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4 Challenges Holding Back Robotics
By Jason Ernst, CTO, Redtree Robotics · 31 July, 2015 • We examine some of the biggest challenges holding back robotics adoption, including fragmented platforms, interoperability, and ease of programming.
Weed Delivery Drone Has High Hopes
By Steve Crowe · 31 July, 2015 • Pot smokers in California may soon be able to have weed delivered to them via drone.
Win an Ecovacs DEEBOT D35 Bare-Floor Vacuuming Robot
By RT Staff · 31 July, 2015 • Don't waste another second cooped up indoors doing boring chores. We're giving away an Ecovacs Robotics DEEBOT D35 Bare-Floor Vacuuming Robot - a $193.59 value.
Sota Home Robot to Care for Japan’s Elderly
By RT Staff · 31 July, 2015 • NTT, Japan's largest telecommunications company, is rolling out its Sota interactive robot in elderly care facilities to talk with and help care for people.
Don’t Fly Drones Over Fires: You Could be Charged with Murder
By Steve Crowe · 30 July, 2015 • Authorities in San Bernardino County issued a stern warning Wednesday for anyone caught flying a drone over wildfires.
Man Arrested for Shooting Drone Hovering Over Daughters
By RT Staff · 29 July, 2015 • William H. Merideth was arrested and charged with first degree criminal mischief and first degree wanton endangerment after shooting down a drone that was hovering over his back deck.
Amazon Wants Dedicated Airspace for Delivery Drones
By Steve Crowe · 28 July, 2015 • Amazon's proposal carves out airspace from 200ft-400ft exclusively for delivery drones, with a further 100ft above it declared a no-fly zone. The plan might also make it harder for drone hobbyists to fly.
Exoskeleton Helps Paraplegic Defy All Odds
By RT Staff · 28 July, 2015 • Robbie Drescher became a paraplegic at 14 when he was diagnosed with a rare disease called Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus Syndrome. He was told he'd never walk again, but he's defying the odds thanks to an exoskeleton from ReWalk Robotics.
DJI Inspire 1 Drones Fighting Slave Labor in Brazil
By Steve Crowe · 28 July, 2015 • Brazil's Labour Ministry will use six DJI 1 Inspire drones to monitor suspicious activities in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Brazil defines slave labor as work carried out in degrading conditions or in conditions that pose a risk to the worker's life.
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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.
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.
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.

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4 Challenges Holding Back Robotics
The biggest challenge for robotics is interoperability. For example, drones aren't built...

Amazon Wants Dedicated Airspace for Delivery Drones
Amazon's proposal carves out airspace from 200ft-400ft exclusively for delivery drones,...

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...