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 MowersMegaBots Still Hyping Giant Fighting Robots
MegaBots has released a trailer for season one of its web series, but says it still doesn't know when the giant robot fight against Japan will actually happen. Robot Fun3 Best GoPro Drones Besides Karma
While you wait for the GoPro Karma Drone to be unveiled, here are three of our favorite drones that work well with GoPro cameras. Robot Fun · DronesThe Economics of Self-Driving Taxis
Self-driving taxis will operate at a very low per-mile and capital cost, which means in a competitive market, it will be available at a price that easily competes with private car ownership, and even subsidized bus rides. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationExoskeleton Helps Paralyzed, Pregnant Woman Complete Half Marathon
Claire Lomas, a 36-year-old woman who is 16 weeks pregnant and paralyzed from the chest down, recently completed the Great North Run with the help of a ReWalk Robotics exoskeleton. Health & Sports · Wearable RobotsTeardown: Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum
A closer look inside the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum that is set to take on the Roomba. Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot VacuumsSharp INTELLOS A-UGV Security Robot Extends Capabilities of Traditional Guarding
The INTELLOS A-UGV from ASI and Sharp is designed to carry a payload of cameras, including thermal imaging, and available optional gas and chemical sensors that can be used to observe changing situations from within the safety of a security command center.Telepresence Robots Help Sick Students Maintain Social, Academic Ties
The University of California, Irvine is first to conduct a formal study of virtual inclusion for home-bound students using telepresence robots. The study found telepresence robots helped these students feel more socially connected with their peers and more involved academically. Education · Mobile Robots · Health & SportsWhen Will Robots Become as Common as Smartphones?
Will Allen, HP Fellow at HP Labs, joins The Robotics Trends Show to discuss why robots are arriving late in our homes and what needs to change to find more than the occasional robot vacuum in the home. Household · Cleaning RobotsProject Wing Delivery Drones Flying Burritos to College Students
Project Wing, a unit of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc., will be using its delivery drones to fly burritos from Chipotle to students at Virginia Tech. The tests will begin this month and last a few weeks. Robot Fun · DronesStarship Delivery Robots Find Mothership in Mercedes ‘Robovan’
Starship Technologies and Mercedes-Benz Vans are teaming up on delivery robots with the new Robovan semi-autonomous transportation system. Instead of completing door-to-door delivery, the vans will drive to pre-agreed locations to load and unload goods and then dispatch the Starship delivery robots in the final step for on-demand delivery. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationReWalk Sells 100th Personal Exoskeleton
ReWalk Robotics has sold its 100th personal exoskeleton, calling it "a major milestone indicating growing adoption of personal use of exoskeletons." ReWalk has also sold more than 150 systems to rehabilitation centers. Health & Sports · Wearable RobotsCES 2017 Registration Open
Registration opened today for CES 2017, which takes place Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas. At CES 2017, both the Robotics Marketplace and CES Robotics Conference are presented by Robotics Trends.AT&T, Qualcomm Testing Drones on 4G LTE Networks
AT&T and Qualcomm will begin drone test flights on 4G LTE networks, analyzing coverage, signal, strength and mobility across network cells and how they function in flight. The goal of the trials is to help enable future drone flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) as regulations evolve to permit them. Robot Fun · DronesPizza Delivery Drones Not Trusted by Americans
According to a recent survey about delivery drones, only 37 percent of Americans believe a drone-delivered pizza would arrive undamaged. Robot Fun · Drones
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