Over the next five years automation will impact sectors of the economy that have been insulated from change by social norms or regulatory barriers to entry. This will occur because technological solutions are readily available but not yet deployed.
DRL Sets the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM Title for the Fastest Ground Speed by a Battery-powered Remote-controlled Quadcopter
Chris Middleton for Diginomica: If a country's national infrastructure is in disrepair - and most of them are - then could the robot revolution be the answer?
Autonomous drones are set to take over border patrols, crime hotspot monitoring and more, says South Africa's Airborne Drones.
Evan Ackerman for IEEE Spectrum: In NASA's Space Robotics Challenge, participants had to command a virtual Valkyrie robot to perform a series of repair tasks in a simulated Mars base hit by a dust storm.
Kris Osborn for Defense Systems: "SCORCH is a system consisting of intelligent UAS autonomous behaviors and an advanced user interface that allows a single operator to effectively control up to three UAS simultaneously,"
Darrell Etherington for TechCrunch: Now Torc is setting its sights on the consumer car market, with a self-driving car project based on its decade of experience
Jessica Sier for The Sydney Morning Herald: Fastbrick is building a commercial version of its robot bricklaying machine, Hadrian X, which will cost about $2 million when it goes into full production in 2019.
DesignBoom.com: Built using a two-meter high construction robot, the machine works by moving autonomously on caterpillar tracks.
Pallab Ghosh for BBC News: "The thriving of people and communities needs to be put first, and we think Asimov's principles can be subsumed into that."
Deepest Underwater Consumer Drone from Blueye Robotics Reveals Ocean Depths Previously Unseen by Non-Scientists
Blueye Pioneer Dives to 150 Meters; Robust, Stable HD Camera Delivers True Colors with Super-Clear Image Quality
Q&A with INTERPOL World 2017 Speaker Mr Holland Michel, Co-Director for the Center for the Study of the Drone
The use of drones in law enforcement is a much more recent phenomenon than the military use of drones, which explains why the public is less familiar with the issue, but we're hoping to change that!
Alex Knapp for Forbes: Misty wants to build robots like R2-D2 or Rosie from The Jetsons - useful companions with personality.
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.
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.
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