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Pitchfire, the "Shark Tank" of robotics, gives 15 robotics startups two minutes to tell a live panel of judges and attendees how their product will be a disruptive technology. Here's a sneak peek at each finalist. Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Robot Fun · DronesJibo Shipping Pre-launch Models in November
Pre-launch versions of Jibo the social robot will start shipping to backers in November on a first-ordered, first-received basis. The hardware will be finalized on the pre-launch version of Jibo, but the software will not be finalized. No timeframe was set for when fully-functioning Jibo will ship. Household · Personal Robots · Family RobotDIYer Builds Arduino-based Dustbuster Robot Vacuum
A DIYer uses four motors for locomotion, an Arduino Uno, IR and ultrasonic sensors and a dusbuster to create a robot vacuum that avoids obstacles and cleans floors. Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot VacuumsWatch Pepper Master ‘Ball in a Cup’ Game
Pepper the humanoid robot masters the game "Ball in a Cup" in 100 attempts through trial-and-error learning. Are you impressed? Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsUPS Tests Drone Delivery with CyPhy Works
CyPhy Works and UPS tested a delivery drone on a three-mile trip from Beverly, Mass. to a YMCA camp at Children's Island. It took about eight minutes for the drone to deliver an asthma inhaler to a child on the island. Robot Fun · DronesMinitaur Quadruped Robot Walks, Climbs Fences, Opens Doors
You’ve probably seen robots that walk, roll, climb and open doors. The Ghost Minitaur robot, however, does all of this in one packageMachine Learning Could Help Screen Kids for Speech Disorders
A new computer system developed by MIT can automatically screen young children for speech and language disorders and, potentially, even provide specific diagnoses. Health & Sports · Medical Robots3 Unique Approaches to Robot Locomotion
Robots that are free to move around their environment generally use wheels, tracks, or multiple legs to get around. But those aren't the only methods. Just like animals, some robots have very unconventional ways of moving.Auto Industry Reacts to Self-Driving Car Guidelines
Google, Tesla and Uber haven't commented on the new self-driving car guidelines, but many others have. Here's how automakers, executives, industry associations and others have reacted to the Vehicle Performance Guidance for Automated Vehicles. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationFederal Guidelines Taking Self-Driving Cars in Wrong Direction
Brad Templeton has major issues with the federal guidelines that were released for self-driving cars, saying the development of autonomous vehicles in the US may take a serious hit. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationSelf-Driving Cars Need to Be More Reliable
Reliability is the underlying issue with all the challenges still facing self-driving cars. While we have seen great strides in moving towards a more autonomous and smart vehicle approach, reliability in cluttered environments and inclement weather remains an elusive goal. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationGuidelines for Self-Driving Cars: Everything You Need to Know
The Department of Transportation has published its federal guidelines on how to safely integrate and regulate self-driving cars onto our roads. And the guidelines clearly show the federal government is in favor of self-driving cars. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationGoPro Karma Drone Goes on Sale October 23 for $799
The GoPro Karma drone was officially introduced, and it's easy to fly thanks to a simple controller, easy-to-use interface, and foldable design. Robot Fun · DronesData the Key to Improving Human-Robot Conversation
Todd Mozer, president and CEO of Sensory Inc., joins The Robotics Trends Show to discuss why data is the key to improving human-robot conversations.Robot Lawn Mower Keeps Golf Fairways Pristine
The Turflynx F315 driverless fairway mower autonomously cuts up to seven fairways on a single charge, following pre-programmed routes to keep golf course fairways looking pristine. Household · Robot Lawn Mowers
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