Science Daily: A new study finds that drone deliveries emit less climate-warming carbon dioxide pollution than truck deliveries in some -- but not all -- scenarios.
Phys.org: A new interactive design tool developed by CMU's Robotics Institute enables both novices and experts to build customized legged or wheeled robots using 3D-printed components and off-the-shelf actuators.
Despite all of the new tools, drones are still only used in about 10 percent of film productions where a camera drone and crew can cost less than $3,000 compared to $25,000 for a helicopter shoot.
Ross Wilkers for Washington Technology: Boeing has emerged as the winner of a DARPAcompetition to design and test an unmanned reusable spaceplane.
Advanced robotics will make jobs such as harvesting easier for farmers. In time, when robots finally learn how to harvest each individual crop, farms will be able to produce more yields for human consumption.
David Gianatasio for AdWeek: Unless you've been lost at sea, you've probably heard about the giant robotic squid that Old Spice deployed last weekend for a wacky, high-profile internet game on Twitch.
Matt Day for Seattle Times: Echodyne's radar arrays are designed to bring some of the power and precision of massive, heavy, military-grade radars to a tablet-sized device.
April Glaser for Recode: The court ruled that the FAA's drone registration rules, which have been in place since 2015, were in violation of a law passed by Congress in 2012.
Melia Robinson for Business Insider: On a recent night outside the offices of Knightscope, a robotics startup in the heart of Silicon Valley, a middle-aged man allegedly toppled a five-foot tall, 300-pound robot to the ground.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will work on the development of an unmanned mowing robot in collaboration with Industrial Technology Research Institute, Yokohama City, Fukuoka Prefecture and others.
Red Herring: ELLIQ comprises a tablet screen and a small, bobble-headed assistant, which looks like two bell jars glommed together, that interacts with elderly users, the device and humans on the other end of communication.
Neha Thirani Bagri for Quartz: The drone takes into account things like a vessel's size, cargo, and movement, to determine if it might be a security threat. When a "target of interest" is detected, a go-fast boat is launched, and the chase begins.
On September 13, 1959, the Soviet Union landed the first human-made object on the surface of the Moon. The United States landed the first human on July 20, 1969. Now, there is a race to land the first robot on the moon.
Ryan Terry for Phys.org: Hur's prior research helped him answer two questions: "Can we predict a fall? Can we then reduce the number of falls?"
The entire fleet of Intel Shooting Star drones are all controlled by one computer. The fleet size is dependent on the animation needed and can range from hundreds of Intel Shooting Star drones or even more in the future.
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