Robotics Startups: Pitch to Investors at RoboBusiness
By RT Staff · 18 July, 2017 • RoboBusiness Pitchfire offers robotics startups five minutes to pitch their business to a panel of renowned venture capitalist judges and a packed room of RoboBusiness attendees.Cozmo Robot Now Teaches Kids to Code
By Steve Crowe · 26 June, 2017 • The new Cozmo Code Lab uses drag-and-drop programming to teach kids how to code Anki's adorable Cozmo robot.How Microsoft’s AI Mastered Ms. Pac-Man
By Steve Crowe · 14 June, 2017 • 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.Why Softbank Bought Boston Dynamics
By Tim Hornyak · 9 June, 2017 • Softbank, already investing billions into AI and robotics, adds to its an impressive robotics portfolio with the acquisitions of Boston Dynamics and SCHAFT.Self-Driving Car Rides Coming to Boston?
By Steve Crowe · 6 June, 2017 • 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.RoboBusiness to Shape Future of AI & Robotics
By RT Staff · 5 June, 2017 • 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
By Matt Wagner · 2 June, 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.Colorado Passes Law to Regulate Self-Driving Vehicles
By Steve Crowe · 2 June, 2017 • 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.Drone Provides Cell Service During Emergencies
By RT Staff · 1 June, 2017 • 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.FAA’s Recreational Drone Registration Struck Down in Court
By Steve Crowe · 19 May, 2017 • 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.Self-Driving Cars Approved for Public Tests in Germany
By Steve Crowe · 12 May, 2017 • 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.Smart Exoskeleton Prevents Elderly Falls
By Steve Crowe · 12 May, 2017 • 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.EduExo DIY Kit Lets You Build Exoskeletons
By Steve Crowe · 11 May, 2017 • EduExo is a 3D-printable, Arduino-powered kit for students, hobbyists and educators that teaches how to build exoskeletons.MIT C-LEARN Helps Robots Learn, Share Skills
By Tim Hornyak · 10 May, 2017 • 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.Georgia OKs Self-Driving Cars on Public Roads
By Steve Crowe · 9 May, 2017 • 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.