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The Autonomous World of Marine Robotics
Video: Boeing Shows Robotic Build of 777 Fuselage
How WPI is Shaping the Future of Robotics


Big Picture Changes in Little Pixy Vision Sensor
The product of a partnership between Carnegie Mellon University and Austin-based Charmed Labs Pixy is the latest version of the CMUcam, a popular line of open source vision sensors. The Kickstarter has already raised its goal of $25,000, and Pixy is well on its way to reaching its goal of providing an easy-to-use, smart camera sensor at low cost for a wide audience. (August 21, 2013)

Analyst Outlook
Is a Robotics “Babel” Headed toward Health Care for 2014?
Will interoperability issues affect the thousands of medical robots enteingr the health care delivery system? (August 20, 2013)

Portrait of a Roboticist as an Artist
Delivering up disruptive robotics into peoples’ homes and businesses (August 19, 2013)

Is IBM Leading the Next (Virtual) Step in Cloud Robotics?
IBM’s new purchase, SoftLayer, powered the DARPA Virtual Robotics Competition, and could do the same for the future of cloud robotics. (August 19, 2013)

U.S. Navy Awards $60 Million for Unmanned Warplane
This is the first major push for a weaponized UAV to be tested for carrier launches and landings. (August 16, 2013)

U.S. Army Places $13.5 Million Raven UAV Order
This order constitutes the final tranche of a 2012 contract originally valued at $65.9 million. (August 16, 2013)

AeroVironment and Dynamatic Technologies to Manufacture UAVs in India
Potential customers include India’s Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Home Affairs. (August 16, 2013)

AgBot Showing at Robotronica Glimpses Australia’s Future
The technology will improve farm productivity, saving wheat producers as much as $620M a year on weeding. (August 16, 2013)

Nanorobot as Molecular-scale “Delivery Truck”
The device is programmed to recognize a target on a cell surface; its drug payload secured within anchor strands of DNA (August 15, 2013)

Neato Robotics Vacs Up $14M
Neato says that its cleaning robots are better than Roomba (August 14, 2013)

Liquid Robotics’ Wave Glider Might Be on Horizon for U.S. Coast Guard
The Air Force, Army and Marines have UAVs; the Navy has their AUVs; so what does the Coast Guard have? Potentially, the Wave Glider. (August 14, 2013)

How Do We Judge Excellence in Robotics? Carefully
For our judges, we needed well-meaning and knowledgeable people who were professionals in robotics, experts in their disciplines and experienced in the field. (August 14, 2013)

Universal Robots to Debut Flexible, Lightweight Robot Arms
At Pack Expo, the Danish robot manufacturer will showcase how the robot arms use advanced force control to handle even the most fragile and delicate items. (August 13, 2013)

Gasbot: Prospecting for Landfill Methane
The idea is that the robot will roam around a landfill pointing its laser randomly around it as it goes. (August 09, 2013)

DALER Robot Walks on Wings
This dual-modal robot can both fly and walk using the same structure, a pair of whegs. (August 08, 2013)



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Special Focus: 3D Printing
3D Printing

The new reality of customizable, one-off production:
Additive Manufacturing (AM). Where it’s going, why and what’s
driving its emergence.


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