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Affordable Virtually Indestructible Drones

    Affordable Virtually Indestructible Drones

Unbreakable Quadrotors Last spring, Parrot released a cool slow motion video (see Video 1) featuring the famous AR Drone flying through water, fire, glass and crashing into a wall. While

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Warka Water: Collecting Water Out of Thin Air

    Warka Water: Collecting Water Out of Thin Air

According to the 2015 report of UNICEF, 663 million people around the globe struggle to find reliable sources of water to drink. Thousands of people including a huge percentage of

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Will Boston Dynamics Make Domestic Robots?

    Will Boston Dynamics Make Domestic Robots?

The latest Boston Dynamics video is about the SpotMini, a new smaller version of the Spot four-legged agile robot. However, while the Spot is hydraulically actuated, the SpotMini is 100%

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Machines Uprising: From Fun To Deep Thoughts

    Machines Uprising: From Fun To Deep Thoughts

Technology and more specifically artificial beings (i.e. robots) have always made people imagine dystopian futures. The predicted outcome resembles the Terminator films or the Ex Machina movie, where machines become

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Drone Racing League Level 1: Miami Lights Semi Finals

    Drone Racing League Level 1: Miami Lights  Semi Finals

The videos of the semi finals of Drone Racing League (DRL) of the 2016 season are out. At this stage, 8 pilots battle for the most points. Each race is

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Vacuum Robot Love Story Commercial

    Vacuum Robot Love Story Commercial

The german company Vorwerk issued a cute ad video (see below) featuring their new vacuum cleaner robot Kobold VR200. The story is inspired from the Disney-Pixar’s great movie Wall-E: a

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Drone Racing League 2016 Season Debuts on February 22nd

    Drone Racing League 2016 Season Debuts on February 22nd

With the technology becoming mature, a drone racing competition was unavoidable. That’s what the Drone Racing League (DRL) is about, with its drone championship debuting this year. The first round

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Pepper Still Needs Paper Instructions!

    Pepper Still Needs Paper Instructions!

In a recent video (see below) by Aldebaran Robotics, their community leader Nicola Rigaud reports recent stories about Pepper. Riguaud gives an overview of projects presented during the finals of

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Computers with Emotions Talk by Peter Robinson

  Computers with Emotions Talk by Peter Robinson

The importance of emotional expression as part of human communication has been understood since the seventeenth century, and has been

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Robots can Help Understand Humans Talk by Pierre Yves Oudeyer

  Robots can Help Understand Humans Talk by Pierre Yves Oudeyer

A great mystery is how human infants develop: how they discover their bodies, how they learn to interact with objects

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Human-Level AI Talk by Murray Shanahan

  Human-Level AI Talk by Murray Shanahan

Murray Shanahan is Professor of Cognitive Robotics in the Dept. of Computing at Imperial College London, where he heads the

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Learn How Make Robots Hear and Localize Sound Sources

  Learn How Make Robots Hear and Localize Sound Sources

A MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), on Binaural Hearing for Robots will start on May 11th, 2015. It will adress

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Terminator 2 Inspires a Revolutionary 25x Faster 3D Printing Process

  Terminator 2 Inspires a Revolutionary 25x Faster 3D Printing Process

Remember the T-1000 from the Terminator 2 movie and how it emerges from its “liquid metal”? At the TED 2015

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Insect-Size Micro-Robots

  Insect-Size Micro-Robots

In her talk at TED, Sarah Bergbreiter head of the Maryland Microrobotics Laboratory at the University of Maryland gives an

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Eurathlon 2015 Competition Will Mix Air, Land, and Sea Robots

  Eurathlon 2015 Competition Will Mix Air, Land, and Sea Robots

Eurathlon is a robotic competition, supported by the European Commission in the FP7, through the eu-robotics association. The vision behind

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Robot Competitions Kick Innovation in Cognitive Systems and Robotics

  Robot Competitions Kick Innovation in Cognitive Systems and Robotics

Robot Competitions Kick Innovation in Cognitive Systems and Robotics (RoCKIn) is an EU-funded Coordination Action aimed at the promotion of

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Machine Learning “Summer” School (MLSS), Austin, Texas, January 7-16, 2015

  Machine Learning “Summer” School (MLSS), Austin, Texas, January 7-16, 2015

The University of Texas at Austin will be hosting the Machine Learning “Summer” School (MLSS) this coming winter from January

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Supplemental NSF Grants to Support US-EU Collaborations

  Supplemental NSF Grants to Support US-EU Collaborations

If you have an existing NSF-IIS National Robotics Initiative award or a Robust Intelligence award that focuses on robotics, you

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10 Christmas Robotic Gift Ideas

  10 Christmas Robotic Gift Ideas

Christmas is getting close and its time to look for gift ideas. If you are looking for a gift for

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Amazon Picking Challenge: The Next Step Towards Fully Robotic Warehouses

  Amazon Picking Challenge: The Next Step Towards Fully Robotic Warehouses

Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos is a deep believer in robotics. In 2012, Amazon acquired Kiva systems a company specialized in

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    Will Boston Dynamics Make Domestic Robots?

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Will Your Next Robot Take Care of Folding Your Clothes?

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    Machines Uprising: From Fun To Deep Thoughts

Machines Uprising: From Fun To Deep Thoughts

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    Neato Botvac Connected: The First Vacuum Robot Controlled from a Smartwatch

Neato Botvac Connected: The First Vacuum Robot Controlled from a Smartwatch

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    Drone Racing League Level 1: Miami Lights  Semi Finals

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