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Drones, autonomous vehicles on Echodyne's radar as it pulls in $29M from investors

Matt Day for Seattle Times: Echodyne’s radar arrays are designed to bring some of the power and precision of massive, heavy, military-grade radars to a tablet-sized device.

Unmanned Mowing Robots will be on sale in Japan soon, developed by public and private partnerships

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will work on the development of an unmanned mowing robot in collaboration with Industrial Technology Research Institute, Yokohama City, Fukuoka Prefecture and others.

Another Race to the Moon—This Time by Robots

On September 13, 1959, the Soviet Union landed the first human-made object on the surface of the Moon. The United States landed the first human on July 20, 1969. Now, there is a race to land the first robot on the moon.

Technology Behind the Intel Drone Light Shows

The entire fleet of Intel Shooting Star drones are all controlled by one computer. The fleet size is dependent on the animation needed and can range from hundreds of Intel Shooting Star drones or even more in the future.

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Americans no longer have to register non-commercial drones with the FAA

April Glaser for Recode: The court ruled that the FAA’s drone registration rules, which have been in place since 2015, were in violation of a law passed by Congress in 2012.

The tech giants of Silicon Valley are starting to rely on crime-fighting robots for security

Melia Robinson for Business Insider: On a recent night outside the offices of Knightscope, a robotics startup in the heart of Silicon Valley, a middle-aged man allegedly toppled a five-foot tall, 300-pound robot to the ground.

ELLIQ: Intuition Robotics Bridges Uncanny Valley To Cure Loneliness Epidemic

Red Herring: ELLIQ comprises a tablet screen and a small, bobble-headed assistant, which looks like two bell jars glommed together, that interacts with elderly users, the device and humans on the other end of communication.

The US coast guard is deploying drones to catch increasingly tech-savvy drug traffickers

Neha Thirani Bagri for Quartz: The drone takes into account things like a vessel’s size, cargo, and movement, to determine if it might be a security threat. When a “target of interest” is detected, a go-fast boat is launched, and the chase begins.

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Robosea Launches World's First Bionics Unmanned Underwater Drone, BIKI, on Kickstarter

Full of tech features and operated through a controller or personal mobile device app, the unmanned underwater device w/ built-in GPS can maneuver nearly anywhere, with a depth of 200 feet, using advanced bionics technology.

Drones are revolutionizing our world the way smartphones did before!

The value of potential drone-based business applications is currently estimated at around 130 billion dollars / Rapid developments - new drone applications are being developed and tested around the world / Focus on legal framework conditions

Subsidiary Of MTD To Merge With Makers Of Robomow®, Creating More Opportunity For Robotic Lawn Mowing

A subsidiary of MTD Products Inc is set to merge with a leading maker of environmentally friendly, robotic residential lawn mowers sold mainly in Europe, enabling opportunities to employ this progressive technology under MTD's brands in Europe and North America.

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