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IDTechEx TVRolls Royce swarm robots to inspect engines

Rolls Royce swarm robots to inspect engines

Jul 23, 2018 United States
An exciting vision of how robotics could be used to revolutionise the future of engine maintenance.
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Remotely piloted aircraft completes transatlantic mission

Remotely piloted aircraft completes transatlantic mission

Jul 20, 2018 United Kingdom
A Medium-altitude, Long-endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft produced by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc made history as it landed at the Royal Air Force, Fairford in Gloucestershire, UK and became the first MALE RPA to successfully complete a trans-Atlantic flight.
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Robots to be more reliable teammates for soldiers

Robots to be more reliable teammates for soldiers

Jul 19, 2018 United States
Researchers have developed a new technique to quickly teach robots novel traversal behaviors with minimal human oversight. The technique allows mobile robot platforms to navigate autonomously in environments while carrying out actions a human would expect of the robot in a given situation.
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Breakthrough in construction of computers for mimicking human brain

Breakthrough in construction of computers for mimicking human brain

Jul 18, 2018 Europe
A computer built to mimic the brain's neural networks produces similar results to that of the best brain-simulation supercomputer software currently used for neural-signaling research, finds a new study.
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Strengthening US manufacturing using advanced robotics

Strengthening US manufacturing using advanced robotics

Jul 17, 2018 United States
The project focuses on advanced robotics manufacturing and will develop an operator-guided, semi-automatic assembly process using industrial robots integrated with multiple sensors.
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Drones survey African wildlife

Drones survey African wildlife

Jul 16, 2018 Worldwide
A new technique enables fast and accurate counting of gnu, oryx and other large mammals living in wildlife reserves. Drones are used to remotely photograph wilderness areas, and the images are then analysed using object recognition software and verified by humans.
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Robots are coming to the seafood industry. Here's why

Robots are coming to the seafood industry. Here's why

Jul 13, 2018 United States
New England is known for being an excellent source of lobster and other seafood. But while fishing is done locally, much of the processing is outsourced to other countries. A lack of local manpower means scallops caught off the coast of Massachusetts might travel to China or India for processing before they appear on your plate at a restaurant in Boston.
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IDTechEx TVAutomated pollination of orchard crops via unmanned aircraft systems

Automated pollination of orchard crops via unmanned aircraft systems

Jul 12, 2018 United States
The world's first apple orchard pollination by drone.
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Advances in Automation: Composite Industry

Advances in Automation: Composite Industry

Jul 11, 2018
This article will highlight some of the key advancements surrounding automation for the composite industry.
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IDTechEx TV"Blind" Cheetah 3 robot can climb stairs littered with obstacles

"Blind" Cheetah 3 robot can climb stairs littered with obstacles

Jul 11, 2018 United States
MIT's Cheetah 3 robot can now leap and gallop across rough terrain, climb a staircase littered with debris, and quickly recover its balance when suddenly yanked or shoved, all while essentially blind.
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LG expands investments in robot innovators

LG expands investments in robot innovators

Jul 10, 2018 Korea
LG Electronics' recent investment in US-based Bossa Nova Robotics marks the first overseas investment in a robotics partner by LG following a number of deals with Korean startups over the past year. In total, LG has committed over USD 90 million to robotics startups in the first 12 months of its investment initiative.