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How Open-Source Robotics Hardware Is Accelerating Research and Innovation

Erico Guizzo for IEEE Spectrum: We’ve seen how, over the last several years, open source software—platforms like the Robot Operating System (ROS), Gazebo, and OpenCV, among others—has played a huge role in helping researchers and companies build robots better and fast

Drone Use Will Skyrocket By 2021, Government Says

Jonathan Vanian for Fortune: In addition to data about hobbyist-owned drones, the FAA said that it expects roughly 442,000 drones to be used by businesses by 2021 for tasks like taking pictures of farmland or inspecting cell phone towers. That's nearly ten times as many dro

Drone Use Will Skyrocket By 2021, Government Says

Jonathan Vanian for Fortune: In addition to data about hobbyist-owned drones, the FAA said that it expects roughly 442,000 drones to be used by businesses by 2021 for tasks like taking pictures of farmland or inspecting cell phone towers. That's nearly ten times as many dro

Drone Defense Startups Flock to the Rescue

Reuters: Airspace is among some 70 companies working on counter-drone systems as small consumer and commercial drones proliferate. But unlike others, it aims to catch drones instead of disabling them or shooting them down.

First Robot Cop to join Dubai Police Force in May

Janice Williams for Newsweek: The first robot cop is expected to join Dubai’s police force in May. Officials in Dubai unveiled plans to introduce a robotic police officer to the United Arab Emirates during a policing forum recently and said they intend to have robot cops

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Mnuchin on robots taking US jobs: 'It's not even on our radar screen ... 50-100 more years' away

David Reid for CNBC: U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he was not worried about the mass displacement of U.S. workers by robots and could be a century before a labor crisis eventuates. "It's not even on our radar screen ... 50-100 more years," Mnuchin said.

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RISE: Robots in Service of the Environment to Solve Large-Scale Environmental Challenges With Robots

Non-Profit's First Project is an Undersea Robot to Slow Invasive Lionfish Destruction

Neya Systems LLC Releases UxCBRN IOP-compliant CBRN Interface Hardware

As a part of Neya's growing Ux line of products, UxCBRN™ provides an IOP-compliant interface to a broad range of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Environmental sensors.

Milrem Developing a Robotic Warfare System to Keep Soldiers Safe in Battle

Milrem's fully modular unmanned ground vehicle THeMIS equipped with KONGSBERG PROTECTOR Remote Weapon Station

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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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