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Samsung's new Roboray humanoid robot walks the walk

Samsung's new Roboray humanoid robot walks the walk | Robohub | Scoop.it
Samsung revealed a new humanoid robot, Roboray, at IROS 2012, which boasts a more human-like walking style.
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Google Acquires Solar-Powered Drone Maker Titan Aerospace | the next web

Google Acquires Solar-Powered Drone Maker Titan Aerospace | the next web | Robohub | Scoop.it
Google today announced the acquisition of Titan Aerospace, the creator of high-altitude drones that could bring Internet access to remote locations.
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Facebook In Talks To Acquire Drone Maker Titan Aerospace | TechCrunch

Facebook In Talks To Acquire Drone Maker Titan Aerospace | TechCrunch | Robohub | Scoop.it
Facebook, one of the primary backers of the Internet.org initiative, which aims to bring affordable Internet access to the 5 billion people in the world who..
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Busting Myths about the FAA and Unmanned Aircraft

Busting Myths about the FAA and Unmanned Aircraft | Robohub | Scoop.it

There are a lot of misconceptions and misinformation about unmanned aircraft system (UAS) regulations. Here are some common myths and the corresponding facts.

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KUKA Robot vs. Timo Boll: The Duel

KUKA Robot vs. Timo Boll: The Duel | Robohub | Scoop.it
KUKA Robotics is celebrating the Grand Opening of its new factory in Shanghai China with an action-packed event. Table tennis legend and World Champion Timo Boll will face off against a KUKA Agilus bot. Learn more about the opening, KUKA's operations in China, & register for the newsletter here.
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First flight trials of Taranis aircraft - News stories - GOV.UK

First flight trials of Taranis aircraft - News stories - GOV.UK | Robohub | Scoop.it
MOD and BAE Systems have revealed that the Taranis unmanned combat air vehicle surpassed all expectations during its first flight trials.
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(This is the official press release from UK's goverment website)

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Self drifting BMW shows off in new video from CES - Autoweek

Self drifting BMW shows off in new video from CES - Autoweek | Robohub | Scoop.it
BMW has revealed a new autonomous driving assistant system that is capable of operating a car in a range of different driving situations -- even...
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new flying drone and two-wheeler built from Parrot | The Verge

new flying drone and two-wheeler built from Parrot | The Verge | Robohub | Scoop.it
There’s always been little doubt that drones make great toys — the problem is that they’re far from cheap. Now the makers of the AR.Drone are revealing two new toys built from their...
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Unmasking the RQ-180 | Ares blog

Unmasking the RQ-180 | Ares blog | Robohub | Scoop.it

The Air Force has long debated how to conduct penetrating intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions since the venerable, high-speed SR-71 retired in 1998. But despite the need and a lingering requirement, no visible progress toward that goal was made. That’s because the highly classified aircraft – the RQ-180 – has been developed by Northrop Grumman in secret.

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The full article from AW&ST: http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/awx_12_06_2013_p0-643783.xml&p=1

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Google Puts Money on Robots, Using the Man Behind Android | New York Times

Google Puts Money on Robots, Using the Man Behind Android | New York Times | Robohub | Scoop.it
Led by Andy Rubin, who built the Android software, Google has acquired seven companies with hopes to automate manufacturing and even rival Amazon in retail delivery.
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Driverless Vehicles | Freakonomics / marketplace

Driverless Vehicles | Freakonomics / marketplace | Robohub | Scoop.it

34,000 traffic deaths a year in the U.S.; more than 1 million worldwide. Can the driverless car reduce that number?

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CHIMP, Carnegie Mellon University's entry in the DARPA Robotics Challenge | Ares blog

CHIMP, Carnegie Mellon University's  entry in the DARPA Robotics Challenge | Ares blog | Robohub | Scoop.it

It moves like a tank over rough terrain, but has four limbs with which to stand and use human tools. It is CHIMP, Carnegie Mellon University's (CMU) simian-inspired entry in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, which seeks to demonstrate a robot that can assist in dangerous disaster zones, by driving vehicles and wielding tools designed for humans.

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The (Rumored) Specs for the Next Generation Kinect Sensor | IEEE Spectrum - Automaton

The (Rumored) Specs for the Next Generation Kinect Sensor | IEEE Spectrum - Automaton | Robohub | Scoop.it
Kinect changed the game for robotics, will the Kinect 2 change it again?
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IDEX: P.1HH 'HammerHead' UAS by Piaggio Aero Industries and Selex ES | Arabian Aerospace

IDEX: P.1HH 'HammerHead' UAS by Piaggio Aero Industries and Selex ES | Arabian Aerospace | Robohub | Scoop.it

"Piaggio Aero Industries, together with Selex ES, today presented the Piaggio Aero P.1HH 'HammerHead' - Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) at IDEX 2013."

Read more:  http://www.arabianaerospace.aero/idex-piaggio-aero-industries-and-selex-es-present-the-p-1hh-hammerhead-uas.html

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Facebook Will Use Drones and Lasers to 'Beam' Internet to the World - Mashable

Facebook Will Use Drones and Lasers to 'Beam' Internet to the World - Mashable | Robohub | Scoop.it
Facebook launched Connectivity Lab, scientists team that is designing new ways to bring Internet to the world, including drones, lasers, and satellites.
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Onboard quadrocopter failsafe: flight after actuator failure

This video presents the latest iteration of  IDSC's Flying Machine Arena failsafe algorithm (previous post here). In this video there's a pilot flying the q…
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google introduces project tango, a smartphone that creates 3D environments - designboom

google introduces project tango, a smartphone that creates 3D environments - designboom | Robohub | Scoop.it
project tango features a 5 inch display containing customized hardware and software designed to create a map of a users' environment.
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Who Is SCHAFT, the Robot Company Bought by Google and Winner of the DRC by IEEE Spectrum

Here's everything we know about this secretive robotics startup
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Dassault and BAE Systems welcome Anglo-French UCAV pact - 1/31/2014 - Flight Global

Dassault and BAE Systems welcome Anglo-French UCAV pact - 1/31/2014 - Flight Global | Robohub | Scoop.it

BAE Systems and Dassault Aviation have welcomed the launch by the UK and France of a joint two-year £120 million ($198 million) feasibility study into a future unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV).

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Read the official press release from BAE Systems here: http://www.baesystems.com/article/BAES_165001/flying-high

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Sphero 2B: The newest addition to the Sphero family of connected toys | Sphero Robot Ball

Sphero 2B: The newest addition to the Sphero family of connected toys | Sphero Robot Ball | Robohub | Scoop.it
Reserve your 2B today to be one of the first to own this awesome new Sphero robot.
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(this is a link to the manufacturer's website)

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▶ Robot Astronaut Kirobo Takes Part in Conversation Experiment - YouTube

▶ Robot Astronaut Kirobo Takes Part in Conversation Experiment - YouTube | Robohub | Scoop.it

December 6, 2013, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata and robot astronaut Kirobo held a conversation experiment on board the International Space Station (ISS).

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UPS researching delivery drones that could compete with Amazon's Prime Air | the Verge

UPS researching delivery drones that could compete with Amazon's Prime Air | the Verge | Robohub | Scoop.it
Amazon made headlines Sunday night when it announced it was working on small drones that could someday deliver customers packages in half an hour or less. But the e-commerce giant isn’t the only...
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3D Printing Company MakerBot Acquired In $604 Million Deal | Forbes

3D Printing Company MakerBot Acquired In $604 Million Deal | Forbes | Robohub | Scoop.it
MakerBot, the leader in desktop 3D printing, has just been acquired by Stratasys Ltd., the leader in 3D printing and additive manufacturing in a $604 million deal.
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first clear image of China's new Stealth drone | The Aviationist

first clear image of China's new Stealth  drone | The Aviationist | Robohub | Scoop.it
Coming from the Chinese Internet, the following image shows the the, Lijian ("sharp sword"), China's first weaponized stealth drone. via Secretprojects.co.uk/Danger Room According to Duowei News, t...
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The (Rumored) Specs for the Next Generation Kinect Sensor | IEEE Spectrum Automaton

The (Rumored) Specs for the Next Generation Kinect Sensor | IEEE Spectrum Automaton | Robohub | Scoop.it
Kinect changed the game for robotics, will the Kinect 2 change it again?
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IDEX: P.1HH 'HammerHead' UAS by Piaggio Aero Industries and Selex ES | Arabian Aerospace

IDEX: P.1HH 'HammerHead' UAS by Piaggio Aero Industries and Selex ES | Arabian Aerospace | Robohub | Scoop.it
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"Piaggio Aero Industries, together with Selex ES, today presented the Piaggio Aero P.1HH 'HammerHead' - Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) at IDEX 2013." - Read more: http://www.arabianaerospace.aero/idex-piaggio-aero-industries-and-selex-es-present-the-p-1hh-hammerhead-uas.html

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