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MIT SLAM System Helps Robots Better Identify Objects
By Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office · 27 July, 2015 • MIT recently demonstrated how SLAM can be used to improve object-recognition systems, which will be a vital component of future robots that have to manipulate the objects around them in arbitrary ways. The system uses SLAM information to augment existing object-recognition algorithms. Its performance should thus continue to improve as computer-vision researchers develop better recognition software, and roboticists develop better SLAM software.
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WORX offers a line of innovative outdoor power tools that make yard work easier, including the Landroid M Robotic Lawn Mower. After all, who wants to work harder?
WORX Landroid M Robotic Lawn Mower
By RT Staff · 27 July, 2015 • Homeowners after the ideal lawn mower that cuts the lawn for them should consider the new WORX Landroid M Robotic Lawn Mower, which can be programmed to cut the lawn unsupervised all season long.
ReWalk Robotics Exoskeleton Helps NH Man Walk Again
By RT Staff · 24 July, 2015 • Corey Cook was left paralyzed from the chest down after a diving accident three years ago. Now, with the help of a ReWalk Robotics exoskeleton, Cook can walk again. Cook also is the first patient to have the $70,000 exoskeleton completely covered by private, commercial insurance.
Get This ARDX Arduino Starter Kit & Course Bundle for 85% Off
By RT Staff · 24 July, 2015 • The ARDX Arduino Starter Kit, which allows users to tackle 13 projects with a complete beginner's guide, is on sale for $75.99 or savings of $520.
Are We Waiting for a Drone to Take down a Plane?
By Karen Walker, Editor-in-Chief, Air Transport World · 24 July, 2015 • We must have an urgent, honest discussion about what is happening in the skies today. It won’t be popular with drone enthusiasts, but popularity surely does not trump an industry that will be responsible for safeguarding almost 4 billion passengers by 2017.
Video: An Introduction to Controlling Self-Driving Cars
By RT Staff · 24 July, 2015 • A new video sheds some more light on exactly how self-driving cars can follow their desired trajectories.
6 Ways Drones Are Saving the Planet
By Steve Crowe · 24 July, 2015 • A look at projects from around the world that show how drones can be tools to help save the planet.
How the Argus II Bionic Eye Restored a Man’s Vision
By RT Staff · 22 July, 2015 • The Argus II bionic eye partially corrected the central vision in an 80-year-old British man who suffers from age-related macular degeneration. Doctors say this could mark the beginning of a new era for patients with sight loss.
Will the E1 4K Camera Become the Go-to Drone Camera?
By Ben Fisher | Book a Drone · 22 July, 2015 • The E1 from Z Camera is the smallest 4K camera with an interchangeable lens system. Because it packs so much into a small package with an interchangeable lens system, it could fast become the perfect drone partner.
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ams sensor solutions take sensing to the next level by providing a seamless interface between humans and technology.
Gun-Firing Drone Spurs FAA Investigation
By Steve Crowe · 21 July, 2015 • Federal authorities are looking to determine whether any aviation laws were violated after a teen reportedly posted a video of a drone firing a semiautomatic weapon in the woods.
Honda Walking Assist Device Going on Sale
By Steve Crowe · 21 July, 2015 • Honda's Walking Assist Device features two lightweight motors that help lift the leg at the thigh as it moves forward and backward. It measures the walking patterns and training status of each user on a tablet, creating visualizations to assist medical personnel.
Watch the First Legal Drone Delivery in US History
By Steve Crowe · 21 July, 2015 • Flirtey, a drone-delivery startup, carried medical supplies from an airfield to a medical clinic in Wise County, Virginia in the first FAA-approved drone delivery in the United States.
Customize Your Buddy Companion Robot with this Software Development Kit
By Steve Crowe · 21 July, 2015 • Blue Frog Robotics has launched a software development kit and developer program for its Buddy companion robot. Developers can make the open-source robot smarter by giving him new skills, content, and features.

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Are We Waiting for a Drone to Take down a Plane?
We must have an urgent, honest discussion about what is happening in...

6 Ways Drones Are Saving the Planet
A look at projects from around the world that show how drones...

Watch the First Legal Drone Delivery in US History
Flirtey, a drone-delivery startup, carried medical supplies from an airfield to a...

Customize Your Buddy Companion Robot with this Software Development Kit
Developers can make the open-source Buddy companion robot smarter by giving him...