Majority Stake in Aldebaran Robotics Sold to Softbank
The roughly $100m deal could help prove to investors that there’s money to be made in consumer and service robotics.
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.
California, home to Google and its autonomous cars, is moving to become the second state in the nation to legalize such vehicles.
AeroVironment Receives $11.1 Million Order for RQ-11B Raven Logistics Support
U.S. armed forces use Raven systems extensively for missions such as base security, route reconnaissance, mission planning and force protection.
Texas Instruments and iRobot Announce Alliance
The partnership will develop robotic technologies using TI’s smart multicore OMAP platform.
Seven RBR50 Firms Win Big in VC Deals
Near-term market readiness is the thread that binds them
There’s a Lot You Can Do With a Drone
Light, cheap, and easy to operate safely, civilian unmanned aircraft will soon be everywhere.
Robots Harvesting Hair Follicles from Scalps
VC money sees heady profit in robotic hair restoration
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.
The Decommissioning Market
Making money by tearing things down.
“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.
Combine robotics technology with vending machines, and you have a truly unique shopping experience.
Inside Robotics with Dan Kara
The Kara Report: an insider’s guide to the technology and business driving today’s robotics industry
Got Big Data?
Whether analyzing traffic patterns or speech patterns, robots are natural information gatherers, which puts them on the cutting edge of one of the latest VC investment trends.
Experimental Communities for Robots
Planned new developments could hasten the day when robots of all kinds can safely interact with humans in unstructured settings.