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5 Robotics Trends from LiveWorx 2017
A recap of the first-ever robotics track at LiveWorx, including how AI is helping bring social robots to market and why Massachusetts is still No. 1 in robotics. Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Robot Fun · Drones · Health & Sports · Medical RobotsDrone Provides Cell Service During Emergencies
The University of North Texas attached a portable communication system to a drone that provides instant cellular coverage up to 1.25 miles during disaster relief operations. Robot Fun · DronesFAA’s Recreational Drone Registration Struck Down in Court
A federal court rules the FAA's mandatory recreational drone registration violates Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act that Congress passed in 2012. For now, drones used for recreational purposes don't need to be registered with the FAA, however, drones used for commercial purposes still need to be registered. Robot Fun · DronesMeet the LiveWorx Robotics Lineup
Meet the speaker lineup for the Robotics & Autonomous Vehicles Track at LiveWorx 2017, including Boston Engineering, CyPhy Works, Jibo, MIT, Soft Robotics, Vecna, WPI and more. Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Robot Fun · Drones · 3D Printers · Education · Health & Sports · Medical Robots · Future TechFAA Faces Second Drone Audit
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is being audited for the second time by the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT IG) for its "approval and oversight processes" for drones. The audit, which will begin in April 2017, will assess both the processes for granting waivers and its "risk-based oversight" for entities that do have waivers under the Part 107 rulemaking for commercial drone operations. Robot Fun · DronesCanada’s New Drone Rules Aren’t Flyer-Friendly
If you thought the recreational drone rules were tough in the United States, be thankful you don't live in Canada. Robot Fun · DronesBest Robot Videos of the Week: Handle Robot, Minitaur Outdoors, Autolivery
A look at the week's best robotics videos for your weekend viewing pleasure. Robot Fun · Drones · Future Tech · Driverless Transportation · Humanoid RobotsUPS Delivery Drone Launches from Truck
UPS has completed the first test of its truck-launched HorseFly delivery drones. Conducted in a small suburb of Tampa, Florida, a modified UPS truck launched a drone that delivered a package and then returned to the truck as it continued to drive along its route. Robot Fun · DronesCloud-Seeding Drone Completes 1 Hour BVLOS Flight
The one-hour BVLOS test flight of the Savant cloud-seeding drone covered 28 nautical miles. It was the longest unmanned, cross-country round-trip flight in Nevada history. Robot Fun · DronesGlobal Drone Market to Surpass $11 Billion by 2020
According to a report by Gartner, nearly 3 million drones will be produced in 2017, which is 39 percent more than in 2016. Robot Fun · DronesEhang 184 Passenger Drone Could Soon Fly Around Dubai
The Dubai Roads and Transportation Authority says the Ehang 184 passenger-carrying drone could be flying people around the UAE's biggest city starting in July 2017. Robot Fun · DronesBVLOS Drone Flights Approved in Switzerland
senseFly has become the first drone operator to be granted anytime beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) authorization in Switzerland. Robot Fun · DronesWho Needs Bees: Flower-Pollinating Drones Will Save Us
Japanese scientists turned a $100 mini drone into a flower-pollinating droid. We've seen drones used for many applications, but pollination could be the most vital. Robot Fun · DronesPresident Trump Threatening Commercial Drone Industry?
Without new regulations permitting drone flights over people, commercial drone applications remain in limbo. Robot Fun · Drones3D Robotics Drones Fly, Legally, at World’s Busiest Airport
3D Robotics conducted the first FAA-approved drone flights at a major airport. 3DR performed seven flights at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world's busiest airport, to collect data on two four-story parking structures at the airport that a construction firm was hired to demolish. Robot Fun · Drones
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