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Drones to Deliberately Crash Into Planes in Midair Safety Tests
The Civil Aviation Authority will purposely crash drones into the windows and fuselage of passenger jets in flight during upcoming safety tests. The UK government has pledged £250,000 to the study following a series of near misses with passenger jets around major UK airports. Robot Fun · Drones4 Game-Changing Drone Companies to Watch
A roundup of drone companies making giant technological leaps as we head towards 2017. Robot Fun · DronesDrone Data Plans Coming from Verizon
Verizon's drone data plans will cost $25 a month for 1GB and $80 a month for 10GB. Verizon also wants to use drones to strengthen its network coverage. Robot Fun · DronesCute Robots Rule at Ceatec 2016
At Ceatec 2016, Japan's biggest technology show, global brands such as Toyota, Sharp and Fujitsu were drawing crowds with their latest robots. Household · Cleaning Robots · Robot Vacuums · Personal Robots · Robot Fun · Robot ToysRobot Dog Wants to Comfort Lonely Seniors
Hasbro's new Companion Pet Golden Pup is a golden retriever robot dog that hopes to be your grandparent's new best friend. At $120, your lonely loved ones interact with the Companion Pet Golden Pup by talking to it, which causes the robot dog to look at you and make "puppy-like noises." Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Robot Fun · Robot Toys15 Must-See Robotics Startups at RoboBusiness 2016
Pitchfire, the "Shark Tank" of robotics, gives 15 robotics startups two minutes to tell a live panel of judges and attendees how their product will be a disruptive technology. Here's a sneak peek at each finalist. Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Robot Fun · DronesUPS Tests Drone Delivery with CyPhy Works
CyPhy Works and UPS tested a delivery drone on a three-mile trip from Beverly, Mass. to a YMCA camp at Children's Island. It took about eight minutes for the drone to deliver an asthma inhaler to a child on the island. Robot Fun · DronesGoPro Karma Drone Goes on Sale October 23 for $799
The GoPro Karma drone was officially introduced, and it's easy to fly thanks to a simple controller, easy-to-use interface, and foldable design. Robot Fun · DronesMegaBots 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 · DronesProject 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 · DronesAT&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 · DronesGoPro Karma Drone Debuting This Month
The GoPro Karma drone will debut Sept. 19, and it'll likely feature the new Hero 5 camera. Robot Fun · DronesWiBotic Developing Wireless Battery Charger for Robots
WiBotic is developing a wireless charging system that autonomously charges aerial, mobile and aquatic robots. Robot Fun · Drones · Education · Mobile Robots · Future Tech
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Meet Jing Xiao: WPI’s New Director of Robotics
In January 2018, Jing Xiao will become the new director of the Robotics...
Disney: Focus on the Robot Experience
The robot experience included in a business strategy is important not only...
Flirtey Wants Drones to Deliver Defibrillators in Nevada
Flirtey and REMSA have partnered to use drones to delivery automated external...