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14 Epic Fails from the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals
By Steve Crowe · 8 June, 2015 • A robot uprising seems like science fiction after seeing these falls and fails from the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals.
DJI Matrice 100 Drone: A Developer-Friendly Quadcopter That Avoids Obstacles
By Steve Crowe · 8 June, 2015 • DJI's Matrice 100 drone is designed for developers to help test new sensors, processors and other tech. DJI also introduced its Guidance obstacle avoidance system.
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.
Boeing’s Mid-Air Charging Lets Drones Fly Forever
By Steve Crowe · 4 June, 2015 • Boeing has been granted a patent that allows drones to recharge while flying by connecting a tether to a ground-based power station.
MIT Algorithm Improves Collaboration of Delivery Drones
By Steve Crowe · 4 June, 2015 • MIT tests a new system that combines simple control programs to enable fleets of drones to collaborate in unprecedented ways.
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.
Robot Cheetah Sees, Jumps Obstacles: Watch
By Steve Crowe · 29 May, 2015 • A new LIDAR system allows MIT's cheetah robot to autonomously jump over obstacles in its path while running 5 MPH.
Human Driver Races Audi RS 7 Autonomous Car: Who Will Win?
By Steve Crowe · 20 May, 2015 • A human driver recently raced Audi' RS 7 autonomous car at the Ascari racetrack in Spain. The race was decided by two-tenths of a second. Find out who came out on top.
Foldable Drone Takes Off In Less Than 1 Second
By Steve Crowe · 19 May, 2015 • Swiss researchers have built a small foldable drone that can unfurl and take off in seconds.
Watch a Drone Rescue Flood Victims in Texas
By Steve Crowe · 19 May, 2015 • A DJI drone was used to deliver a rescue line to a family surround by flood waters in their home in Texas. Watch video of how the drone helped.
Watch a Robot Win a Putting Competition
By Steve Crowe · 15 May, 2015 • Universal Robots attached a putter to the end of its UR5 robot arm and challenged golfers to a putting competition.
Meet the Creepy Humanoid Robot That Resembles Sarah Palin
By Steve Crowe · 5 May, 2015 • Yangyang, a new humanoid robot that can talk, move its head, shake hands and even give hugs, resembles Sarah Palin. Yangyang even has skin made from a special type of silica gel to replicate the texture of human skin.
Real Life Grand Theft Auto 2 Created Using Drones
By Steve Crowe · 4 May, 2015 • A group of filmmakers and gamers recreated Grand Theft Auto 2 in real life using a drone, camera, "gang members" and a bunch of cars. Watch the recreation.
Watch a Micro Robot Pull 2,000 Times its Weight
By Steve Crowe · 29 April, 2015 • Stanford University researchers have built a 12-gram micro robot that can pull 2,000 times its weight. The researchers are looking to scale this technology up to larger robots to carry very heavy goods.

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