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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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Will Your Next Robot Take Care of Folding Your Clothes?

    Will Your Next Robot Take Care of Folding Your Clothes?

FoldiMate is a startup that is making a new breed of domestic robots that will take care of folding your laundry. This new machine will fold and treat most of

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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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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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Fast 3D Printing of Robot Parts

    Fast 3D Printing of Robot Parts

Remember the T-1000 from the Terminator 2 movie and how it emerges from its “liquid metal”? At the TED 2015 event, Joseph DeSimone showcased CLIP a 3D printer that does

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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 overview of research conducted in her lab. The goal is

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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 it is to provide real-world robotics challenges that will test

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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 research and education through competitions. The RoCKIn Camp 2015 aims

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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 7 – January 16, 2015, co-chaired by Pradeep Ravikumar and

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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 may be interested in this opportunity for supplemental grants. Submission

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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 robotic warehouses (see Video 1). It revolutionized warehouses by introducing

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Petition Against the F.A.A. Ruling on The Personal & Commercial Use Of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    Petition Against the F.A.A. Ruling on The Personal & Commercial Use Of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Here at NooTriX we believe in robots for good. The recent F.A.A. “Notice of Clarification” will have great negative impact on the development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). This ruling

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Pepper the Wheeled Brother of Nao, by Aldebaran

    Pepper the Wheeled Brother of Nao, by Aldebaran

In our review of humanoid robots at the Innorobo event, we had mentioned that Romeo, the long awaited Nao’s bigger brother is not ready yet. It seems that SoftBank Mobile,

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Playmate Robot

    Playmate Robot

Remember the cool robotic teddy bear from the AI movie, this is exactly the kind of robot that every child and so many grown ups would like to have. Many

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Cool and Unsual Robots at Innorobo 2014

    Cool and Unsual Robots at Innorobo 2014

There were so many cool robots at Innorobo 2014. We have already gave a glimpse of humanoids big and small, turtlebots with fancy customizations, and the cute little Elisa-3 mini-robot.

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Meet Elisa-3 the Magnetic Mini-Robot

One of the cutests robots showcased at Innorobo 2014 is Elisa-3 a two-wheeled mini-robot by GCtronic a spin-off of the Autonomous System Lab at the EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of

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Humanoid Robots at Innorobo 2014

    Humanoid Robots at Innorobo 2014

We dedicate this post to humanoid robots since they were massively present at innorobo 2014. We will be presenting the most prominent representatives. We group them in two categories: Medium

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Virtual Visit of Innorobo 2014 through Telepresence Robots

    Virtual Visit of Innorobo 2014 through Telepresence Robots

Lyon is a very pleasant city in the south of France. Besides, the weather these days is great. We really enjoy the sunny spring and the french cuisine. But, the

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    Will Boston Dynamics Make Domestic Robots?

Will Boston Dynamics Make Domestic Robots?

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    Will Your Next Robot Take Care of Folding Your Clothes?

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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    Drone Racing League Level 1: Miami Lights  Semi Finals

Drone Racing League Level 1: Miami Lights Semi Finals

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    Drone Racing League 2016 Season Debuts on February 22nd

Drone Racing League 2016 Season Debuts on February 22nd

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    Pepper Still Needs Paper Instructions!

Pepper Still Needs Paper Instructions!

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    Fast 3D Printing of Robot Parts

Fast 3D Printing of Robot Parts

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    Insect-Size Micro-Robots

Insect-Size Micro-Robots

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

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

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    Robot Competitions Kick Innovation in Cognitive Systems and Robotics

Robot Competitions Kick Innovation in Cognitive Systems and Robotics

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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

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    Supplemental NSF Grants to Support US-EU Collaborations

Supplemental NSF Grants to Support US-EU Collaborations

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    Amazon Picking Challenge: The Next Step Towards Fully Robotic Warehouses

Amazon Picking Challenge: The Next Step Towards Fully Robotic Warehouses

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    Petition Against the F.A.A. Ruling on The Personal & Commercial Use Of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Petition Against the F.A.A. Ruling on The Personal & Commercial Use Of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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    Pepper the Wheeled Brother of Nao, by Aldebaran

Pepper the Wheeled Brother of Nao, by Aldebaran

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    Playmate Robot

Playmate Robot

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    Cool and Unsual Robots at Innorobo 2014

Cool and Unsual Robots at Innorobo 2014

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Meet Elisa-3 the Magnetic Mini-Robot

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    Humanoid Robots at Innorobo 2014

Humanoid Robots at Innorobo 2014

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    Virtual Visit of Innorobo 2014 through Telepresence Robots

Virtual Visit of Innorobo 2014 through Telepresence Robots

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