A soldier in the operating system enthusiast wars has taken to the streets of Google Maps to spread a simple message, one that transcends the artificial boundaries of language and culture. Read more...
A system designed by a French robotics company promises to detect "malicious drone operators" in under a minute, in a country plagued by mysterious UAVs hovering over landmarks and military installations.
In this episode, Steve Cousins, CEO of Willow Garage talks about the advent of Personal Robots, their PR2 robot and the Robot Operating System ROS. Our second guest, Moritz Tenorth, tells us about his experience working with these tools and his PhD on helping robots understand and reason about their world.
Ketan K. Badani, MD Professor of Urology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Vice Chairman, Urology and Robotic Operations Director, Comprehensive Kidney Cancer Program The Mount Sinai Health System What Everyone Should Know About Kidney Cancer Kidney cancer is one of the top 10 most common cancers in both men and women. Show More Summary
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 [...]
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
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.
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
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
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 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
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 ›
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, 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
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.
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
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...
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
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'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,...