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Emerging technologies have the potential to impact our health and well being, and we'll be talking with Ekso Bionics' Co-founder & CTO Russ Angold
Both speakers talk about the tight coupling between military research and advances in the medical and health fields. Both Ekso Bionics and Intuitive Surgical were developed through DARPA funding.
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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.
Drones could soon be used to help find people missing in remote parts of the country.
THE ANNOUNCEMENT IN November 2013 by Amazon’s boss, Jeff Bezos, that he wanted to use drones for deliveries was, to many in the industry, something of a stretch....
Part 4 of the Economist's special on robotics.
ON THE OUTSKIRTS of Odense, a small city in southern Denmark, Enrico Krog Iversen shows off the building he has bought to serve as the new headquarters and assembly...
Facebook today announced its Connectivity Lab, a new division within the company meant to solve the problem of delivering Internet access to the two-thirds of the world's population that has yet to...
New Zealand dairy farmers are more open to using robotic milking than they were previously.
One of the biggest growth areas for robotics at the moment and also more humane and environmentally beneficial than older farming methods.
NAO price has dropped by half, and is now available to the general public!
Great way to make the point! :)
An administrative judge on the National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that the commercial use of small drones is in fact legal, despite six years of Federal Aviation Administration...
In an age of aerial drones and driver-less cars, Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc is designing unmanned cargo ships.
The robotic suit, created by 3D Systems and EksoBionics, allows Amanda Boxtel, who was paralyzed in a skiing accident, to walk for the first time since 1992. Read this article by Daniel Terdiman on CNET News.
I've always loved the word exoskeleton. While I understand it has a biological beginning, it is one word that conjures up the future for me. Mobile scaffolding for the body. Now throw 3D printing in there....
It came from the sky.
Yes indeed, the genie is out of the bottle.
More great drone news today! Hopefully, this project will enter the Drone Social Innovation Award!
International competition announced to support plan to launch unmanned aerial vehicles
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.
“OUR ROBOTS PUT people to work,” says the rejected slogan still on the whiteboard in Rodney Brooks’s office. It was meant to convey the belief that led Mr...
Part 5 of The Economist's special on robotics.
AMERICA’S DECADE OF misbegotten war in the early 21st century will be remembered for many things, but when it comes to technology, the rise of the drone will stand...
SCHAFT, A BLUE-LIMBED robot, lifts its right foot to the seventh step of the ladder, its left foot to the eighth, and stops; it sways alarmingly in the strong...
The prototype smartphone will be used to help develop autonomous flying robots
Project Tango may be providing small cheap localization and mapping solutions for robots everywhere. - not just in space.
Edward Snowden appears on the @TED stage via robot. http://t.co/21tXJWFqo7 by davemorin 445967599357399040
The tweet stream of this singularly remarkable event is fascinating - TED, Edward Snowden, Tim Berners-Lee, add internet and robots.
Here are 10 women whose work is inspirational or who take steps to inspire in engineering or related fields.
International Women's Day is March 8 - get your girl geek on!
Imagine floating on the empty blue Pacific Ocean, nothing but water in every direction, sunrise to sunset. Yet under the surface swim thousands of great white sharks. That's no...
Buckminster Fuller would be proud of NASA's new experimental robot design. It's based on the structural principle that Fuller called tensegrity (tensional integrity) where the structure comes from compressed rods and flexible connections.
Using a 3D printer at the local library, a Kansas high schooler built a working prosthetic hand for his nine-year-old family friend who was born without fingers on his right hand.
This is what we call "future music."
We are on the cusp of a personal robotics age – can you hack it? Take to the air with my Node.js drone control setup and Leap Motion interaction, and hear more about how small flying machines will ...
Who doesn't want to hang out in the museum after hours? London's Tate Britain art gallery houses a treasure trove of great works from Hogarth, Gainsborough..