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News & Analysis
Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Comet Landing
Why Intel is Betting on Drones
CMU Names Martial Hebert Director of Robotics Institute

Adept Technology Mobilizes The Next Generation Of Industrial Robots
Adept’s Motivity software utilizes onboard sensors to generate a map of the given workplace. The Motivity Core allows the AIV to navigate autonomously within that dynamic work environment, avoiding obstacles and even communicating with workers as appropriate. (August 14, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
When Apple Comes Home, Thank a Robot
Rising wages and automation alone might make Apple move to India or Africa, but not re-shore itself stateside. The robot, however, holds the automation key. (August 11, 2012)

Going Where No Robot Has Ever Gone
Harvard University Professor George Whitesides and his team have fashioned a new type of flexible, soft-bodied robot that could one day assist in dangerous search and rescue missions or serve as a surgeon’s assistant. (August 10, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Shall We Blame the Robot?
Many legal and robotics experts hold the view that robots lack free will and therefore cannot be held morally accountable for their actions. But University of Washington psychologists are finding that ordinary people don't have such a clear-cut view of humanoid robots. (August 10, 2012)

Brave New Robotic World of Commercial and Civil Integration for UAVs
Most UAV manufacturers do the majority of their businesses with governments around the world, many of which—like the United States—are facing huge cuts in military spending and a slowdown in the acquisition of new technologies. (August 09, 2012)

A Live Look At AUVSI Las Vegas
First impressions of what's new in autonomous aerial, ground and underwater technology (August 08, 2012)

Bluefin Robotics Provides Next-gen Explosive Ordnance Detection for Navy
Before using the HAUV-3, the Navy used remotely operated vehicles and divers to perform hull inspections for explosive ordnance disposal. (August 08, 2012)

Rockwell Collins Cites UAV Training as Key Enabler for U.S. National Airspace Integration
What we've seen is that with the technology explosion in the unmanned arena training was overlooked. More interaction needs to happen between industry and policy-making bodies. Rockwell Collins is also concentrating its efforts on UAV simulation and training based on its experience developing training systems for manned aircraft. (August 07, 2012)

Kick Off for Unmanned Systems North America 2012
Less than 8 percent of the United States right now has an aviation asset. That means opportunity for unmanned aircraft, as public safety officials think, “I can now have access to an asset that was never available to me in the past.” (August 07, 2012)

Breakthrough Robotic 3D Metal-cutting Laser
The slim and only five kilograms light laser cutting head also contributes to the accessibility into tight locations, high path accuracies and high speed 3D metal processing. (August 06, 2012)

Hollund Marine MOU to License Underwater Robotic Technology
In addition to tree harvesting, includes underwater gold mine dredging, spill response clean up, disaster recovery and environmental remediation, states Hollund. (August 06, 2012)

Palm-size Nano-drone: Small Target, Large on Capabilities
It can be operated remotely by troops sitting in a control room thousands of miles away or by soldiers on patrol using a seven-inch tablet computer. (August 06, 2012)

Bravo! NASA’s Robot Touchdown on Mars
It was a high-profile success for a beleaguered space agency that had gambled on an untried landing procedure. (August 06, 2012)

Black-I Robotics Wins $528,000 To Help Secure Robots from Hackers
Black-I Robotics, Inc. has won a contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, N.Y. to supply unmanned ground vehicles and related consulting services. The program will make unmanned vehicles and automobiles more secure from cyber hackers and thus safer. (August 03, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Drones In Commercial Airspace To Drive A New Industrial Revolution
So far, about 40 states are expected to apply for the test site status that should attract thriving community of researchers, manufacturers, suppliers and educators to invest in their local economies. (August 03, 2012)


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