Here’s how iRobot’s new Roomba 690 robot vacuum compares to other Roombas and other budget-friendly robot vacuums.
The iRobot Roomba 690 robot vacuum is the company’s most affordable robot vacuum with app-connected smarts.
The Intel Joule compute module is the company’s most advanced development kit designed to simplify prototyping and commercialization of drones and robots.
The Robotics Division of EH Media will merge with the European TUS Expo to form the new global entity Robo Business Media. The merger creates the largest events and media company for robotics in the world.
The US Marine Corps will this fall start developmental testing of Boston Dynamics Spot quadruped robot, hoping for a limited technical assessment in 2018. The ultimate goal is for robots to help Marines in the field, whether with patrolling, reconnaissance or other ground tactics. And it seems the Marine Corps has decided four-legged robots is the way to go.
RoboGames has grown into the world’s largest open robot competition. Combat robotics is still the biggest crowd draw, but other popular events are Sumo, Humanoid and ArtBot challenges.
Robotics Business Review unveils its sixth annual RBR50 list of the most influential robotics companies in the world. Consumer robotics companies on the RBR50 include DJI, iRobot, LEGO, Softbank and more.
An Aspiring roboticist turned Amazon Alexa into a talking Halloween skull that tilts its head, looks around, and moves its mouth while talking back.
A roundup of crowdfunded robots raising money on Kickstarter, including three robot arms, a robot tutor and more.
RoboBusiness is accepting speaker proposals for our 13th annual conference being held Sept. 27 and 28, 2017, in Santa Clara, Calif.
Universal Robotics has launched a new company, Universal Logic, and expanded its line of AI-controlled Neocortex goods-to-robot cells.
A look at the week’s best robotics videos for your weekend viewing pleasure.
The self-driving car market is seeing exponential growth. But the development of self-driving cars started more than 80 years ago. This infographic provides a good look at how the far the self-driving car industry has come and where it’s headed.
Thanks to nearly 200 participating donors, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) will make $50 million in college scholarships available to FIRST participants and Alumni in 2017.
A look at six educational robots for kids that will be popular toys when they come to market in 2017.
Fritz Faulhaber, a pioneer in high-precision micro motor and drive systems, died at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston on Feb. 6, 2017, at the age of 68.
Habitats for the first astronauts on Mars could be 3D printed, by extracting and refining metals from the soil. A professor from the University of Central Florida is working with NASA on how to do so.
The one-hour BVLOS test flight of the Savant cloud-seeding drone covered 28 nautical miles. It was the longest unmanned, cross-country round-trip flight in Nevada history.
Researchers have discovered the faster and more efficient “bipod gait,” which has never observed in nature, for six-legged robots walking on flat ground.
According to a report by Gartner, nearly 3 million drones will be produced in 2017, which is 39 percent more than in 2016.
Founded by former Google and Uber leaders, Argo AI will include roboticists and engineers from inside and outside of Ford working to develop a new software platform for Ford’s fully autonomous vehicle coming in 2021.
By encoding the strategies of high-performing human planners in a machine-readable form, researchers at MIT CSAIL improved the performance of competition-winning planning algorithms by between 10 -15% on a challenging set of problems.
If you’re a tinkerer looking to build yourself a 3D printer, check out what Tropical Labs did with an old coffee maker.
The NASA Space Robotics Challenge final will be held in a virtual environment, where teams must program a virtual robot, modeled after NASA’s humanoid Robonaut 5 robot, to complete a series of tasks in a simulation that includes periods of latency to represent the communications delay from Earth to Mars.
Without new regulations permitting drone flights over people, commercial drone applications remain in limbo.