 • Starship Technologies has announced its first US partnerships, teaming with DoorDash on food delivery tests in Redwood City, Calif. and with Postmates to augment its on-demand courier service in Washington D.C.
2017: A Banner Year for Delivery Robots
By Eugene Demaitre · 17 January, 2017 • 2016 was a good year for delivery robots, but 2017 will be even better. From Starship Technologies' ground robot and Savioke's Relay robot and CyPhy Works' drones, delivery robots are coming sooner than you think.
Meet Ardu McDuino: The Bagpipe-Playing Robot
By RT Staff · 17 January, 2017 • Popular Instructables maker XenonJohn built a bagpipe-playing robot called Ardu McDuino that uses an Arduino Mega 2560 board and a pair of 3D-printed prosthetic hands to autonomously play a bagpipe’s chanter.
Kubo Robot Uses Puzzle Pieces to Teach Kids to Code
By Steve Crowe · 17 January, 2017 • Kubo is an educational robot that accelerates learning in coding, mathematics, language, and music through its TagTile programming language, which helps pre-school and primary school children explore and understand new concepts in a screen-free environment.
Drone Delivery Tests Expand in Canada
By RT Staff · 17 January, 2017 • Drone Delivery Canada, which wants to commercialize drone deliveries by late 2017 or early 2018 at the latest, has expanding its current testing to include Transport Canada’s first approved drone test range.

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