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TRI-AD’s James Kuffner and Max Bajracharya are coming to TC Sessions: Robotics+AI 2020

TRI-AD’s James Kuffner and Max Bajracharya are coming to TC Sessions: Robotics+AI 2020 With the Tokyo Summer Olympics rapidly approaching, 2020 is shaping up to be a big year for TRI-AD (Toyota Research Institute – Advanced Development). Opened in 2018, the research wing is devoted to bringing some of TRI’s work into […]

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FPV Robotics debuts Waver drone to inspect infrastructure on land, on water, and in the air

FPV Robotics debuts Waver drone to inspect infrastructure on land, on water, and in the air Japanese startup FPV Robotics is leveraging drone technology to address a growing global need: Inspecting aging infrastructure in an effort to avoid major issues like unexpected bridge collapses. FPV Robotics CEO and founder Masaki Komagata showed […]

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Robotic safety inspectors net Gecko Robotics $40 million

Robotic safety inspectors net Gecko Robotics million Gecko Robotics has landed $40 million in financing as it looks to build an additional 40 robots over the next year to meet what the company sees as growing demand for its safety and infrastructure monitoring services. “We are growing fast solving a critical infrastructure […]

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FedEx robot sent packing by NYC

FedEx robot sent packing by NYC FedEx’s autonomous delivery bot got a cold reception from New York City officials. After the company’s SameDay Bots — named Roxo — popped up on New York City streets last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio and transportation officials delivered a sharp response: Get out. FedEx told […]

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Watch MIT’s ‘mini cheetah’ robots frolic, fall, flip – and play soccer together

Watch MIT’s ‘mini cheetah’ robots frolic, fall, flip – and play soccer together MIT’s Biomimetics Robotics department took a whole herd of its new ‘mini cheetah’ robots out for a group demonstration on campus recently – and the result is an adorable, impressive display of the current state of robotic technology in […]

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MIT develops a robot that can grow like a plant when it needs some extra reach

MIT develops a robot that can grow like a plant when it needs some extra reach MIT has developed a new kind of robot that can essentially extend itself – ‘growing’ in a way that’s surprisingly similar to how a young plant grows upwards. The way researchers accomplished this uses a robot […]

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MIT develops a way for autonomous delivery robots to find your front door

MIT develops a way for autonomous delivery robots to find your front door Researchers at MIT have developed a new method of navigation for robots that could be very useful for the range of companies working on autonomous last-mile delivery. In short, the team has worked out how a robot can figure […]

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MIT’s self-propelled block robots can now manage basic swarm coordination

MIT’s self-propelled block robots can now manage basic swarm coordination MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has come up with a clever way for its small cube-like robots, which can move on their own, to communicate and coordinate with one another for self-assembly. The behavior is described by MIT researchers as […]

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Parallels’ KeyGenie lets you play for a free product key — but you can’t ever win

Parallels’ KeyGenie lets you play for a free product key — but you can’t ever win When is a game not a game? When you never win. For years, virtualization software maker Parallels offered the chance to win a free product key if you “stump the KeyGenie,” a virtual robot which users can […]

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Postmates lands permit to test its Serve autonomous delivery robots in SF

Postmates lands permit to test its Serve autonomous delivery robots in SF Postmates has officially received the green light from the city of San Francisco to begin testing its Serve wheeled delivery robot on city streets, as first reported by the SF Chronicle and confirmed with Postmates by TechCrunch. The on-demand delivery company […]

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