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Drones to supply Internet to stadiums soon

Drones to supply Internet to stadiums soon

February 23, 2017

Drones with cellular LTE equipment are much cheaper than current mobile cell sites.

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Ehang teams up with Dubai for test flights

Ehang teams up with Dubai for test flights

February 23, 2017

Dubai wants to be a world leader in driverless travel by 2030, and Ehang is getting in early with its passenger drone.

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A $1,600 umbrella drone is exactly what it sounds like

A $1,600 umbrella drone is exactly what it sounds like

February 22, 2017

A concept drone using an umbrella attached to a Phantom 4 is listed online for a steep price.

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Drone sales to reach 3 million units in 2017

Drone sales to reach 3 million units in 2017

February 21, 2017

Global revenue from drones will hit $6 billion, with most of that coming from the commercial sector.

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Intel drones light up the sky at Super Bowl LI

Intel drones light up the sky at Super Bowl LI

February 17, 2017

The Shooting Star drones that have performed at Disney World also assisted Lady Gaga with her halftime show.

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Sensors propel rise in decision-making robots

Sensors propel rise in decision-making robots

February 08, 2017

The market for vision systems will hit $5.7 billion by 2027, while force sensing will reach more than $6.9 billion, per IDTechEx.

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Panasonic pits own robot against SoftBank's Pepper

Panasonic pits own robot against SoftBank's Pepper

January 31, 2017

The HOSPI(R) robot can deliver items to people in addition to giving them useful information.

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The drone that can lift 500 pounds

The drone that can lift 500 pounds

January 27, 2017

The Griff 300 could be good for construction sites given its large payload and good flight time.

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Photojournalists might deploy drones from their cars in 2030

Photojournalists might deploy drones from their cars in 2030

January 26, 2017

The concept for an all-terrain vehicle that can deploy a camera drone was the "most bold, futuristic concept" at an auto show.

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Startup Alarm.com wants to deploy drones while you sleep

Startup Alarm.com wants to deploy drones while you sleep

January 23, 2017

The company's new system relies on sensors to determine whether a situation should be checked out and recorded with a drone.

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Two drone projects that failed to take flight

Two drone projects that failed to take flight

January 19, 2017

Alphabet's Internet drone project and Lily’s user-tracking drone are done.

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Amazon wants drone deliveries to come from flying warehouses

Amazon wants drone deliveries to come from flying warehouses

January 18, 2017

A patent published this year details an "airborne fulfillment center" from which drones deploy in areas with temporary high demand.

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Ehang shows off new command center in Guangzhou

Ehang shows off new command center in Guangzhou

January 13, 2017

The company has not made much progress on its large passenger drone debuted at CES last year, but testing continues.

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Robotic weather balloons report data on hurricanes

Robotic weather balloons report data on hurricanes

January 12, 2017

Cellphone-grade sensors allow the balloons to coordinate and gather data from within tropical storms.

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Nevada company beats Amazon with 77 drone deliveries in November

Nevada company beats Amazon with 77 drone deliveries in November

January 11, 2017

Flirtey teamed up with 7-Eleven to beat Amazon to drone deliveries in the US.

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Robots get smarter at CES

Robots get smarter at CES

January 11, 2017

The lines between smart home assistants and robots are blurring, but AI is helping robots become smarter tutors.

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Service robots industry to reach $24 billion by 2022

Service robots industry to reach $24 billion by 2022

January 07, 2017

Domestic, educational and industrial uses are driving growth.

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A new helicopter drone puts other quadcopters to shame

A new helicopter drone puts other quadcopters to shame

December 29, 2016

The Procyon 800E is faster and more power-efficient than many quadcopter drones on the market.

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This $150 interactive robot is built by kids

This $150 interactive robot is built by kids

December 28, 2016

The latest in UBTECH's customizable and educational Jimu Robot line rolls around on tank tracks and has an IR camera.

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Agricultural drone market to grow to $480 million by 2026

Agricultural drone market to grow to $480 million by 2026

December 21, 2016

Agricultural jobs are increasingly getting done by drones and robotics.

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MIT's modular robot snake responds to touch

MIT's modular robot snake responds to touch

December 20, 2016

Each module has its own servo motor and can light up according to touch input.

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MIT develops software that lets anyone design their own drones

MIT develops software that lets anyone design their own drones

December 19, 2016

A new system from MIT allows people to create drones according to specific shape and number of rotors while ensuring the devices can still fly.

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Amazon completes first drone delivery order

Amazon completes first drone delivery order

December 16, 2016

Prime Air is being tested with two customers in the UK who can now receive orders within 30 minutes.

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Thermal imaging company Flir buys up maker of tiny drones

Thermal imaging company Flir buys up maker of tiny drones

December 15, 2016

Prox Dynamics is best known for its pocket-sized Black Hornet military drone and it is getting bought up for $134 million.

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Apple plans to use drones to update maps

Apple plans to use drones to update maps

December 14, 2016

Apple wants to utilize drones to collect data about road changes and construction, updating a labor-intensive process.

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Beijing robot causes commotion, goes viral

Beijing robot causes commotion, goes viral

December 08, 2016

A user error caused a mishap in Shenzhen, but that has made the $1,885 Fabo robot much more visible.

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Drones made for selfies fit inside camera case

Drones made for selfies fit inside camera case

December 02, 2016

The AirSelfie drone comes with a power bank smartphone case that recharges the drone after flight.

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Hundreds of Intel drones now perform light shows at Disneyland

Hundreds of Intel drones now perform light shows at Disneyland

November 25, 2016

Intel's Shooting Star drones coordinate in the air to perform complicated light shows that used to take weeks to prepare.

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Laser-battling Star Wars drones go on sale for the holidays

Laser-battling Star Wars drones go on sale for the holidays

November 24, 2016

Following the success of the BB-8 droid in 2015, drone maker Propel wants its own Star Wars success story.

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This 'flying bicycle' could take off in 2017

This 'flying bicycle' could take off in 2017

November 17, 2016

With an added internal combustion engine, the tricopter could get up to an hour of flight time.

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GoPro's Karma drone recall gives China makers new opportunity

GoPro's Karma drone recall gives China makers new opportunity

November 17, 2016

GoPro is learning that China's drone manufacturing took many years to perfect.

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China's Omate makes first Android robot powered by Alexa

China's Omate makes first Android robot powered by Alexa

November 10, 2016

Omate's Yumi robot is powered by Google's OS and Amazon's AI to appeal to a global market.

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DJI's 24K gold-plated drone lands in the UK

DJI's 24K gold-plated drone lands in the UK

November 09, 2016

The drone is plated in 24-karat gold and sells for about $24,500.

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Amazon patent details voice-controlled drone for rescue workers

Amazon patent details voice-controlled drone for rescue workers

November 04, 2016

The patent describes a drone that could carry out missions such as searching for lost people or objects based on a specific voice command.

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DJI's new drone camera has 30x optical zoom

DJI's new drone camera has 30x optical zoom

November 02, 2016

Zenmuse Z30 is designed for commercial use to allow users to inspect objects from long distances.

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Tencent's $300 drone designed for video streaming

Tencent's $300 drone designed for video streaming

October 28, 2016

The Ying drone has a built-in 4K camera and streams video at 720p.

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Kudolo Wing drone is customizable, easy to use [VIDEO]

Kudolo Wing drone is customizable, easy to use [VIDEO]

October 26, 2016

Ruiven’s new drone comes with a range of accessories, including a spotlight and a grabbing claw.

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Verizon now offers 4G data for drones in the US

Verizon now offers 4G data for drones in the US

October 21, 2016

LTE radios may become a common feature of drones as more wireless carriers look to capitalize on growth in the market.

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Drones can now be made out of Legos

Drones can now be made out of Legos

October 20, 2016

A company called Flybrix sells Lego kits complete with everything a kid needs to build different kinds of drones.

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Hong Kong Drone Racing Championships 2016 - the Finals!

Hong Kong Drone Racing Championships 2016 - the Finals!

October 20, 2016

The first drone racing event in Hong Kong was organized by Global Sources, HKFPVR and Rotor-X.

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8 most innovative products at the show [VIDEO]

8 most innovative products at the show [VIDEO]

October 19, 2016

Modular smart lighting panels and a foldable bicycle were among the show's crowd drawers.

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Analyst's Choice at Global Sources Electronics show (Day 3)

Analyst's Choice at Global Sources Electronics show (Day 3)

October 19, 2016

Here are the hot products selected by our Market Analysts.

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DJI's new drone folds up to size of water bottle

DJI's new drone folds up to size of water bottle

October 12, 2016

The compact, portable Mavic drone is seen as direct competition to the Karma, GoPro's first UAV that was announced recently.

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Global Sources Electronics opens jam-packed with events

Global Sources Electronics opens jam-packed with events

October 11, 2016

Startup Launchpad, drone-racing and experience zones are a few of the come-ons of the fall-2016 edition of the world's largest electronics sourcing show.

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Top package delivery company ships medicine via drone

Top package delivery company ships medicine via drone

October 10, 2016

The FAA's new commercial drone rules enacted in August are leading more companies like the United Parcel Service to experiment with drone delivery.

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See more than 200 preselected Analyst's Choice products at the show

See more than 200 preselected Analyst's Choice products at the show

October 07, 2016

A free Analyst's Choice booklet will be given out to visitors for easier access to the show's most innovative releases.

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Meet human-like AI robot Sophia at Electronics show

Meet human-like AI robot Sophia at Electronics show

October 06, 2016

Visitors will get a chance to interact with Sophia, Hanson Robotics' latest and popular AI-based robot.

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First indoor drone racing event ready for takeoff at Electronics show

First indoor drone racing event ready for takeoff at Electronics show

October 05, 2016

Different drone styles and control skills will be showcased in the competition.

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Robots critical to a future with less labor

Robots critical to a future with less labor

October 04, 2016

Singapore is using robots to make up for tightening immigration restrictions while US companies are preparing for a smaller workforce.

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150 hardware startups converge at Global Sources Electronics show

150 hardware startups converge at Global Sources Electronics show

October 03, 2016

Startup Launchpad, Asia's largest consumer electronics hardware startup event, will run during both phases of the world's largest electronics sourcing trade show.

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Drone lifts objects using claws

Drone lifts objects using claws

September 30, 2016

Prodrone can lift about 44 pounds, according to its Japan maker.

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GoPro now selling Karma drone to revive slumping sales

GoPro now selling Karma drone to revive slumping sales

September 30, 2016

GoPro is betting on added value by bundling Karma with a backpack carrying case, controller and a camera grip for $800.

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China robotics company looks abroad to woo commercial users

China robotics company looks abroad to woo commercial users

September 28, 2016

Qihan is working with Google and Amazon to improve English speech recognition in its commercial robot Sanbot.

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Why Xperia Agent is Sony's vision for a smart home robot

Why Xperia Agent is Sony's vision for a smart home robot

September 26, 2016

The main features of the Xperia Agent are similar to those in Amazon Echo, but it comes in the form of a cute, interactive robot.

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Domestic robot shipments to reach 12 million by 2020

Domestic robot shipments to reach 12 million by 2020

September 23, 2016

The market is expected to see a CAGR of 17 percent.

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Harvard researchers create first autonomous soft robot

Harvard researchers create first autonomous soft robot

September 22, 2016

The Octobot is modeled after an octopus and uses a chemical reaction and microfluidic logic circuit for movement.

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Alphabet to fly in burritos to hungry students via drones

Alphabet to fly in burritos to hungry students via drones

September 21, 2016

Alphabet's Project Wing is working with Chipotle to test drone deliveries at Virginia Tech.

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Robotic jellyfish, butterflies mimic nature

Robotic jellyfish, butterflies mimic nature

September 14, 2016

Festo is best known for its robotic butterflies that can coordinate with each other while flying.

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Parrot's fixed-wing Disco drone goes on sale for $1,300

Parrot's fixed-wing Disco drone goes on sale for $1,300

September 14, 2016

The drone comes with a mobile VR headset and a remote with a 2km range to sweeten the deal.

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Xpider is world's 'smallest programmable spider robot'

Xpider is world's 'smallest programmable spider robot'

September 08, 2016

The palm-sized machine is a full-featured robot with a built-in camera, making it useful for smart homes.

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China, US racing to create AI to power tomorrow's robots

China, US racing to create AI to power tomorrow's robots

September 01, 2016

Millions of dollars are flowing into China's AI industry, with Baidu currently leading the pack.

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Segway Robot reinvents personal transportation

Segway Robot reinvents personal transportation

August 31, 2016

Segway is best known for its self-balancing scooters, but to keep its scooters popular, the company is turning them into personal robots.

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Google patents videoconferencing drone

Google patents videoconferencing drone

August 25, 2016

The design uses a drone with a screen attached to the front.

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DJI quadcopters dominate commercial drone mapping

DJI quadcopters dominate commercial drone mapping

August 25, 2016

Fixed-wing drones only collect 6 percent of mapping data using DroneDeploy.

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ESPN now live-streaming drone races

ESPN now live-streaming drone races

August 24, 2016

Drone racing is gaining acceptance in some markets, making it to ESPN faster than it took e-sports.

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1,007 robots danced to Guinness World Records in China

1,007 robots danced to Guinness World Records in China

August 23, 2016

Ever Win Co. set up its QRC-2 robots at the Qingdao Beer Festival with a Guinness World Records adjudicator nearby to witness the accomplishment.

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R2-D2-inspired robot recognizes family members

R2-D2-inspired robot recognizes family members

August 22, 2016

The product from NXRobo is the latest robot to help cater to individual needs within a smart home.

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Staaker drone uses AI to get perfect shot

Staaker drone uses AI to get perfect shot

August 11, 2016

The drone follows users automatically and anticipates what they are about to do to adjust for the best video angle.

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$230 robot guards people's homes

$230 robot guards people's homes

August 10, 2016

The iPatrol Appbot Riley rolls around on continuous tracks to record what is happening in different parts of the house.

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Surveillance drone can sweep a home in two minutes

Surveillance drone can sweep a home in two minutes

August 08, 2016

The Cardinal is a new drone with autonomous features designed for home security.

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Pepper's first foray abroad is in Taiwan

Pepper's first foray abroad is in Taiwan

August 03, 2016

Taiwan is Pepper's first market outside Japan, and it is targeting enterprise customers there.

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This $1,300 customizable drone is built for speed

This $1,300 customizable drone is built for speed

August 02, 2016

The drone has a top speed of 85mph, but it is good for more than just racing.

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DJI to keep drone users updated on wildfire areas

DJI to keep drone users updated on wildfire areas

July 29, 2016

The company will download information on restricted areas from a US government department and restrict drones from flying there.

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Drones can now be used to clear minefields

Drones can now be used to clear minefields

July 25, 2016

The Mine Kafon Drone uses a metal detector and a robotic arm to find mines and detonate them without putting people in harm's way.

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$4,500 robotic arm helps feed disabled people

$4,500 robotic arm helps feed disabled people

July 25, 2016

Obi uses a spoon to scoop up food from different bowls, giving users who lack mobility some autonomy at home.

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World's smallest 4K camera challenges GoPro

World's smallest 4K camera challenges GoPro

July 21, 2016

This camera seems to be capturing a wider consumer base than the more active consumers GoPro is targeting.

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DJI partners with Hasselblad to put 50MP cameras on drones

DJI partners with Hasselblad to put 50MP cameras on drones

July 21, 2016

The medium-format camera will be bundled with the Matrice 600 hexacopter.

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Drone market evolving fast but regulators can't keep up

Drone market evolving fast but regulators can't keep up

July 20, 2016

China's innovation in drones might be contributing to the rapid proliferation of commercial drones.

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DJI teams up with Swiss maker for durable commercial drones

DJI teams up with Swiss maker for durable commercial drones

July 13, 2016

The Elios drone uses a spherical enclosure to protect itself while inspecting infrastructure up-close.

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Drones can now plant seeds, repopulate forests

Drones can now plant seeds, repopulate forests

July 08, 2016

A new system devised by Oregon-based startup DroneSeed helps combat deforestation.

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A palm-sized robot shows intelligence can come in tiny packages

A palm-sized robot shows intelligence can come in tiny packages

July 06, 2016

Cozmo plays games with users and recognizes faces, packing in quite a bit of tech into a small form factor.

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New collision avoidance system for drones uses radar

New collision avoidance system for drones uses radar

July 04, 2016

The system can be added to any drone and scan for objects within a radius of 200 meters.

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US businesses no longer need pilots to fly drones

US businesses no longer need pilots to fly drones

June 29, 2016

The FAA has removed the requirement for commercial drone operators to have a pilot's license, furthering the US market's lead over others, notably the EU.

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Wal-Mart's robotic shopping carts tell you what to buy

Wal-Mart's robotic shopping carts tell you what to buy

June 29, 2016

The goal is to have carts that can follow shoppers around autonomously and make suggestions on what to buy.

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AI-based pet robot guards the house, dodges obstacles

AI-based pet robot guards the house, dodges obstacles

June 23, 2016

The pet theme appears to be a popular theme in consumer robotics today.

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Is drone racing the next big sport?

Is drone racing the next big sport?

June 22, 2016

Drone racing now has different classes based on the size and style of the UAV.

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Robot workers becoming more visible in public shops

Robot workers becoming more visible in public shops

June 20, 2016

Improved robotics technology is enabling more machines to take over jobs in security, inventory and delivery.

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Airbus makes world's first 3D-printed aircraft

Airbus makes world's first 3D-printed aircraft

June 16, 2016

THOR is a small, unmanned prop plane made almost entirely out of nylon plastic.

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IR could help drones avoid objects by the centimeter

IR could help drones avoid objects by the centimeter

June 14, 2016

France-based company Terabee worked with CERN, which wanted faster technology to help robots recognize and avoid obstacles when inspecting the Large Hadron Collider.

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Wal-Mart wants to use drones for inventory check

Wal-Mart wants to use drones for inventory check

June 10, 2016

The company's drones can capture 30 images per second and notify users when a product is out of stock.

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Asus enters home robots market with $599 Zenbo

Asus enters home robots market with $599 Zenbo

June 07, 2016

Zenbo is an interactive robot that watches over seniors and tutors children.

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Flying microbots could help in traffic, rescue operations

Flying microbots could help in traffic, rescue operations

June 06, 2016

The RoboBee can stick to almost any surface using static electricity, making the robot very power-efficient.

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SoftBank's Pepper is Pizza Hut's new cashier

SoftBank's Pepper is Pizza Hut's new cashier

June 02, 2016

The Japan company is teaming up with MasterCard to get Pepper behind the counter at selected Pizza Hut stores in Asia.

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Xiaomi unveils first sub-$500 4K camera drone

Xiaomi unveils first sub-$500 4K camera drone

June 02, 2016

Xiaomi's first drones do what people expected: They offer surprisingly good hardware for the price.

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DHL has made more than 100 deliveries using drones

DHL has made more than 100 deliveries using drones

June 01, 2016

The Germany company has been testing its delivery drone in the Bavarian Alps where it must contend with inclement weather.

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SoftBank's Pepper will run on Android to woo developers

SoftBank's Pepper will run on Android to woo developers

June 01, 2016

The robot will still run on the company’s Naoqi, but the tablet on Pepper's chest will be using Google's ubiquitous mobile OS.

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Why drones are here to stay

Why drones are here to stay

May 25, 2016

Drone industry stalwarts are moving into new areas and startups quadrupled their venture capital in 2015 from the previous year.

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California startup makes underwater drone controlled via app

California startup makes underwater drone controlled via app

May 23, 2016

The SeaDrone from O-Robotix is a swimming drone running on a custom version of Linux.

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Puma turns to robotics to keep runners in top form

Puma turns to robotics to keep runners in top form

May 20, 2016

The company teamed up with JWT New York to create a robot for runners to race against.

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Drones industry to hit $127 billion in value by 2020

Drones industry to hit $127 billion in value by 2020

May 16, 2016

Drones are expected to add $45.2 billion in value to infrastructure projects alone.

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Ehang wants drones to deliver organs to medical patients

Ehang wants drones to deliver organs to medical patients

May 13, 2016

After gaining international attention with its drone that could carry a human passenger, the China company is now dreaming bigger.

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Drones officially capable of cloud seeding

Drones officially capable of cloud seeding

May 13, 2016

A test flight had a fixed-wing drone drop a payload of silver-iodide flares, paving the way for future unmanned cloud seeding operations.

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A notebook-sized drone makes flying indoors safe

A notebook-sized drone makes flying indoors safe

May 06, 2016

Startup Zero Zero Robotics has designed a camera drone that follows people around inside the house and can fold up into the size of a small notebook.

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Buddhist temple uses China robot to dispense wisdom

Buddhist temple uses China robot to dispense wisdom

May 04, 2016

Developed with the help of several China tech companies, Xian'er represents trends in the country’s robot market.

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Samsung's new robot is built for IoT

Samsung's new robot is built for IoT

May 04, 2016

The South Korea company's Otto is an interactive robot that also functions as a voice-controlled smart home hub.

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Robotic components revenue to hit $2.4 billion in 2016

Robotic components revenue to hit $2.4 billion in 2016

May 02, 2016

Robotic components are expected to represent more than 10 percent of the $22 billion robotics market.

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Hitachi takes on SoftBank's Pepper with EMIEW3

Hitachi takes on SoftBank's Pepper with EMIEW3

April 22, 2016

The new robot resembles Pepper in some ways, but it is faster and focuses more on business than companionship.

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Governments using robots for postal delivery, waste management

Governments using robots for postal delivery, waste management

April 20, 2016

Germany is testing out a wheeled robot for parcel delivery while Dubai wants to use drones to catch litterers

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Startups want to be the 'Microsoft Office for drones'

Startups want to be the 'Microsoft Office for drones'

April 19, 2016

Professional drone service providers such as Airware are gaining attention and a lot of venture capital

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Alphabet's Schaft unveils bipedal robot that climbs stairs

Alphabet's Schaft unveils bipedal robot that climbs stairs

April 18, 2016

Schaft's robot uses rigid legs that slide up and down, enabling it to move

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US Army wants a drone in every soldier's pocket

US Army wants a drone in every soldier's pocket

April 13, 2016

The army wants to equip troops with a miniature drone so they can quickly surveil a nearby area.

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DJI, GoPro and other big UAV players form drone advocacy group

DJI, GoPro and other big UAV players form drone advocacy group

April 12, 2016

Regulations for commercial drones are loosening and the industry’s largest companies want a voice in creating the future regulatory environment.

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Americans expect robots will steal most jobs from human workers within 50 years

Americans expect robots will steal most jobs from human workers within 50 years

April 07, 2016

Most Americans think they are safe in their own jobs, although evidence shows automation will have a big impact on the future economy.

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This Japan robot cat is the perfect pet you don't have to feed

This Japan robot cat is the perfect pet you don't have to feed

April 06, 2016

Takara Tomy's Hello Woonyan purrs, chases objects, sings and dances.

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$750 drone collapses into the size of iPad

$750 drone collapses into the size of iPad

April 06, 2016

ProDrone's Byrd model makes "portability" a selling point.

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The future of robotics is bright, but not for Google

The future of robotics is bright, but not for Google

April 05, 2016

Google parent Alphabet is selling Boston Dynamics

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Miniature app-controlled camera drones on the spotlight

Miniature app-controlled camera drones on the spotlight

April 04, 2016

Many new models fit the palm, integrate HD cameras and can be maneuvered using a smartphone.

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Drone pilots want to use UAVs during emergencies

Drone pilots want to use UAVs during emergencies

April 01, 2016

However, some professional rescuers do not want the help.

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Domino's is sending a robot to deliver pizza to your home

Domino's is sending a robot to deliver pizza to your home

March 24, 2016

Domino's Australia collaborated with a local robotics company to create an autonomous robot that delivers pizza.

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1 in 10 US households to have consumer robot by 2020

1 in 10 US households to have consumer robot by 2020

March 24, 2016

Robots that hold the most appeal are "task-oriented" models that help with household chores

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DJI's Phantom 4 takes off with big new tricks

DJI's Phantom 4 takes off with big new tricks

March 15, 2016

Automated flying in DJI's latest flagship drone helps it avoid objects and offers improved tracking for sports videos

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Robotics spending to hit $135.4 billion in 2019

Robotics spending to hit $135.4 billion in 2019

March 09, 2016

Market research firm IDC said global spending on robotics and related services will increase at a CAGR of 17 percent.

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$180,000 shark-spotting drone helps rescue victims

$180,000 shark-spotting drone helps rescue victims

March 08, 2016

A UAV is being tested in Australia to aid rescue workers with spotting sharks and potential attacks.

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AT&T, Intel's LTE-connected drones underway

AT&T, Intel's LTE-connected drones underway

March 01, 2016

The two companies announced a collaboration to look into building LTE connectivity into drones.

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Starship delivery robot automates "meals on wheels"

Starship delivery robot automates

March 01, 2016

Starship Technologies has created a delivery robot that is a little more realistic for the present day than delivery drones

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Startup designs world's first home drone

Startup designs world's first home drone

February 24, 2016

The Rook drone connects to a home's wireless router and can be controlled through an app to help users monitor things while away

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China camera drone demand soars

China camera drone demand soars

February 22, 2016

China is already home to the world's largest drone manufacturer, and now domestic demand is going to help push the market higher

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Drones to replace construction workers?

Drones to replace construction workers?

February 12, 2016

A company from Florida, Appelix has designed a spray paint system that uses drones to paint large structures and seeks to reduce worker injuries.

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Hydrogen fuel cells allow drones to fly for hours

Hydrogen fuel cells allow drones to fly for hours

February 11, 2016

The new technology from Intelligent Energy was shown off at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.

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Robot projector follows user around the house while displaying news

Robot projector follows user around the house while displaying news

February 10, 2016

Japan company Cerevo showed off its Tipron robot at CES this year and explained why users might want to pay $2,000 for it

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DJI announces second retail location in Seoul

DJI announces second retail location in Seoul

February 05, 2016

DJI opened a store in Shenzhen in 2015 and now it is planning to expand to South Korea

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Google's Atlas robot can clean your home...a little

Google's Atlas robot can clean your home...a little

January 29, 2016

Google subsidiary Boston Mechanics is slowly improving the abilities of humanoid robots as household helpers

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Drones represent new wave of innovation from China

Drones represent new wave of innovation from China

January 26, 2016

A writer for the Verge posits that drones, not hoverboards, from the likes of DJI are what really prove innovation in China manufacturing.

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Israel drone can carry more than 1,000 pounds

Israel drone can carry more than 1,000 pounds

January 23, 2016

The AirMule was designed to carry half-ton payloads for military combatants and emergency responders.

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Operating distance stressed in drone remote controls

Operating distance stressed in drone remote controls

January 22, 2016

Control distance ranges from 50m to 1km

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Lily drone that follows user rakes in $34 million

Lily drone that follows user rakes in $34 million

January 20, 2016

The drone's release was delayed until summer, but 60,000 units have already been sold

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Drones fly higher at CES 2016

Drones fly higher at CES 2016

January 16, 2016

Several companies showed off drones that could carry everything from small objects to people, while others improved video quality and maneuverability.

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US company debuts "world's smallest" FPV drone

US company debuts

January 14, 2016

While the Axis Vidius is impressively small considering the fact that it contains a 420-pixel camera, China manufacturers are already making smaller camera drones.

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Intel acquires German drone company

Intel acquires German drone company

January 09, 2016

Intel has been investing in drone technology for much of the last year and has now pulled the trigger on buying its own UAV company.

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Controlling drones via tweets may soon be possible

Controlling drones via tweets may soon be possible

January 08, 2016

Twitter's recently released patent details means of controlling drones via an online message service.

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Taiwan lab wants robots to be stronger than humans yet safe

Taiwan lab wants robots to be stronger than humans yet safe

January 08, 2016

The iCeiRA Lab in Taiwan says robots need to be strong enough to do jobs humans can’t do and should be made safe without weakening them.

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Drone funded by US Navy swims underwater

Drone funded by US Navy swims underwater

January 07, 2016

A Rutgers University professor came up with the concept, and the Navy wants to use it to find mines.

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Thermal imaging to come to DJI drones

Thermal imaging to come to DJI drones

December 22, 2015

DJI is working with FLIR Systems on a thermal imaging camera that will work with two of its drones.

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Home robots poised for boom in 2016

Home robots poised for boom in 2016

December 21, 2015

Robots that can converse with users and help people stay connected make them compelling purchases for 2016.

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GoPro's Karma drone slated to launch in 2016

GoPro's Karma drone slated to launch in 2016

December 18, 2015

Drones are all about the video, and GoPro knows it.

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Olly brings adaptive personality to home robotics

Olly brings adaptive personality to home robotics

December 11, 2015

Olly is a personal assistant for the home that adapts its personality to fit interactions from the user.

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Miniature China drones big sellers on Amazon

Miniature China drones big sellers on Amazon

December 10, 2015

The Cheerson CX-10 is one of the best-selling drones on Amazon and it only costs $15.

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Star Wars-inspired robot is the hottest toy of the season

Star Wars-inspired robot is the hottest toy of the season

December 03, 2015

When Sphero was commissioned to make a robot based on a droid from the upcoming Star Wars film, sales jumped 140 times what they were before.

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DJI joins China suppliers with its first agriculture drone

DJI joins China suppliers with its first agriculture drone

December 03, 2015

The company has announced its first drone made specifically for agricultural use, joining a market eager to utilize UAV technology and automation.

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DJI wants to prevent drones from flying in restricted airspace

DJI wants to prevent drones from flying in restricted airspace

December 02, 2015

DJI, one of the popular producers of consumer drones, will keep its drones updated with information about restricted airspace.

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Robots taking over more clerical, administrative tasks

Robots taking over more clerical, administrative tasks

November 26, 2015

A China company wants to use robots to replace janitors and guards, while a Bank of England economist says such technology could take over half its jobs.

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France's Parrot debuts its fast, light Bebop 2 drone

France's Parrot debuts its fast, light Bebop 2 drone

November 24, 2015

The Bebop 2 is a small, light drone with a 180-degree camera that can now stay in the air as long as the competition.

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Hit crowdfunded robot acts as home companion

Hit crowdfunded robot acts as home companion

November 18, 2015

The Alpha 2 by Shenzhen-based UBTECH promises to be an all-in-one home companion, offering notifications for medications and helping children with homework.

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Drone racing offers new opportunities

Drone racing offers new opportunities

November 17, 2015

The trend has been noticed by the New York Times and the hobby’s rise in popularity could mean new opportunities for sellers of parts and racing-specific drones.

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PARC drone can stay in the air as long as you want

PARC drone can stay in the air as long as you want

November 14, 2015

The new surveillance drone from CyPhy Works remains tethered to a power station on the ground so it can survey areas for long periods of time.

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Drones helping robotics industry fly higher

Drones helping robotics industry fly higher

November 11, 2015

The robotics industry is expected to grow 38 percent in the next three years while the civilian drone market alone will grow 25 percent by 2023.

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DJI unveils $499 computer designed for drones

DJI unveils $499 computer designed for drones

November 06, 2015

A new Linux-powered computer allows third parties to develop for DJI’s Matrice 100 drone, opening the platform to new possibilities.

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Google sees drone deliveries by 2017

Google sees drone deliveries by 2017

November 06, 2015

Google believes the most pressing concerns of drone use could be sorted out within a year, making drone delivery a possibility by 2017.

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GoPro teases new camera drone in silk-smooth video

GoPro teases new camera drone in silk-smooth video

October 31, 2015

High-quality video with great image stabilization is the next frontier in the consumer drone wars.

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Wal-Mart wants to test China drone for deliveries

Wal-Mart wants to test China drone for deliveries

October 30, 2015

Like Amazon, Wal-Mart is now looking into drone deliveries, but it is using the Phantom 3 and S900 from Shenzhen-based DJI instead of developing its own hardware.

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US looking to enforce drone registration

US looking to enforce drone registration

October 28, 2015

Following mishaps with drone operators causing dangerous situations, the US Department of Transportation is looking for ways to mark and identify personal drones.

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Insect-like drones are taking off

Insect-like drones are taking off

October 15, 2015

Several makers are mimicking the ability of insects and birds to thrive in a turbulent setting.

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Swiss post to test drones for delivery

Swiss post to test drones for delivery

October 10, 2015

Drones may prove helpful in providing aid during natural disasters such as an avalanche.

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A million drones to fly off the shelves this Christmas

A million drones to fly off the shelves this Christmas

October 07, 2015

More than a million drones are expected to be sold during the holiday season, and this seems to be a big worry for the FAA.

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MIT researchers create 3D-printed robotic hand

MIT researchers create 3D-printed robotic hand

October 07, 2015

The new design is more adaptive and versatile, which may enhance the efficiency of service robots.

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Photography drones, accessories up image quality

Photography drones, accessories up image quality

September 30, 2015

China makers highlight models that can capture videos or images in HD. Accessories such as propellers and cameras add options for customization.

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A $38 robotic ball cleans the floor, plays with cats

A $38 robotic ball cleans the floor, plays with cats

September 25, 2015

Home robotics in adorably unique design are gaining steam.

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OpenROV's Trident wants to be the mass market underwater photo drone

OpenROV's Trident wants to be the mass market underwater photo drone

September 25, 2015

The company has raised almost $550,000 to finance its underwater drone, nearly 11 times its target of $50,000.

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Qualcomm wants to bring drone prices below $300

Qualcomm wants to bring drone prices below $300

September 23, 2015

The company’s Snapdragon Flight is designed for consumer and business drones.

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Intel invests $60 million in China drone maker Yuneec

Intel invests $60 million in China drone maker Yuneec

September 19, 2015

The company is diversifying further away from PCs.

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Tiny robots walk on water

Tiny robots walk on water

September 19, 2015

A team of researchers was able to replicate the insect’s ability to move and jump on the water.

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A $130 robot targets the education market

A $130 robot targets the education market

September 18, 2015

The Sphero SPRK edition aims to give students an accessible gateway to robotics and programming.

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Global drones market to hit $6 billion by 2020

Global drones market to hit $6 billion by 2020

September 16, 2015

China will be a key growth driver, playing a dual role as market and manufacturer.

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Robot fuel pump for robot cars

Robot fuel pump for robot cars

August 21, 2015

Tesla demonstrates a snakelike bot that connects to an electric car automatically.

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NASA develops drones traffic management system

NASA develops drones traffic management system

August 20, 2015

The software will be installed in every autonomous drone in use and will communicate with other drones in order to avoid not only crashing into each other.

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From tablets to drones: Manufacturers take a detour

From tablets to drones: Manufacturers take a detour

August 19, 2015

Shenzhen manufacturers account for virtually all drone exports from China, but entrants come from a surprising place.

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Robots may deliver your next room service order

Robots may deliver your next room service order

August 15, 2015

Savioke's Dash robot begins pilot program at a 300-room hotel.

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DJI's Phantom 3 Standard aims to be disruptive

DJI's Phantom 3 Standard aims to be disruptive

August 20, 2015

DJI's new drone is offered at $799, significantly less expensive than its cousins, the Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced.

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Robots in virtually every field are being funded left and right

Robots in virtually every field are being funded left and right

August 14, 2015

Virtual Incision and Jibo each received more than $11 million in new funding.

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Facebook builds massive, solar-powered drone

Facebook builds massive, solar-powered drone

August 14, 2015

The tech giant aims to use the drone to allow wireless internet access over wide areas.

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Sony Mobile wants to power your drone

Sony Mobile wants to power your drone

August 07, 2015

New joint venture with Tokyo-based startup ZMP intends to create infrastructure for manufacturers.

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