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MIT CSAIL researchers have developed a Constraints Learning (C-LEARN) system that easily teaches robots a variety of tasks, including opening doors, transporting objects and extracting objects from containers. After a robot learns a new skill with this C-LEARN system, that knowledge can be automatically transferred to other robots. Education · Robot Arms · Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsGeorgia OKs Self-Driving Cars on Public Roads
Georgia becomes the latest state to legalize testing of self-driving cars on public roads. The bill won't require humans in self-driving cars to have a valid driver's license. However, the self-driving cars must be registered as automated vehicles with the Department of Motor Vehicles, must maintain a valid insurance policy, and follow speed limits designated by local order. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationMeet the LiveWorx Robotics Lineup
Meet the speaker lineup for the Robotics & Autonomous Vehicles Track at LiveWorx 2017, including Boston Engineering, CyPhy Works, Jibo, MIT, Soft Robotics, Vecna, WPI and more. Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Robot Fun · Drones · 3D Printers · Education · Health & Sports · Medical Robots · Future TechTesla Autopilot 2.0 Increases Speed Limit to 90 MPH
Tesla has updated Autopilot 2.0, increasing Autosteer's speed limit on highways to 90 MPH and removing the speed limit during off-highway driving. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationiRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum Comparison
Here's how iRobot's new Roomba 690 robot vacuum compares to other Roombas and other budget-friendly robot vacuums. Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot VacuumsiRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum
The iRobot Roomba 690 robot vacuum is the company's most affordable robot vacuum with app-connected smarts. Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot VacuumsLyrebird AI Learns to Copy Voices in 1 Minute
Montreal-based AI startup Lyrebird has created voice imitation technology that can "copy the voice of anyone" after listening to just 60 seconds of audio. Lyrebird wants to use the technology for good reasons, but it's easy to imagine the technology being used to create false recordings of people.How Intel Joule Brings Power to Robotics Prototyping
Just as PCs and smartphones have become more powerful at a lower cost, next-generation robots are destined for the same path. Increased processing power will be a main driver in mass adoption of robotics, and chip giant Intel is hoping to be at the center of the movement with its Joule development platform.TurtleBot 2i: New Chassis, Robot Arm Support, Intel Joule
The TurtleBot 2i, a modular ROS-based robot powered by Intel Joule, enables the development of next-gen advanced robots. Education · Mobile Robots · Robot SoftwareDancing Robot Teapot Brings Mrs. Potts to Life
This 3D-printed robot teapot includes four servos, two in its hips and two in its ankles, to dance to the music it plays. Robot Fun · 3D Printers · Education · Robot KitsMini Robot Cheetah Could Give Legged Robots Smoother Gait
The University of Twente has built a mini robot cheetah in hope of replicating its movements to improve how legged robots move.FAA Faces Second Drone Audit
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is being audited for the second time by the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT IG) for its "approval and oversight processes" for drones. The audit, which will begin in April 2017, will assess both the processes for granting waivers and its "risk-based oversight" for entities that do have waivers under the Part 107 rulemaking for commercial drone operations. Robot Fun · DronesThe Resurgence of Neural Networks
MIT explains neural networks and how deep learning has led to the recent revival of neural networks, which have been going in and out of fashion for more than 70 years.EH Media, TUS Expo Launch Robo Business Media
The Robotics Division of EH Media will merge with the European TUS Expo to form the new global entity Robo Business Media. The merger creates the largest events and media company for robotics in the world.Toyota’s Welwalk Robot Brace Helps Stroke Victims Walk Again
Toyota will commercialize in Japan the Welwalk WW-1000 rehabilitation assist robotic system that helps stroke victims get back on their feet and walking again. Toyota plans to rent 100 units to Japanese medical centers beginning in September. There will be a set up cost of 1 million yen ($9,173) and a monthly fee of 350,000 yen ($3,210). Health & Sports · Wearable Robots · Medical Robots
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