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Amazon testing drones for deliveries

Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, is testing unmanned drones to deliver its goods to customers,  Jeff Bezos, the company’s CEO has said the drones, called Octocopters, could...

Biomimetic robots at London’s Science Museum

Coinciding with EU Robotics week, the Science Museum in this weekend hosts an exhibition showing 13 state-of-the-art biomimetic robots, the work of research teams from throughout Europe.  ...

CyPhy gets a $7M investment for “Tethered” drones.

The company has raised $10M in total equity funding but has also received several government R&D grants. Why? Because CyPhy’s drones are tethered to a portable command station on...

Robot cowboys

Robots could be used in the future to round up cows on dairy farms, according to researchers from Sydney University's Centre for Field Robotics. A four-wheeled device, known as Rover, was...

Robot swappage scheme for UK manufacturers

A new robot swappage scheme is seeking to promote greater use of the latest robotic automation technology. It’s being i mplemented by leading automation technology supplier ABB and enables UK...

Robot Farmers

Robots are perfect for a variety of manual jobs which take place on a farm. Weeding is a prime example. Employing robots to do this most onerous of tasks would mean that the use of pesticides...

The co-bots are coming!

The industrial era of robotics is over, according to a feature published in the New York Times last week, and robots are beginning to move around in our world. To provide useful assistance,...

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in Broadcasting Event

Thursday 31 st October was an excellent day for flying and Hangar’s 1 and 2 at Sywell Aerodrome were the ideal spaces to hold the much anticipated Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in...

Japanese Robot Can Beat Humans At Rock-Paper-Scissors Every Single Time

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a janken robot. The robot analyses the shape of an opponent’s hand mid-play using high speed video processing and counters in 1...

IFR: Breathtaking advanced and innovative technological developments taking place in robotics

Despite falling sales of industrial robots in the UK, Germany and Japan to the end of 2013, according to the latest analysis by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), the organisation...

£70m Agri-Tech Catalyst Competition

  Do you have an idea for a collaborative project which could improve the agri-tech sector?   Accelerate your idea towards commercialisation with phased funding from...

Intelligent Transport Systems in Qatar: Pre-qualification for Procurement of Contractors

As many of you will be aware, the Qatari government is undertaking massive investment in construction and infrastructure in Qatar.  What you may not be aware of yet is that the Public...

Autonomy in the Ocean- Monday 14th of October

New marine environmental legislation & management systems are emerging worldwide, requiring high-resolution oceanographic data in near real-time. Hydrographic surveyors, meteorologists,...

Could you write a software app that makes life easier?

  Funds for Software Technologies for Autonomous Systems – GAMMA Webinar   Could you write a software app that makes life easier? Can you make it identify a crime,...

Is this the must-have tech device of 2014?

For around £350, by this time next year, you could have your very own pet robot. The idea of futurist and Intel researcher Brian David Johnson, Jimmy was unveiled at New York’s Maker Faire...

The human face of robotics

Robots designed to live with and assist humans was the subject of a report in the Observer this weekend. The inaugural edition of the UK paper’s tech monthly supplement featured an accessible...

A 3D printed robot that can squeeze under your door

Researchers at UC Berkeley’s Biomimetic Millisystems Lab have introduced a new 3D printed robot designed to be flexible enough to manoeuver under a door. Named the Sprawl Tuned Autonoumous...

UK public believes robots are OK for use by military but shouldn’t care for young or elderly

Support for the use of robots and autonomous systems by the military is stronger in the UK than anywhere in Europe but more than sixty per cent of citizens polled believe that robots should be...

EU consortium develops robot companion

A consortium of European researchers has developed a customizable robot companion for people with memory or mobility problems. The robot, a mobile wheeled semi-humanoid figure equipped...

Robot suit to aid walking ready to hit the market

The Hybrid Assisted Limb (HAL) robotic suit, to help rehabilitate disabled people, has passed safety tests, which means it may soon be on sale in the UK. Worn as an exoskeleton, it responds...
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