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Teacher Arrested After U.S. Open Drone Crash
By RT Staff · 4 September, 2015 • A drone buzzed over Louis Armstrong Stadium on Thursday during the U.S. Open, crashing into the seats. Officials said nobody was injured.
10 Great Robots for Beginners
By RT Staff · 4 September, 2015 • If you are a beginner at robotics and want to take your interest further, we've rounded up the top 10 best robots that are great for a head-start.
Rodney Brooks: AI Systems “Very Narrow Tools”
By Steve Crowe · 4 September, 2015 • Rodney Brooks, co-founder of iRobot and founder, chairman and CTO of Rethink Robotics, says AI systems "don't have the intentionality, really, even of an insect, let a lone a small mammal. People hear AI and they think they're these smart machines with wants and desires and capabilities. They don't have any of that. I wish they did, but that's not what we've been able to do in the last, really, 55 years of AI research."
Self-Driving Golf Carts Test Skills in Singapore
By Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office · 4 September, 2015 • Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology conduct experiment at a public garden in which self-driving golf carts ferried 500 tourists around winding paths trafficked by pedestrians, bicyclists, and the occasional monitor lizard.
Watch: Farmer Catches Fish with Drone
By Steve Crowe · 3 September, 2015 • A tech-savvy farmer used his DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter to catch a fish and fly it to shore.
You Should Be More Scared of Smartphones Than Robots
By Steve Crowe · 3 September, 2015 • Gill Pratt, one of the top roboticists in the world, says people should not fear robots because they have legs. He says you should be more worried about all the data you carry around on your cellphone, and who has access to it.
Drone Delivery Tests Begin in Finland
By Steve Crowe · 2 September, 2015 • Posti, the Finnish postal service, started experimenting with drone delivery. A custom drone will deliver packages to customers in Helsinki, between the mainland and an island just off shore.
Why Shooting Down Drones is a Federal Crime
By Steve M. Hogan · 2 September, 2015 • A drone is an aircraft under the Federal Aviation Regulations, which means destroying a drone is legally the same as destroying a 747. No matter where you go, the bottom line is clear: shooting down drones is a crime.
Watch: This Cat Isn’t a Fan of Mini Drones
By RT Staff · 2 September, 2015 • Cats love robot vacuums. But apparently they don't love drones.
Watch: Man Flies in 54-Propeller “Super Drone”
By Steve Crowe · 1 September, 2015 • A UK inventor tests out a 54-propellor super drone called Swarm because its propellers make a noise resembling a swarm of bees.
The Evolution of Jibo’s Design
By Team Jibo · 1 September, 2015 • Jibo's design team explored lots of forms and sizes before landing on Jibo’s final physique, one with familiarity, aesthetic longevity and appeal.
10 Best Educational Robot Kits
By Makeblock · 1 September, 2015 • A look at 10 of the most popular robot kits that make it easier and more fun for kids to learn about programming and robotics.
Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum Steers via Smartphone
By Steve Crowe · 1 September, 2015 • Neato's Botvac Connected robot vacuum laser maps its environment and has Wi-Fi connectivity so you can control it from anywhere using a smartphone.
Win a Vortex Open-Source Robot
By RT Staff · 1 September, 2015 • The Vortex robot from DFRobot is designed to make learning robotics fun for children. We're giving one away as kids are heading back to school. Enter today.
Robotically-Steered Needles May Improve Diagnostic Procedures
By RT Staff · 27 August, 2015 • The University of Twente has developed a robot-assisted system for steering flexible needles that can reach their target in tissue with sub-millimeter level accuracy.

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You Should Be More Scared of Smartphones Than Robots
Gill Pratt, one of the top roboticists in the world, says people...

Why Shooting Down Drones is a Federal Crime
A drone is an aircraft under the Federal Aviation Regulations, which means...

10 Best Educational Robot Kits
A look at 10 of the most popular robot kits that make it...

Win a Vortex Open-Source Robot
The Vortex robot from DFRobot is designed to make learning robotics fun...