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Meet HERMES the Humanoid Robot with Human-like Reflexes
By Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office · 14 August, 2015 • Researchers from MIT have designed an interface that takes advantage of a human's split-second reflexes allowing a humanoid to maintain its balance and complete tasks.
This Might be the Most Realistic Humanoid Robot Yet
By Steve Crowe · 12 August, 2015 • Erica, a 23-year-old humanoid robot developed by Osaka University professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, understands spoken Japanese not only with audio, but with body language - blinking, moving your head, raising your eyebrows, and more.
Windows 10 Robot Air Hockey a Nice Addition to Your Man Cave
By Steve Crowe · 11 August, 2015 • Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Core is designed to run on Raspberry Pi 2 and MinnowBoard Max, two tiny computers popular in robots. To show off what it can do, Microsoft built a robot air hockey table.
Sullenberger: Drones Will Cause Plane Accidents
By Steve Crowe · 7 August, 2015 • Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who safely landed a plane on the Hudson River in 2009, says a drone will cause a plane accident. Sullenberger says, "It's not a matter of if it will happen. It's a matter of when it will happen."
Watch: Robotic Arm Helps Stroke Patient Recover
By RT Staff · 7 August, 2015 • The Hocoma ArmeoSpring robotic arm helps patients regain their motor function after a stroke or any neurological injury, helping with tasks like lifting and placing items in a basket. Here's one patient's story.
4 Questions About the Future of Drones
By Steve Crowe · 7 August, 2015 • An expert answers some burning questions about solar-powered drones, Amazon delivery drones, and the impact on the insurance and tourism industries.
MIT SLAM System Helps Robots Better Identify Objects
By Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office · 27 July, 2015 • MIT recently demonstrated how SLAM can be used to improve object-recognition systems, which will be a vital component of future robots that have to manipulate the objects around them in arbitrary ways. The system uses SLAM information to augment existing object-recognition algorithms. Its performance should thus continue to improve as computer-vision researchers develop better recognition software, and roboticists develop better SLAM software.
ReWalk Robotics Exoskeleton Helps NH Man Walk Again
By RT Staff · 24 July, 2015 • Corey Cook was left paralyzed from the chest down after a diving accident three years ago. Now, with the help of a ReWalk Robotics exoskeleton, Cook can walk again. Cook also is the first patient to have the $70,000 exoskeleton completely covered by private, commercial insurance.
Video: An Introduction to Controlling Self-Driving Cars
By RT Staff · 24 July, 2015 • A new video sheds some more light on exactly how self-driving cars can follow their desired trajectories.
6 Ways Drones Are Saving the Planet
By Steve Crowe · 24 July, 2015 • A look at projects from around the world that show how drones can be tools to help save the planet.
Watch the First Legal Drone Delivery in US History
By Steve Crowe · 21 July, 2015 • Flirtey, a drone-delivery startup, carried medical supplies from an airfield to a medical clinic in Wise County, Virginia in the first FAA-approved drone delivery in the United States.
Video: Google Self-Driving Car Accident Injures 4
By Steve Crowe · 17 July, 2015 • A Google self-driving Lexus SUV was rear-ended in Mountain View, Calif. All passengers complained of whiplash, while Google's SUV had slight damage to its rear bumper, while the vehicle that struck it lost its front bumper.
Robot Passes Self-Awareness Test
By Steve Crowe · 17 July, 2015 • Uh-oh, a robot for the first time has passed a self-awareness test. The test might seem simple, but it's extremely difficult for a robot.
Watch: DIY Drone Fires a Semiautomatic Gun
By Steve Crowe · 16 July, 2015 • A video claims to show a homemade multirotor with a semiautomatic handgun mounted on it fire four shots.
Drone vs. Lifeguard Race: Who Will Save Swimmer Faster?
By Steve Crowe · 2 July, 2015 • Who will win in a race to get to a distressed swimmer: a drone or a human lifeguard? Watch the video to find out.

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