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Misty Robotics Raises $11.5 Million To Put Robots In Every Home

Alex Knapp for Forbes: Misty wants to build robots like R2-D2 or Rosie from The Jetsons - useful companions with personality.

The Most Important Robots in Medicine

A robot could soon be a regular member of the medical staff across the country, taking a patient’s pulse, scanning vital signs, taking pictures and even reading case notes. Then, this information is sent to a nurse practitioner or a physician’s assistant, who can advise

Interview with Japan Roboticist and Celebrity “Hiroshi Ishiguro”

Japan is a highly Service Robots oriented Market - Three way Dialogue Systems will be in high demand in Future.

Embedded Vision

The use of compact devices that run embedded software is becoming increasingly popular in industrial environments. From smart cameras and vision sensors to smart phones, tablets, and handheld devices, it is almost impossible to imagine connected and highly automated Industry

Nvidia's Robotic Platform

By continuing to add more computing capabilities for AI on edge devices with NVIDIA Jetson, and more tools and platforms to accelerate robotics development, like Isaac and the Jetson robotics reference platforms, we can help researchers and companies build robots that are mo

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Germany's Kuka plans move into world of personal assistant robots

Patrick McGee for Financial Times: Industrial robotics maker will team up with Chinese parent Midea

In China, a robot has started delivering packages to people

Echo Huang for Quartz: Designed by JD, the white, four-wheeled droid can carry five packages at once and travel 20 km (12.4 miles) if fully charged.

Please and Thank You: How DARPA Is Teaching Robots Manners

Kacey Deamer for Live Science: Researchers created a machine-learning algorithm that allowed robots to "intuit" how to behave like humans in certain situations, like being quiet in a library.

How to Be a Winner in the Consumer Robotics Revolution

Entrepreneur: These devices are coming to a home near you, maybe your home. And that's not science fiction. How can your business get in on this?

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The Search for a Long-Range Robust Communication Link for Commercial Drones Is over

Announcing SkyHopper PRO by Mobilicom, which provides a solid transmission of data, voice and full HD video in real-time at long ranges. SkyHopper PRO can exceed a range of 5 km and is able to fly at low altitudes without disrupting flight or transmission.

BitFlow Sponsors Purdue University Hyperloop Team as it Gears Up for Second SpaceX Competition

BitFlow frame grabber used in location finder system

AutoSens returns to AutoWorld in Brussels for the third in its series of world-class events

This third edition of AutoSens will attract a global audience of 400+ technical experts and engineers, attending from disciplines including cameras, LiDAR, radar, image processing, computer vision, in-car networking, testing and validation, certification and standards.

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Maplesoft - Free Whitepaper: Developing A Robot Model Using System-level Design

Maplesoft - Free Whitepaper: Developing A Robot Model Using System-level Design

This paper uses NAO, the humanoid robot from Aldebaran Systems, to demonstrate how MapleSim can be used to develop a robot model, and how the model can be further analyzed using the symbolic computation engine within Maple.

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Harmonic Drive LLC

Harmonic Drive LLC

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