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.
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.
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.