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The driverless truck is coming, and it’s going to automate millions of jobs

The driverless truck is coming, and it’s going to automate millions of jobs | Robotics | Scoop.it
A convoy of self-driving trucks recently drove across Europe and arrived at the Port of Rotterdam. No technology will automate away more jobs -- or drive more..
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We've covered this on Robohub, but I thought it important to reiterate (as the writer mentions) that the driverless tech is not an issue. The main barrier for implementation has to do with regulation.
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Drone racing goes mainstream as ESPN inks broadcast deal

Drone racing goes mainstream as ESPN inks broadcast deal | Robotics | Scoop.it
Drone racing is set to go mainstream after ESPN inked a multi-year, global distribution deal with the International Drone Racing Association. The sports network's first broadcast will feature a national drone racing championship event in New York in August.
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Intel's new hardware kits make it easier to build robots and drones

Intel's new hardware kits make it easier to build robots and drones | Robotics | Scoop.it
Intel's keynotes can be fun, with robots parading on stage and drones zigzagging around the room. Now Intel's making new hardware to help enthusiasts join the fun by building robots and drones at home.
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Lawmakers seek to ensure FAA bill won't preempt local drone laws

Lawmakers seek to ensure FAA bill won't preempt local drone laws | Robotics | Scoop.it
Drone policy is likely to take center stage this week in the Senate.
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Microbots can clean up polluted water

Microbots can clean up polluted water | Robotics | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—A new study shows that a swarm of hundreds of thousands of tiny microbots, each smaller than the width of a human hair, can be deployed into industrial wastewater to absorb and remove toxic heavy metals. Th
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Hitachi Develops Robot Assistant to Locate People Needing Help

Hitachi Develops Robot Assistant to Locate People Needing Help | Robotics | Scoop.it
Hitachi Ltd. is offering new competition to SoftBank Group Corp.'s humanoid robot Pepper in the market for robot assistants.
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When Is the Singularity? Probably Not in Your Lifetime

When Is the Singularity? Probably Not in Your Lifetime | Robotics | Scoop.it
Most artificial intelligence researchers still discount the idea of an “intelligence explosion” that will outstrip human capabilities.
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Today DARPA Christens Its Robotic Submarine Hunting Ship

Today DARPA Christens Its Robotic Submarine Hunting Ship | Robotics | Scoop.it
Behold our autonomous seas
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Facebook’s AI Is Now Automatically Writing Photo Captions

Facebook’s AI Is Now Automatically Writing Photo Captions | Robotics | Scoop.it
Facebook is now using artificial intelligence to automatically generate captions for photos in the News Feed of people who can't see them.
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How drones can improve scientific research in the field

How drones can improve scientific research in the field | Robotics | Scoop.it
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can keep remote sensors alive and deal with dangerous scenarios.
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Drone plane startup nabs funds from Paul Allen, Jerry Yang

Drone plane startup nabs funds from Paul Allen, Jerry Yang | Robotics | Scoop.it
Zipline will begin parachuting in blood and medicine to remote Rwandan clinics this summer.
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Summer Of 2016 – First Autonomous Cars In London

Summer Of 2016 – First Autonomous Cars In London | Robotics | Scoop.it
Britain’s first autonomous cars are going to hit the streets of London in the summer of 2016 for a three months trial. Here are all the details.
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Morphing Metal Could Create Shapeshifting Robots : DNews

Morphing Metal Could Create Shapeshifting Robots : DNews | Robotics | Scoop.it
A hybrid material of silicone foam and metal turns elastic when slightly heated up. Continue reading →
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I'm wondering about the applications for it to be used in soft robotics.
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Will the Tesla Model 3 Be the First Truly Self-Driving Car? - The New Yorker

Will the Tesla Model 3 Be the First Truly Self-Driving Car? - The New Yorker | Robotics | Scoop.it
Since the unveiling of the Tesla Model 3, in March, many have speculated that Elon Musk may beat his competitors in offering the first fully autonomous car.
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Robots could get 'touchy' with self-powered smart skin

Smart synthetic skins have the potential to allow robots to touch and sense what's around them, but keeping them powered up and highly sensitive at low cost has been a challenge. Now scientists report in the journal ACS Nano a self-powered, transparent smart skin that is simpler and less costly than many other versions that have been developed.
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Drone Lighting Brings Out the Desert’s Otherworldly Side

Drone Lighting Brings Out the Desert’s Otherworldly Side | Robotics | Scoop.it
Reuben Wu illuminates monstrous formations in the desert at night with a drone. The results are alien and spectacular.
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Absolutely stunning works of art. I suggest watching the short video, incredible work that went into making the photographs look effortless. Haunting and breathtaking. 
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Grishin Robotics Raises $100M Fund to Pursue Trillion-Dollar Opportunity

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 11, 2016) - Grishin Robotics announces new $100 million fund, four times the size of its initial $25 million fund, announced in mid-2012. Originally one of the first exclusively robotics funds in the world, the firm now expands its investment focus to companies involve
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Crewless 'drone ships' will be sailing the seas by 2020

Crewless 'drone ships' will be sailing the seas by 2020 | Robotics | Scoop.it
RT @pentlandedge: Development of crewless drone ships @RollsRoyce:
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Software for that radar sensor data?
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Autodesk looks to future of 3D printing with Project Escher

Autodesk looks to future of 3D printing with Project Escher | Robotics | Scoop.it
Like so many organizations these days, Autodesk is a company in transition. It was until recently a traditional boxed software company sellin
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Is drone racing the sport of the future? - FT.com

Is drone racing the sport of the future? - FT.com | Robotics | Scoop.it
On a recent Sunday, in front of a small crowd of spectators in an abandoned indoor shopping mall in South Central Los Angeles, four young men donned goggles and prepared to race their drones. Seated in front of a promotional banner for the incipient
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The Super-Secret, Life-Saving, Flying Robot

The Super-Secret, Life-Saving, Flying Robot | Robotics | Scoop.it
Developing countries are skipping over roads and going straight to drones for providing health care
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Salesforce acquires MetaMind

Salesforce acquires MetaMind | Robotics | Scoop.it
MetaMind, a Palo Alto-based AI startup founded in July 2014, is being acquired by Salesforce. According to a new post published at the company's website..
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Facebook taps artificial intelligence for users with disabilities

Facebook taps artificial intelligence for users with disabilities | Robotics | Scoop.it
Facebook is one of a growing number of companies trying to make their websites and mobile apps more accessible to people with disabilities.
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Hacker reveals $40 attack to steal Police drones from 2km away

Hacker reveals $40 attack to steal Police drones from 2km away | Robotics | Scoop.it
Encryption absent in pro-grade drones, so sniff the WiFi and replicate the signals
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