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Japan Planning Special Drone Zones For Conducting Practical Testing

The country's government wants to see if drones can be successfully used to drive monkeys out of farmlands, while delivering food and medical supplies to other areas in need. The blocked-off zones will allow it to further test for those uses and more.

Robotics January 26, 2016

Oakland University Develops Underwater Drone

The Loon Copter is capable of flying, floating on water and being completely submerged.

Robotics January 26, 2016

Harvard To Develop AI That Works As Fast As Human Brain

American researchers will soon develop AI systems intended to match or even outperform the human brain. The ambitious project will create better computer algorithms to come up with a detailed 3D neural map.

Robotics January 27, 2016

Robot Solves Rubik's Cube In Record-Setting Time Of Less Than 1.2 Seconds

To put it in perspective, the previous fast time by a machine solving the Rubik's Cube was 3.253 seconds, so this more than shattered that.

Robotics January 25, 2016

Forget Solving The Rubik's Cube, This Robot Can Do It In One Second

The world record for a human to solve the Rubik's Cube is 4.904 seconds, while the machine record is 3.253 seconds. A robot, however, is looking to smash those times as it can solve the puzzle in just over a second.

Robotics January 25, 2016

Robots May Soon Be Able To Read Minds, Launch War Against Humans

Technology just keeps on getting more and more sophisticated. Experts say robots may soon acquire the ability to read minds and even the capacity to start wars against humans.

Robotics January 24, 2016

Harvard Scientists Design Robotic Ocean Floor Recovery Fingers For A Softer Pickup

Researchers at Harvard have come up with a set of robotic hands that can pick up fragile specimens from the ocean floor for marine biologists to observe, all without the danger of breaking the objects they're attempting to recover.

Robotics January 21, 2016

Firefighting Drones Can Help Diminish Fires In Tall Buildings

A team of Korean researchers has developed a firefighting drone that can withstand heat. It can assist firefighters access and navigate in skyscrapers during a fire.

Robotics January 22, 2016

Smart Materials May Pave Way For Robots That Decompose Like Human Body

Italian researchers plan to use biodegradable smart materials to develop robots that will eventually decompose. Researchers said it is time to move on from metals and create robots that are more human-like.

Robotics January 21, 2016

Werner Herzog Explores The Human Relationship With Machines In New Documentary

Legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog is set to debut his new documentary in a few days. For now, the first exclusive trailer has been released online.

Robotics January 20, 2016

Watch Drones Fly Through This Psychedelic Course Equipped With Shooting Flames

Only skilled pilots could navigate their drones through this course at the XDC 2 Xtreme Drone Circuit Races in Las Vegas last week.

Robotics January 19, 2016

German Researchers Demonstrate Landing Drone On A Moving Car

German Aerospace Center researchers believe this could pave the way for drones to be manufactured without landing gear, making them lighter and more efficient.

Robotics January 19, 2016

'Atlas' The Robot Is The New Rosie Jetson

This new robot can clean house with the impressive fluidity we expect in a human.

Robotics January 19, 2016

The Fukushima Nuclear Plant Will Be Dismantled By A Toshiba Wrecking Robot

To clean up the most lethal radiation pool at the old Fukushima-Daiichi power plant site, Japanese government officials turned to Toshiba, which unveiled a special bot on Monday, Jan. 18 to assist with radioactive cleanup.

Robotics January 18, 2016

Report Finds Over 5 Million Robots Could Take Our Jobs By 2020

New research published by the World Economic Foundation found that more than five million robots will take our jobs in the next five years.

Robotics January 18, 2016

Digital Revolution Threatens Human Workforce: AI/ Robots To Take 5 Million Jobs By 2020, WEF Predicts

The World Economic Forum (WEF) published its latest report on the state of the world's worldforce, and it predicts a gloomy future. Artificial intelligence and robotics will take over 5 million jobs by 2020 as the Fourth Industrial Revolution dawns upon us.

Robotics January 19, 2016

Georgia Tech Building New Lab To Offer Researchers Remote Access To Robots

Robots will undoubtedly be part of the future and Georgia Tech is helping pave the way by building a facility that roboticists from all over the United States can access. The Robotarium will be a playground for robots and researchers alike.

Robotics January 16, 2016

Not Quite 'The Jetsons' Rosie But Researchers Are Working On Building Robot Maids Of The Future

'The Jetsons' gave everyone dreams of having their own efficient and charming robot maid. Check out some of the humanoid robots developed that may come close to Rosie.

Robotics January 16, 2016

This Pothole-Repairing Robot Is A 3D Printer On Wheels

A Harvard grad has designed a robot that will be able to fix potholes more quickly than any municipal service — all with the help of 3D printing.

Robotics January 14, 2016

Watch Scientists Make These Microbots Move With A Magnetic Force Field

Like Jedi Knights, researchers at Purdue University are using the force — force fields, that is.

Robotics January 13, 2016

This Tiny FPV Video Drone Can Fit In The Palm Of Your Hand

The smallest first-person view video drone has been created by a company called Axis.

Robotics January 12, 2016

Drinky Is The Robot Drinking Buddy That Makes Sure Users Don't Have To Take Shots Alone

A South Korean inventor came up with the brilliant idea to create a robot that will drink with its user so that they never have to party alone.

Robotics January 12, 2016

Spectacular Intel 'Drone 100' Lit Up The Sky And Broke World Records [Video]

Intel made history after successfully staging a spectacular display of drones in Germany. With 100 small drones involved, the performance earned a new world record title for the ‘Most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles airborne simultaneously.’

Robotics January 13, 2016

And Then There’s Laundroid, The Laundry Folding Robot

Because there are still some menial tasks we haven’t managed to outsource to robots just yet.

Robotics January 10, 2016

3DR Announces Software Updates Allowing Multipoint Cable Cam And Free-Look Drone Recording

The updates give pilots even more flexibility in flying their aircraft and capturing breathtaking images and footage.

Robotics January 6, 2016

This Self-Balancing Telepresence Robot Comes With An Attachable Camera

Reminiscent of BB-8 in its movements, Double Robotic's self-balancing two-wheeler telepresence robot, named the Double 2, might look like a simple tablet interface on a stick - but the company's sturdier, upgraded bot might be a design game-changer.

Robotics January 6, 2016

Durable And Swappable MakerBot Printer Head Comes With A Longer Life Expectancy

MakerBot has revealed a printer head that the company promises will streamline the process of manufacturing three-dimensional models and parts, all the while lengthening the period between printer head replacements.

Robotics January 4, 2016

The Uncanny Valley: Why Are Humanoid Robots So Creepy?

The Nanyang Technological University unveiled a social robot closely resembling an actual human on Monday and some are just creeped out by the innovation. Find out why experts are concerned about Nadine's development.

Robotics December 31, 2015

Sorry, Rudolph: Boston Dynamics Robots Can Replace Reindeers To Pull Santa's Sleigh

Google-owned robot maker Boston Dynamics uploaded a holiday greeting featuring robots pulling a sleigh. The robots are no other than the Spot quadrupedal robots that the company revealed earlier in the year.

Robotics December 23, 2015

Researchers Use Fire And Robotic Arm To 3D Print Glass

This system could pave the way for glass being produced by 3D printers on a regular basis.

Robotics December 21, 2015

DJI's First Flagship Retail Store Is Like A Drone Art Gallery And It's Awesome

DJI has launched its first flagship retail store in Shenzhen, China. The 8,500 square-foot building features the company’s full range of consumer products while also offering various areas such as a theater, a flight area, a lounge and a repair counter.

Robotics December 21, 2015

Robotic Glove Will One Day Allow The Blind To See With Their Hands

Engineers from the University of Nevada Reno and University of Arkansas in Little Rock teamed up to develop a robotic arm that will help visually impaired people. Check out what else the team wants to advance with their planned development.

Robotics December 19, 2015

This Robot Makes Cut-Out Snowflakes Just In Time For The Holiday Season

Much like you did in grade school, a robot designed by RE2 Robotics takes a folded sheet of paper, and with the help of scissors and a few precisely-placed cuts, shapes an ordinary page into a unique flake.

Robotics December 18, 2015

Quantum Dots Used To Print The Tiniest Image Ever Printed

Thanks to color-rich quantum dot technology, scientists in Switzerland have created the smallest inkjet image ever printed.

Robotics December 16, 2015

Forward To The Future: DARPA Predicts What The World Will Be Like In 2045

In DARPA's 'Forward to the Future' video series, three researchers shared predictions on what life will be like in 2045. According to their forecasts, advanced AI, nanotechnology and neurotechnology will dominate the future.

Robotics December 17, 2015

This Snake Robot Can Slither Through Pipes And Repair Them With Lasers

A company called TWI has developed a robot snake that makes its way through pipes to repair them with lasers. The robot could be extremely helpful in places such as nuclear plants, where a situation like a cracked pipe could be extremely damaging.

Robotics December 15, 2015

This Security Drone Detects Intruders And Follows Them Around, Taking Their Picture [Video]

Drones are slowly becoming an important part of our lives, which is why in the near future, we're going to have security drones everywhere. Japanese company Secom has already began the charge.

Robotics December 16, 2015

Federal Aviation Administration Announces Mandatory Drone Registration

A federal law ordering drone registration takes effect Dec. 21, with the FAA giving owners of unmanned aircraft systems up until Feb. 19, 2016, to officially register.

Robotics December 14, 2015

XPrize Announces $7M Reward For Best Tech To Map the Ocean Floor

XPrize has announced its latest entrepreneurial tech competition, and whoever can design the best bathymetric map could win millions of dollars.

Robotics December 14, 2015

Robot Revolution Prompts Scientists To Launch AI Advocacy Group

Robot revolution is here and some scientists are becoming increasingly worried. A group of experts formed an advocacy group that aims to promote ethics as artificial intelligence continues to emerge.

Robotics December 15, 2015

Pepper The Humanoid Robot Gets New Job At France Train Station

The humanoid robot Pepper will start working at French train station to welcome travelers.

Robotics December 11, 2015

Panasonic Is Developing A Robot That Can Pick Tomatoes

Panasonic has announced a slew of new robots, one of which can lend a hand to farmers and pick tomatoes. Using sensors and image processing technology, the robot can 'see' the color, shape and size of fruit.

Robotics December 11, 2015

This 3D-Printed Adidas Sneaker Is Made Entirely From Ocean Garbage

Adidas has released a prototype for a pair of sneakers made entirely out of ocean waste.

Robotics December 11, 2015

This Artificial Intelligence System Passed The Turing Test

It's the tale of John Henry for a new generation - with a bit of a twist.

Robotics December 11, 2015

Google's Verily Already Has A Robotic Surgery Company Spinoff Called Verb Surgical

In collaboration with Johnson & Johnson, this new company seems to be aiming toward advances in the operating room.

Robotics December 11, 2015

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