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Purposeful Evolution: Creating an Ethical, Prosperous Future

More often than not, we fall into the trap of trying to predict and anticipate the future, forgetting that the future is up to us to envision and create. In the words of Buckminster Fuller, “We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.” But how, exactly, do we create a “good” […]

700,000 submunitions demilitarized by Sandia-designed robotics system

More than 700,000 Multiple Launch Rocket System submunitions have been demilitarized since the Army started using an automated nine-robot system conceptualized, built and programmed by Sandia National Laboratories engineers.

How a Young Maker Helped Make Barbie More Inclusive

At 13, Jordan Reeves’ Maker cred is already impressive. She created her own 3D-printed, unicorn horn-shaped, glitter-shooting prosthetic that fits her left arm, which ends just above the elbow. Her Unicorn Project inspired Jordan and her mom Jen …

New robotic sensor technology can diagnose reproductive health problems in real-time

Researchers have developed new robotic sensor technology that has the capability to diagnose women’s reproductive health problems in real-time.

Leadership and Maker Learning: A Conversation With Pam Moran and Ira Socal

We spoke with two giants in maker learning and progressive education: Dr. Pam Moran and Ira Socal about what it takes to bring making into the school curriculum.
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FAA Updates Drone Rules for Everyone

New FAA rules change identification requirements for all consumer drones while making it a bit easier to fly at night or over people

Alphabet’s Wind Energy Kites to Fly Offshore

Airborne wind energy company Makani has graduated from X’s experimental labs and is teaming up with offshore energy giant Shell

The Robot Report February 2019 issue on cobots

We hope you enjoy the latest edition of The Robot Report, a special print section dedicated to collaborative robotics that was featured in the February 2019 issue of Design World, our sister publication and flagship publication at WTWH Media. Here is a breakdown of the collaborative robotics topics covered inside: Inside NVIDIA’s Collaborative Robotics Lab…

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Ion lung biopsy system from Intuitive Surgical wins FDA approval

Intuitive Surgical Inc. yesterday said that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared its Ion system. The robotic endoluminal system is designed to enable doctors to conduct minimally invasive biopsies deep within the lung. Ion includes an articulating robotic catheter with an outer diameter of only 3.5 mm that is able to move 180 degrees…

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The Pediatric AI That Outperformed Junior Doctors

Training a doctor takes years of grueling work in universities and hospitals. Building a doctor may be as easy as teaching an AI how to read. Artificial intelligence has taken another step towards becoming an integral part of 21st-century medicine. New research out of Guangzhou, China, published February 11th in Nature Medicine Letters, has demonstrated […]