Designers envision robots helping chronically ill children

Can a robot have a better bedside manner than a doctor? Perhaps. But a humanoid robot packed with the latest technology can certainly spend more time with a child in the hospital, become his or her confidant and utilize technological abilities that exceed humans.

The Machines Are Taking Over Space

Faye Flam for Bloomberg View: And in terms of gathering data, we can't catch up to the robots, which have in recent years been plunging beneath Jupiter's thick cloud cover and exploring the exotic moons of Saturn with their methane lakes and roiling ice geysers.

How Robots Are Changing Nuclear Disaster Protocols

Despite modern advancements, a great deal of robots, such as the one deployed to Fukushima in March 2017, have died as a result of the high radiation levels.

First Trust to Launch First Trust Nasdaq Artificial Intelligence and Robotics ETF

An index-based ETF that provides exposure to companies engaged in artificial intelligence, robotics and automation.

Is Drone Delivery Good for the Environment?

Constantine Samaras and Joshuah Stolaroff for Smithsonian: Reducing the need for trucking by delivering some packages with electric drones could save fuel, and potentially carbon emissions. But how much?

Why robotics needs a radical reboot

Laboratory News: For artificial systems to behave anything like living systems we need to fundamentally rethink the standard view of what behaviour is all about says Dr Rupert Young

This four-legged robot can open doors and we're all doomed

Mike Murphy for MarketWatch: Boston Dynamics showed off its latest advanced robot Monday, which left some people wondering if it was a technological marvel or dystopian nightmare fuel.

Robotics Advanced Research Alliance - Universities and Corporations

The project -which incorporates machine learning, teleoperation, and human-robot collaboration-- demonstrates what happens when you combine AUBO Robotics' commitment to building symbiotic alliances among researchers and research institutions with robotics specialists

Japan lays groundwork for boom in robot carers

Daniel Hurst for The Guardian: Japanese government wants to increase acceptance of technology that could help fill the gap in the nursing workforce

Five Myths About Robotic Vision Systems

While the vision systems of old were unreliable, clunky and expensive, today's systems are anything but. Proper vision systems can make the difference between an efficient robotic system and one that is not working optimally.

Drone catchers and face-detecting planes will guard the Olympics

Mariella Moon for EnGadget: While the team's UAVs are scanning the skies, their tactical plane will focus on what's happening down below. The plane is equipped with high-resolution CCTVs with facial recognition

A New Lithium-Metal Battery Takes Flight in Drones

Katie Fehrenbacher for GreenTechMedia: For drone makers, that means a drone could fly farther and longer on a single charge. For example, a drone surveying acres of crop land could fly for an hour instead of just 20 minutes with a standard battery.

How A Formerly Struggling AgTech Provider Dominated An Industry Sector, In 3 Steps

David K. Williams for Forbes: The result: production has moved from one machine every 4-6 weeks to an average of 5 machines per month for a total of 130 worldwide and predominance in its sector, with pre-orders booked through June 2018.

A robotics ETF has taken in $650 million in cash this month

Eric Rosenbaum for CNBC: The Global X Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Thematic ETF has attracted more than $650 million from investors in January, one-fourth of its total assets raised in less than a month.

These Robots Crawl Into Every Nook and Cranny

The latest addition is a small crawler robot that magnetically "sticks" to metal walls and is able to move in all directions. It carries cameras, sensors and tools for inspection or maintenance work in tight pipes and on the outer hulls of tanks or ships.

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