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How Microsoft’s AI Mastered Ms. Pac-Man
A Microsoft AI system has set the all-time high score for the game Ms. Pac-Man with 999,990 points - the highest possible score in the game. The AI mastered Ms. Pac-Man by assigning a number of AI agents different tasks and having them work collaboratively.
Future Tech
Why Softbank Bought Boston Dynamics
Softbank, already investing billions into AI and robotics, adds to its an impressive robotics portfolio with the acquisitions of Boston Dynamics and SCHAFT.
Future Tech · Humanoid Robots
Self-Driving Car Rides Coming to Boston?
If approved, Lyft customers will be able to the Lyft app to hail a ride in nuTonomy’s self-driving electric Renault around a limited portion of the Seaport, where nuTonomy has been testing three vehicles since November 2016.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
RoboBusiness to Shape Future of AI & Robotics
RoboBusiness 2017 has been crafted with one goal in mind - to meet the needs of the entire robotics ecosystem. Both robotics industry professionals and end users seeking to adopt or scale up robotics within their companies will discover programming and special events tailored to address their unique challenges.
5 Robotics Trends from LiveWorx 2017
A recap of the first-ever robotics track at LiveWorx, including how AI is helping bring social robots to market and why Massachusetts is still No. 1 in robotics.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Robot Fun · Drones · Health & Sports · Medical Robots
Colorado Passes Law to Regulate Self-Driving Vehicles
Colorado passed its first law to regulate self-driving vehicles to attract companies to test the technology in the state. The law allows self-driving vehicle testing as long as operators obey existing road rules.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
Drone Provides Cell Service During Emergencies
The University of North Texas attached a portable communication system to a drone that provides instant cellular coverage up to 1.25 miles during disaster relief operations.
Robot Fun · Drones
FAA’s Recreational Drone Registration Struck Down in Court
A federal court rules the FAA's mandatory recreational drone registration violates Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act that Congress passed in 2012. For now, drones used for recreational purposes don't need to be registered with the FAA, however, drones used for commercial purposes still need to be registered.
Robot Fun · Drones
Self-Driving Cars Approved for Public Tests in Germany
Germany passed a law that allows self-driving car tests on public roads. A human driver needs to be behind the wheel at all times, and the cars need to have a black box that tracks data in case of accidents.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
Smart Exoskeleton Prevents Elderly Falls
The Active Pelvis Orthosis is a smart exoskeleton that recognizes in just 350 milliseconds a person has lost their balance. The exoskeleton then applies force to the hips to counterbalance the slip and prevent a fall.
Health & Sports · Wearable Robots
EduExo DIY Kit Lets You Build Exoskeletons
EduExo is a 3D-printable, Arduino-powered kit for students, hobbyists and educators that teaches how to build exoskeletons.
Robot Fun · 3D Printers · Health & Sports · Wearable Robots
MIT C-LEARN Helps Robots Learn, Share Skills
MIT CSAIL researchers have developed a Constraints Learning (C-LEARN) system that easily teaches robots a variety of tasks, including opening doors, transporting objects and extracting objects from containers. After a robot learns a new skill with this C-LEARN system, that knowledge can be automatically transferred to other robots.
Education · Robot Arms · Future Tech · Humanoid Robots
Georgia OKs Self-Driving Cars on Public Roads
Georgia becomes the latest state to legalize testing of self-driving cars on public roads. The bill won't require humans in self-driving cars to have a valid driver's license. However, the self-driving cars must be registered as automated vehicles with the Department of Motor Vehicles, must maintain a valid insurance policy, and follow speed limits designated by local order.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
Meet the LiveWorx Robotics Lineup
Meet the speaker lineup for the Robotics & Autonomous Vehicles Track at LiveWorx 2017, including Boston Engineering, CyPhy Works, Jibo, MIT, Soft Robotics, Vecna, WPI and more.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Robot Fun · Drones · 3D Printers · Education · Health & Sports · Medical Robots · Future Tech
Tesla Autopilot 2.0 Increases Speed Limit to 90 MPH
Tesla has updated Autopilot 2.0, increasing Autosteer's speed limit on highways to 90 MPH and removing the speed limit during off-highway driving.
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation

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