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MIT Enterprise Forum Bay Area

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short article but excellent ideas on practical uses of drones in the near future.

from delivering pizza to being eyes in the sky for police

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Samsung Launches Strategy And Innovation Center, Will Invest $1.1 Billion On Innovation Through Two Funds | TechCrunch

Samsung Launches Strategy And Innovation Center, Will Invest $1.1 Billion On Innovation Through Two Funds | TechCrunch | Development of robotics | Scoop.it
Samsung announced today that it is committing to investments in new technology, with the launch of its new Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center (SSIC), as well as a $100 million commitment to a new Samsung Catalyst Fund, to fund development of...

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samsung investing money for innovative thinking

leading into technologies unheard of before. gives an idea of direction in which technology is heading and shows how broad technology is

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The Robot Launch Pad's curator insight, February 4, 2013 10:51 PM

Samsung invest in hardware and smart devices - this is great news for robotics in Silicon Valley and beyond. Samsung will also be unveiling a seed fund competition shortly.

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Bioinspired robot STAR | Robohub


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small robot designed to walk over different terain at varied speeds and modes.

not too much information to be taken, however it is an interesting video

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The Robot Launch Pad's curator insight, February 22, 2013 11:29 AM

This is a very fast super cute little robot from UC Berkeley.

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MIT Enterprise Forum Bay Area

MIT Enterprise Forum Bay Area | Development of robotics | Scoop.it

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short article but excellent ideas on practical uses of drones in the near future.

from delivering pizza to being eyes in the sky for police

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Hooman Samani On Kissing With Robots: How Machines Can Mimic Human Love - Huffington Post

Hooman Samani On Kissing With Robots: How Machines Can Mimic Human Love - Huffington Post | Development of robotics | Scoop.it
Hooman Samani On Kissing With Robots: How Machines Can Mimic Human Love Huffington Post Samani has coined the term “Lovotics” (a portmanteau of love and robotics) to describe his research, which seeks to better understand human-to-robot...
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short video
not an excellent load of information but some good ideas on long distance relationships and how technology can bring people closer.

mostly about romance however highlights the practical use of robots.

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St. Vincent Pallotti College of Engineering and Technology to conduct TechNex ... - Nagpur Today

St. Vincent Pallotti College of Engineering and Technology to conduct TechNex ... - Nagpur Today | Development of robotics | Scoop.it
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St. Vincent Pallotti College of Engineering and Technology to conduct TechNex ...
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TechNex is a gathering of engineers and IT professionals to showcase robots in special events

showing how society is open to some technological advancements and even cellebrates them

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How will our future cities look?

How will our future cities look? | Development of robotics | Scoop.it
Cities have inspired movie-makers, artists, architects and engineers for centuries, but what will they look like in the future?

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article on the future of our cities and the impact of technology

mostly broad aesthetics

concepts to be considered for further ananysis

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The Robot Launch Pad's curator insight, February 18, 2013 5:14 PM

Contribute your vision of the future to the BBC's "What if?"

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Nissan Opens Silicon Valley Center for Self-Driving Car Research

Nissan Opens Silicon Valley Center for Self-Driving Car Research | Development of robotics | Scoop.it
Nissan Motor Co. opened a research center in California’s Silicon Valley that the Japanese carmaker plans to make its hub for research on self-driving vehicles and Internet-connected auto technology.

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"self driven cars won't be feasible until 2020"
great information on self driving cars

interesting topic, slightly boring article but contents are inspiring

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The Robot Launch Pad's curator insight, February 22, 2013 11:37 AM

Silicon Valley is the place to be for autonomous vehicle research. Although Germany and France do interesting applied research, and Michigan's large connected car trial is very relevant too.

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51st Fryday Poll - Should Drones Fly Commercially? - Facts & Infographic

51st Fryday Poll - Should Drones Fly Commercially? - Facts & Infographic | Development of robotics | Scoop.it
Find In-depth Review And Infographic on Commercial Uses of Drones.

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contraversy on drones. however most aircrafts wont have pilots controlling them.
interesting article 

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The Robot Launch Pad's curator insight, March 5, 2013 2:46 PM

This poll might be over (January 2013?) but the infographic is great!

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Kickstarting a cheap, versatile, sophisticated 3D printed robotic hand - Boing Boing

Kickstarting a cheap, versatile, sophisticated 3D printed robotic hand - Boing Boing | Development of robotics | Scoop.it
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Chris Chappell and Easton LaChappelle have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the development of a 3D printed robotics hand.
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short video on 3d printing robotic arms
can be used as a platform/building block for even greater ideas 

also inexpensive to produce and very innovative.

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Robots: Tomorrow's technology is still tomorrow - Palo Alto Online

Robots: Tomorrow's technology is still tomorrow - Palo Alto Online | Development of robotics | Scoop.it
Robots: Tomorrow's technology is still tomorrow Palo Alto Online But from the humanoid, general purpose PR2 to simpler robots that perform single tasks, researchers and companies in and around Palo Alto are working to make robots ever more useful...
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high expectations on robotics mean we wont have our favorite film featured in the future coming to life anytime soon.

gives a good idea of  future technologies

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