As tempers settle, we all are hoping to find out what “Make America Great Again” really means from President-elect Donald Trump. Hopefully it has something to do with robotics.
The Trump election surprised many, including leaders and observers in the global robotics industry. Only a few would go on the record with speculation about whether the new president’s policies will benefit robotics.
Gentle touch is a capability that Harvard University researchers are developing for undersea exploration, but it could be useful for numerous other applications.
In this editorial, we look at how President-elect Donald Trump will affect the U.S. robotics industry through federal spending priorities, regulations, and tax and trade policies.
The self-driving scooter uses the same sensors and software that had been used in previous autonomous car and golf cart tests.
A combined 400 bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD graduate degrees have been awarded in Robotics Engineering at WPI since the program began. There are currently 366 undergraduates and 167 graduate students enrolled in the program.
Robotics Ph.D. students should try to start their own businesses, says Rob Buckingham, director of the Remote Applications in Challenging Environments Centre at the UK Atomic Energy Authority.
Russian and Chinese robotics partnerships have grown in the past few years, involving military, agricultural, and logistics robotics. Could they become serious competitors for Western tech companies?
Zoltan Istvan is one of today’s most prominent transhumanists, announcing a presidential campaign in 2014 as head of the Transhumanist Party. He knew he wasn’t going to win, but now he plans on stepping down from the party altogether.
Indian industry is looking to robotics for increasing productivity, but can the benefits be spread among economic sectors and throughout the whole population?
Machine vision isn’t just a matter of sticking a camera on a robot or self-driving car. The latest investments have targeted security, filling in blind spots, and more applications.
South Korea is working to catch up in Asian robotics through strategic deals, including some with ASEAN members for service, educational, and transportation robots.
The Robotics Trends Show talks with the Sumo Robot League about how it’s combining robotics and sports to address STEM education for middle school and high school students.
While a robot surgeon can reach into areas where a human surgeon can’t, most doctors still view such devices as an extension of human capabilities rather than a replacement.
The new Arduino-based Plobot has a unique way of introducing kids to coding robots. Kids simply tap command cards against Plobot’s head to automatically create a program the robot follows.
Researchers at Imperial College London have developed a method to wirelessly power drones in midair. They say this could lead to drone-to-drone recharging in the air.
A U.K. Robotics Week survey found that much of the British public expects driverless cars in the near future, but will self-driving cars meet security demands?
Ten robotics companies from Massachusetts are visiting China’s Guangdong Province this week. What are they looking for, and what social responsibilities do robotics makers bear?
MIT’s DeepDrumpf Twitterbot announced its presidential campaign on Monday. And all of the money it raises will go to “Girls Who Code,” a non-profit organization focused on closing the gender gap in the tech industry by teaching girls STEM skills.
Although academia and the private sector are advancing artificial intelligence, the Canadian government must address issues such as the brain drain and nationwide coordination.
WaitTime’s system takes pictures of an arena’s concession lines 10 times per second to calculate queuing times, order completion times and the number of people who got out of line because they didn’t want to wait any longer.
Get a sneak peek at the events around and major topics to be discussed at RoboBusiness Europe 2017, which will be held at TU Delft in the Netherlands’ RoboValley.
The latest RoboBusiness robotics conference offers lessons for about e-commerce, cloud robotics, AI, and more that executives should heed now.
At Ceatec 2016, Japan’s biggest technology show, global brands such as Toyota, Sharp and Fujitsu were drawing crowds with their latest robots.
If you’re interested in the intersection of robotics and DIY pursuits, World Maker Faire is a great show to attend. Here are just a few of the amazing robots from World Maker Faire.