15 Must-See Robotics Startups at RoboBusiness 2016

Pitchfire, the “Shark Tank” of robotics, gives 15 robotics startups two minutes to tell a live panel of judges and attendees how their product will be a disruptive technology. Here’s a sneak peek at each finalist. 15 Must-See Robotics Startups at RoboBusiness 2016

Shape-Programmable Microbot “Swimmers”

Bringing the techno dream of microrobots swimming throughout the human body to deliver precise medical functions a tad The post Shape-Programmable Microbot “Swimmers” has been published on Technology Org. Shape-Programmable Microbot “Swimmers”

The Robot Economy: Interview with Alan Manning

In today’s interview, we sat down with Alan Manning, Professor of Labour Economics at the London School of Economics. He is a leading author in his field, particularly in understanding the imperfections of labour markets. How do you think robots will impact the economy? Like any new technology, there will be winners and losers. On … [Read more…]

Jibo Shipping Pre-launch Models in November

Pre-launch versions of Jibo the social robot will start shipping to backers in November on a first-ordered, first-received basis. The hardware will be finalized on the pre-launch version of Jibo, but the software will not be finalized. No timeframe was set for when fully-functioning Jibo will ship. Jibo Shipping Pre-launch Models in November

DIYer Builds Arduino-based Dustbuster Robot Vacuum

A DIYer uses four motors for locomotion, an Arduino Uno, IR and ultrasonic sensors and a dusbuster to create a robot vacuum that avoids obstacles and cleans floors. DIYer Builds Arduino-based Dustbuster Robot Vacuum

Autonomous Haulage Vehicle Without a Driver

Komatsu has newly developed an unmanned vehicle designed to maximize the advantages of unmanned operation. This latest autonomous truck The post Autonomous Haulage Vehicle Without a Driver has been published on Technology Org. Autonomous Haulage Vehicle Without a Driver

Robocar parking is incredibly cheap

Some people have wondered about my forecast in the spreadsheet on robotaxi economics about the very low parking costs I have predicted. I wrote about most of the reasons for this in my 2007 essay on Robocar Parking, but let me expand and add some modern notes here. The glut of parking Today, researchers estimate … [Read more…]