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Euro Project Tags $11M On Social Robots For The Elderly

Euro Project Tags $11M On Social Robots For The Elderly

The Robot-Era proposal aims to implement a fully realistic and real experimental setup in urban and domestic environments and with different kinds of citizens: the elderly users, the service providers, the municipalities, and the caregivers.

Recon Robots Assist SWAT Teams in Washington DC Area

Recon Robots Assist SWAT Teams in Washington DC Area

Washington, DC-area tactical and special operations teams will use the throwable micro-robot systems during high-risk tactical and counterterrorism operations to gain improved situational awareness and greater standoff distance.

ANT localization?Even more simple

ANT localization?Even more simple

Since its release on industrial vehicles in 2009, ANT is continuously expanding the market which had hitherto been less automated. Contrary to conventional guidance systems, such as wire-guidance or laser guidance, ANT® requires no additional infrastructure. The system is based...

The Deal that Shocked Robotics

The Deal that Shocked Robotics

The Amazon/Kiva deal came as cannon shot across the bows of warehouses everywhere?and not just at pick & pack, goods-to-person order fulfillment shops. All warehousing, up and down supply chains everywhere, is now on notice that the robots are coming.

The $78 Robot with a Multi-million Dollar Upside

The $78 Robot with a Multi-million Dollar Upside

?Romo is a toy with 'real' robot capabilities, meaning he is an intelligent machine, capable of being semi-autonomous, and able to be programmed with new features. We felt that a lot of 'robot' toys out there lack the capability to...

Finding the Unfindable

Less than three decades ago, the Titanic sat undiscovered at the bottom of the sea. Now, as an article in the Sydney Morning Herald noted recently, the wreck site has been meticulously mapped by autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), revealing minute...

Robot Waiters: No Tipping, Please

Robot Waiters: No Tipping, Please

More restaurant meals are served in Asia than in any other place on Earth. It seems reasonable then?with a collective 4-billion mouths to feed?that a few enterprising restaurateurs might chance to introduce robots into their food service functions. Huge potential...

Driving Untethered

According to Kurt Ernst, writing on the motor vehicle Web site MotorAuthority, ?[a] bill proposed by California Senator Alex Padilla would set guidelines for the testing and operation of self-driving vehicles within the state.? Last June, you?ll recall, Nevada became...

There?s a Lot You Can Do With a Drone

Writing in the academic news site, The Conversation, Brian Lovell, who is research director of the Security and Surveillance Research group at the University of Queensland, believes we are on the threshold of a revolution in aviation ? thanks to...