Amazon drone designed to self-destruct in emergencies. Here's why.

Patrick Caughill for Futurism: The feature would use the onboard computing system to analyze conditions to determine the best course of action.

Drones for Delivery

Drone deliveries drastically reduce the cost of last-mile deliveries while meeting customers' demand for receiving their orders as quickly as possible. In Iceland, Flytrex's partner, e-commerce marketplace AHA, has experienced a 60% reduction in cost per delivery.

Is That a Bug or a Robotic Spy?

Robotic bugs are a game changing technology, opening up possibilities that were fiction a generation ago.

SIA Launches Autonomous Security Robots Working Group

The group will bring together members of the security industry, end users, technology experts and other interested parties to promote best practices regarding the use of robots in security

With 'material robotics,' intelligent products won't even look like robots

Oregon State University via Science Daily: "The point here with something like a self-adjusting shoe is it no longer resembles a robot -- that's kind of the direction of ubiquity we're imagining."

Trucks First: Moving Goods Will Have A Larger Impact in Autonomy and Economy

The autonomy of trucking needs more governmental attention and support than personal vehicles or business and commerce will be stuck in some warehouse … somewhere.

Verizon Uses Drones During Disasters like Hurricane Harvey

We use drones to survey cell sites when our engineers are not able to safely access sites to visually survey them. In specific situations, drones can save time by surveying multiple sites during one flight and by sharing information in real time.

OSU researcher part of DARPA grant for autonomous drone swarms

An Oregon State University computer science professor is part of a team that will receive up to $7.1 million to develop a drone swarm infrastructure to help the U.S. military in urban combat.

Robot companions are just what the doctor ordered

Abrar Al-Heeti for CNet: "We've done tests before with a screen or even the robot on a screen, and nobody cared," Deblieck said. "But from the moment the Zora solution came in, you saw people starting to move."

Drones in the Wind Industry

Drone-based inspections provide cost reduction and revenue enhancement opportunities of over $600/turbine when compared to ground-based inspections. The savings value is two folds ($1200/turbine) when compared to corrective/reactionary maintenance.

IRobot's Colin Angle on the Home Run of Robotics (It's Not A.I.)

Robert Buderi for Xconomy: "helping people stay in their home as they age and maintain the lifestyle advantages of living at home." And that means, he says, "We're going to need a lot of robots."

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.

Boston Dynamics CEO: 'Robotics will be bigger than the Internet'

Catherine Clifford for CNBC: "The Internet lets every person reach out and touch all the information in the world. But robotics lets you reach out and touch and manipulate all the stuff in the world - and so it is not just restricted to information, it is everything,"

BitFlow Identifies Five Machine Vision Trends for 2018

BitFlow, Inc., a manufacturer of frame grabbers for machine vision cameras, annually gives its top five industry trends for the upcoming year.

DARPA laying groundwork for growth in-space robotics

Sandra Erwin for Space News: DARPA pioneered the concept of using robots for in-space repairs and more recently invested millions of dollars in a public-private partnership with Space Systems Loral to build an autonomous vehicle for servicing satellites 36,000 kilometers above Earth.

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