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Dancing Robot Teapot Brings Mrs. Potts to Life
This 3D-printed robot teapot includes four servos, two in its hips and two in its ankles, to dance to the music it plays. Robot Fun · 3D Printers · Education · Robot KitsFAA Faces Second Drone Audit
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is being audited for the second time by the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT IG) for its "approval and oversight processes" for drones. The audit, which will begin in April 2017, will assess both the processes for granting waivers and its "risk-based oversight" for entities that do have waivers under the Part 107 rulemaking for commercial drone operations. Robot Fun · DronesCanada’s New Drone Rules Aren’t Flyer-Friendly
If you thought the recreational drone rules were tough in the United States, be thankful you don't live in Canada. Robot Fun · DronesBest 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 RobotsUPS 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 PrintersMini 3D-Printed Lens Could Help Robots See Better
Researchers at the University of Stuttgart have developed a tiny 3D-printed camera lens that allows for speedier image processing. This lens could help drones, robots and self-driving cars see better. Robot Fun · 3D PrintersCloud-Seeding Drone Completes 1 Hour BVLOS Flight
The one-hour BVLOS test flight of the Savant cloud-seeding drone covered 28 nautical miles. It was the longest unmanned, cross-country round-trip flight in Nevada history. Robot Fun · DronesGlobal Drone Market to Surpass $11 Billion by 2020
According to a report by Gartner, nearly 3 million drones will be produced in 2017, which is 39 percent more than in 2016. Robot Fun · DronesEhang 184 Passenger Drone Could Soon Fly Around Dubai
The Dubai Roads and Transportation Authority says the Ehang 184 passenger-carrying drone could be flying people around the UAE's biggest city starting in July 2017. Robot Fun · DronesBVLOS Drone Flights Approved in Switzerland
senseFly has become the first drone operator to be granted anytime beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) authorization in Switzerland. Robot Fun · DronesWho Needs Bees: Flower-Pollinating Drones Will Save Us
Japanese scientists turned a $100 mini drone into a flower-pollinating droid. We've seen drones used for many applications, but pollination could be the most vital. Robot Fun · DronesCoffee Maker Turns into 3D Printer
If you're a tinkerer looking to build yourself a 3D printer, check out what Tropical Labs did with an old coffee maker. The company turned a Norelco 12 coffee maker into a working 3D printer. Robot Fun · 3D PrintersPresident Trump Threatening Commercial Drone Industry?
Without new regulations permitting drone flights over people, commercial drone applications remain in limbo. Robot Fun · Drones3D Robotics Drones Fly, Legally, at World’s Busiest Airport
3D Robotics conducted the first FAA-approved drone flights at a major airport. 3DR performed seven flights at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world's busiest airport, to collect data on two four-story parking structures at the airport that a construction firm was hired to demolish. Robot Fun · Drones
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Robots are Learning to Pick up Objects Like Babies
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