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Robotics | IoT

Drone inspection software, services from SiteAware offer construction quality control

An unmanned aerial vehicle recently flew around Salesforce Tower, the tallest building in San Francisco. Drone inspections are a growing alternative to other methods of inspection, but they need sophisticated software to make sense of the data gathered. Building owner Boston Properties Inc. turned to SiteAware Systems Ltd. for the drone inspection of Salesforce Tower.…

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Industrial exoskeletons expand worker capabilities, to help healthcare

Many of the most visible demonstrations of exoskeletons have been for assisting people with disabilities. However, limitations of weight, power, and cost have resulted in slow rates of adoption. In the meantime, the technology continues to advance, with industrial exoskeletons providing application experience. While the majority of today’s $130 million wearable robotics market is for…

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Watch Boston Dynamics Spot robot inspect construction sites

As always, the internet is abuzz about Boston Dynamics latest videos. And rightfully so. In the video above, the Atlas humanoid robot is doing parkour, jumping across a multi-layered platform and shifting its weight between feet. It’s incredible to watch and adds another athletic feat to the humanoid robot’s repertoire. From the video description: “The…

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Exyn Technologies enabling advanced autonomous navigation

One of the biggest challenges in robotics is developing autonomous systems that can reliably operate in unmapped environments. This is why, for example, leading self-driving car company Waymo only tests in areas it’s spent countless hours at creating detailed 3D maps. Exyn Technologies, a spin-off of the University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP lab founded by Vijay Kumar, is making tremendous…

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