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Moscow - Russia will launch the Luna-Globe-1 spacecraft from its new space center Vostochny in the Amur region in 2015, Roscosmos head Vladimir Popovkin told reporters on Tuesday.
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An Australian teenager's simple idea that would allow a complete quadriplegic to control a wheelchair by voice has earned her international recognition and a top science award for school students, handed out by Commonwealth science agency CSIRO.
16 yr old Yaya Lu documents her 8 years of robotics competitions and her learning journery at her website yayalu.net . She is a complete champion.
A student develops a system to help drones home in on the location of people trapped underneath rubble using mobile phone signals.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is seeking permission from U.S. regulators to test its delivery drones near Seattle, as part of a rapid expansion of a program that has sparked widespread debate
This is a positive move towards a regulatory pathway. For years, driverless vehicles (cars) have had large companies with deep pockets championing their cause, doing research and steering policy. Commercial drone regulations are moving slowly because of lack of commercial push.
Tom Tunguz is a venture capitalist at Redpoint and writes about startups, fund raising, SaaS companies, and best practices for founders.
The Carnegie Mellon professor writes that there won't be separate physical and digital worlds. The two will be fused into one, with your needs met by robots serving as baristas, Realtors and sales agents.
We are already surrounded by bots in the form of ATMs, GPS systems and Nest thermostats. Our appliances will become autonomous one by one, but we’ll still refuse to call them robots.
Exploring the tension between the robots that do things and the things we like to call robots - social robots.
The National Park Service ordered a ban on drones in the 401 national parks, the latest battleground over the proliferation of drones in U.S. skies.
We could see this coming - see Game of Drones - Extreme Sports Photography article.
Given that this is the third Follow-Me announcement of the day, AirDog's claim to be the world's first auto-follow action sports drone may not be quite acc…
3D Robotics is thrilled to introduce the Follow Me feature, the latest adventure in autonomous flight. Follow Me mode allows you to be your own one-man aeria…
Eugene Goostman seems like a typical 13-year-old Ukrainian boy — at least, that's what a third of judges at a Turing Test competition this Saturday thought. Goostman says that he likes hamburgers...
But if they do, Google hopes the fine gets handed to their corporate person, not the human in the driver seat.
Virgin's the kind of brand we're not shocked to see playing with the latest tech -- after all, Richard Branson's got a space plane. Experiments with
Farms in upstate New York and elsewhere are using automatic milkers that scan and map the underbellies of cows, extract the milk, and monitor its quality, without the use of human hands.
The beauty of these systems is the benefit to the cows. They like being milked by machines more often.
If you are involved at all in small drone flying, you are likely to have come across Peter Sachs in one of a number of online forums dedicated to unmanned aerial vehicles or have visited his website to learn from an expert the latest in drone law. He’s a commercial [...]
US struggles to keep up with rest of world.
But Jibo can do the same human-robot interaction for a fraction of the price. The battle of the household robots begins!
Imaginez un monde où il n’y aurait plus de comptables, d’assistants juridiques, de chauffeurs de taxi ou de livreurs… Un monde où les services ne seraient plus assurés par les hommes mais p
Les robots rêvent-ils de moutons électriques ?... ;-)
Ryan Calo wants the government to pay more attention to robotics.
Calo suggests it's time for a new federal agency to oversee robotics technologies.
Nasa plans to use the handsets to beef up its Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites, or SPHERES robots.
Launching on July 11
From academics to boots-on-the-ground entrepreneurs.
A very US centric but interesting list.
The Japanese telecom giant is betting big on robotics
Quite a degree more complex than Pepper - although I'm also hearing great things about how much more sophisticated Pepper is than the original Nao.
Sure to be a hit among GoPro wielding snowboarders.
One of the 'follow me' droids launched this weekend.
Epson's new machine can operate a normal power-drill, pick up screws as small as those in tiny watches and even check the quality of its work with its own eyes.
Google is engaging in unprecedented, massive, ongoing data collection to transform intractable problems into solvable chores.
Japanese Robots: Celebrating the Life of Dr. Kanako Miura
One year after her tragic death in a cycling accident, Reno Tibke looks at the contributions to robotics, particularly humanoid movement, made by gifted researcher Dr. Kanako Miura.
An NZ firm which makes robotic "exoskeletons" for the disabled will float on Britain's junior AIM sharemarket.
Drones could soon be used to help find people missing in remote parts of the country.