NEWS: Air and Ground Robots Working Together

Air & Ground Robots Collaborate

Collaborating Air and Ground Robots.  A system to allow air- and ground-based robot vehicles to work together, without GPS signals or expensive sensor devices, is being developed by a team at Yonsei University in Korea. This could be used by unmanned vehicle teams to explore environments, ranging from farms here on earth to the surfaces of other worldsRead more at: ... Read More »

EVENT: AUVSI Attendee Profile Tells a Story of Robotics

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Attendee representation at a recent AUVSI conference on UAS technology in Las Vegas suggests the dominance of commercial applications vs. military ones at this time. Read More »

EVENT: Seen at World Maker Faire 2014 – Maker Jeffrey Moore

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We met Maker, Jeffrey Moore, at last weekend’s World Maker Faire in Queens, New York. We loved hearing that  Jeffrey is teaching himself about robotics AND 3D printing through his Anibot project which he was showing off for visitors to the Faire. Says Jeffrey, “Anibots are a line of animal inspired Arduino controlled open sourced robitc platforms that we are ... Read More »

NEWS: Marilyn Monroe, UAV Pioneer

1. Marilyn Monroe Drone Image

Marilyn Monroe was working on UAV technology in WWII at the time that she was discovered and became a serious actress in Hollywood. These are little known photos of her before she transitioned to Hollywood. Read More »

NEWS: Coyote UAS Storm Observer 1st Test Flight

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The Coyote unmanned aircraft system will fly into hurricanes and major storm fronts to gather meteorological data and measure wind conditions. It is parachute-dropped from a P-3 aircraft in a "sonobuoy" that opens in the air and releases the UAV to proceed on its mission. Read More »

NEWS: Chinese “Big Dog” Revealed

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The Chinese military recently revealed their counterpart to the Boston Dynamics Big Dog "pack mule" quadruped robot designed to carry supplies over rough terrain, walking along with troops. Read More »

NEWS: Squirmy Robot Shakes off Any Abuse!

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A rubbery robot with no skeleton moves through snow, mud and ice, and is impervious to fire and bounces back even if run over by a car! Read More »

EVENT: JAPANESE ENTRY AT ROBOSUB 2014!

1. Kyushu Institute of Technology Team

At the recent Robosub event held at the SSC Pacific TRANSDEC Anechoic (non-echoing) pool, in San Diego, California, the Japanese team from the Kyushu Institute of Technology in Fukuoka, Japan, competed an advanced robot submarine of their design, named the “Darya Bird.” After the finals, the team ranked 17th out of 39 competing teams. See the Kyushu Institute of Technology, ... Read More »

NEWS: Vertical Take-Off and Landing Robot Advance!

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New vertical take-off and landing aircraft UAV design developed by NASA is said to be 4X more efficient than conventional helicopters. The key is distributing the power across many small electric propulsion systems on the UAV. Read More »

EVENT: RoboSub 2014 in San Diego

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Autonomous submarines designed by students from over two dozen countries competed at the recent Robosub event held in San Diego's Transdeck pool, a U.S. NAVY facility. Subs were tasked with finding a target using vision technology, then hovering nearby. A full report will be in an upcoming issue of Robot magazine. Read More »

NEWS: Clearpath Robotics Against “Killer Robots”

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Canadian-based robot company Clearpath is the world's first robotics firm to pledge not to make "Killer Robots." Read More »

NEWS: Robot Magazine Seeks Writers!

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Share your special project or organization's initiatives in this highly respected publication, and add to your CV or resume. Read More »

NEWS: BotIr the Robot Butler

Botler robot butler

CNBC reports that " Botlr" the robot butler will be assisting Starwood hotel staff and attending to the needs of guests in a variety of ways. Botlr will be delivering toothpaste, newspapers and snacks to guest rooms, directing people to dining areas and generally helping out. Read More »

NEWS: JADE RABBIT MOON ROVER CONTINUES WORKING

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China's space agency reports that the Jade Rabbit Lunar rover continues to operate and return scientific data months beyond its scheduled mission end, despite facing tough conditions with wild temperature changes. Read More »

NEWS: NEW GENERAL ATOMICS ADVANCED UAV COCKPIT

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At the recent July 2014 Farnborough International Air Show, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) announced a next generation remote cockpit for controlling UAVs remotely. Read More »