Wearable Robots Hope to Improve Minimally Invasive Surgery
Researchers are developing wearable robotic tools for minimally invasive surgery designed to give surgeons more natural and dexterous movement than current surgical robots offer. This Horizon 2020 project stems from a need for better tools in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery Health & Sports · Wearable Robots · Medical RobotsWiFi-Enabled Roombas Getting Alexa Voice Control
Starting in Q2 2017, iRobot will include Amazon Alexa voice control on any WiFi-enabled Roomba robot vacuum in the United States. The Alexa voice control will allow users to start, stop and pause their Roomba 960 or Roomba 980 by simply speaking to an Alexa-enabled device, such as the Amazon Echo or Amazon Echo Dot. Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot VacuumsAmazon Alexa Hack Creates Talking Halloween Skull
An Aspiring roboticist turned Amazon Alexa into a talking Halloween skull that tilts its head, looks around, and moves its mouth while talking back. HouseholdLiveWorx Robotics Track Call for Presenters
Robotics Trends and Robotics Business Review are seeking qualified presenters for the Robotics Track at LiveWorx on May 22-25 at the Boston Convention Center. LiveWorx is a global technology conference and marketplace for solutions engineered for a smart, connected world that will attract more than 6,000 attendeesBest Robot Videos of the Week: Jibo High Five, Burger-Flipping Robot
A look at the week's best robotics videos for your weekend viewing pleasure.6 Robots Launching on Kickstarter
A roundup of crowdfunded robots raising money on Kickstarter, including three robot arms, a robot tutor and more. Household · Personal Robots · Education · Robot ArmsRoboBusiness Call for Speakers Extended
RoboBusiness is accepting speaker proposals for our 13th annual conference being held Sept. 27 and 28, 2017, in Santa Clara, Calif.AI Focus Prompts Universal Robotics to Launch New Company
Universal Robotics has launched a new company, Universal Logic, and expanded its line of AI-controlled Neocortex goods-to-robot cells.Brain-Controlled Robots Becoming a Reality at MIT
A team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Boston University have created brain-controlled robots. The human needs to wear an EEG cap that measures their brain signals. The system looks for brain signals called "error-related potentials" that are generated when the brain notices a mistake has been made. Future Tech · Science & TechnologyBest Robot Videos of the Week: Handle Robot, Minitaur Outdoors, Autolivery
A look at the week's best robotics videos for your weekend viewing pleasure. Robot Fun · Drones · Future Tech · Driverless Transportation · Humanoid RobotsEvolution of Self-Driving Cars: Infographic
The self-driving car market is seeing exponential growth. But the development of self-driving cars started more than 80 years ago. This infographic provides a good look at how the far the self-driving car industry has come and where it's headed. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationLoomo Robot is Singapore’s New Elderly Care Nurse
Team Botler won the MIT Hacking Medicine Robotics hackathon by using Segway Robotics' Loomo robot to turn an ordinary wheelchair into a self-driving wheelchair. Health & Sports · Medical RobotsDelivery Robots Legalized in Virginia
Starting on July 1, 2017, Virginia will allow delivery robots to operate autonomously on crosswalks and sidewalks. The delivery robots can't travel faster than 10 MPH or weigh more than 50 lbs, but the law doesn't require the delivery robots to stay within the visual line of sight of a human operator.FIRST Offering $50 Million in College Scholarships in 2017
Thanks to nearly 200 participating donors, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) will make $50 million in college scholarships available to FIRST participants and Alumni in 2017. EducationStarsky Robotics Self-Driving Truck Solves Last-Mile Delivery
Starsky Robotics is the second self-driving truck startup to come out of the woodwork in less than one week, but it's approach is unlike any self-driving truck we've seen to date. Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
TurtleBot 2i: New Chassis, Robot Arm Support, Intel Joule
The TurtleBot 2i, a modular ROS-based robot powered by Intel Joule, enables...
Dancing Robot Teapot Brings Mrs. Potts to Life
This 3D-printed robot teapot includes four servos, two in its hips and...
Mini Robot Cheetah Could Give Legged Robots Smoother Gait
The University of Twente has built a mini robot cheetah in hope...
FAA Faces Second Drone Audit
The audit, which will begin in April 2017, will assess both the processes...