Majority Stake in Aldebaran Robotics Sold to Softbank
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The roughly $100m deal could help prove to investors that there’s money to be made in consumer and service robotics.
(March 14, 2012)
A Tuned-In Robotic Tutor
Learning software developed by a Notre-Dame led team can detect and react to student emotions, and it could serve as a model interface for robots and other intelligent devices.
(March 13, 2012)
California, home to Google and its autonomous cars, is moving to become the second state in the nation to legalize such vehicles.
(March 12, 2012)
There’s a Lot You Can Do With a Drone
Light, cheap, and easy to operate safely, civilian unmanned aircraft will soon be everywhere.
(March 09, 2012)
The New iPad: Why Telepresence Device Makers Should be Afraid
Techies may bemoan the $499 entry level price for Apple’s new iPad. But while that’s a goodly sum to pay for a 16-gig tablet, it’s a bargain basement price for a telepresence product.
(March 08, 2012)
The Decommissioning Market
Making money by tearing things down.
(March 07, 2012)
“It’s About the User, Not the Robot”
Apple Computer built its success around simplified but powerful user interfaces; robotics developers should do the same.
(March 06, 2012)
Besides selling a growing list of non-traditional products, new robotic vending machines gather data on buyers and even walk around to entertain.
(March 05, 2012)
Got Big Data?
Robotics owes its development in part to the probes sent by NASA and other space agencies, tasked with collecting vast amounts of scientific information. Now VC investors are seeing the value of doing the same here on earth.
(March 02, 2012)