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Flirtey Delivery Drone Donated to Smithsonian

Flirtey's delivery drone that completed the first FAA-approved drone delivery in the United States has been accepted into the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.
Household

Can Pepper Solve Japan’s Repeat Offender Crisis?

A Tokyo half-way house will use Pepper humanoid robots to mentor ex-cons in hopes of preventing them from committing future crimes.
News

MIT 4D Maps Help Robots Avoid Moving Obstacles

MIT researchers have developed a decentralized planning algorithm that can help teams of robots handle both stationary and moving obstacles, and do so with reduced communications bandwidth.
Future Tech

Self-Driving Car Coalition to Accelerate Time to Market

Ford, Google, Lyft, Uber and Volvo, have formed the "Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets" coalition to speed up the time to market for self-driving cars. The coalition will "work with lawmakers, regulators and the public to realize the safety and societal benefits of self-driving vehicles."


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