Amazon Employs Robotic Help this Holiday Season
Meet the robots that are increasing efficiency and cutting costs at the Tracy Amazon Fulfillment Center. Future Tech5 Experts Who Think Artificial Intelligence Could End Humanity
A growing number of experts agree that humans will eventually create artificial intelligence that can think beyond our own capacities. Future TechModular Robotics Helps You Achieve Your Robot-Building Dreams
The Modular Robotics MOSS Exofabulatronixx 5200 Kit contains cubes that you can connect together to create hundreds of different robot combinations. Education · Robot KitsFor the Cat with Everything: A Robotic Mouse
Startup, Petronics, is on their way to crowdfunding the first robotic cat toy, Mousr, as a means of aiding in the cat obesity problem. Robot Fun · Robot ToysMeet iCub: the Cute Italian Humanoid that is Stealing Hearts
STMicroelectronics introduced iCub at this week's Embedded Technology 2014 show in Japan, and as predicted, the Japanese are in love. Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsRobotic Bartenders and Entertainers Set Sail on Quantum of the Seas
Not content with working as sales assistants and burger flippers, robots are landing jobs on cruise ships as bartenders and entertainers. Leading the way is Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas, currently on its maiden voyage from Southampton to Bayonne, New Jersey. Education · Robot ArmsTiny Robotic Swimmers Could Travel Through Bloodstream to Deliver Drugs
The scallop-like robotic swimmers require no engine or batteries, and may be used to treat a variety of human ailments. Health & Sports · Medical RobotsRobomow RM510
The Robomow RM510 Robotic Lawnmower is the smallest of the Robomow fleet, but it’s no less impressive. It's a modern, hassle-free solution that saves you time and delivers a perfectly maintained lawn. Household · Robot Lawn MowersBoston Dynamics’ Atlas robot weighs 330 pounds and can balance on one leg
Atlas is back. While the robot itself may be from Google-owned Boston Dynamics, the balance algorithm is from IHMC (Institute for Human and Machine Cognition) who's worked with the robotics company to get the six foot two biped walking better. IHMC has a strong track record in DARPA's Robotics Challenge, coming first in computer simulations and second in real-life field trials. Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsRobotics Scientists Ponder Possibility of Repurposing Robots for Ebola
With the assistance of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, scientists are planning a series of brainstorming meetings to begin Nov. 7. Household · Cleaning Robots · Health & Sports · Medical RobotsEbola-Killing Robot ‘Little Moe’ Destroys Virus in Minutes
The robot, Little Moe, emits bright bursts of UV-C light capable of disinfecting an area from dangerous viruses and bacteria, including Ebola and Methicillin resistant Staph aureus. Household · Cleaning Robots · Health & Sports · Medical RobotsNJ Man Arrested After Shooting Down Neighbor’s Drone
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. Robot Fun · Drones3-Year-Old Receives 3D Printed, ‘Iron Man’ Hand for Free
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. Robot Fun · 3D Printers · Health & Sports · Wearable RobotsRFID Gives Robots Better Vision to Locate Items
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. HouseholdAnki Drive Robotic Cars Adding Android Support
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. Robot Fun · Robot Toys
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