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Smarter Robot Vacuum Cleaners for Automated Office Cleaning

Smarter Robot Vacuum Cleaners for Automated Office Cleaning

Aug 16, 2017 @ 08:22 | Intelligent IoT cleaning concept for smart offices Can you really use Outlook to make sure your office floor gets vacuumed? Absolutely! Fraunhofer IAO is currently developing an intelligent cleaning concept for smart offices. A robot vacuum cleaner automatically takes care of upcoming cleaning jobs that have been scheduled in […]

Hybrid Drones Carry Heavier Payloads for Greater Distances

Hybrid Drones Carry Heavier Payloads for Greater Distances

By Rob Matheson | Aug 6, 2017 @ 08:26 | MIT News | Startup’s gas-electric engines may pave way for package delivery and human flight. New hybrid gas-to-electric drones from MIT spinout Top Flight Technologies offer an order-of-magnitude increase in range, payload size, and power over battery-powered counterparts MIT alumnus Long Phan SM ’99, PhD ’12 is […]

New AI Technique Creates 3-D Shapes from 2-D Images

New AI Technique Creates 3-D Shapes from 2-D Images

 Jul 28, 2017 @ 06:23 | A new technique that uses the artificial intelligence methods of machine learning and deep learning is able to create 3-D shapes from 2-D images, such as photographs, and is even able to create new, never-before-seen shapes. Karthik Ramani, Purdue’s Donald W. Feddersen Professor of Mechanical Engineering, says that the […]

An AUV to Collect Biological and Chemical Samples from Ocean

An AUV to Collect Biological and Chemical Samples from Ocean

 Jul 27, 2017 @ 19:27 | The world’s first underwater vehicle designed specifically to collect both biological and chemical samples from the ocean water column successfully completed sea trials off the coast of New England on July 9, 2017. The new autonomous underwater vehicle, named Clio, will help scientists better understand the inner workings of […]

From Flying Warehouses to Robot Toilets – Five Technologies that Could Shape the Future

From Flying Warehouses to Robot Toilets – Five Technologies that Could Shape the Future

Jul 27, 2017 @ 09:52 | Flying warehouses, robot receptionists, smart toilets… do such innovations sound like science fiction or part of a possible reality? Technology has been evolving at such a rapid pace that, in the near future, our world may well resemble that portrayed in futuristic movies, such as Blade Runner, with intelligent […]

Self-Driving Wheelchairs: A Low-Cost Robotic Retrofit

Self-Driving Wheelchairs: A Low-Cost Robotic Retrofit

By Tyler Irving | Jul 27, 2017 @ 06:49  | The technology could assist people with limited mobility due to multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s or other conditions. A new academic-industry collaboration at U of T’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering is harnessing improved sensors and artificial intelligence to make electric wheelchairs self-driving. The technology could greatly […]

Space Robot Technology can Help Autonomous Vehicles Here at Home

Space Robot Technology can Help Autonomous Vehicles Here at Home

​By Sarah Derouin | Jul 21, 2017 @ 12:50 | Space robots traveling through space, hauling debris, and exploring distant asteroids, may hold the key to problems facing drones and autonomous cars on Earth. The key to making fleets of self-driving cars and grocery delivery by drones might be found in an unlikely source: autonomous space […]

Rovers  Drive Through Tenerife Darkness

Rovers  Drive Through Tenerife Darkness

Jul 21, 2017 @ 05:54 | A pair of ESA rovers trundled around a Moon-like area of Tenerife by both day and night during a nine-day test campaign, gathering terabytes of data for follow-up analysis. A team from ESA’s Planetary Robotics Laboratory, with a vehicle called the Heavy Duty Planetary Rover (HDPR), joined engineers from […]