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NJ Man Arrested After Shooting Down Neighbor’s Drone
By Jeff John Roberts, GigaOM · 2 October, 2014 • After shooting down his neighbor's camera-equipped drone, the man was arrested on unlawful weapons charges. The incident highlights an emerging issue as more drones take to the skies: how to balance the rights of drone owners against people's rights to privacy and self-defense.
3-Year-Old Receives 3D Printed, ‘Iron Man’ Hand for Free
By RT Staff · 2 October, 2014 • A three-year-old Hawaiian boy was born with fingers missing on one of his hands. But thanks to a non-profit company and 3D printing, he received an Iron Man-like robotic hand for free.
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.
Anki Drive Robotic Cars Adding Android Support
By Nicole Lee, Engadget · 18 September, 2014 • Anki Drive has been iOS-only since its launch, but starting in October 2014 Anki will support Android. However, there is no cross-platform play, meaning iOS users can't race against Android users.
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.
Woman Makes Quadcopter/Drone Out of Chocolate—and It Flies!
By Kate Pearson, Co-Founder, MakerFlux · 24 July, 2014 • A newlywed and her husband decided to have the best of all worlds with their hobbies. Frozen chocolate forms the base (FYI, they also did a similar AUV all out of ice; presumably that's their high-summer drone) and it seems to work out beautifully ... make that deliciously.
Drones Can Automatically Set up Photography Lighting
By Judith Pfeffer · 17 July, 2014 • Researchers from MIT and Cornell University have co-developed small, light-equipped robots that automatically position themselves to create the best lighting for pictures.
Children’s Book to Teach about Robots, Physics and Diversity
By Judith Pfeffer · 3 July, 2014 • The book's premise is a future society in which modern robots have outclassed their more primitive original incarnations. But then a disaster occurs that prompts the old-school 'bots to step up -- and society as a whole to learn to appreciate everyone, regardless of era, ability or technology.
FDA Approves ReWalk Robotics’ Exoskeleton
By RT Staff · 2 July, 2014 • The ReWalk exoskeleton allows some people paralyzed from the waist down to walk again, with the aid of crutches.
Tokyo Science Museum ‘Hires’ Humanoid Robots
By RT Staff · 26 June, 2014 • The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Japan has added humanoid robots to its staff to show visitors around the science museum in Tokyo.
Tiny, 3-Armed Robot Could Perform Surgery on Babies in Womb
By Judith Pfeffer · 18 June, 2014 • European researchers are developing a three-armed robot to perform keyhole surgery to correct congenital defects on babies in the womb.
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.
KIBO Kit Uses Wooden Blocks to Teach Robotics
By Judith Pfeffer · 10 June, 2014 • KinderLab Robotics has launched a new robot building and programming platform called Kibo that's designed for youngsters from 4 years and up.
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.

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