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Disney’s Martin Buehler to Deliver RoboBusiness Opening Keynote
By RT Staff · 9 August, 2017 • Dr. Martin Buehler, Executive R&D Imagineer with Walt Disney Imagineering, will deliver the opening keynote at RoboBusiness 2017. Buehler will share how Disney has enhanced robotic characters to create deeper and more meaningful connections with Disney theme park guests.
Security Robot Fall Shows Limits of AI
By David Bruemmer · 2 August, 2017 • Despite all the hype, AI systems get lost all the time, just like humans. The issue that caused Knightscope's K5 security robot to fall into an indoor water fountain is a pesky, seemingly trivial sensor problem that has plagued robot autonomy and AI for decades.
Tendril, Origami Robots Ready to Move into Tight Spots
By Tim Hornyak · 31 July, 2017 • Roboticists have unveiled robots that can be deployed in interesting new ways through growing and unfolding, giving them useful access to all kinds of nooks and crannies.
RoboBusiness Europe, TUS Expo Name 2018 Host City
By RT Staff · 26 July, 2017 • Robo Business Media has announced that it has chosen the city of Rotterdam as the location of RoboBusiness Europe and TUS Expo 2018.
Reader Survey Offers Chance to Win $50 Gift Card
By RT Staff · 26 July, 2017 • We like to check in with our readers to find out how we're doing, what stories we might be missing, and what we can do to improve Robotics Trends. Please take a few minutes to fill us in, and you'll be entered to win a $50 American Express gift card.
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‚Äôs 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.

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