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Sweep sensor adds affordable autonomy and laser mapping to drones and robots

If you're a car manufacturer, you likely have a sizable budget to openly experiment with sensor technology and vehicular autonomy. Companies such as …

Google Will Sell Boston Dynamics, Makers of Robotic Creatures

Who will adopt BigDog?<p>Dystopian wobbly robots are not what Google was searching for. As reported today by <i>Bloomberg</i>, Google is selling Boston Dynamics, makers of such indelible robots as dog-mimicking BigSpot; the too-loud-for-the-Marines robot mule LS3; and Atlas, the DARPA-sparked humanoid rescue …

Robotics

Who Should Buy Boston Dynamics From Google?

For sale: BigDog. Lightly used.<p>Who will fill Google’s empty, robo-panicking shoes? With the news that the technology giant is moving to sell Boston Dynamics, makers of animal- (and human!) inspired military robots, the questions naturally turned to possible buyers. Here’s a quick run-down of some …

Tesla

Amphibious drone hides underwater until it's go-time

Not too long ago we heard about the Loon Copter, a land-based quadcopter that can go into the water and "fly" beneath the surface. Well, a team at …

Drones

This 3D Printed Drone Can Wait Underwater And Launch From The Sea

Release the CRACUNS!<p>Under the sea, it lay dreaming. The body, printed from machines, sealed carefully, still functioned. It survived one month under water, then two. The salt did nothing to stop it. It simply was, a waiting state of being. And then, with a flick of a switch and a sent command, it …

Drones

In a Past Life Domino's Delivery Bot Was a Rolling Practice Target for the Military

Their new gigs might not pay any better, but the robots powering Domino’s pizza delivery bots must be happy about their recent promotions. Because in …

Team Designs Robots to Build Things in Messy, Unpredictable Situations - MIT Technology Review

Researchers at Harvard University and SUNY at Buffalo are designing robots to function outside of ideal, predictable environments such as warehouses …

Robotics

Will robots create more jobs than they destroy?

As advancing technology changes the face of employment in the 21st century, is the human workforce being made obsolete?<p><i>Martin Ford is the founder of a Silicon Valley software firm and the author of</i> The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of Mass Unemployment<i>. Geoff Colvin is senior editor</i> …

The Future

Domino's robot finally removes last vestiges of human contact from pizza delivery

Even though it's just a prototype for now, this robot could one day deliver pizza to you while you sit at home in your pyjamas on a Friday night. But is that really a future you want to live in?<p>If you want a picture of the future, imagine a bot delivering pizza to a human face -- forever.<p>Maybe …

Robotics

Airmada poised to show their automated drone concept at Y Combinator Demo Day

During an afternoon call with me, Airmada CEO Dan Danay, the ex-Israeli Naval Officer and Sloan School of Business grad, outlined his autonomous drone product offering. As he and co-founder Boris Lipchin are preparing for Y Combinator Demo Day next week, the YC winter class of ’16 member told me …

Drones