Drone World Expo Welcomes Esri, Intel® and AeroVironment as Platinum Show Sponsors

Esri Signs on as Lead Sponsor of the show's Geospatial Pavilion

Velodyne LiDAR Gears Up for the Autonomous Revolution with Investments from Ford and Baidu

In a Powerful Effort Aspiring to Save Lives

Insect-Sized Drone Will Spy On Terrorists

Source - Sky News:  An insect-sized spy drone with four flapping wings and four legs is set to become Britain's latest weapon in the war on terror.

The Dragonfly drone fits in the palm of a hand and has four flapping wings and four legs.

It can fly through the air with great agility, allowing it to penetrate buildings through open windows, and perch on surfaces to eavesdrop.

It can detect incoming objects and buildings, meaning it can avoid obstacles at high speeds.

It is one of a number of pieces of kit being developed by the Ministry of Defence as part of an innovation drive.  Cont'd...

BitFlow Helps Inspire Purdue University Students to Engineer Next Generation of Ultra High-Speed Transportation

BitFlow frame grabber accelerates development of human-scale passenger capsule for SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

Is That Drone a Weapon?

Many police departments have purchased or plan to buy drones for search-and-rescue, arson, disaster relief, and accident investigations. Police officials say the devices can keep officers out of dangerous situations and cover more ground quickly, especially in the case of a missing child or an armed suspect on the run, especially in rural areas.

18 Questions to Ask Your AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) Vendor: Part 1

You need an AGV solution that will grow with your company, adapting to your changing industry and taking on the challenges you face as your business grows.

GeckoSystems, an AI Robotics Co., Gains Traction: LOI with NYC AI Firm

Recently the Company revealed a new AI mobile robot concept for better, lower cost public safety. All of those affiliated with the Company, as do most Americans, share the abject horror we are all still trying to process regarding the recent, indoor (and outdoor) mass shooting and murdering of dozens of innocent victims.

Disrupting the Apple Cart: Abundant Robotics to Automate Orchard Harvests

Leading-Edge AgTech Company Leverages Technology from SRI International to Make Nutritious Food More Accessible

Upcoming Tradeshow, Conference & Exhibition Summary - September - December 2016

Here is a summary of what Tradeshows, Conferences & Exhibitions to look forward to in the coming months.

The ABC of RPA, Part 7: How will robotics and automation affect my employees?

In the long term, job roles will shift away from their traditional remits and evolve to meet the needs of the modern, automated workplace.

Liquid Robotics and Hydro Systems Development Delivers Japan's First Long-Term Ocean Observation Network

Fleet of Wave Gliders Delivered to the Japan Coast Guard for a Multi-Year, Environmental Mission

PrecisionHawk Releases Results of Pathfinder Phase I at White House Workshop on Drones

The report, included in the White House OSTP Fact Sheet, defines the boundaries and conditions of Extended Visual Line of Sight (EVLOS) operations for a solo pilot in command. The report quantifies the EVLOS distance at 2-3 nautical miles for non-technology assisted drone operations.

Pendleton to Host Drone Rodeo Showcase for Digital Agriculture Pioneers

Oregon UAS FutureFarm hosts the first Ag Drone Rodeo in Pendleton 8/18-19, with crop flight demos & data analysis.

SoftBank Launches Second Round of 'SoftBank Innovation Program'

New round seeks solutions in six categories, including FinTech, VR/AR/MR and Drones

Stanford's 'Jackrabbot' paves way for social robotics

Caitlin Ju for The Stanford Daily:  Stanford researchers in the Computational Vision and Geometry Lab have designed an autonomously navigating robot prototype that they say understands implicit social conventions and human behavior. Named “Jackrabbot” after the swift but cautious jackrabbit, the visually intelligent and socially amicable robot is able to maneuver crowds and pedestrian spaces.

A white ball on wheels, the Jackrabbot is built on a Segway system and contains a computing unit and multiple sensors that acquire a 3-D structure of the surrounding environment. 360-degree cameras and GPS also enhance the robot’s navigation and detection capabilities.

To interact smoothly in public settings, the robot has to know how to avoid someone in a natural way, how to yield the right-of-way and how to leave personal space, among other skills.  Cont'd...

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