Self-Driving Minivans Being Built by Google, Chrysler
By Brad Templeton · 3 May, 2016 • Google will collaborate with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to put its self-driving car technology into 100 Pacifica minivansWowWee Lumi Drone Designed for Indoor Gaming
By Steve Crowe · 3 May, 2016 • WowWee is entering the toy drone space with the Lumi drone, a self-stabilizing quadcopter designed for indoor gaming.5 Promising Robots for Kids with Autism
By Steve Crowe · 3 May, 2016 • Robots are helping autistic children in ways humans can't. Here are five social robots helping autistic children become more independent by improving their motor and social skills.Leka
The Leka social robot is designed to improve the social and cognitive skills of children with autism, Down's syndrome, or multiple disabilities.Leka Robot for Special Needs Kids Launches on Indiegogo
By Steve Crowe · 3 May, 2016 • The Leka social robot is designed for children with autism, Down's syndrome, or multiple disabilities. Leka provides sensory stimulation to help special needs children become more independent and improve their motor and social skills.Download: Win a Grillbot Automatic Grill Cleaning Robot
By RT Staff · 2 May, 2016 • Win a Grillbot automatic grill cleaning robot and spend more time doing the things you enjoy. Grillbot will automatically clean any gas or charcoal grill, whether the grill is hot (up to 250 degrees) or cold.An Open Letter to Jibo
By Steve Crowe · 29 April, 2016 • Will Jibo ever make its way to homes around the world? While this early adopter wrote an open letter expressing his frustrations, he's still holding out hope.Jibo Delayed Until October 2016 Timeframe
By Steve Crowe · 29 April, 2016 • Jibo has been delayed again until the October 2016 timeframe. The social robot's hardware and system software is mature and reaching its final state, but it needs more time for practicing its skills and getting better at talking with users.Podcast: Drone Strikes, Delivery Drones with Droners.io’s Dave Brown
By Steve Crowe · 29 April, 2016 • Dave Brown, founder of Droners.io, joins The Robotics Trends Show to discuss how to stop drone sightings at airports, the drone delivery landscape, and how Flirtey, despite having its delivery drone accepted to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, won't beat Amazon in the delivery drone market.Flirtey
Flirtey is developing drone delivery services for various markets, including medical, retail, small business and more. Flirtey’s mission is to save lives and change lifestyles by making delivery instant.Flirtey Delivery Drone Donated to Smithsonian
By Steve Crowe · 28 April, 2016 • Flirtey's delivery drone that completed the first FAA-approved drone delivery in the United States has been accepted into the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.Can Pepper Solve Japan’s Repeat Offender Crisis?
By Steve Crowe · 26 April, 2016 • A Tokyo half-way house will use Pepper humanoid robots to mentor ex-cons in hopes of preventing them from committing future crimes.MIT 4D Maps Help Robots Avoid Moving Obstacles
By MIT News · 26 April, 2016 • MIT researchers have developed a decentralized planning algorithm that can help teams of robots handle both stationary and moving obstacles, and do so with reduced communications bandwidth.Self-Driving Car Coalition to Accelerate Time to Market
By Steve Crowe · 26 April, 2016 • Ford, Google, Lyft, Uber and Volvo, have formed the "Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets" coalition to speed up the time to market for self-driving cars. The coalition will "work with lawmakers, regulators and the public to realize the safety and societal benefits of self-driving vehicles."Delivery Drone Tees Off at Japanese Golf Course
By Tim Hornyak · 25 April, 2016 • A Japanese golf course is testing a drone delivery service that delivers refreshments to golfers while they’re on the course. The Sora Raku drone delivery service was developed by online shopping giant Rakuten and Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory.