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Mini 3D-Printed Lens Could Help Robots See Better
By Steve Crowe · 21 February, 2017 • Researchers at the University of Stuttgart have developed a tiny 3D-printed camera lens that allows for speedier image processing. This lens could help drones, robots and self-driving cars see better.
Cloud-Seeding Drone Completes 1 Hour BVLOS Flight
By RT Staff · 21 February, 2017 • The one-hour BVLOS test flight of the Savant cloud-seeding drone covered 28 nautical miles. It was the longest unmanned, cross-country round-trip flight in Nevada history.
What AI Can and Can’t Do: DARPA’s Realistic View
By Steve Crowe · 21 February, 2017 • Is artificial intelligence a risk to humanity? DARPA weighs in on what it AI can do, what it can’t do, and where it is headed.
Shakey, World’s First Mobile Robot, Honored by IEEE
By Steve Crowe · 17 February, 2017 • Shakey, the world’s first mobile, intelligent robot, was honored with the IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing. The award honors "significant inventions, locations or events related to electrical engineering and computing that have benefited humanity, and which are at least 25 years old."
Panasonic Smart Cart Helps You Take a Load Off
By Tim Hornyak · 17 February, 2017 • Panasonic's Smart Cart is a prototype mobile robot that can tow either standard airport luggage carts or grocery carts. It can haul up to 330 lbs, including the weight of the cart itself. The Smart Cart can autonomously follow its user by tracking his or her footsteps.
Six-Legged Robots Now Have a Faster Gait
By RT Staff · 17 February, 2017 • Researchers have discovered the faster and more efficient "bipod gait," which has never observed in nature, for six-legged robots walking on flat ground.
ElliQ Robot Maker Intuition Robotics Raises Funding from iRobot
By Steve Crowe · 14 February, 2017 • Intuition Robotics has announced funding from iRobot Ventures, the strategic investment arm of iRobot, and equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd. This investment brings the total funding in the company to $6 million across various funding instruments.
Drive.ai Self-Driving Car Handles Rainy Calif. Streets at Night
By Steve Crowe · 14 February, 2017 • Watch Drive.ai's self-driving car drive through the dark, rainy streets of Mountain View, California, flawlessly handling a busy four-way stop sign, a car that cuts it off, and a broken red light.
Ehang 184 Passenger Drone Could Soon Fly Around Dubai
By Steve Crowe · 13 February, 2017 • The Dubai Roads and Transportation Authority says the Ehang 184 passenger-carrying drone could be flying people around the UAE's biggest city starting in July 2017.
Who Needs Bees: Flower-Pollinating Drones Will Save Us
By Steve Crowe · 10 February, 2017 • Japanese scientists turned a $100 mini drone into a flower-pollinating droid. We've seen drones used for many applications, but pollination could be the most vital.
Cassie Bipedal Robot Wants to Deliver Your Packages
By Steve Crowe · 9 February, 2017 • Agility Robotics has unveiled its bipedal robot Cassie that can be used for search-and-rescue missions and package delivery.
Meet Sii: A Social Interface for Assistive Robots
By Steve Crowe · 9 February, 2017 • In its effort to build assistive robots, Trinity College Dublin has developed the socially intelligent interface (Sii), a light-weight, 3D-printed robotic head that can express emotions and has three degrees of freedom.
Self-Driving Car Conquers Busy San Francisco Streets
By Steve Crowe · 9 February, 2017 • A GM self-driving car recently conquered the busy streets of San Francisco. With no pre-planning involved, the self-driving car handled four-way stop signs, busy intersections, bikers and more.
Coffee Maker Turns into 3D Printer
By RT Staff · 7 February, 2017 • If you're a tinkerer looking to build yourself a 3D printer, check out what Tropical Labs did with an old coffee maker. The company turned a Norelco 12 coffee maker into a working 3D printer.
President Trump Threatening Commercial Drone Industry?
By RT Staff · 7 February, 2017 • Without new regulations permitting drone flights over people, commercial drone applications remain in limbo.

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