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Comma.ai Cancels Comma One Semi-Autonomous Driving Kit
By Steve Crowe · 28 October, 2016 • The NHTSA sent Comma.ai CEO George Hotz a letter encouraging him to delay the Comma One semi-autonomous driving kit over concerns it "would put the safety of your customers and other road users at risk."
Tap and Go: Kids Code Plobot With Cards
By RT Staff · 27 October, 2016 • The new Arduino-based Plobot has a unique way of introducing kids to coding robots. Kids simply tap command cards against Plobot's head to automatically create a program the robot follows.
8 Beginner Drones to Hone Your Flying Skills
By Michael Karp, Drone Business Marketer · 25 October, 2016 • If you're interested in learning how to fly a drone, starting with a low-priced, easy-to-use model is strongly suggested.
Otto Self-Driving Truck Makes First Delivery: 51,744 Beers
By Steve Crowe · 25 October, 2016 • An Otto self-driving truck made its first delivery, driving 51,744 cans of Budweiser 120 miles through Colorado, marking the first time commercial cargo was delivered by a self-driving truck.
3D-Printed Heart-on-a-Chip Could End Animal Testing
By RT Staff · 24 October, 2016 • The first entirely 3D-printed organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensing has been built by researchers from Harvard University. The 3D-printed heart-on-a-chip can be customized to a patient's disease or heart structure to help scientists collect reliable data for short-term and long-term studies.
Candy-Dispensing Robot Makes Halloween Fun Again
By Steve Crowe · 21 October, 2016 • The LEGO Halloween Candy Thrower from flings mini chocolate bars to trick-or-treaters. It uses an EV3 IR sensor to detect when someone is in front of the machine to trigger the throwing mechanism.
Drone-to-Drone, Midair Recharging on the Way
By RT Staff · 21 October, 2016 • Researchers at Imperial College London have developed a method to wirelessly power drones in midair. They say this could lead to drone-to-drone recharging in the air.
Anti-Drone System Helps Secure Presidential Debate
By Steve Crowe · 21 October, 2016 • To help secure the final presidential debate, Las Vegas police used Dedrone's DroneTracker system to scan the surrounding airspace for unauthorized drones.
All Teslas Will Have Built-in Self-Driving Hardware
By RT Staff · 20 October, 2016 • Tesla will produce its cars with all the "hardware needed for full self-driving capability." However, the self-driving system won't be turned on until further testing is performed. This is a major move for Tesla as it moves away from the semi-autonomous nature of its Autopilot system to a fully autonomous system.
Why SNL’s Humanoid Robots Skit is a Major Problem
By Steve Crowe · 17 October, 2016 • Public perception might be the biggest problem facing the robotics industry. Look no further than the "Saturday Night Live" skit that mocked Asimo, which is arguably the world's most advanced humanoid robot.
Watch: Soft Robots Mimic Human Muscles
By Linda Seward, NCCR Robotics · 14 October, 2016 • An EPFL team is developing soft, flexible and reconfigurable robots. Air-actuated, they behave like human muscles and may be used in physical rehabilitation. They are made of low-cost materials and could easily be produced on a large scale.
Sports Robots Coming to Practice Fields Near You
By Steve Crowe · 14 October, 2016 • The Mobile Virtual Player (MVP) robot has garnered attention for its ability to help reduce football-related concussions. But the robot has proved beneficial for many other sports, too.
Self-Driving Bicycle Hopes to Change Public Transit
By Steve Crowe · 12 October, 2016 • The University of Washington Bothell is building a self-driving bicycle that can travel 30 MPH with a 15-mile range. The team claims the self-driving bicycle "could get riders from A to B faster than a self-driving car, and at a tenth of the cost."
4 Game-Changing Drone Companies to Watch
By Michael Karp | Drone Business Marketer · 11 October, 2016 • A roundup of drone companies making giant technological leaps as we head towards 2017.
Watch: 60 Minutes Report on AI
By Steve Crowe · 10 October, 2016 • 60 Minutes reports on the advancement of artificial intelligence, how it's changing the world, and how its made more progress in the past five years than in the previous 50.

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