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U.N. Aviation Arm Seeks to Establish Global Drone Guidelines

Andy Pasztor for The Wall Street Journal: Prompted by the proliferation of drones, international aviation authorities on Friday will kick off a first-of-its-kind symposium soliciting industry ideas about potential global operating standards.

The Three Vital Elements That Will Make Autonomous Shipping a Reality

Autonomous shipping has become a topic of discussion over the past year with large industry players stating their interest in developing this technology.

Sky No Longer the Limit with Package Distribution Drone at PACK EXPO Las Vegas

PMMI and Workhorse partner to provide show attendees an exclusive glimpse at advancements in aerial automated delivery systems

Interview with Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Team Eauligo

For the competition we will launch a horde of miniature robotic submarines called Marine Bees. They take their design from real bees, not just for the way they look, but also because they mimic the behavior of real bees and the operation of a hive to explore and image the oc

Interview with Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Team ARGGONAUTS

We are building two types of animals: one animal which runs at the water surface (the “water strider”) and one which goes down (the “great diver”). These pairs are the basic units of our system.

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Engineers teach robots to understand emotion through touch

Duncan Geere for Tech Radar: Now researchers from Université Paris-Saclay are attempting to bestow the same benefits onto robots. Adriana Tapus and her colleagues are aiming to develop a humanoid robot that's sensitive to tactile stimulation in the same way people are.

Starting a Robotics Company? Sell a Service, Not a Robot

Tekla S. Perry for IEEE Spectrum: “I’m a big fan of going out and doing a service with a robot, competing with other businesses that provide that service, rather than trying to sell a $100,000 robot,”

Self-folding electronics could enable advanced robotics

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: The development, reported in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, could lead to new ways for people to interact with machines and even create self-folding robots.

This drone can pinpoint a specific package in a giant warehouse

Siyi Chen for Quartz: A prototype created by the scientists can catalogue items instantly as the drones fly up and down the aisles.

Unmanned & Other Topics - News Headlines

More than 150,000 Commercial Drones to be Shipped in 2017

More than 150,000 commercial drones or UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) will be shipped in 2017 according to a new report from Interact Analysis. The detailed research report found that commercial drone shipments are growing by 68 percent this year. Media and entertainment applications still hold the lion's share and will consume 85 percent of this shipments; however, other industries including construction, building inspection and public safety are growing much quicker.

Commercial UAV Expo Europe Moves to Amsterdam in April, 2018

Drone Conference & Expo for Industrial Applications to take place 10-12 April at the RAI Amsterdam

Harmonic Drive LLC to demo Mars 2020 Rover Arm at Robobusiness

Motive Space Systems brings arm to exhibit with Harmonic Drive

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