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Top 6 Educational Robots Coming in 2017

A look at six educational robots for kids that will be popular toys when they come to market in 2017.
Future Tech

Embark Self-Driving Trucks Take on Otto

Embark's self-driving trucks use deep neural networks to teach themselves how to drive on highways. Once they enter city limits, Embark's self-driving trucks hand control over the the human driver to drive through the city streets to the final destination.
Education

Gill Pratt, Daniela Rus Win Engelberger Robotics Awards

Toyota Research Institute's Gill Pratt won the Engelberger Robotics Awards for Leadership, while MIT CSAIL's Daniel Rus takes home the Engelberger Robotics Awards for Education.
Robot Fun

UPS Delivery Drone Launches from Truck

UPS has completed the first test of its truck-launched HorseFly delivery drones. Conducted in a small suburb of Tampa, Florida, a modified UPS truck launched a drone that delivered a package and then returned to the truck as it continued to drive along its route.


Artificial Intelligence Spotlight

What AI Can and Can’t Do: DARPA’s Realistic View

Is artificial intelligence a risk to humanity? DARPA weighs in on what it AI can do, what it can’t do, and where it is headed.
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Argo AI: Ford’s $1 Billion Bet on AI

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By encoding the strategies of high-performing human planners in a machine-readable form, researchers at MIT CSAIL improved the performance of competition-winning planning algorithms by between 10 -15% on a challenging set of problems.

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Wearable AI Teaches Social Skills

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Top 6 Educational Robots Coming in 2017
A look at six educational robots for kids that will be popular...

Embark Self-Driving Trucks Take on Otto
Embark's self-driving trucks use deep neural networks to teach themselves how to...

UPS Delivery Drone Launches from Truck
UPS has completed the first test of its truck-launched HorseFly delivery drones....

Cloud-Seeding Drone Completes 1 Hour BVLOS Flight
The one-hour BVLOS test flight of the Savant cloud-seeding drone covered 28 nautical...