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AI Fails University of Tokyo Admission Test for Second Time
The National Institute of Informatics has given up on making its Todai Robot AI smart enough to get into the University of Tokyo.
Future Tech
Domino’s Pizza Delivery Drones Get to Work in New Zealand
Domino's DRU Drone autonomously flew pizzas to customers in New Zealand, the country's first commercial delivery of pizza by drone. The flight lasted less than five minutes.
Robot Fun · Drones
suitX MAX Exoskeleton Designed to Reduce Workplace Injuries
suitX's Modular Agile eXoskeleton (MAX) is made up of three exoskeletons called backX, shoulderX, and legX that can be worn independently or in any combination depending on the need.
Health & Sports · Wearable Robots
This AI Gets Smarter by Surfing the Internet
"Information extraction" system helps turn plain text into data for statistical analysis.
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NVIDIA’s CANDLE AI to Help Fight Cancer
NVIDIA has partnered with the National Cancer Institute and the US Department of Energy (DOE) to develop the CANDLE (Cancer Distributed Learning Environment) AI-based "common discovery platform" to help fight cancer, which is now the leading cause of death worldwide.
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AImotive aiDrive Level 5 Self-Driving Car Comes to US
AImotive is a full stack software company delivering AI-based software for self-driving cars.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
Watch: Robot Teaches itself How to Shoot Hoops in 2 Hours
The Sun Devil two-armed robot used a custom version of reinforcement learning to learn how to shoot hoops in two hours. Its creators say the learning technique can be applied to other areas of robotics.
Health & Sports · Sports & Fitness
How Will President Trump Affect Robotics Industry?
As tempers settle, we all are hoping to find out what "Make America Great Again" really means from President-elect Donald Trump. Hopefully it has something to do with robotics.
Social Robot Maker Jibo Raises $13M
The social robot startup Jibo has raised $13.1 million from investors, but a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows the company is looking to raise a total of $28 million.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot
3D Robotics Site Scan Drone Adds BIM Skills for Construction
3D Robotics, now an enterprise-focused company, has added Building Information Modeling capabilities to its Site Scan commercial drone platform. Site Scan with BIM hopes to help construction crews easily compare sites as built versus how they were designed to keep jobs on budget and on schedule.
Robot Fun · Drones
Cities Worldwide Embracing Self-Driving Vehicles
The realization self-driving vehicles are going to have a major impact on transportation is beginning to sink in. Here's how cities around the world are preparing for self-driving cars.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
20% of All Vacuums are Robots
iRobot CEO Colin Angle said 20 percent of the world’s vacuum cleaners are robots.
Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot Vacuums
Self-Driving Scooter Helps Mobility-impaired People Get Around
MIT and the National University of Singapore have built a self-driving scooter to get mobility-impaired people from a vehicle to home or the mall. The self-driving scooter uses the same sensors and software that had been used in previous autonomous car and golf cart tests.
Health & Sports · Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
WPI Robotics Program Earns ABET Innovation Award
The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology recently awarded the inaugural ABET Innovation Award for developing and implementing the first ABET-accredited undergraduate Robotics Engineering program in the United States. WPI employs an interdisciplinary approach with Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering departments. The engineering components teach students how to build the body of a robot, while computer science focuses on how to control its behavior.
Zoltan Istvan Stepping Down from Transhumanist Party
Zoltan Istvan is one of today's most prominent transhumanists, announcing a presidential campaign in 2014 as head of the Transhumanist Party. He knew he wasn't going to win, but now he plans on stepping down from the party altogether.

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