CES 2017 Robotics Preview

Robots are getting ready to take over Las Vegas during CES 2017. Here are must-see robotics sights to add to your schedule. CES 2017 Robotics Preview

Novel hardware-based modeling approach for multi-robot tasks

Technological revolution means robots no longer are the song of the future. The Governor of the Bank of England predicts today that up to half of British workforce face redundancy in the imminent ‘second machine age’. No wonder, the research of multi-robot systems generates serious buzz both for promising (albeit at times scary) results and … [Read more…]

Flying Warehouse Could Deploy Amazon Prime Air Delivery Drones

Amazon’s airborne fulfillment center would act as a flying warehouse for its Prime Air delivery drones. The fulfillment center would remain 45,000 feet in the air, and drones with ordered items may be deployed from the AFC to deliver ordered items to user designated delivery locations. Flying Warehouse Could Deploy Amazon Prime Air Delivery Drones

Franka: A Robot Arm That’s Safe, Low Cost, and Can Replicate Itself

This factory robot can be trusted not to kill its human coworkers Photo-illustration: Edmon de Haro window.fbAsyncInit = function() { FB.init({ appId : ‘174248889578740’, xfbml : true, version : ‘v2.4’ }); }; (function(d, s, id){ var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) {return;} js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’)); … [Read more…]

A Parallel Air Traffic Control System Will Let Delivery Drones Fly Safely

Engineers are figuring out how to let drones fly beyond visual range Photo-illustration: Edmon de Haro window.fbAsyncInit = function() { FB.init({ appId : ‘174248889578740’, xfbml : true, version : ‘v2.4’ }); }; (function(d, s, id){ var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) {return;} js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, … [Read more…]

After Mastering Singapore’s Streets, NuTonomy’s Robo-taxis Are Poised to Take on New Cities

An AI alternative to deep learning makes it easier to debug the startup’s self-driving cars Photo-illustration: Edmon de Haro window.fbAsyncInit = function() { FB.init({ appId : ‘174248889578740’, xfbml : true, version : ‘v2.4’ }); }; (function(d, s, id){ var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) {return;} js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js”; … [Read more…]

Samsung POWERbot VR7000 Alexa-Controlled Robot Vacuum Debuting at CES

At Samsung will unveil its new POWERbot VR7000 robot vacuum that can be controlled with your voice by connecting it to an Amazon Echo. The POWERbot VR7000 is 28 percent slimmer than previous Samsung robot vacuums and maps your home. Samsung POWERbot VR7000 Alexa-Controlled Robot Vacuum Debuting at CES