Robotics challenge sparks students’ passion for STEM careers

Tech 05/05/19, 10:49

More than 15,000 students from about 40 countries brought robots they've spent months building and fine-tuning to Louisville recently for a world championship designed to spark their interest in pursuing careers in fields such as engineering and technology.These students, who ...

Dreams of social robots dashed again

Business 04/30/19, 16:09

Hopes that the tech industry was on the cusp of rolling out personal robots into homes are dimming now that several once-promising consumer robotics companies have shut down.The latest casualty is San Francisco startup Anki, maker of the playful toy ...

Robotics startup that made cute toy Cozmo shuts down

U.S. 04/29/19, 18:17

A startup that tried to advance the dream of intelligent robots in the home with its toy robot Cozmo is shutting down.San Francisco-based Anki says it's laying off its employees on Wednesday after failing to raise enough money to keep ...

Youth robotics global championship returns to Detroit

Tech 04/26/19, 16:33

Thousands of students from dozens of countries are in Detroit this week competing in the biggest youth robotics event in the world.Still, organizers of the FIRST Championship hope it gets a lot bigger"Here in the United States, about 12% of ...

Toyota robot can’t slam dunk but throws a mean three-pointer

Tech 04/01/19, 00:30

It can't dribble, let alone slam dunk, but Toyota's basketball robot hardly ever misses a free throw or a three-pointer.The 207-centimeter (six-foot-10) -tall machine made five of eight three-pointer shots in a demonstration in a Tokyo suburb Monday, a ratio ...

Arizona campus sees fleet of food delivery robots

Business 03/30/19, 15:42

Dozens of cooler-like robots on wheels have begun rolling around Northern Arizona University's main campus in Flagstaff to deliver meals from Einstein Bros. Bagels, Cobrizo Mexican Grill and other retailers to hundreds of students a day.San Francisco Bay Area startup ...

Huawei pleads not guilty to trade secrets charges in Seattle

U.S. 02/28/19, 14:43

The Chinese tech giant Huawei pleaded not guilty Thursday to U.S. trade-theft charges in a case that has heightened a trade dispute between the world's two largest economies. The pleas were entered in federal court in Seattle, where a 10-count indictment ...

Softomotive: People1st Approach Puts People before Robots

Tech 02/05/19, 01:01

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 5, 2019--The Softomotive People1stApproach for RPA is a totally new way to deploy RPA. The power of innovation is firmly in the hands of those who have the knowledge, skills and understanding to select and develop the best ...

Robot, know thyself; machines get more self-aware

Science 02/04/19, 17:59

Forget dreaming of electric sheep. Robots first need to figure out how to imagine themselves.One New York robot has done just that. It's learned that it's a robotic arm using a process of self-simulation.Columbia University engineers have given the robot ...

Where’s my robot lawn mower? Roomba-maker now has an answer

Tech 01/30/19, 07:00

Building a robot lawn mower seemed the logical next step for iRobot, the company behind the Roomba vacuum robot.But the Massachusetts company's secret lawn mower project was a lot harder than anyone expected.Now, iRobot finally has something to show after ...

Google’s robotic spinoff launches ride-hailing service

U.S. 12/05/18, 13:14

Google's self-driving car spinoff is finally ready to try to profit from its nearly decade-old technology.Waymo is introducing a small-scale ride-hailing service in the Phoenix area that will include a human behind the wheel in case the robotic vehicles malfunction.The ...

Google spinoff to test truly driverless cars in California

U.S. 10/30/18, 19:30

The robotic car company created by Google is poised to attempt a major technological leap in California, where its vehicles will hit the roads without a human on hand to take control in emergencies.The regulatory approval announced Tuesday allows Waymo's ...

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