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Intel advances the safe integration of drones into US airspace

Intel advances the safe integration of drones into US airspace

Aug 21, 2018 United States
Intel is working with the Federal Aviation Administration and other industry participants to foster innovation and to shape the global standards and practices for unmanned aircraft systems, with safety being the first priority.
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Robots as tools and partners in rehabilitation

Robots as tools and partners in rehabilitation

Aug 20, 2018 Germany
In future decades the need for effective strategies for medical rehabilitation will increase significantly, because patients' rate of survival after diseases with severe functional deficits, such as a stroke, will increase.
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Smart Cities Massively Exceeding Expectation

Smart Cities Massively Exceeding Expectation

Aug 17, 2018
The term smart city originally meant little beyond using much more information technology IT. However, new IDTechEx report, "Smart City Opportunities: Infrastructure, Systems, Materials 2019-2029" reveals that much more dramatic changes are both required and possible and humans will be in the driving seat.
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Robot controlled rapid charging system for electric vehicles

Robot controlled rapid charging system for electric vehicles

Aug 17, 2018 Austria
Researchers have unveiled a world first: the prototype of a robot-controlled, high-speed combined charging system for electric vehicles that enables series charging of cars in various parking positions.
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Monsanto case reaffirms that robotics is the future of agrochemicals

Monsanto case reaffirms that robotics is the future of agrochemicals

Aug 16, 2018
Last week a US court held Monsanto's glyphosate responsible for causing cancer in a ground keeper, awarding $289M of damages. You might wonder what the link between this verdict and agricultural robotics is? The answer is everything.
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Machine Vision

Machine Vision

Aug 16, 2018
The term machine vision describes a group of technologies that enable a machine to see via imaging for the purpose of process automation, and often refers to industrial vision systems. Applications of machine vision include automated product inspection and vision guided robotics. Here we consider four technology types: illuminating, sensing, processing and learning.
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Material can store energy like an eagle's grip

Material can store energy like an eagle's grip

Aug 16, 2018 United Kingdom
What do a flea and an eagle have in common? They can store energy in their feet without having to continuously contract their muscles to then jump high or hold on to prey. Now scientists have created materials that can store energy this way, be squeezed repeatedly without damage, and even change shape if necessary.
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Home robot with personality

Home robot with personality

Aug 15, 2018 United States
Vector is Anki's first home robot with personality. Fully autonomous, cloud-connected, and always-on, Vector represents a major leap for consumer robotics by bringing accessibly-priced, life-like robots to millions of homes.
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IDTechEx TVSoft multifunctional robots get really small

Soft multifunctional robots get really small

Aug 14, 2018 United States
Robots could be safely deployed in difficult-to-access environments, such as in delicate surgical procedures in the human body.
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Ultra sensitive skin for robots

Ultra sensitive skin for robots

Aug 13, 2018 United States
A smart skin that will give robots more sensitive tactile feeling than humans. The smart skin technology allows the robots to sense temperature changes and surface variations, which would allow a person alongside the robot to be safer or react accordingly.
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Field testing harvesting robots

Field testing harvesting robots

Aug 10, 2018 United Kingdom
University of Plymouth spinout Fieldwork Robotics has signed an agreement with a leading UK soft-fruit grower to expand development of its harvesting robots.