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The Heaphy Project: Crowdsourced Robot Servants and the Willow Garage Spin-off That Never Was

A project to train remote workers to teleoperate robot servants looked promising. So why was it abandoned?

Virginia Tech's Robots Will Save You From Disasters

THOR fights fires on ships, while ESCHER will take on disaster areas

Google Tests First Error Correction in Quantum Computing

A quantum computing team hired by Google has built the first system capable of correcting its own errors

The FlowBotics Developer Zone is now live!

Robotics is moving fast, and soon enough, applications ("apps") made specifically for robots will become a multi-billion dollar industry. The new FlowBotics Studio software development platform is the ideal tool to create such "robot apps" and includes everything you need to make your robots smarter, easier to use and more functional. Show More Summary

RobotShop Expands Across The United Kingdom

RobotShop launched today a new branch of the RobotShop website dedicated to shoppers from the United Kingdom. This new website allows for optimized logistics for customers including very competitive shipping rates and a large product selection. Show More Summary

What’s Wrong With Online Education—and How to Fix It

There are many things right with online education—like the plethora of free and easily accessible content developed by Udacity, Coursera and others. In particular, online education excels at teaching while using... read more

Why we should all be thrilled about the FDA starting to embrace innovation

On Feb. 19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took a huge step towards patient-centric medicine when it approved the marketing of genetics testing company 23andMe’s carrier test for Bloom... read more

NASA's Super Ball Bot Could Be the Best Design for Planetary Exploration

It’s almost certainly not what you picture when you think of a robot, much less a robot that’s intended to head into space

Disrupting Yourself

If you aren't disrupting yourself, someone else is. In this post, I want to teach you about a powerful tool you can use to disrupt yourself. Your survival as a company and... read more

Will You Need a New License to Operate a Self-Driving Car?

Autonomous-vehicle training could include recovering from errors the car makes

Sci-Fi Sunday: Deep Space Is a Weird and Lonely Place for Humans and AI Alike

The desolate reaches of deep space figure heavily in today’s sci-fi short film double feature. Space, as it turns out, is really big and empty. Until we get warp drive... read more

What We’re Reading This Week Across the Web (Through Feb 28)

Enjoy this week's stories! ROBOTS: Will Robots Be Able to Help Us Die? Graham Templeton | Motherboard "From robo-assisted suicide to commercial drone use in urban areas, robots will create new... read more

Manuela Veloso: RoboCup’s Champion

This roboticist has transformed robot soccer into a global phenomenon

The Way to Make Delivery Drones Work Is Using...Trucks?

A company wants to integrate drones into its trucks to make short deliveries semi-autonomously

Aldebaran Robotics Founder and CEO Steps Down, SoftBank Appoints New Leader

Aldebaran Robotics has just announced that its founder and CEO Bruno Maisonnier is stepping down

Will Nissan Beat Google and Uber to Self-Driving Taxis?

Japanese automaker plans fleet of prototype autonomous cabs within two years

Robotnik Enters Mobile Manipulator Market With RB-1

Now is an excellent time to be in the market for a mobile manipulator

Mercedes Chief Laughs at Apple's Rumored Self-Driving E-Car

I'll worry about an Apple car when Apple starts worrying about a Mercedes phone, he says

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