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This is it: Rethink Robotics unveils Sawyer a one-arm collaborative robot

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Rethink Robotics, specialist in automated and robotic solutions, presented Sawyer, its collaborative robot, during the RoboBusiness Conference and Expo in San Jose, last Wednesday. It was the robot's first appearance in public in the US and 1600 visitors came to see the demonstration.
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Drones to watch over mahogany plantations in Australia http://hmnds.io/1JBO1vH #drones #earth
African Mahogany Australia (AMA) is a company exploiting the largest mahogany plantation in the world. This week, the firm enlisted the services of a drone to collect data on trees in the Northern Territory. AMA manages nearly 13000 hectares, in the Douglas Daly region, 200 kilometers south of ...
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The spy was a little Russian cockroach robot ! #intelligence #military

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Researchers at Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University announced yesterday, on Thursday, September 24, they had developed a spy robot mimicking the travel mode of cockroaches. Researchers plan to provide the Russian army with several units as they created a prototype with camouflage colors.
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She sends her robot to buy the latest iPhone 6s for her #really #telepresence

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Lucy Kelly, a young woman working for media agency Atomic 212 in Sidney, came with the idea to use one of the company's robots, telepresence robots Double to avoid waiting in line to buy an iPhone 6s. The woman hopes to be the first “robot” to buy an iPhone and installed her robot in front of ...
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Microrobots to clean the ocean #UCSanDiego
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Researchers at University of California in San Diego believe they have found a solution to marine pollution caused by carbon dioxide. The team created microrobots able to eliminate up to 88% of the carbon dioxide in sea water and converting it into calcium carbonate. These microrobots will allow ...
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Relocate production in Western countries. Here is Magna's CEO vision. #automotive

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According to Donald Walker, CEO of automobile equipment supplier Magna, the falling costs of intelligent robots could help to repatriate some car manufacturing work. Indeed, these automated equipments would counter the advantage of countries where production costs are low like China, ...
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A British prison starts using drones for surveillance #drones

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The British jail HMP Northward Cayman Islands decided to use drones in order to fight against contraband, especially the practice of throwing drugs over the fences. The drones are equipped with cameras and will allow, according to Neil Lavis, prison director, to identify the perpetrators before ...
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3D food printing: an everyday use potential #3dprinting #food

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The company Dovetailed, located in the UK, recently presented its 3D food printer, called Nufood Robot 3D Printer. This machine uses 3D printing to allow users to customize the color, taste, texture and nutritional content of their food. This is the reason why it has several “flavor bombs” ...
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In the meantime, Pepper is still selling like hot cakes

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SoftBank, Aldebaran's parent company, is still marketing Pepper, its companion robot. Since the end of June, the firm has been selling 1000 units per months. The 1m20 high robot is extremely successful, despite its high price. Pepper is just available in Japan, and you will have to pay 1500 ...
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Use 5 000 robots to analyse the evolution of galaxies #DESI #DarkEnergy
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The American Department of Energy just approved $56 million in funds for upgrades to the 40-year-old Mayall telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory, Arizona. The project consists in setting up 5000 robots inside the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), a 900kg machine which will ...
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The Marines have been very receptive to Spot, Boston Dynamics' quadruped robot #DARPA

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Boston Dynamics' four-legged robot, Spot, presented in February by Google's branch was used in a training session with Spot for Marine Corps Warfighting Lab, organized by DARPA researchers. The test took place in Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia, on September 16.
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For the first time, ETH Zurich’s drones able to build a bridge in flight

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ETH Zurich managed in a video posted on Friday, to use for the first time ever, quacopters to build a structure capable of supporting a human. Although made in the controlled environment of a lab, this demonstration helps to imagine applications in the real world and envision the future of ...
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