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Why Robotics Will Change Agriculture

Rob Trice & Seana Day via Forbes:  Last month as our Mixing Bowl colleagues Mic

2016 Best Year Ever for Funding Robotics Startup Companies

128 companies got funded, some multiple times. $1.95 billion, 50% more than 2015 which was also a phenomenal year with over $1.32 billion funded.

Mining 24 Hours a Day with Robots

Tom Simonite for MIT Technology Review:  Each of these trucks is the size of a sma

Amazon patents system to defend drones against hackers, jammers … and arrows

Alan Boyle for GeekWire:  If there are any Robin Hoods out there who are thinking ab

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US Military Unleashes Swarm of Micro Drones Over California

From Seeker:  The Pentagon may soon be unleashing a 21st-century version of locusts on its adversaries after officials on Monday said it had successfully tested a swarm of 103 micro-drones.

The important step in the development of new autonomous weapon systems was made possible by improvements in artificial intelligence, holding open the possibility that groups of small robots could act together under human direction.

Military strategists have high hopes for such drone swarms that would be cheap to produce and able to overwhelm opponents' defenses with their great numbers.

The test of the world's largest micro-drone swarm in California in October included 103 Perdix micro-drones measuring around six inches (16 centimeters) launched from three F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets, the Pentagon said in a statement.

"The micro-drones demonstrated advanced swarm behaviors such as collective decision-making, adaptive formation flying and self-healing," it said.  Cont'd...

Unmanned & Other Topics - News Headlines

Mouser Now Shipping Texas Instruments' TDC7201 Time-to-Digital Converter for Laser Range-Finding Systems

Device Ideal for Collision Avoidance in Dones, Robotics, and Vehicles

Mouser and Imahara Showcase Real-World Case for Project First Responders: The Disaster Response Drone Network

Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara launch the final video episode from the Project First Responders series. This new video explores the advantages of launching multiple drones in public safety operations. To see the video and more from the Empowering Innovation Together program, visit www.mouser.com/empowering-innovation.

FIRST® Celebrates Championship Event's 2018 Arrival in Detroit with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and General Motors

At 2017 North American International Auto Show, Detroit leaders kick off activities welcoming STEM nonprofit to the Motor City

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