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.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.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.Watch Jibo Control Philips Hue Smart Lights
By Steve Crowe · 22 April, 2016 • A new Jibo skill allows the social robot to work with the Philips Hue API to control lighting with the home.Robot Monk Practicing Buddhism at Beijing Temple
By Steve Crowe · 22 April, 2016 • Xian'er, a two-foot-tall robot monk at Longquan temple in Beijing chants Buddhist mantras, moves via voice command and holds simple conversations. Xian'er is being used to attract new believers.Do Human-Like Robots Really Threaten Our Identity?
By Rebecca A. Hill · 22 April, 2016 • Does a humanoid robot like Sophia threaten human individuality? The line between humans and humanoid continues to blur.Podcast: Ricky Ye, STEM Education, Antbo Self-Learning Robot
By Steve Crowe · 21 April, 2016 • Ricky Ye, CEO of DFRobot, joins The Robotics Trends Show to discuss the growing role of robotics in STEM education and the new Antbo self-learning robot for DIYers.DFRobot Antbo DIY Robot
By RT Staff · 20 April, 2016 • DFRobot has introduced its Antbo DIY robot designed to teach children and teenagers the basic principles of robotics. Antbo has 30 neurons for self-learning and “bionic” capabilities to analyze and understand its surroundings.Self-Driving Cars Meet Rubber Duckies in ‘Duckietown’
By Steve Crowe · 20 April, 2016 • "Duckietown" is model town created by an MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory class where students built a fleet of 50 "Duckiebot" self-driving taxis that can drive around the model city with just a single on-board camera and no pre-programmed maps.