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Major Drone Maker Implements No-Fly Zones For Rio Olympics

Major Drone Maker Implements No-Fly Zones For Rio Olympics | Robotics | Scoop.it
Major commercial drone maker has enforced temporary no-fly zones in certain areas during the Summer Olympics in Brazil.
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MIT and DARPA Pack Lidar Sensor onto Single Chip

MIT and DARPA Pack Lidar Sensor onto Single Chip | Robotics | Scoop.it
Smaller than a dime and with no moving parts, MIT's lidar-on-a-chip is exactly what cars and robots need
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Scientists have designed a robotic onesie that uses tracking sensors to help struggling babies crawl

Scientists have designed a robotic onesie that uses tracking sensors to help struggling babies crawl | Robotics | Scoop.it
Crawling is one of the first signs of healthy development in babies. When a child doesn't start to crawl before the age of one, it can signal development deficits. In some rare cases, it may be a sign of cerebral palsy (CP), a neurological disorder that severely impacts muscle strength and movement. Around 10,000 babies born each year i
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Robot Revolution: Intelligence In, Intelligence Out -- THE Journal

Robot Revolution: Intelligence In, Intelligence Out -- THE Journal | Robotics | Scoop.it
The familiar garbage in/garbage out axiom has long been a mantra of computer programmers, and nowhere is the cause-and-effect principle more apparent than when working with robots. Faced with the three-dimensional movements (and sometimes audio vocalizations) of robots, students across the grade spectrum can see the direct results of their input.
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China’s Impending Robot Revolution

China’s Impending Robot Revolution | Robotics | Scoop.it

Thanks to automation, Chinese manufacturers will only grow stronger and more competitive, says Kevin Sneader and Jonathan Woetzel in The Wall Street Journal.

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US military using ‘drone buggies’ to patrol Africa camps

US military using ‘drone buggies’ to patrol Africa camps | Robotics | Scoop.it
The U.S. military is using an unmanned robotic vehicle to patrol around its camps in the Horn of Africa.
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Relax about robots but worry over climate change - FT.com

Relax about robots but worry over climate change - FT.com | Robotics | Scoop.it
An oddity about the gangs of robot labourers that are supposedly about to take our jobs, leaving humanity to watch daytime TV and survive off a universal basic income, is that people who make robots for a living tend to talk them down. Junji Tsuda
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Where machines could replace humans--and where they can’t (yet) | McKinsey & Company

Where machines could replace humans--and where they can’t (yet) | McKinsey & Company | Robotics | Scoop.it
The technical potential for automation differs dramatically across sectors and activities.
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Dick Smith's curator insight, 29 July 2016, 14:22

Relevant to safety an area of interest for me.

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This Space-Exploring Robot Tweeted a Heartbreaking Farewell

This Space-Exploring Robot Tweeted a Heartbreaking Farewell | Robotics | Scoop.it
Philae, the first robot to land on a comet, said its final goodbye to Earth Tuesday
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The legacy of TV's Robot Wars - BBC News

The legacy of TV's Robot Wars - BBC News | Robotics | Scoop.it
Robot Wars judge Noel Sharkey shares his memories of the programme.
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China wants to be a top 10 country for automation by putting more robots in its factories

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – China is aiming for a top-10 ranking in automation for its industries by 2020 by putting more robots in its factories, the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) said.
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Dick Smith's curator insight, 29 July 2016, 14:24

ROBOTICS the future at human expense. Would love to investigate the safety of robotics.

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The cutting edge of robots: your lawn - The Boston Globe

The cutting edge of robots: your lawn - The Boston Globe | Robotics | Scoop.it
Whacking weeds and mowing the grass may be the next jobs lost to the robot invasion, but will humans even put up a fight?
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Your Luggage’s Grand Robotic Adventure From Check-In to the Clouds

Your Luggage’s Grand Robotic Adventure From Check-In to the Clouds | Robotics | Scoop.it
To reach your plane at the same time you do, your bag flies through the bowels of the airport on a roller coaster ride that would make Six Flags jealous.
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Hackers Fool Tesla S’s Autopilot to Hide and Spoof Obstacles

Hackers Fool Tesla S’s Autopilot to Hide and Spoof Obstacles | Robotics | Scoop.it
Researchers try out methods of jamming and spoofing the car's radar, ultrasonic sensors, and cameras---with disturbing results.
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How Lockheed Martin's SPIDER Blimp-Fixing Robot Works

How Lockheed Martin's SPIDER Blimp-Fixing Robot Works | Robotics | Scoop.it
Pinholes are a big problem for blimps, so Lockheed Martin built a swarm of robots to find and fix them
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This Company Just Got Permission to Land a Robot on the Moon

This Company Just Got Permission to Land a Robot on the Moon | Robotics | Scoop.it
Moon Express is set to announce that it has become the first private space company to get government approval to fly a mission to the Moon.
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Wave robot able to crawl, swim and climb with single motor - E & T Magazine


A robot utilising wave-like movements is capable of traversing different terrains and swimming using just one motor.
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New Surgical Robots May Get a Boost in Operating Rooms

New Surgical Robots May Get a Boost in Operating Rooms | Robotics | Scoop.it
Surgeons expect such procedures to double within five years
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Delphi to Begin Testing On-Demand Robot Taxis in Singapore

Delphi to Begin Testing On-Demand Robot Taxis in Singapore | Robotics | Scoop.it
Delphi Automotive Plc, the vehicle-electronics supplier that last year conducted the first coast-to-coast U.S. demonstration of a self-driving car, will begin testing autonomous autos in Singapore this year that may lead to robot taxis by the end of the decade.
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Tesla parting ways with Mobilieye on Autopilot/Self-driving development following fatal crash [Updated]

Tesla parting ways with Mobilieye on Autopilot/Self-driving development following fatal crash [Updated] | Robotics | Scoop.it
In a conference call discussing its second quarter financial results today, Mobileye confirmed that it will end its partnership with Tesla for the development of the Autopilot program. Tesla’s Auto…
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Dick Smith's curator insight, 29 July 2016, 14:20

Investigating the safety of robotics is an interesting area I would like to work in.

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This robot just conquered its ultimate nemesis: stairs

This robot just conquered its ultimate nemesis: stairs | Robotics | Scoop.it
The robot has 12 'links' that all contain pressure sensors allowing it to detect obstacles in its path
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The future is Foodini: An interview with Natural Machines

The future is Foodini: An interview with Natural Machines | Robotics | Scoop.it
Imagine having quick, easy access to some of your favorite snacks and dishes without harmful additives, preservatives and foreign chemicals that you can't pronounce. It's comforting to think that in the future we won't have to compromise our health to get quick meals and we won't have to give up our time to get satisfying, healthy
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Police 3D-printed a murder victim's finger to unlock his phone

Police 3D-printed a murder victim's finger to unlock his phone | Robotics | Scoop.it
Police in Michigan have a new tool for unlocking phones: 3D printing. According to a new report from Flash Forward creator Rose Eveleth, law enforcement officers approached a professor a
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This drone can detect and detonate land mines

This drone can detect and detonate land mines | Robotics | Scoop.it
The creators of a drone that can autonomously map, detect, and detonate land mines say their technology could potentially clear the world of these deadly devices in less than 10 years' time
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