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infrastructurePipebot can help fix decaying water pipe crisis in the US and the World

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The United States faces a looming crisis over its deteriorating water infrastructure, and fixing it will be a monumental and expensive task. In Los Angeles alone, about two thirds of the city’s 7,000 miles of water pipes are more than …

ecommerceFaster, taller, denser, more profitable warehouse robots and Interview with the CEO

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Exotec Solutions, a French AI robotics startup, today announced the launch of the Skypod Robots and associated system. Cdiscount, the top French e-commerce vendor, is now using Skypods to prepare orders in its warehouse near Bordeaux, increasing their order processing …

fictionPacific Rim Uprising Trailer

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Pacific Rim 2 – Uprising will be out March 23, 2018. Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju …

constructionSarcos Robotics has force multiplying robots and exoskeletons to boost productivity

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Sarcos has a snake bot and force multiplying robotic arms. Guardian™ GT is a human-controlled, force-multiplying robotic system with one or two highly dexterous arms mounted on a track or wheeled base, allowing a single operator to do more, safely. …

futureBeginning of real Programmable Liquid metal robotics

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Scientists have invented a way to morph liquid metal into physical shapes. Researchers at the University of Sussex and Swansea University have applied electrical charges to manipulate liquid metal into 2D shapes such as letters and a heart. Above – …

militaryUS Navy will make a second and maybe a third robotic sub hunter

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The U.S. Navy is preparing to take full control of the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program and procure a second craft. A third might also be built as the Office of Naval Research (ONR) starts to …

computersPlastic drinking straws make walking insect like robots at Harvard

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Harvard’s George Whitesides and Alex Nemiroski, a former postdoctoral fellow in Whitesides’ Harvard lab, have created a type of semi-soft robot capable of standing and walking. The team also created a robotic water strider capable of pushing itself along the …

economic impactSpacex robotics will help drive down costs and increase launch frequency

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Two weeks ago, Spacex successfully launched and recovered two Falcon 9 first stage boosters in the space of 49 hours. SpaceX’s used the booster recovered from the launch of Thaicom-8. Spacex seems confident in the reuse of first stages that …

computersCambrian Explosion of robots, drones and automation

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The current most advanced robot cook is the hamburger maker developed by Momentum Machines, a startup funded by venture capitalist Vinod Khosla. It takes in raw meat, buns, condiments, sauces, and seasonings, and converts these into finished, bagged burgers at …

computersTool Helps Novices and Experts Make Custom Robots

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A new interactive design tool developed by Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute enables both novices and experts to build customized legged or wheeled robots using 3-D-printed components and off-the-shelf actuators. Using a familiar drag-and-drop interface, individuals can choose from a …