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Month: July 2018

Robotics | IoT

5 essential questions to ask during robotics development

During the Robotics Summit & Showcase, Jabil VP of Global Automation and 3D printing John Dulchinos discussed during his keynote the challenges robotics companies face during product development. Is your team thinking big picture during early stage planning? Are they looking beyond specific product details to focus on how the product functions in the system…

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Helping computers perceive human emotions

Personalized machine-learning models capture subtle variations in facial expressions to better gauge how we feel. MIT Media Lab researchers have developed a machine-learning model that takes computers a step closer to interpreting our emotions as naturally as humans do. In the growing field of “affective computing,” robots and computers are being developed to analyze facial…

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Uber self-driving trucks shutting down in desperation move

In a desperate move to revitalize its self-driving car unit, Uber is shutting down its self-driving truck program. The news, first reported by TechCrunch, comes just two years after Uber acquired Otto Motors for a reported $680 million. An Uber spokesperson tells The Robot Report the company will focus exclusively on self-driving cars. Uber says…

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13 Useful, Cheap Product Substitutions

Save yourself some money and time using these homemade substitutions for common arts, crafts, and maker supplies.
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Neato Robot Vacuum Update Shows Why Persistent Mapping Is So Useful

New features leverage maps of your home to make your robot vacuum smarter

This Prosthesis Lets You Multitask With Three Arms

If you’ve ever juggled a situation where two arms aren’t enough, you’re in luck! Thanks to a new study published in Science Robotics, humans have the ability to mind-control a robotic arm on a task—while using their biological limbs on a different one. The possibilities are endless: no more juggling keys with grocery bags as […]

Best of Hangzhou Mini Maker Faire 2018

Luckily the Typhoon Ampil did not bring a lot of storms to Hangzhou city.
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ROSCon 2017: Space Robotics Challenge backstage: A glimpse at the challenges of running the competition — Ian Chen and Louise Poubel (Open Robotics)

Looking foward to ROSCon 2018 we’re highlighting presentations from last year. The ROSCon 2018 registration is currently open. Early registration ends August 11th! Ian and Louise continued talking about simulation however it moved from terrestrial to a martian setting. And…

Students develop free robot programming simulator

When it comes to programming actual robots, things get very expensive, very quickly.