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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.

Visible Flight: Drones Raise Filmmaking Opportunities

Despite all of the new tools, drones are still only used in about 10 percent of film productions where a camera drone and crew can cost less than $3,000 compared to $25,000 for a helicopter shoot.

Robotics Ignite Agricultural Revolution

Advanced robotics will make jobs such as harvesting easier for farmers. In time, when robots finally learn how to harvest each individual crop, farms will be able to produce more yields for human consumption.

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.

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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?

Drone Racing League Season 2: More Funding, More Drones

Marco Margaritoff for The Drive: Drone Racing League Season 2 acquires $20m in additional Series B funding and is ready for takeoff next week on ESPN.

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Tronics MEMS Gyro Sensors Available for Immediate Shipment Globally through Digi-Key

Tronics' products are ideal for applications that require precise measurement such as precision instrumentation, platform stabilization, guidance and navigation control, auto-pilot, inertial measurement unit (IMU), attitude and heading reference system (AHRS), flight control and back-up instrumentation, unmanned and autonomous vehicles, pipe inspection, three-dimensional mapping, and robotics, among others.

Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara Launch "Shaping Smarter Cities" Video Series

Global distributor Mouser Electronics and engineer spokesperson Grant Imahara are teaming up to present the Shaping Smarter Cities project, part of Mouser's Empowering Innovation Together program. The new series explores global technological solutions for dense population zones, and how different companies are creating a more livable future for our cities.

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.

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