NEWS: Coyote UAS Storm Observer 1st Test Flight

The Coyote unmanned aircraft system will fly into hurricanes and major storm fronts to gather meteorological data and measure wind conditions. It is parachute-dropped from a P-3 aircraft in a "sonobuoy" that opens in the air and releases the UAV to proceed on its mission. Read More »

NEWS: Chinese “Big Dog” Revealed

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The Chinese military recently revealed their counterpart to the Boston Dynamics Big Dog "pack mule" quadruped robot designed to carry supplies over rough terrain, walking along with troops. Read More »

NEWS: Squirmy Robot Shakes off Any Abuse!

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A rubbery robot with no skeleton moves through snow, mud and ice, and is impervious to fire and bounces back even if run over by a car! Read More »

EVENT: JAPANESE ENTRY AT ROBOSUB 2014!

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At the recent Robosub event held at the SSC Pacific TRANSDEC Anechoic (non-echoing) pool, in San Diego, California, the Japanese team from the Kyushu Institute of Technology in Fukuoka, Japan, competed an advanced robot submarine of their design, named the “Darya Bird.” After the finals, the team ranked 17th out of 39 competing teams. See the Kyushu Institute of Technology, ... Read More »

NEWS: Vertical Take-Off and Landing Robot Advance!

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New vertical take-off and landing aircraft UAV design developed by NASA is said to be 4X more efficient than conventional helicopters. The key is distributing the power across many small electric propulsion systems on the UAV. Read More »

EVENT: RoboSub 2014 in San Diego

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Autonomous submarines designed by students from over two dozen countries competed at the recent Robosub event held in San Diego's Transdeck pool, a U.S. NAVY facility. Subs were tasked with finding a target using vision technology, then hovering nearby. A full report will be in an upcoming issue of Robot magazine. Read More »

NEWS: Clearpath Robotics Against “Killer Robots”

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Canadian-based robot company Clearpath is the world's first robotics firm to pledge not to make "Killer Robots." Read More »

NEWS: Robot Magazine Seeks Writers!

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Share your special project or organization's initiatives in this highly respected publication, and add to your CV or resume. Read More »

NEWS: BotIr the Robot Butler

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CNBC reports that " Botlr" the robot butler will be assisting Starwood hotel staff and attending to the needs of guests in a variety of ways. Botlr will be delivering toothpaste, newspapers and snacks to guest rooms, directing people to dining areas and generally helping out. Read More »

NEWS: JADE RABBIT MOON ROVER CONTINUES WORKING

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China's space agency reports that the Jade Rabbit Lunar rover continues to operate and return scientific data months beyond its scheduled mission end, despite facing tough conditions with wild temperature changes. Read More »

NEWS: NEW GENERAL ATOMICS ADVANCED UAV COCKPIT

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At the recent July 2014 Farnborough International Air Show, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) announced a next generation remote cockpit for controlling UAVs remotely. Read More »

NEWS: AUVSI SEA PERCH

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Sea Perch is a tethered underwater robot vehicle that has been very successful in building enthusiasm for technology among young students. Founded by Susan Nelson, Sea Perch, in recent years, became an official program sponsored by the AUVSI. Read More »

NEWS: MARS INSIGHT DRILLING PROBE

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To develop information about the interior of Mars, the 2020 NASA Mars mission will include deployment of a stationary drill that will conduct experiments below the surface. Read More »

NEWS: MARS 2020 ROVER DETAILED

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NASA has unveiled plans for a new rover that will land on Mars in 2020. Based on the Curiosity rover’s design (now on Mars), it will include over half a dozen primary science experiments that will investigate resources for human habitation in later missions. Read More »

MIT Robot Hand Adds Fingers

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A robot hand developed at MIT adds two fingers to the operator's wrist. Each finger has three degrees of freedom (3DOF). The extended wrist helps users perform a variety of tasks from eating and drinking to writing. Read More »