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Jibo Social Robot on Sale for $899
By Steve Crowe · 26 October, 2017 • Three years after raising more than $3.6 million on a crowdfunding campaign, Jibo the social robot is now available for the public to buy. Pre-ordered units will start shipping to customers in November.
Can AI Improve Early Breast Cancer Detection?
By RT Staff · 25 October, 2017 • Model developed at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory could reduce false positives and unnecessary surgeries for breast cancer.
Robot Masseuse Treating Patients in Singapore
By RT Staff · 24 October, 2017 • Emma, short for Expert Manipulative Massage Automation, specializes in back and knee massages. Emma 3.0, the first masseuse robot to go into public service, recently started work on her first patients at the NovaHealth Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic in Singapore.
Autonomous Snake-like Robot to Support Search-and-Rescue
By Steve Crowe · 20 October, 2017 • Worcester Polytechnic Institute is creating autonomous snake-like robots that can navigate through the rubble, confined spaces, and rough terrain left in the aftermath of a disaster and send images and information to search-and-rescue teams.
3 Ways to Get Kids into Engineering
By Matt Alderson | Cimcorp · 20 October, 2017 • The challenges our world faces are growing by the day. We can’t afford to have a lack of engineers working to solve these problems. Here are a few fun ways to kids interested in engineering.
Love Writing About Robotics and AI? Robotics Trends is Hiring!
By Steve Crowe · 20 October, 2017 • Robotics Trends and sister site Robotics Business Review are growing and adding to their stable of analysts, writers and industry experts. If you have experience writing about artificial intelligence and robotics, connect with us today!
WiBotic PowerPad Wirelessly Charges Drones
By Steve Crowe · 18 October, 2017 • 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
Meet Jing Xiao: WPI’s New Director of Robotics
By RT Staff · 17 October, 2017 • 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
By Aseem Prakash · 12 October, 2017 • The robot experience included in a business strategy is important not only to customer relations but soon also to competitiveness and employee satisfaction.
Flirtey Wants Drones to Deliver Defibrillators in Nevada
By Steve Crowe · 11 October, 2017 • 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.
How Many Robots Does it Take to Screw in a Light Bulb?
By Steve Crowe · 11 October, 2017 • Watch a Fetch robot with a custom soft robotic gripper use a screwdriver, screw in a lightbulb, remove a bottle cap and more.
NVIDIA: Drive PX Pegasus AI Computer Powers Level 5 Autonomous Vehicles
By Steve Crowe · 10 October, 2017 • 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?
Aibo Robot Dog Returning in 2018
By Steve Crowe · 9 October, 2017 • 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.
AI System Could Help Robots See Around Corners
By RT Staff · 9 October, 2017 • 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.
What’s Cooking in Robotics?
By Oliver Mitchell · 5 October, 2017 • 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.

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