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WiBotic PowerPad Wirelessly Charges Drones
WiBotic’s PowerPad wirelessly charges everything from large industrial drones to smaller commercial drones. The PowerPad can wirelessly charge a typical commercial drone battery in the same amount of time as plug-in charger
Robot Fun · Drones
Meet Jing Xiao: WPI’s New Director of Robotics
In January 2018, Jing Xiao will become the new director of the Robotics Engineering Program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Currently the UNC Charlotte site director for the Center on Robots and Sensors for the Human Well-being, Xiao has been conducting critical research in haptics and real-time adaptive motion planning.
Disney: Focus on the Robot Experience
The robot experience included in a business strategy is important not only to customer relations but soon also to competitiveness and employee satisfaction.
Future Tech
Flirtey Wants Drones to Deliver Defibrillators in Nevada
Flirtey and REMSA have partnered to use drones to delivery automated external defibrillators to victims of cardiac arrest in Nevada. Before the partnership can take off, however, the companies need to get regulatory approval.
Robot Fun · Drones
How Many Robots Does it Take to Screw in a Light Bulb?
Watch a Fetch robot with a custom soft robotic gripper use a screwdriver, screw in a lightbulb, remove a bottle cap and more.
Future Tech
NVIDIA: Drive PX Pegasus AI Computer Powers Level 5 Autonomous Vehicles
NVIDIA introduced its Drive PX Pegasus AI computer that it claims can power Level 5 autonomous vehicles. Will Pegasus help show a path to production for the automakers and tech companies working on fully autonomous vehicles?
Future Tech · Driverless Transportation
Aibo Robot Dog Returning in 2018
Sony is launching a refreshed version of its Aibo robot dog in 2018. The new Aibo will feature artificial intelligence (AI), internet connectivity, voice control, and the ability to control connected devices throughout its environment.
Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot
AI System Could Help Robots See Around Corners
MIT CSAIL's new CornerCameras system uses information about light reflections to detect objects around corners and measure their speed and trajectory in real-time.
Future Tech
What’s Cooking in Robotics?
The automated kitchen might be coming sooner than anyone expects; then again it could be a rotten egg. Oliver Mitchell takes a look at robots breaking into the food industry.
Robot Cybersecurity Needs to be on Governments’ Radar
Governments and the automation industry need to consider new policies when it comes to cybersecurity. Here are some recent examples of cybersecurity challenges facing the automation industry.
Future Tech
UnitDoseOne Wins RoboBusiness Pitchfire Startup Competition
Meet UnitDoseOne, maker of a robotic pharmacy that won the Pitchfire startup competition at RoboBusiness 2017.
Health & Sports · Medical Robots
Tend Launches in.view Robot Performance Management Software
Tend's newest smart cloud robotics solution, in.view, enables remote monitoring and analysis of production robots.
Your Guide to RoboBusiness 2017
Robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence will take center stage at RoboBusiness 2017, which takes place Sept. 27-28 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Here's a guide to help organize your show.
Can You Tame the UR5 Robot Arm?
At RoboBusiness 2017, the UR5 robot arm from Universal Robots will pick “widgets” out of a feeder that moves around and is dynamically tracked by the vision-guided cobot. Using a wand, attendees will be able to “tame” the robot, prompting it to avoid the wand while attempting to reach the widget.

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RoboBusiness Europe 2018 Registration Opens
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