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SpotMini Robot Dog Gets Major Makeover
By Steve Crowe · 14 November, 2017 • Boston Dynamics introduced a new version of its SpotMini robot dog. The new SpotMini has a whole new look, ditched the manipulator robot arm and added 3D vision cameras for obstacle avoidance.
10 Memorable ROS-based Robots
By RT Staff · 7 November, 2017 • The Robot Operating System (ROS) turns 10 today. To celebrate, we take a look at 10 memorable ROS-based robots throughout the years.
Watch a Sawyer Robot Give out Halloween Candy
By Steve Crowe · 2 November, 2017 • Georgia Tech's Robot Autonomy and Interactive Learning Lab used a Rethink Robotics' Sawyer cobot to hand out 1,000 pieces of candy in three hours to trick or treaters.
Caltech Opens Autonomous Systems Research Center
By RT Staff · 30 October, 2017 • The Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies, a new 10,000-square-foot facility at the California Institute of Technology, will unite engineers and scientists to advance research on robotics, drones, driverless cars, and machine learning.
‘Robutt’ Helps Ford Design Better Car Seats
By Steve Crowe · 27 October, 2017 • Ford's "Robutt" robot mimics human buttocks to help the company design better car seats. A KUKA industrial robot arm lifts Robutt in and out of a seat 25,000 times over a three-week period to help design seats that will help passengers remain comfortable for longer.
Robot Masseuse Treating Patients in Singapore
By RT Staff · 24 October, 2017 • Emma, short for Expert Manipulative Massage Automation, specializes in back and knee massages. Emma 3.0, the first masseuse robot to go into public service, recently started work on her first patients at the NovaHealth Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic in Singapore.
Autonomous Snake-like Robot to Support Search-and-Rescue
By Steve Crowe · 20 October, 2017 • Worcester Polytechnic Institute is creating autonomous snake-like robots that can navigate through the rubble, confined spaces, and rough terrain left in the aftermath of a disaster and send images and information to search-and-rescue teams.
WiBotic PowerPad Wirelessly Charges Drones
By Steve Crowe · 18 October, 2017 • WiBotic’s PowerPad wirelessly charges everything from large industrial drones to smaller commercial drones. The PowerPad can wirelessly charge a typical commercial drone battery in the same amount of time as plug-in charger
Disney: Focus on the Robot Experience
By Aseem Prakash · 12 October, 2017 • The robot experience included in a business strategy is important not only to customer relations but soon also to competitiveness and employee satisfaction.
How Many Robots Does it Take to Screw in a Light Bulb?
By Steve Crowe · 11 October, 2017 • Watch a Fetch robot with a custom soft robotic gripper use a screwdriver, screw in a lightbulb, remove a bottle cap and more.
AI System Could Help Robots See Around Corners
By RT Staff · 9 October, 2017 • MIT CSAIL's new CornerCameras system uses information about light reflections to detect objects around corners and measure their speed and trajectory in real-time.
UnitDoseOne Wins RoboBusiness Pitchfire Startup Competition
By Steve Crowe · 2 October, 2017 • Meet UnitDoseOne, maker of a robotic pharmacy that won the Pitchfire startup competition at RoboBusiness 2017.
MIT Robogami Lets You Design 3D-Printed Robots in Minutes
By RT Staff · 22 August, 2017 • MIT CSAIL’s "Interactive Robogami" lets you design and 3D-print origami-inspired robots from 2D designs 

Security Robot Fall Shows Limits of AI
By David Bruemmer · 2 August, 2017 • Despite all the hype, AI systems get lost all the time, just like humans. The issue that caused Knightscope's K5 security robot to fall into an indoor water fountain is a pesky, seemingly trivial sensor problem that has plagued robot autonomy and AI for decades.
Tendril, Origami Robots Ready to Move into Tight Spots
By Tim Hornyak · 31 July, 2017 • Roboticists have unveiled robots that can be deployed in interesting new ways through growing and unfolding, giving them useful access to all kinds of nooks and crannies.

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