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Security Robot Fall Shows Limits of AI
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
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.
Education · Future Tech · Science & Technology
RoboBusiness Europe, TUS Expo Name 2018 Host City
Robo Business Media has announced that it has chosen the city of Rotterdam as the location of RoboBusiness Europe and TUS Expo 2018.
Household · Robot Lawn Mowers
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Robotics Startups: Pitch to Investors at RoboBusiness
RoboBusiness Pitchfire offers robotics startups five minutes to pitch their business to a panel of renowned venture capitalist judges and a packed room of RoboBusiness attendees.
Cozmo Robot Now Teaches Kids to Code
The new Cozmo Code Lab uses drag-and-drop programming to teach kids how to code Anki's adorable Cozmo robot.
Robot Fun · Robot Toys · Education
Why Softbank Bought Boston Dynamics
Softbank, already investing billions into AI and robotics, adds to its an impressive robotics portfolio with the acquisitions of Boston Dynamics and SCHAFT.
Future Tech · Humanoid Robots
Self-Driving Car Rides Coming to Boston?
If approved, Lyft customers will be able to the Lyft app to hail a ride in nuTonomy’s self-driving electric Renault around a limited portion of the Seaport, where nuTonomy has been testing three vehicles since November 2016.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
RoboBusiness to Shape Future of AI & Robotics
RoboBusiness 2017 has been crafted with one goal in mind - to meet the needs of the entire robotics ecosystem. Both robotics industry professionals and end users seeking to adopt or scale up robotics within their companies will discover programming and special events tailored to address their unique challenges.
5 Robotics Trends from LiveWorx 2017
A recap of the first-ever robotics track at LiveWorx, including how AI is helping bring social robots to market and why Massachusetts is still No. 1 in robotics.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Robot Fun · Drones · Health & Sports · Medical Robots
Colorado Passes Law to Regulate Self-Driving Vehicles
Colorado passed its first law to regulate self-driving vehicles to attract companies to test the technology in the state. The law allows self-driving vehicle testing as long as operators obey existing road rules.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
Drone Provides Cell Service During Emergencies
The University of North Texas attached a portable communication system to a drone that provides instant cellular coverage up to 1.25 miles during disaster relief operations.
Robot Fun · Drones
FAA’s Recreational Drone Registration Struck Down in Court
A federal court rules the FAA's mandatory recreational drone registration violates Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act that Congress passed in 2012. For now, drones used for recreational purposes don't need to be registered with the FAA, however, drones used for commercial purposes still need to be registered.
Robot Fun · Drones
Self-Driving Cars Approved for Public Tests in Germany
Germany passed a law that allows self-driving car tests on public roads. A human driver needs to be behind the wheel at all times, and the cars need to have a black box that tracks data in case of accidents.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
Smart Exoskeleton Prevents Elderly Falls
The Active Pelvis Orthosis is a smart exoskeleton that recognizes in just 350 milliseconds a person has lost their balance. The exoskeleton then applies force to the hips to counterbalance the slip and prevent a fall.
Health & Sports · Wearable Robots

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