Milrem: In the Foreseeable Future Soldiers in Most Dangerous Situations Will Be Replaced by Smart Robotic Systems

Milrem has successfully tested the THeMIS as an unmanned weapons platform together with the Estonian Defence Forces and Singapore Technologies Kinetics, one of Asia's leading land systems companies and producer of the remote weapon station.

Boeing to Acquire Liquid Robotics to Enhance Autonomous Seabed-to-Space Information Services

Developer of Wave Glider® ocean robot boosts ocean data collection capabilities

Osteopathic Emergency Physician Launches New Medical Disaster Drone for Audience of Homeland Security, Global Health Organizations

Technology demonstration showcases life-saving capabilities of medical disaster drones in a simulated active shooter scenario; gives emergency physicians rapid response capabilities--eyes, ears, and voice to remotely treat victims of disaster and terrorism

Underwater Vehicles Follow Tagged Turtles in the Wild

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) engineer Amy Kukulya teamed up with marine biologist and WHOI guest investigator Kara Dodge to use an underwater robot called TurtleCam to track and film leatherback sea turtles in their natural environment. The researchers tagged their first turtle in Massachusetts's Vineyard Sound in September 2016 and captured remarkable footage - from cameras on TurtleCam and on the turtle tag - that allows the researchers to record how much a turtle eats as well as how often it breathes.

Boeing buys Liquid Robotics to boost autonomous surveillance at sea

Alan Boyle for Geekwire:  The Boeing Co. says it has agreed to acquire Liquid Robotics, its teammate in a years-long effort to create surfboard-sized robots that can use wave power to roam the seas.

The acquisition is expected to help Boeing create military communication networks that can transmit information autonomously from the sea to satellites via Sensor Hosting Autonomous Remote Craft, or SHARCs.

Liquid Robotics was founded in 2007 and currently has about 100 employees in California and Hawaii. Once the deal is completed, the company will become a subsidiary of Boeing. The arrangement is similar to the one that applies to Insitu, a Boeing subsidiary that is headquartered in Bingen, Wash., and manufactures ScanEagle military-grade drones.  Cont'd...

 

Japan Robots Riding on the Concept of Entertainment, Ease of Life and Engaging

The world's biggest robots ever made were unveiled by Japanese company On-Art Corp., wants to use them to build a tourist park called Dino -A-Live.

NIFA Announces $3 Million in Funding for Robotics Research

"These technologies are helping meet farm labor needs and making farming safer, more efficient, and more profitable," said NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy. "With each year of investment in agricultural robotic research we learn more about how humans can benefit from automation in the field."

RE2 Robotics Wins Contract to Design Assistive Manipulator Arm for the U.S. Army

The goal of ARIBO is to provide automated, on-demand transportation to wounded warriors traveling between the Warrior Transition Battalion barracks and the Womack Army Medical Center.

DARPA Creating Industry/Government Group for Safe Operation of Space Robotics

Consortium For Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS) envisions consensus-based technical standards that would encourage responsible on-orbit commercial servicing operations

ViDi Systems wins the Robot Launch 2016 competition

Vidi Systems from Switzerland is the overall Grand Winner of the 2016 Robot Launch global startup competition, beating out many US contestants in a field that included sensors, artificial intelligence, social robots, service robots and industrial solutions.

Robots won't kill the workforce. They'll save the global economy.

Ruchir Sharma for The Washington Post:  The United Nations forecasts that the global population will rise from 7.3 billion to nearly 10 billion by 2050, a big number that often prompts warnings about overpopulation. Some have come from neo-Malthusians, who fear that population growth will outstrip the food supply, leaving a hungry planet. Others appear in the tirades of anti-immigrant populists, invoking the specter of a rising tide of humanity as cause to slam borders shut. Still others inspire a chorus of neo-Luddites, who fear that the “rise of the robots” is rapidly making human workers obsolete, a threat all the more alarming if the human population is exploding.

Before long, though, we’re more likely to treasure robots than to revile them. They may be the one thing that can protect the global economy from the dangers that lie ahead.  Cont'd...

SMP Robotics S5 PTZ Security Robot Wins Awards for Tech Tank and Featured New Product Contests at ISC East Security Conference

SMP Robotics S5 Security Robot was presented at ISC East by a master distributor Make Em Move Robotics and was nominated in two categories: Tech Tank and Featured New Product Contest and won in both categories.

Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara Release New Video Showing Drone Platform for Project First Responders

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

Millennia, The Robot With a Heart to Debut at Universal Medical Systems Booth at AAEP Convention Visit Booth #941 at The Show From Dec. 4-6

Universal Medical Systems, Inc. (UMS) the world's premier provider of veterinarian diagnostic imaging systems and the first company to offer robotic imaging to veterinary medicine is sponsoring the appearance of Millennia, the Robot With a Heart at their tradeshow booth # 941 for the American Association of Equine Practitioners 62nd Annual Convention from December 4-6, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.

Telepresence Robots to Celebrate United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Robots will storm the Prudential Center in Boston, MA during the 31 Nights of Light Event on December 3rd, 2016. Suitable Technologies is partnering with NTI to help individuals with severe disabilities be at the event even though they are hundreds of miles away.

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