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PhantomX Pincher Robot Arm Autonomously Sorting Objects

Check out user m herbert’s PhantomX Pincher Robot Arm autonomously sort objects! In conjunction with the PhantomX Pincher Robot Arm, m herbert is using a Kinect, the ROS Robot Operating System, and Python code based on the Turtlebot_Arm block manipulation demo to sort blocks by color completely autonomously. This is a great demonstration of how [...]

The Next Generation Of Home Robots Will Be So Much More Than Vacuums

Editor’s Note: Christine Magee is an editor for CrunchBase. If Hollywood’s depiction of artificial intelligence were accurate, we would be falling in love with operating systems, sharing our homes with Stepford wives, and fending off...Show More Summary

Clearpath Robotics Raises $11M, Looks to Bring Bots to New Industries

The robot sector has had a rush of activity thanks to recent innovations such as cheaper and better sensors and cameras, longer battery life, more processing power and an open-source robotic operating system.

Snappy Ubuntu Headed for Internet of Things, Robots

Among Linux distributions, Ubuntu has an absolutely sterling reputation as a proven operating system that developers can build around. In fact, more than half of OpenStack deployments are being built on Ubuntu, according to the OpenStack Foundation. Show More Summary

Watch a Flying Drone Play a Drum Machine

What happens when you cross drones with music? Well – some seriously complex routings, for one. Stay with us: A touch-sensitive quadcopter that sends information to a Linux machine running ROS–the Robot Operating System–that then sends information over a network to a macbook running Ableton Live 9 and Max. Show More Summary

Airware’s Drone Operating System Gets Strategic Investment, Tech, Clients From GE Ventures

4 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Dull, dirty, and dangerous. Those are the tasks robots are best for, but it also describes jobs with General Electric’s Field Services division, inspecting wind turbines and oil pipelines. So today GE Ventures made its first major strategic...Show More Summary

BP's New Core Flood Robot EOR Techniques

BP announced today that it is now operating the world’s first robotic coreflooding system. The Core Flood Robot is the most recent addition to BP’s

Android founder quits Google to build robots

Andy Rubin, co-founder and former head of Android, has left Google to start up a hardware incubator dedicated to building robots. Rubin helped establish Android as the world’s most widely-used mobile operating system after it was bought by Google in … Read more ›

Andy Rubin Leaves Google During Executive Shake-Up

5 months agoTechnology : Bits

The Google executive, who was in charge of the company's robotics group and spearheaded the Android operating system, will start a tech incubator focused on hardware.

Andy Rubin, Google's robot chief and Android founder, steps down

Andy Rubin, the man at the helm of Google's robotics initiative and the co-founder of the Android mobile operating system, is stepping down from his post. The robotics team, which Rubin took over less than a year ago, is to be led by...Show More Summary

Android co-creator Andy Rubin departs from Google

Andy Rubin, the co-creator of the Google-owned mobile operating system Android, is reportedly leaving Google. Rubin most recently headed the robotics division within the company. According to some reports, he will go on to start an incubator for hardware-software startups. Developing…  VentureBeat is studying mobile marketing automation. Chime in, and we’ll share the data.

Autonomous Solar Powered Lawn Mover

8 months agoHumor : Neatorama

Open Electronics designed and built a robotic lawn mower that is powered entirely by solar energy. It operates autonomously within an area defined by an underground wiring system. When it encounters an obstacle, it changes direction and keeps moving. Show More Summary

Do Not Be Concerned About Robots Not Taking Your Jobs

9 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Over the weekend, Steven Rattner—a former reporter who long ago upgraded his personal operating system to financier—wrote in the New York Times to warn against warnings against robots. As Rattner himself presumably did, we will work backwards from his conclusion: Read more...

These Are the Mining Robots That Will Colonize the Solar System

10 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

How are we going to convince governments and corporations to fund the colonization of space? Probably by promising them riches from mining operations. Here are the space robots that will make that possible. They won't just be mining, either. They'll be building and replicating themselves. Read more...

A visual history: The evolution of Google from simple search to Google Now

The world’s most popular smartphone operating system, self-driving cars, smart robots, and balloons that can deliver an Internet connection to remote areas are some of Google’s most interesting current projects, but they wouldn’t even exist without Search. Show More Summary

The UBR-1, A Hackable Robotics Platform, Is Now For Sale

11 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

One of the most interesting robotics platforms I've seen in a while, the UBR-1, is now available for sale, something that should cause robotics wonks to rejoice. The platform runs the Robot Operating System and includes a single hand with seven degrees of freedom, a 3D camera, stereo microphone, and speakers. Show More Summary

Microsoft plans to bring Windows to robots and 'a whole new class of small devices'

Microsoft's Build 2014 kicks off tomorrow, but it's not just Windows Phones, tablets, Office or even the return of Clippy. Redmond has plans to bring its operating system, well, everywhere else. A Windows on Devices site has apparated into existence,...

World's 1st Robotic Planet Finder Discovers Two Alien Planetary Systems

In its first months of operation, the Lick Observatory's newest telescope Automated Planet Finder (APF) has found two new planetary systems, giving astronomers a taste of planetary riches to come. The APF has been operating robotically night after night since...

The Robot Operating System Debuts In Space

Robot Operating System powers more than 40 different robot models here on Earth. This weekend, however, ROS makes its debut in space. A prototype R2 testing out its legs on Earth. Video screenshot courtesy of NASA. On Sunday, as part...Show More Summary

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