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FIRST Offering $50 Million in College Scholarships in 2017
By RT Staff · 1 March, 2017 • Thanks to nearly 200 participating donors, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) will make $50 million in college scholarships available to FIRST participants and Alumni in 2017.
Gill Pratt, Daniela Rus Win Engelberger Robotics Awards
By Steve Crowe · 23 February, 2017 • Dr. Gill Pratt, CEO of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), and Dr. Daniela Rus, professor of electrical engineering and computer science and director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the recipients of the 2017 Engelberger Robotics Awards. Pratt won the 2017 Engelberger Robotics Awards for Leadership, while Rus takes home the 2017 Engelberger Robotics Awards for Education.
RoboBusiness Europe, TUS Expo Organize First-Ever International Robotics Week
By RT Staff · 2 January, 2017 • International Robotics Week unites the RoboBusiness Europe, TUS Expo, and ROS Industrial Summit trade fairs and conferences, making it one of the largest robotics event in the world. More than 4,000 visitors are expected from across the globe. The conferences will be held at the World Forum in The Hague, and there is an extensive program of events in and around the city of Delft.
CES Demo Shows How to Prevent Hacks on Self-Driving Cars
By RT Staff · 27 December, 2016 • Karamba Security and FEV will demonstrate at CES 2017 how to prevent hacks on self-driving cars. Karamba’s software enables electronic control units to autonomously protect themselves from hackers.
IBM Watson Previews AI-Powered Medical Image Analysis
By RT Staff · 29 November, 2016 • IBM Watson Health has created AI-powered medical image analysis solutions designed to help healthcare providers pursue personalized approaches to patient diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring.
iRobot Acquires Japanese Distributor Sales On Demand Corporation
By RT Staff · 21 November, 2016 • iRobot will acquire Tokyo, Japan-based Sales On Demand Corporation, a distributor that will help grow iRobot sales in Japan.
WPI Robotics Program Earns ABET Innovation Award
By RT Staff · 8 November, 2016 • The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology recently awarded the inaugural ABET Innovation Award for developing and implementing the first ABET-accredited undergraduate Robotics Engineering program in the United States. WPI employs an interdisciplinary approach with Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering departments. The engineering components teach students how to build the body of a robot, while computer science focuses on how to control its behavior.
ReWalk Sells 100th Personal Exoskeleton
By Steve Crowe · 7 September, 2016 • ReWalk Robotics has sold its 100th personal exoskeleton, calling it "a major milestone indicating growing adoption of personal use of exoskeletons." ReWalk has also sold more than 150 systems to rehabilitation centers.
ABB Helping Students Learn About Robotics
By RT Staff · 18 March, 2016 • ABB's first web-based robotics training course will provide students the same quality and depth of a class at an ABB training facility, with the convenience and flexibility to take the class on their own schedule, without having to travel.
Watch Google’s Self-Driving Car Hit a Bus
By Steve Crowe · 9 March, 2016 • Surveillance video has been released that shows the Valentine's Day accident between a Google self-driving car and California public transit bus.
Why Home Robots Must Continue to Evolve
By Eugene Demaitre · 14 January, 2016 • Robots are entering household use, but could single-purpose robots actually create more work for users?
Sphero, CWIST Partner on Robotics Educational Community
By RT Staff · 11 December, 2015 • Sphero is using CWIST's web platform to power the SPRK Lightning Lab, an online educational community that teaches anyone how to program Sphero robots.
Tiny picoPSU Power Supply Enables Design of Small, Smart Appliances and Gives Robots Freedom to Roam
By RT Staff · 31 January, 2006 • Mini-box.com, a division of Ituner Networks today announced the picoPSU, the world’s tiniest PC power supply. Measuring only 31x45x20mm, about the size of two AA batteries, the picoPSU is 10 to 20 times smaller than standard PC power supplies.

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