Category Archives: Robots

Foldable Drone Can Change Shape In-Flight

Now this is impressive. Be sure to see the video below. There have been other drones that could alter their shape in flight, but this foldable drone (developed by roboticists from University of Zurich and EPFL) is different in several … Continue reading

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Spot Dog Uses Lidar to Document Construction Progress

Spot Dog is a very capable robot that employs a Velodyne lidar sensor to monitor construction sites and document progress. From an article in Building Design and Construction by John Caulfield. Swinerton, the national construction services provider, is among the … Continue reading

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Unmanned 18-Wheeler Makes First Test Drive in Florida

On 60 Minutes last night they reported on what is claimed to be the first test of an unmanned 18-wheeler on a public highway. This was in Florida. Amazing. The 9.4 mile test was performed by Starsky Robotics and it … Continue reading

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Reality Sets in For the Automous Vehicle Startups

Over the past decade almost US$200 billion has been invested globally in mobility technology that promises to improve our ability to get around. More than US$33 billion was invested last year alone. Another measure of interest in this area is … Continue reading

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Startup Builds Laser Scanning Construction Robot

It will probably be some time before buildings are erected by robots. But a Boston startup called RCML has built a robot that’s designed to make sure that the humans who are still building them get it right. From an … Continue reading

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Autonomous Outdoor Parking Valet Service Uses Lidar

Stan, a fully autonomous outdoor parking valet, is now operational at select airports in Europe. The robot uses GNSS, LiDAR and cameras to move cars into storage places with requisite centimeter-level accuracy, including transition from outdoor to indoor. I have … Continue reading

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First Driverless Car Exemption Granted by U.S. DOT

Nuro, the self-driving startup founded by two ex-Google engineers, has a new delivery robot. The R2 is the company’s second-generation vehicle, and while it looks similar to the first-generation R1 — egg-shaped, no room for a human driver, objectively cute … Continue reading

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Robotics’ Top 10 Lessons Learned in the 2010’s

This article on the Robotics’ Top 10 is from Robotics Business Review by Daniel Theobald. It always takes longer than you think it will: This may sound dire, but development and adoption always take longer than you think it will, until … Continue reading

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Wave of Demand for Scanning Coming Says Industry Leader

Today 3D measurement is a common sight, not only in the quality field, but also for design, reverse engineering and movies. “In my view, there’s a wave of demand for 3D scanning coming,” says Michael Raphael, CEO and founder of … Continue reading

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Israeli Start-Up Claims System Can See Like a Bee

In the race to develop fully autonomous vehicles, Israeli start-Up Lirhot Systems says they “see” the road ahead and assess potential hazards. From an article in the The Jerusalem Post by Eytan Halon. While most leading industry actors have relied … Continue reading

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