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Star Wars Drones Coming in 2016 from Propel
Propel is preparing to launch four Star Wars-themed drones this winter that you'll be able fly at speeds up to 40 MPH and engage in "real-world laser battles" with others. Robot Fun · DronesDrone Delivers Ice Cream to UK Beachgoers
An ice cream shop on a beach in Britain successfully tested a drone delivery system that uses a modified DJI Inspire drone and three GPS sensors to carry up to four ice creams to beachgoers. Robot Fun · DronesCode-friendly SDK Makes Cozmo a Better Pal
Anki's free Cozmo SDK lets you program Cozmo to do something with a single line of code that once would have required a PhD-level expert in robotics and AI to achieve. Robot Fun · Robot ToysDrone Delivery Takes Off in China
JD.com for the first time used its self-developed drones to deliver online purchases made by villagers in Suqian city of East China's Jiangsu province. Robot Fun · DronesCozmo AI Robot Brings Wall-E to Life
The new Cozmo robot toy from Anki uses an emotion engine and artificial intelligence to come to life, play games, and evolve over time. Robot Fun · Robot ToysWatch: Flirtey Completes Historic Ship-to-Shore Drone Delivery
Flirtey successfully completed the first ship-to-shore drone delivery in the U.S., delivering medical supplies from a vessel to an onshore medical camp in Cape May, New Jersey. Robot Fun · DronesCommercial Drone Rules Announced by FAA
Under the FAA's new rules for small commercial drones, pilots no longer need special permission from the government to fly. Robot Fun · DronesSphero SPRK+ Robot Ball Teaches Kids to Love Code
The Sphero SPRK+ robot ball is designed to inspire curiosity, creativity, and invention through connected play and coding. Robot Fun · Robot Toys · EducationFlirtey Performing First Ship-to-Shore Drone Delivery in US
Flirtey will conduct the first ship-to-shore drone delivery in the US on June 23 in Cape May, New Jersey, carrying medical samples between an on-shore medical relief camp and a test facility on a vessel stationed off the coast. Robot Fun · DronesEhang 184 Passenger Drone Approved by Nevada for Testing
The Ehang 184, the world's first passenger drone, has received approval from Nevada's governor's office for development at the state's FAA-approved drone test site. However, the FAA has yet to approve it for testing. Robot Fun · DronesDrone Registration No Drag as Sales Soar
Drone sales have grown 224 percent year-over-year to nearly $200 million, according to The NPD Group. DJI continues to lead the way with a 49% share of the market. Robot Fun · DronesDrone Registration Database Released by FAA
The FAA released its database that shows how many drones owners are registered in each city, state, or zip code. The FAA is not posting the names and street addresses of registered owners. Robot Fun · Drones3 Budget-Friendly Drones Compatible with VR Headsets
Drones that work with virtual reality headsets don't have to break your budget. Here are three low-cost drones that are compatible with VR headsets. Robot Fun · DronesMIT Wants to Reinvent 3D Printing
As MIT course challenges students to reinvent 3D printing, professor John Hart aims to share approach with others. Robot Fun · 3D PrintersDrone Flies into Model’s Face During Photo Shoot
This was the first time aspiring model Jess Adams worked with a drone, and most likely her last. Robot Fun · Drones
Autonomous Snake-like Robot to Support Search-and-Rescue
Worcester Polytechnic Institute is creating autonomous snake-like robots that can navigate through...
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WiBotic PowerPad Wirelessly Charges Drones
WiBotic’s PowerPad wirelessly charges everything from large industrial drones to smaller...
Meet Jing Xiao: WPI’s New Director of Robotics
In January 2018, Jing Xiao will become the new director of the Robotics...