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Meet Androidol U: Japan’s Newest Android
By Tim Hornyak · 22 March, 2017 • Androidol U is a new life-like female android developed by Osaka University professor Hiroshi Ishiguro. Androidol U is a fully autonomous conversational robot that has a more compact air servo system, better voice and body movement coordination and softer body materials compared to previous androids.
Best Robot Videos of the Week: Automatic Bullseye Dartboard
By Steve Crowe · 25 March, 2017 • A look at the week's best robotics videos for your weekend viewing pleasure, including Mark Rober's Automatic Bullseye Dartboard and Amazon's MARS Conference.
Liquid-Handling Lego Robot Automates Lab Experiments
By Steve Crowe · 24 March, 2017 • A liquid-handling Lego robot from Stanford University helps students and teachers create inexpensive automated systems to do biology experiments. Modern biology labs often use robotic assemblies to drop precise amounts of fluids into experimental containers.
Rudy Assistive Robot Helps Elderly Age in Place
By Steve Crowe · 24 March, 2017 • The Rudy assistive robot from INF Robotics wants to help the elderly, war veterans and people with disabilities age in place. Rudy will cost $5,000 when it hits the market in 2017, but the company hopes to get reimbursement through Medicare and Medicaid so the robot "will be little to no cost to the user."
Baidu AI Leader Andrew Ng Resigns
By Steve Crowe · 22 March, 2017 • Baidu's AI ambitions were dealt a major blow with the news that its chief scientist Andrew Ng is stepping down. Ng will continue his AI work to bring about societal change.
5 Giant Robots Jeff Bezos Will Love
By Steve Crowe · 21 March, 2017 • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tested the giant $8 million Method-2 Robot at the MARS conference. Here are five other giant robots Bezos would love to get his hands on, if he hasn't already.
AutoX Self-Driving Car Uses $50 Off-the-Shelf Cameras
By Steve Crowe · 21 March, 2017 • AutoX is a self-driving car startup that has flown under the radar. Until now. AutoX released the first video of its self-driving Lincoln MKZ that uses $50 off-the-shelf cameras from Best Buy to navigate the streets of California.
Top 50 Robotics Companies of 2017
By RT Staff · 21 March, 2017 • Robotics Business Review unveils its sixth annual RBR50 list of the most influential robotics companies in the world. Consumer robotics companies on the RBR50 include DJI, iRobot, LEGO, Softbank and more.
Jeff Bezos Tests Giant $8M Method-2 Robot
By Steve Crowe · 20 March, 2017 • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos got behind the joysticks of Method-2, a 13-foot-tall mechanical robot that appeared at Amazon's private MARS conference.
Canada’s New Drone Rules Aren’t Flyer-Friendly
By Steve Crowe · 19 March, 2017 • If you thought the recreational drone rules were tough in the United States, be thankful you don't live in Canada.
Robots and the Fight Against Cancer
By Oliver Mitchell · 18 March, 2017 • The latest weapon in the fight against cancer could be a swarm of microrobots that could invasively attack cancer cells.
Niryo One: A New Robot Arm for Makers
By Steve Crowe · 17 March, 2017 • Niryo One is an open-source, 6-axis robotic arm for makers that can be powered by Arduino, Raspberry Pi and ROS. The Niryo One wants to make robotics accessible for everyone with a low cost and user-friendly experience.
Google Home Now Controls Neato’s Botvac Connected Robot Vacuums
By Steve Crowe · 16 March, 2017 • Neato Robotics Botvac Connected Series robot vacuums can now be controlled with Google Home. Not only can you use your voice and Google's virtual assistant to start, stop and pause robot vacuums, you can schedule cleanings, check the vacuum's battery level and more.
Wearable Robots Hope to Improve Minimally Invasive Surgery
By Steve Crowe · 15 March, 2017 • Researchers are developing wearable robotic tools for minimally invasive surgery designed to give surgeons more natural and dexterous movement than current surgical robots offer. This Horizon 2020 project stems from a need for better tools in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery
WiFi-Enabled Roombas Getting Alexa Voice Control
By Steve Crowe · 15 March, 2017 • Starting in Q2 2017, iRobot will include Amazon Alexa voice control on any WiFi-enabled Roomba robot vacuum in the United States. The Alexa voice control will allow users to start, stop and pause their Roomba 960 or Roomba 980 by simply speaking to an Alexa-enabled device, such as the Amazon Echo or Amazon Echo Dot.

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Meet Androidol U: Japan’s Newest Android
Androidol U is a fully autonomous conversational robot that has a more...

Rudy Assistive Robot Helps Elderly Age in Place
The Rudy assistive robot from INF Robotics wants to help the elderly,...

Baidu AI Leader Andrew Ng Resigns
Baidu's AI ambitions were dealt a major blow with the news that...

5 Giant Robots Jeff Bezos Will Love
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tested the giant $8 million Method-2 Robot at the...