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Shakey, World’s First Mobile Robot, Honored by IEEE

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Shakey, World’s First Mobile Robot, Honored by IEEE
By Steve Crowe · 17 February, 2017 • Shakey, the world’s first mobile, intelligent robot, was honored with the IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing. The award honors "significant inventions, locations or events related to electrical engineering and computing that have benefited humanity, and which are at least 25 years old."
Top 10 Robotics Startups Seen at CES 2017’s Eureka Park
By Eugene Demaitre · 9 January, 2017 • Hundreds of startups vied for attention at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Which robotics products caught our eye? Robots that tend to the young and old, tackle odious chores, and advance the market could be found in the crowded aisles.
Google Cartographer SLAM Library Now Open-Source
By RT Staff · 7 October, 2016 • Google wants to democratize the development of SLAM technology by releasing an open-source version of its Cartographer mapping library.
Telepresence Robots Help Sick Students Maintain Social, Academic Ties
By RT Staff · 9 September, 2016 • The University of California, Irvine is first to conduct a formal study of virtual inclusion for home-bound students using telepresence robots. The study found telepresence robots helped these students feel more socially connected with their peers and more involved academically.
WiBotic Developing Wireless Battery Charger for Robots
By Steve Crowe · 31 August, 2016 • WiBotic is developing a wireless charging system that autonomously charges aerial, mobile and aquatic robots.
Watch ARTI3 Ground Robot Conquer Stairs
By RT Staff · 22 March, 2016 • Transcend Robotics' ARTI3 uses an upwards and downwards articulating joint between two motorized sections to overcome obstacles without flipping over, skilled human prepositioning or additional traversal software and electronics.
Transwheel Robots an Alternative to Amazon Delivery Drones
By RT Staff · 21 August, 2015 • Transwheel robots look like unicycles, using one self-balancing wheel and a robotic arm to pick up and carry packages. The electric robot could work alone to deliver small packages or in a group to deliver large packages.
MIT ‘Beerbots’ Fetch Beers While You Sit on the Couch
By Adam Connor-Simmons, CSAIL · 11 August, 2015 • MIT's Beerbots show off improved planning algorithms for handling uncertainty as three robots collaborate to deliver drinks.
DRC-Hubo Humanoid Dominates DARPA Finals
By Steve Crowe · 8 June, 2015 • The DRC-Hubo robot from Team KAIST was much faster than the other robots at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, completing the eight tasks in a time of 44 minutes, 28 seconds to win the $2 million grand prize.
Watch 4 Robots Conquer a DARPA Finals Test Course
By Steve Crowe · 3 June, 2015 • Team WPI-CMU, Team KAIST, Team MIT, and Team IHMC send their humanoid robots through a simulated course to preview what's to come in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals.
DARPA Robotics Challenge: Meet the 24 Finalists
By RT Staff · 2 June, 2015 • The DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals take place June 5-6 in Pomona, California. Meet the 24 robots vying for a $2 million top prize in the ultimate robot competition.
EZ-Robot Roli Rover Robot Kit
By RT Staff · 21 May, 2015 • The EZ-Robot Roli Rover Robot Platform is a customizable planetary rover styled robot platform with 13 female EZ-Bit connections for additional EZ-Bits.
Will this Robot Survive Being Pummeled by Dodgeballs?
By Steve Crowe · 12 March, 2015 • Students at Oregon State University's Dynamic Robotics Laboratory wanted to see if it's ATRIAS robot could withstand being bombarded by dodgeballs.
FAA Bans Drones from Delivering Your Packages
By Steve Crowe · 16 February, 2015 • New laws proposed by the FAA require drones to remain in the operator's line of sight, which effectively bans drone delivery services like Amazon Prime Air and others.
STEM Education Gets Boost from RobotsLAB
By Henry Lenard · 1 January, 2015 • Drones, 3D printing and rovers for the classroom combined

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