RE2 tapped by U.S. Air Force to build robot pilots to fly traditional aircraft

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Spread the loveTweet Autonomous flight systems and aircraft are already in testing by the U.S. Air Force and other defense agencies, and now RE2 Robotics has been picked by the…


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Sony soft-launches an educational robotics coding kit on Indiegogo

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Spread the loveTweet Every tech and toy company, from Apple to Hasbro, has an educational coding offering these days. Sony’s Koov kit has been kicking around Japan for a while…


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TC Sessions: Robotics to feature talks from Rod Brooks, DARPA and MIT CSAIL

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Spread the loveTweet The agenda for TC Sessions: Robotics just keeps getting more irresistible. We are happy to announce that Rod Brooks, co-founder of Rethink Robotics and iRobot, will join…


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Element AI, a platform for companies to build AI solutions, raises $102M

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Spread the loveTweet The race for artificial intelligence technology is on, and while tech giants like Google and Facebook snap up top talent to build out their own AI-powered products,…


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RE2 is making bomb-defusing robots as intuitive to control as your own hands

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Spread the loveTweet Within a few minutes, I’ve got one hand grasped gingerly on the zipper. The other is holding the bag’s handle in place. I unzip it slowly, as…


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More robots! Announcing three demos for TC Sessions: Robotics at MIT on July 17

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Spread the loveTweet There are so many great robotics projects underway that it’s hard to pick the best to appear at TC Sessions: Robotics, which is coming to MIT’s Kresge…


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Dear Softbank, please let Boston Dynamics be Boston Dynamics

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Spread the loveTweet Hey Softbank, First of all, congratulations. You’re about to purchase some of the coolest toys in the history of human civilization. Seriously, it’s like Christmas in early…


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Softbank is buying robotics firms Boston Dynamics and Schaft from Alphabet

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Spread the loveTweet Here’s a surprise turn of events: Softbank — maker of the friendly Pepper robot and a major M&A player in the tech world — has just announced…


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NASA picks 3 research teams to lay the groundwork for an autonomous future

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Spread the loveTweet NASA has greenlighted three of its teams of researchers to perform feasibility studies on projects that could pave the way for autonomous drones and self-driving cars to…


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Draper’s DragonflEye cyber-bug takes flight

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Spread the loveTweet Back in January we heard about Draper’s efforts to outfit a living dragonfly with a sort of solar-powered mind control backpack. This project, known as DragonflEye, is…


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