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Tesla Crashes Down 40% with Autopilot, Feds Say
The US government exonerates Tesla for the May 2016 fatal accident that killed Joshua Brown. In fact, the NHTSA crash report found Tesla’s crash rate has dropped 40 percent after the company installed its semi-autonomous Autopilot software.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
AI Now Predicts Heart Failure
Artificial intelligence can now predict when patients with a heart disorder will die.
Health & Sports
Starship Delivery Robots to Start Bringing Food to US Homes
Starship Technologies has announced its first US partnerships, teaming with DoorDash on food delivery tests in Redwood City, Calif. and with Postmates to augment its on-demand courier service in Washington D.C.
2017: A Banner Year for Delivery Robots
2016 was a good year for delivery robots, but 2017 will be even better. From Starship Technologies' ground robot and Savioke's Relay robot and CyPhy Works' drones, delivery robots are coming sooner than you think.
Robot Fun · Drones
Meet Ardu McDuino: The Bagpipe-Playing Robot
Popular Instructables maker XenonJohn built a bagpipe-playing robot called Ardu McDuino that uses an Arduino Mega 2560 board and a pair of 3D-printed prosthetic hands to autonomously play a bagpipe’s chanter.
Robot Fun
Kubo Robot Uses Puzzle Pieces to Teach Kids to Code
Kubo is an educational robot that accelerates learning in coding, mathematics, language, and music through its TagTile programming language, which helps pre-school and primary school children explore and understand new concepts in a screen-free environment.
Education · Robot Kits
Drone Delivery Tests Expand in Canada
Drone Delivery Canada, which wants to commercialize drone deliveries by late 2017 or early 2018 at the latest, has expanding its current testing to include Transport Canada’s first approved drone test range.
Robot Fun · Drones
Sophia the Robot Rides in a Self-Driving Car
Sophia, the incredibly life-like humanoid robot from Hanson Robotics, took a ride in an Audi A7 self-driving car. Watch the ride and hear Sophia's opinion on autonomous driving.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation · Humanoid Robots
10 Best Robots & Drones of CES 2017
Starship Technologies Raises $17.2M for Delivery Robots
German automaker Daimler AG invests $17.2 million in Starship Technologies, which has been testing its delivery robots in nearly 60 cities worldwide. Starship and Mercedes-Benz, a business unit of Daimler, partnered in September 2016 on a van that will carry Starship robots to pre-agreed locations to load and unload goods and then dispatch the .delivery robots in the final step for on-demand delivery.
Humanoid Robots Becoming More Agile
ams AG's magnetic position sensors are enabling robots to become more agile with human-like movements.
New $27M Initiative Focuses on AI Ethics & Governance
The Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund’s mission is to catalyze global research that advances AI for the public interest, with an emphasis on applied research and education.
ElliQ Robot Wants to Ease Aging in Place
As populations age worldwide, older people are often isolated because of health and mobility problems and difficulty with using new technologies. A robot named ElliQ from Intuition Robotics aims to change that.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot
Top 10 Robotics Startups Seen at CES 2017’s Eureka Park
Hundreds of startups vied for attention at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Which robotics products caught our eye? Robots that tend to the young and old, tackle odious chores, and advance the market could be found in the crowded aisles.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Robot Fun · Drones · Education · Mobile Robots · Health & Sports · Medical Robots · Future Tech · Humanoid Robots
Jibo, Ling Bringing Social Robot to China
Jibo has partnered with Ling Technology to bring a localized version of the social robot to China in 2017. Jibo will supply the hardware and Ling will handle the software to ensure the robot aligns with Chinese culture.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot

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