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IDC Develops World’s First Web-Browsing Robot

IDC was briefed to develop a humanoid robot that was capable of typing with fingers like a human to mimic the typing of a user, at a typing speed of 3-4 keys/second.

Furniture Assembly – with Ensenso N35

As part of a research project, scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a robot that can independently assemble the individual components of an IKEA chair without interruption in less than ten minutes.

Batteries, the Heart of Your Drone

Does your battery have the ability to report battery statistics to you while it is airborne? Are you sure that battery will work for your important demo?

Transparency vs. Privacy

In autonomous vehicles, should the information in the vehicle’s storage be transparent (to all vehicles nearby) or should it all be kept private unless the vehicle’s owner wants to share that information publicly?

Soft Multi-functional Robots Get Really Small

A new approach for fabricating soft materials at the millimeter scale paves the way to a new generation of flexible microrobots for medical and environmental tasks.

Yanu - The Robot Bartender

The robot has three docks to serve customers and can hold 50 one liter bottles of alcohol or other cocktail components. Inside the machine is hidden a soft drink machine that delivers up to 8 different cooled soft drinks.

Wave Gliders Collect Live Ocean Data from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Lava Flow

By using this unmanned technology, scientists have the rare opportunity to study the effects of the lava entering the ocean, the plume it creates and the interactions of the lava and seawater directly from the surface of the ocean.

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More Than 110 UAS Solutions Providers Have Signed On To Exhibit At Commercial UAV Expo

These exhibitors will be displaying cutting-edge airframes, components, software and services as well as end-to-end solutions focused on commercial applications.

Tracking rogue drones with DJI's new Aeroscope system

Lauren Goode for The Verge: Martino calls this box “the gizmos,” but its real name is Aeroscope. It’s DJI’s new solution for detecting rogue drones that are flying nearby.

Colleges Are Marketing Drone Pilot Courses, but the Career Opportunities Are Murky

Elizabeth Woyke for MIT Technology Review: At least 15 community colleges offer them, but it’s not clear how many students parlay their new skills into jobs.

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Commercial UAV Expo Announces Dynamic Lineup of Speakers for October 2nd Keynote

Leaders from FAA and The White House to be Featured at October Event in Las Vegas

Festo Showcases the Industry 4.0 Capabilities of its VTEM Motion Terminal at IMTS 2018

Industry 4.0 technology enables OEMs to bring machines to market faster and give their solutions greater modularity and flexibility. (Festo IMTS Booth # 134357, East Building Level 3)

Festo Showcases Its Latest Cartesian System Engineering and Assembly Productivity Solutions at IMTS 2018

Festo IMTS Booth # 134357, East Building Level 3

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Kayla Mathews - Contributing Author

Kayla Mathews - Contributing Author

Matthews is a tech journalist and writer, whose work has appeared on websites such as VentureBeat, The Week, VICE's Motherboard and Inc.com. She is also a senior writer at MakeUseOf and the owner of ProductivityBytes.com.