8 Reasons Self-Driving Cars Are a Cyclist’s Best Friend
By Steve Crowe · 2 October, 2015 • Most drivers are in such a hurry they don't pay any attention to the most exposed commuters on city streets: cyclists. Here's why cyclists are better off in a world without human drivers.Meet Pitchfire Winner Autonomous Marine Systems
By Steve Crowe · 2 October, 2015 • Autonomous Marine Systems (AMS), a marine data collection, monitoring and transmission solutions provider, recently won first prize at the RoboBusiness Startup Pitchfire event. Get to know AMS in our video Q&A.Watch: Robot Taxi Trials Coming to Japan
By Steve Crowe · 2 October, 2015 • Robot Taxi will test its self-driving cabs on public roads in Japan beginning early in 2016, taking passengers on two miles trips. The company hopes to commercialize the service by 2020.A Quick History of AI: Infographic
By Steve Crowe · 2 October, 2015 • Artificial intelligence has come a long way since Alan Turing created a standard for what determined a machine to be intelligent in the 1950s. This infographic shows how AI has changed throughout the years.Will Robot Dogs Replace Man’s Best Friend?
By Steve Crowe · 1 October, 2015 • Robot pets are still in their infancy, but roboticists say they'll one day be able to read your emotions and respond accordingly. Their memory will even be transferable to an upgraded model to give you a companion for life.Watch: Line Marking Robot Creates a Perfect Soccer Field
By Steve Crowe · 1 October, 2015 • Watch a drone's-eye view of the Intelligent One autonomous field marking robot create the perfect soccer field with precision of +/- 2 cm.MIT 3D Printed Soft Robot Hand Adapts to Objects
By MIT News · 1 October, 2015 • MIT researchers have developed a robotic hand with modular fingers made of silicone and embedded with sensors dexterous enough to pick up everything from soft toys to single pieces of paper without needing to be programmed to understand what it’s gripping.Watch: Yutong Self-Driving Bus Takes 20-Mile Ride in China
By Steve Crowe · 29 September, 2015 • A Yutong self-driving bus just completed a 20-mile intercity drive in Zhengzhou, driving through regular traffic without any human assistance. The bus hit a top speed of 68 km/h, passed 26 traffic lights and was able to change lanes without any problem.Meet Cannybots: 3D Printable Robot Cars Blowing Up on Kickstarter
By Steve Crowe · 29 September, 2015 • New Cannybots robot race cars have launched on Kickstarter, combiningslot car racing with Lego-style assembly. Cannybots are 3D printable, open source Bluetooth-enabled toy cars that can be controlled using tablets, smartphones, and a Raspberry Pi.9 Takeaways from RoboBusiness 2015
By Samuel Bouchard · 29 September, 2015 • RoboBusiness 2015 did not disappoint, leaving attendees full of inspiration as the robotics industry grows at an accelerated pace. Samuel Bouchard, president of Robotiq, shares 9 things he learned from RoboBusiness.4 Challenges Holding Back Swarm Robotics
By Jason Ernst · 28 September, 2015 • The main factors holding back swarming robotics are the stigma of widespread robots, the lack of reliable communications, readily available distributed algorithms, and the cost of individual robots. However, these are quickly changing and the concerns can be mitigated by designing safeguards into these complex systems.10 Game-Changing Robots Honored at RoboBusiness
By Steve Crowe · 23 September, 2015 • A look at the winners of the 2015 Game Changer Awards, honoring the robotics industry’s remarkable technical accomplishments and their makers.A Look Back: Major Changes in Robotics Since 2007
By Emmet Cole · 23 September, 2015 • As Robotiq prepares for RoboBusiness 2015, it's a good time to consider some of the major changes in the world of robotics since 2007, the year it first attended RoboBusiness.16 Robotics Startups to Watch
By Steve Crowe · 23 September, 2015 • Pitchfire, the "Shark Tank" of robotics, gives 16 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.Robo Wunderkind Programmable Robot Kit Launches on Kickstarter
By Steve Crowe · 21 September, 2015 • Robo Wunderkind, a new programmable robotics kit for kids, has launched on Kickstarter. The kit is compatible with LEGO blocks and connects to Android and iOS devices via Bluetooth. Once children have mastered the basics of coding, they can move on to program their robot with Scratch, a programming language for kids developed at MIT.