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iRobot Acquires Japanese Distributor Sales On Demand Corporation
iRobot will acquire Tokyo, Japan-based Sales On Demand Corporation, a distributor that will help grow iRobot sales in Japan.
Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot Vacuums
nuTonomy Self-Driving Cars Coming to Boston
nuTonomy will put its self-driving cars to the test against the confusing streets and unpredictable weather of Boston, Mass. before the end of 2016. nuTonomy will begin testing its self-driving car, an electric Renault Zoe, in the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park, a 191-acre area in Boston's Seaport district.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
Jibo Social Robot Won’t Ship in 2016
Jibo won't ship to customers in 2016. In an email update to its Indiegogo backers, CEO Steve Chambers says Jibo's second in-home beta test "shed light on some important technical challenges we must overcome."
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot
Laundroid Laundry-Folding Robot Maker Raises $60M
Seven Dreamers Laboratories, a startup specializing in the development in AI, robotics, and healthcare devices, has raised $60 million.
Household · Robot Appliances
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.
Future Tech
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.
Future Tech
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

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