Evolution 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 TransportationBoston Dynamics Handle Robot Carries 100 Lbs, Conquers Stairs
Boston Dynamics has officially unveiled Handle, a research robot that combines the efficiency of wheels with the versatility of legs. Future TechTesla Autopilot 2.0 Fails Epicly on Windy Road
Watch a Tesla Model S with Autopilot 2.0 engaged repeatedly fail to stay in its lane on a windy road. The incident serves as a good remember that Autopilot users always need to keep their hands on the wheel. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationToast-Buttering Robot Might Ruin Breakfast
Watch this DIY toast-buttering robot, which was built from junk motors, laser cut wood, and zip ties, try to finish making breakfast. Household · Robot AppliancesTaxing Robots: Will it Help or Hurt Jobs?
There's a real lack of solutions to preventing the seismic shift robots will have on the economy. We examine two potential options: Universal Basic Income and a tax on robots.Top 6 Educational Robots Coming in 2017
A look at six educational robots for kids that will be popular toys when they come to market in 2017. Education · Robot KitsEmbark Self-Driving Trucks Take on Otto
Embark's self-driving trucks use deep neural networks to teach themselves how to drive on highways. Once they enter city limits, Embark's self-driving trucks hand control over the the human driver to drive through the city streets to the final destination. Future Tech · Driverless TransportationFounder of Faulhaber Fab Lab Dies at 68
Fritz Faulhaber, a pioneer in high-precision micro motor and drive systems, died at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston on Feb. 6, 2017, at the age of 68.Gill Pratt, Daniela Rus Win Engelberger Robotics Awards
Dr. Gill Pratt, CEO of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), and Dr. Daniela Rus, professor of electrical engineering and computer science and director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the recipients of the 2017 Engelberger Robotics Awards. Pratt won the 2017 Engelberger Robotics Awards for Leadership, while Rus takes home the 2017 Engelberger Robotics Awards for Education. Education · Future Tech · Driverless TransportationUPS Delivery Drone Launches from Truck
UPS has completed the first test of its truck-launched HorseFly delivery drones. Conducted in a small suburb of Tampa, Florida, a modified UPS truck launched a drone that delivered a package and then returned to the truck as it continued to drive along its route. Robot Fun · DronesNASA Wants 3D-Printed Houses on Mars for Astronauts
Habitats for the first astronauts on Mars could be 3D printed, by extracting and refining metals from the soil. A professor from the University of Central Florida is working with NASA on how to do so. Robot Fun · 3D Printers
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