Global Drone Market to Surpass $11 Billion by 2020
According to a report by Gartner, nearly 3 million drones will be produced in 2017, which is 39 percent more than in 2016. Robot Fun · DronesEhang 184 Passenger Drone Could Soon Fly Around Dubai
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. Robot Fun · DronesArgo AI: Ford’s $1 Billion Bet on AI
Founded by former Google and Uber leaders, Argo AI will include roboticists and engineers from inside and outside of Ford working to develop a new software platform for Ford’s fully autonomous vehicle coming in 2021. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationBVLOS Drone Flights Approved in Switzerland
senseFly has become the first drone operator to be granted anytime beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) authorization in Switzerland. Robot Fun · DronesHow to Improve Machine Algorithms with Human Intuition
By encoding the strategies of high-performing human planners in a machine-readable form, researchers at MIT CSAIL improved the performance of competition-winning planning algorithms by between 10 -15% on a challenging set of problems.Who Needs Bees: Flower-Pollinating Drones Will Save Us
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. Robot Fun · DronesCassie Bipedal Robot Wants to Deliver Your Packages
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
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. Household · Personal Robots · Health & SportsSelf-Driving Car Conquers Busy San Francisco Streets
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. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationCoffee Maker Turns into 3D Printer
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. Robot Fun · 3D PrintersNASA Space Robotics Challenge Names 20 Finalists
NASA has selected the top 20 teams in the Space Robotics Challenge, which is a $1 million prize competition to develop the capabilities of humanoid robot dexterity to better enable them to work alongside and independent of astronauts in preparation for future space exploration. Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsPresident Trump Threatening Commercial Drone Industry?
Without new regulations permitting drone flights over people, commercial drone applications remain in limbo. Robot Fun · Drones7 Best Robot Ads During Super Bowl LI
Here are our top seven uses of robotics and AI that were teased during Super Bowl LI.3D Robotics Drones Fly, Legally, at World’s Busiest Airport
3D Robotics conducted the first FAA-approved drone flights at a major airport. 3DR performed seven flights at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world's busiest airport, to collect data on two four-story parking structures at the airport that a construction firm was hired to demolish. Robot Fun · DronesAsilomar AI Principles: 23 Tips for Making AI Safe
The Asilomar AI Principles is a list of 23 guidelines that artificial intelligence researchers, scientists and lawmakers should abide by to ensure safe, ethical and beneficial use of AI. Future Tech
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