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Hundreds of robot & technology outlets (including this one) were scooped by a world-traveling random French guy who dropped by NASA Johnson earlier this month.
... i love the reference 'creepy centaur' to some of Robonaut's other forms!
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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.
"The move is aimed at accelerating the Internet of everything, which will transform homes and businesses with a wide range of everyday devices, objects and machines that are always connected and co...
NASA's DARPA Robotics Challenge entry is much more than Robonaut with legs: it's a completely new humanoid robot
Last week, the media world was abuzz with the news that e-commerce giant Amazon was experimenting with a new program dubbed "Amazon Prime Air," which would..
Tiffany Shlain, award-winning filmmaker, speaker, and founder of The Webby Awards, introduces us to her husband, Ken Goldberg, a professor of robotics, to dive into the past, present and future of robots and why it is that humans are so fascinated...
5 minutes of fun, philosophy and real technology insights. And robots.
It's great to see consumer robotics getting some love, however, Innovation Awards are given in hindsight and it's hard to find them exciting when so much is happening right now in robotics.
Wondered where all the roboticists are going? Google has purchased a number of teams and people involved in the upcoming DRC, with an aim to commercializing humanoid robot research for manufacturing and logistics. And pure pleasure. With a 10 year runway, this is still a bit of a playground. Like Willow only double.
Amazon offering delivery on Sunday was only the beginning.
It's no surprise that Amazon wants drone delivery to solve the last mile problem. And probably an underwhelming news event. We all (optimistically) think the technology is there but regulations will take a lot longer. Wonder if there's a pilot (lol) project in some other country?
Check out some of the coolest things we saw at IREX 2013
And the massive Fanuc arm is amazing to see in perspective. But there is so much to enjoy at IREX - including muscle suits making a real fashion statement.
Tired of ads playing to the worst stereotypes of girls? Have I got the three little geniuses for you.
It's an empowering and very funny video. But it also shows how much pink stuff gets stuffed in our girl children's faces.
When Ted Larson, the CEO of a Silicon Valley robotics firm, hired Rohan Agrawal as his summer intern this year he was skeptical that Rowan could keep up with his team’s pace. Rohan, after all, is 12 years old.
The video makes the point that Rohan was able to explore and experiment at a high level because of the range of robotics clubs and hackerspaces in Silicon Valley. Also, that Rohan learned many of his tech skills from youtube and google.
Car of the Future Technologies Competition Webpage
Open to everyone - imagine the car for your future - from UTS Magic Lab
Judging by the job fair section at the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of women in computing held this past week in Minneapolis, it was very clear that all the hottest companies in tech are working as hard as ever to hire more engineers -- and if...
Shoaib Makani, a former venture capitalist at Khosla Ventures, spends a lot of time at truck stops these days. But he's not there for the luxurious amenities, as convenient as a laundry machine nex...
Futuristic, military-style drones that scan water for sharks are being considered by the state government to protect bathers.
Kimberly Bryant is a biotech engineer who helps young girls of color fall in love with STEM.
German company also testing a drone that could be used to deliver to hard-to-reach places.
We can differentiate several steps in the life of a hardware startup: concept, minimum functional prototype (MFP), complete functional prototype (CFP), design..
Excellent series on hardware startups from Cyril Ebersweiler and Benjamin Joffe.
The world’s first large-scale test of driverless cars will involve 100 Volvos taking to the streets of Gothenburg in 2017
The new catchcry for autonomous vehicles is "zero fatailities", which certainly sits well with Volvo.
We form such strong emotional bonds with machines that people can’t be cruel to them even though they know they are not alive. So should robots have rights?
Kate Darling's research gets picked up by major media - good to expand the discussion on roboethics.
Haxlr8’s latest class of startups returns from Shenzhen, China, where they engineered products to be ready for mass manufacture
A Roomba housecleaning robot committed suicide in Austria. Apparently the iRobot Roomba 760's owner had put the machine on the counter to clean up spilled cereal.
I'm probably more concerned that the stove was left on. Once you start leaving the stove on, then any mobile appliance will be toast. :)
The world of niche-y ETFs is alive and well, as tomorrow’s launch of a robotics fund makes clear.
ROBO is the first ETF of its kind to focus so tightly on robotics and automation. ROBO will hold companies with market values that are greater than $200 million. About 40 percent of the portfolio will be global companies.
Sick of relying on slow trucks and traditional delivery systems to get his company Zookal’s textbooks to people, Ahmed Haider decided on a fresh approach. Now, his Sydney, Australia-based company w...
Actually, not the world's first delivery-by-drone service but hopefully more successful and longer lasting than its predecessors!
NIKE has joined Formation 8 and ABB Technology Ventures in funding Grabit's $3 million Series A round. Grabit is an industrial automation and material handling solutions company. Grabit's current customers include some Fortune 500 companies in industries such as warehouse automation, parcel handling, consumer products, and textiles. NIKE has recently filed patent applications for automating an entire factory in a bid to reduce manual labor costs and boost profit margins.