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5 Times Intel Drones Wowed Us

GoRobotics - 7 hours 8 min ago

Drones and UAVs are used more and more in the professional and recreational sector. Every day they’re getting more and more powerful, precise, smart,… These innovations can be harnessed for the aforementioned applications, but also in the entertainment sector. Intel is a leader in this and has been amazing us for quite some time. Here’s 5 times where their swarms particularly outdid themselves.

Coachella 2017 – 300 Intel Shooting Star Drones

The 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival took fans into the future when 300 synchronized Shooting Star drones illuminated the night sky above center stage. A crowd of more than 100,000 Coachella concertgoers saw history in the making when 300 Intel Shooting Star drones colored the night sky. The dancing drones took the shape of a ferris wheel, then a rotating windmill, palm trees and other colorful 3D animated objects. The show was pPresented by HP before Radiohead’s and Lady Gaga’s respective performances,

Wonder Woman 2017 – 300 Intel Shooting Star Drones

On September 14th 2017, Intel Shooting Star Drones performed at Dodger Stadium for the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Intel presentation of “Wonder Woman in the Sky” in Los Angeles. This was a particularly exciting moment for Nathalie Cheung, general manager of drone light shows in the Intel Drone group, and her all-female operations team that made it possible. 300 drones accompanied a live performance by cellist Tina Guo.

Disney World 2016 – 300 Intel Shooting Star Drones

The Holiday season at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida got even more magical last year. It was the first time in the US that 300 drones simultaneously performed a synchronized light show. The show came up to life in less than 6 months, with an initial meeting between Intel and Disney in July 2016 and the first show in November 2016.

Vivid Sydney 2016 – 100 Intel Shooting Star Drones

Vivid Sydney is a festival designed on three core principles : Light, Music, and Ideas. Which is why it was the best place for Intel to showcase its Drone 100 project for the first time in a public appearance there. For five nights in a row, 100 drones flew over Sydney Harbour in a mesmerizing light spectacle with a live performance by the Sydney Youth Orchestra.This was a breathtaking visual experience.

 

Super Bowl 2017 – 300 Intel Shooting Star Drones

Probably the most known performance of Intel Shooting Stars, the Super Bowl 51 introduction with Lady Gaga sure marked the spirits. The drones flew over Houston’s Stadium and made for an introduction that will be remembered for decades. It was also the first time that Intel managed to get a Part 107 authorization from the FAA to fly its drones near a stadium.

What’s next?

Starting from 100 drones in Sydney, to 300 in most of the performances, and to 500 for a record-setting performance, Intel is actually claiming the system is limitless in its scale and would be able to control more than 10,000 drones at the same time.

Beyond the entertainment applications, the swarming software could reveal extremely useful for professional applications. Imagine hundreds of drones 3D mapping areas, or leading search and rescue operations from the sky,… The possibilities are limitles and it will probably make the drone industry enter a new phase.

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Some brave soul volunteered for a completely robotic dental surgery

Robots@Engadget - 22 September, 2017 - 19:39

A robot just implanted two 3D-printed teeth into a woman's mouth all on its own. The procedure took place recently in China and the researchers who developed it hope it can help the country's dentist shortage problem, reports the South China Morning Post.

Via: MIT Technology Review

Source: South China Morning Post

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'Vincent' AI transforms your rough sketch into a Van Gogh

Robots@Engadget - 22 September, 2017 - 15:39

Prisma made AI art style transfer fun for the masses, but a new machine learning app has much bigger ambitions. Applying its vast knowledge of art from the Renaissance to today, "Vincent" can take your simple sketch and transform it a finished painting influenced by Van Gogh, Cézanne and Picasso. "We're exploring completely uncharted territory –- much of what makes Vincent tick was not known to the machine learning community just a year ago," said Cambridge Consultants Machine Learning Director Monty Barlow.

Source: Cambridge Consulting

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Sketchup 3D CAD & 3D Printing

GoRobotics - 22 September, 2017 - 15:23

With the release of very low cost 3D printers, consumers quickly realize that in order to create a custom plastic part, the model first needs to be created in 3D. While some 3D printer manufacturers include sample 3D models which are ready to print, the process of creating a custom design and ultimately ending up with a plastic part is still not intuitive to most people. This article covers the basics behind using Sketchup software to create 3D parts to be used with any 3D printer.

Afinibot A3 3D Printer

Afinibot A9 3D Printer

101Hero 3D Printer

UP Mini V2 3D Printer

The common steps required in order to create a custom 3D printed part are:

  1. Choose a 3D CAD software
  2. Learn to use said software to create 3D objects
  3. Export the object to stereolithograph (.stl) format
  4. Import / open the part in a slicing software
  5. Change the parameters of the build
  6. Print the part

The manufacturer of the 3D printer always either has their own slicing software for (4), or tells you which slicing software to use (always free to download). If you have a fairly inexpensive 3D printer, you are likely not prepared to invest in a 3D CAD software, some of which can retail for $20,000 USD and more. “Common” software often discussed online like SolidWorks is not free, and starts at around $5,000 USD for a license. Often students at the university or college level have a high priced CAD software at their disposal, as well as educational discounts (or versions) should they wish to use it at home.

Sketchup Basics

As of 2017, there are two versions of Sketchup: Sketchup: Make is for personal and educational use, and Sketchup: Pro for educational and professional use. Sketchup Make is free while Sketchup Pro is $695 (still a bargain when considering how much work went into its design). For this article we will refer to Sketchup Make, which is compatible with Windows and MAC operating systems. Download and install Sketchup: Make (free) then choose which approach you prefer to take: either finding and printing other people’s 3D models, or creating your own:

A) I want to print other people’s models.

Sketchup Warehouse

  1. If you’re eager to see what other people have created in 3D, run the software, choose any template and click “Start Using Sketchup”.
  2. Go to File at the top left of the screen, and then choose 3D Warehouse -> Get Models
  3. A new window will open with a search bar at the top. Feel free to search for whatever model you’d like to see.
  4. Once you have found the model, either click the download button (hollow box with a down arrow) or click the part itself, then “download”.
  5. Choose “Load this part directly into the Sketchup Model”.
  6. You will now need to place the chosen model within your (albeit empty) “world”. Left click at the intersection of the three axes
  7. Depending on the complexity, the part may take a few moments to load. Note that the units / scale may be entirely wrong, and the part may need to be resized.

NOTE: not all models created using Sketchup are intended for 3D printing and there may be issues. For example zero thickness surfaces do not print well at all, and often do not even appear in the /stl file.

B) I’m ready to design my own part

Sketchup Video Tutorials

Take a look at the tutorials, which will give you a very good idea of how to create 3D parts using Sketchup:  https://www.sketchup.com/learn/videos/826

It helps to choose a template with millimeters or inches to ensure the part is created at the correct scale.

Stereolithograph format (.stl)

Sketchup: Make does not directly save to .stl format, so an extension needs to be installed. There are many STL import / export programs for Sketchup: https://extensions.sketchup.com/en/search/site/STL

A very good one is: https://extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/sketchup-stl

Install this extension using the instructions on the page. This will allow you to import .stl files and also export to .stl format. Alternatively, you can browse for the extension via Sketchup directly by going to Window -> Extension Warehouse and search for “Sketchup STL”. Once installed there should be a new menu item under File called “Export STL” just below “Print Setup”. With your model on the screen, click File-> Export STL. Choose the export units, which are ideally the same units you chose during the template selection process, choose ASCII and then “Export” and choose where this new file (separate from the actual model which is unaffected) is to be saved.

Note that you are now free to use any .stl model you find online, not just those within Sketchup: Warehouse. There are many 3D CAD warehouses where you can get 3D models, including 3DContentCentral. Files from GrabCAD (another CAD repository site) can be converted either using the SimLab SolidWorks Importer for SketchUp extension (free trial) or a trial version of SolidWorks e-Drawings to convert from .sldprt to .stl.

3D Slicing Software

Slicing Software

Your model is now ready to be imported into almost all 3D slicing software. Sketchup cannot interface directly with a 3D printer. Your printer should have a slicing software or suggest one which is compatible with their hardware. A slicing software does many things:

  1. Slicing: The software automatically slices the model into many layers and creates the necessary code (tool path) to create each layer in the correct order.
  2. Settings: It (should) have your printer’s maximum print speed (in three dimensions) as well as the filament extrusion speed, nozzle temperature, build volume and other printer-specific settings.
  3. Support Structure: The software “knows” if there is overhang (i.e. areas of a model which would require support since they are not connected to the base) and creates the necessary break-away support structure
  4. Infill: The program fills in any hollow / voids with a plastic “infill” structure which can go from 0% (i.e. completely hollow) infill to 100% (completely full of plastic) infill. Note the higher the % infill used, the more plastic will be used and the heavier the part will be. On the other hand, parts with more infill tend to be stronger. The infill structure itself is often created automatically by the software and tends to be a honeycomb or other good “weight to strength” shape. Some software allow you to choose among a selection of infill structures.
  5. Rafting: You have the option to create a “raft”; a raft is a thin structure created at the base of the part (using the same plastic) which allows it to more easily stick to the printing bed to prevent warping during the build. Normally the raft structure is meant to be easily broken away from the part after completion.
  6. Model Placement: Place the model within the 3D environment and scale it as needed. If your units for the template, export and import were all the same (ideally millimeters or inches), the model should appear to scale within the slicing software. If not, you can choose to scale it within the slicing software or go through the procedure again.
  7. Print: The slicing software normally communicates with the printer to start the printing process, or allows you to save the code to an SD card which can be read by the printer

It is common practice to rotate the part within the slicing software so there is little to no overhanging material, and to center it on the build plate. For your first print, opt for the software defaults for your 3D printer.

Have a preferred (free) 3D CAD software you wish to share? Tell us about it in the comments section below.

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Researchers create a robot that can cling to shark skin underwater

Robots@Engadget - 22 September, 2017 - 02:28

Tracking sharks and dolphins in order to study their habits is tough. Doing so requires researchers to attach some sort of sensor or robot to the animal, but it has to be able to stay on underwater and withstand fast swimming speeds as well as twists, turns and bends. So far, that's been hard to accomplish. But researchers at Beihang University, Harvard University and Boston College have developed a robot that hang on to slick skin underwater and withstand high speeds and sharp movements. They did so by modeling it after an animal that does those things naturally -- the remora. Their work was published this week in Science Robotics.

Via: New Scientist

Source: Science Robotics (1), (2)

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Synthetic muscle breakthrough could lead to 'lifelike' robots

Robots@Engadget - 21 September, 2017 - 17:14

A breakthrough in soft robotics means scientists are now one step closer to creating lifelike machines. Researchers at Columbia Engineering have developed a 3D printed synthetic tissue that can act as active muscle. The material, which can push, pull, bend, and twist (thanks to its use of silicon rubber and ethanol-dispensing micro-bubbles) is also capable of carrying 1,000 times its own weight. Not only could the invention result in super-strong machines (like a Terminator that works in manufacturing), but it will also release soft robots from their current shackles.

Source: Columbia Engineering

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Autonomous delivery drone network set to take flight in Switzerland

Robots@Engadget - 21 September, 2017 - 01:03

Matternet has long used Switzerland as a testing ground for its delivery drone technology, and now it's ramping things up a notch. The company has revealed plans to launch the first permanent autonomous drone delivery network in Switzerland, where its flying robot couriers will shuttle blood and pathology samples between hospital facilities. The trick is the Matternet Station you see above: when a drone lands, the Station locks it into place and swaps out both the battery and the cargo (loaded into boxes by humans, who scan QR codes for access). Stations even have their own mechanisms to manage drone traffic if the skies are busy.

Via: The Verge

Source: Matternet

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Knightscope’s new security bot looks like a mini concept car

Robots@Engadget - 20 September, 2017 - 23:55

Robot maker Knightscope has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons. Its K5 security robot took a look at the harsh world and chose to throw itself into a fountain. And a different K5 robot was attacked and knocked over by a drunk guy. But now they've unveiled their latest security robot, and it looks kind of like a car.

Via: The Verge

Source: Knightscope

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Amazon reportedly working on Alexa-enabled 'smart glasses'

Robots@Engadget - 20 September, 2017 - 07:15

Amazon wants to make Alexa a more formidable competitor to Google Assistant and Siri by letting you put it on your face and take it anywhere, according to a Financial Times report (paywall). The company is said to be developing a pair of normal-looking eyeglasses that tether to your smartphone and allow you hear, and presumably speak to, Alexa via a bone-conduction audio system. There won't, however, by a screen or camera on the model as with Google Glass.

Source: Financial Times (paywall)

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Cue the CleverBot is a coding robot for older kids

Robots@Engadget - 19 September, 2017 - 17:00

Kids' robotics company Wonder Workshop is launching two new robots designed to introduce children to coding in a fun, hands-on way. First up is Cue, the slightly older sibling of the company's 2014 robot offering Dash (or at the very least it's Dash with a pre-teen makeover, as the bright primary colors have been replaced with a sleeker, cooler palette, a bit more fitting for its 11+ audience). Cue comes with a new AI engine that lets code-curious kids actively engage with the robot (and its four different avatars) via a text-based chat function that includes a vocabulary of more than 170,000 words.

Via Cue's companion app -- available on iOS, Android and Kindle -- kids can use a simple block program or JavaScript text mode to take the reins in a freestyle coding environment, playing with all kinds of cool features such as proximity sensors, encoders, a gyro, an accelerometer and a microphone. And in November, Cue will support Apple's Swift programming language through a new Swift Playgrounds Playbook.

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How to enable or disable auto-centering on a remote

GoRobotics - 19 September, 2017 - 15:19

You might find yourself one day with an RC remote control with the auto-centering of a joystick enabled and wanting to enable or disable it. This is a very easy thing to change as you’ll see here. To illustrate this post, we used a Spektrum DX E remote, but the concept can be applied to many (though not all) RC remote controls. The Spektrum DXe has auto-centering on all but one of the three joystick axes (the exception being throttle, which tends to be found on the joystick on the left). In the past, additional parts needed to be purchased in order to add centering to the throttle joystick, but Spektrum, like a growing number of RC manufacturers, includes the parts already inside the remote.

How to disable/enable auto-centering on a remote

 

Step 1: Unscrew the back of the remote

Step 1

The first step will be for you to locate the screws holding the two halves of the controller together and unscrew them. Most tend to be Phillips head screws and are quite recessed. Be sure not to strip the head and store them safely aside for the rest of the tutorial so you don’t lose any of them.

Step 2: Carefully separate the two halves

Step 2

Once you have removed all the screws and stored them safely, carefully separate the top and bottom of the remote. As you can see on the image above, there are 3 cables plugged from one half to the other. Be very gentle to avoid causing any damage. Do not pull on the wires as there is not a lot of slack.

Step 3: Disconnect the cables

Step 3

Now that you have access to the inside of the controller, locate the aforementioned cables. Make sure you remember which one goes where. One end of the cable should have a connector (as opposed to being soldered to the board) which can be removed.

Step 4: Disconnect the cables

Step 4

Carefully remove the cables from the connectors. The uFL connector used for the antenna is quite small. Don’t force any of them. We suggest using a plastic spudger for this step (if you have one).

Step 5: Adjust the centering screws

Step 5

Now that the cables are disconnected, you should have two fully separated halves of the controller. On the top part of the remote control (the one that holds the joysticks), locate two screws next to the joystick as in the image above (circled in yellow). The first screw circled at at the bottom is applying pressure to a plastic rod. Move the joystick on the left up and down to see what is happening “behind the scenes” and then compare it to what happens on the right. Releasing this screw allows the rod to contact the two pins. Tightening this screw presses against the rod, moving it away from the pins, so that the joystick does not self-center. Therefore if the joystick does not self-center, the black plastic rod is being pushed away from the two centering pins. The second screw provides more or less pressure between the rod and the pins once the centering screw is in place (the rod contacts the pins). Tightening this second screw (the one circled in yellow towards the top increases the force of the spring causing the return to center.

Step 6: Do the previous steps in reverse order

Once you achieved the desired play of the joystick (either self-centering or not), you just need to follow the steps in the reverse order: connect the cables to their appropriate plugs, close the controller enclosure, and screw it back together.

Was this tutorial useful to you? Let us know in the comments or share it on social media!

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Galaxy S8 owners can finally disable the Bixby button

Robots@Engadget - 18 September, 2017 - 12:02

I really dig my Galaxy S8 smartphone, but for one thing: the incredibly annoying Bixby assistant. Now, Samsung will let you disable the dedicated Bixby key, making it much harder to summon the helper by accident, as Sammobile noticed. As for what purpose that key can serve after you disable Bixby, the answer, for now, seems to be... nothing. Last we checked, Samsung had "no plans" to allow you to remap it, but maybe now it's changed its mind.

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DNA 'robots' could sort molecules in your blood

Robots@Engadget - 18 September, 2017 - 05:58

Robots are already good at sorting things, so wouldn't it be nice if they could sort things out on a much smaller scale? They might soon. Caltech researchers have developed a 'robot' made from a single DNA strand that autonomously picks up molecules and moves them to specific places. It certainly doesn't look like a machine (what you're seeing above is merely representative), it behaves like one. Each segment is a collection of nucleotides that automatically performs a specific task: one segment tells the bot where to go, while separate limbs help it move around and grab molecules.

Via: Phys.org

Source: Caltech (1), (2)

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Facebook opens a new AI research lab in Montreal

Robots@Engadget - 15 September, 2017 - 21:03

Facebook's Artificial Intelligence Research team is expanding. The company announced a brand new AI lab that just opened in Montreal, which joins the network of existing labs based in Menlo Park, New York City and Paris. "The Montreal lab will house research scientists and engineers working on a wide range of ambitious AI research projects, but it will also have a special focus on reinforcement learning and dialog systems," Facebook's chief AI scientist, Yann LeCun, said in a post.

Source: Facebook

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Japan's latest robot is a puppy that sniffs out stinky feet

Robots@Engadget - 14 September, 2017 - 23:12

The Japanese take body odor very seriously. So much so, in fact, that companies in Japan host seminars on "smell harassment." Impeccable hygiene also extends to the home, where people are expected to take off their shoes upon entering. Naturally, the tech-savvy nation has come up with a number of modern applications for funky-smelling folk. There's an app that tells you if your armpits kick. A female robot that checks for halitosis. And soon, you'll even be able to buy a robotic puppy that smells your feet.

Source: Japan Times

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4 Tips to Choose the Best Domestic Robot for Your Home Needs

GoRobotics - 14 September, 2017 - 14:28

Domestic robots are at the cutting edge of latest technological developments. Home-use robots range from Spanish robot tutors to emotional humanoid robots that provide companionship and solace. Other popular categories include robotic personal assistants and home cleaning robots. There are even cute canine robots that can interact with you just like a pet dog.

So when there are so many options out there how do you decide what is the best robot to buy?

Neato Botvac D85

Cost and functions are critical factors to consider. And if you have a million dollars to spare there are advanced robots that can recognize family members, run up stairs, manipulate objects, empty garbage, and work in the kitchen or even give you a ride outside on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

The most popular domestic robots are without a doubt the vacuum cleaning robots that make maintaining a spick and span home easy. But it can be quite intimidating to make up your mind as to what type of robot works best for your domestic needs.

Here are a few things you need to consider if you want to buy a domestic robot.

Consider Your Needs

There are robots customized to cater to your various needs. If you are super busy at work all day, then a home robot to do cleaning chores will be of great help. There are robot vacuum cleaners, pool cleaners, and lawn mowers. They not only do a great job but also follow pre-programmed schedules so that there is no need for constant supervision or monitoring.

RoboMow Lawn Mower

Some of the features you need to consider include cleaning modes and options, the area covered by the robot, ease of mobility and whether the robot vacuum will bump into objects or get stuck often, battery life and recharging options. Most home robots automatically dock and recharge when required. You also need to check the size of the dust bin or debris compartment, suitability of cleaning patterns, portability and price. In addition to vacuum cleaning robot and floor mopping robots, you can also consider buying a specialized automatic vacuum cleaning robots that remove pet hair and other allergens from the floor and carpet, floor scrubbing robots or oven grill cleaning robots.

Robotic cleaners are available in all price ranges. Advanced sensors, a unique blend of cleaning tools, sophisticated navigation systems, ability to visualize locally or map the room as it cleans, and automatic docking and charging are features that can spread the price range further. Least expensive models are priced below $100 and fall in the category of robotic dusters or robotic sweepers.

Understand the Floor Type

Neato BotVac on hardwood floor

The type of flooring in your house also determines the type of robot vacuum cleaner you must go for. Hardwood, carpet, linoleum, laminate and ceramic tile flooring have different vacuuming requirements.

Some vacuum cleaning robots are especially equipped to clean carpets whereas others clean hardwood floors well.

Carpet floors can be cleaned efficiently using mid-range vacuum cleaning robots. Medium pile, soft and plush carpets can also be cleaned using high-suction robotic cleaners. Suction power is measured in Watts and higher end models usually have more power. But if you have high-pile shag carpeting, then manual vacuuming will still be needed. This is because vacuum cleaning robots do not have the suction power required to clean them as efficiently as manual vacuums.

Size of the Room

Higher end models of robot vacuum cleaners are able to map the layout of your home and clean multiple rooms. The robot does a 360-degree scan of the room and is able to systematically clean the room following a set back-and-forth navigation pattern. They are also able to dock and recharge and resume the cleaning process.

Studio apartments and small flats can be cleaned efficiently using basic robots models that are also priced reasonably. They can effectively clean small rooms and can also adjust to both hard-surfaced and carpet floors. So a small apartment with area rugs and different floor surfaces will do well with a mid-range model that has semi-random navigation

Other Handy Features

Neato D7 with Wi-Fi remote control

Other than the basic features, there are other desirable features as well that will help make your robotic friend a very efficient housekeeper.

Choose a robot vacuum that is able to automatically dock, recharge and resume its cleaning duties, if it has left the job mid-way through. This is necessary to ensure that you do not walk into a partially cleaned home.

The ability to schedule cleaning sessions is another feature that will enable you to clean your house in a regular manner. Most new models are Wi-Fi enabled and allow you to activate the robot and monitor its movements using your smartphone app. The ability to remotely control the robot vacuum cleaner is a must-have feature and will be a lifesaver if you are going to have unexpected guests on a busy weekday.

A feature that is particularly useful is the ability to lay down boundary markers or no-entry areas to ensure the vacuum stays away. This will allow you to cordon off potentially dangerous areas like your kids’ play corner with puzzle pieces spread out or that nook where computer charging cords pose a tripping risk to the robot. Physical barrier strips or invincible barriers signal the vacuum to turn away. Neato vacuum cleaner model typically have this feature.

Conclusion

A robot vacuum cleaner can make home cleaning easy, automated and efficient. Ensure you do your research and choose the right model to get your home looking shiny and clean every day.

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Ford wants self-driving cars to communicate with flashing lights

Robots@Engadget - 14 September, 2017 - 07:04

Here's a question: how does a self-driving car reveal its intentions to you without an audio cue? Humans can gesture when they let you cross the street, but autonomous vehicles don't have that luxury. Ford and Virginia Tech think they have the answer. They're testing a communication method that uses light signals from dedicated strips to indicate what self-driving cars are doing. If a driverless machine is yielding, for example, it could flash two white lights side to side. Ford has also developed cues for launching from a stop (a rapidly blinking white light) and an autonomous mode (a solid white light).

Via: Reuters

Source: Ford

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Panasonic's LiDAR sensor will stop embarrassing robot falls

Robots@Engadget - 13 September, 2017 - 19:46

Far from the killing machines many fear, most commercial robots are tipsy contraptions that can barely see in front of them. Panasonic wants to help them out with its new 3D LiDAR specifically designed for mobile robots rather than autonomous cars. It can scan as wide as 60 degrees vertically and 270 degrees horizontally, allowing for "detection of objects on the ground precisely as well as the roughness of the ground surface," Panasonic explains.

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Broken wheels won't stop Curiosity from exploring Mars

Robots@Engadget - 13 September, 2017 - 16:19

NASA's Curiosity Rover has been roaming around Mars for more than five years. In that time, it's sent back a ton of data about the red planet. Thanks to the robot, we know that the veins dotted around its craters were likely created by evaporating lakes. It also spotted more water evidence in possible mud cracks. And, its findings led scientists to theorize that ancient Mars had a lot more oxygen that they initially thought. But, all that riding around hasn't been easy on the car-sized machine. In the past, it's suffered a software scare here and there. This time round, its wheels are the problem.

Source: NASA

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A robot conductor led a live orchestra performance

Robots@Engadget - 13 September, 2017 - 14:41

Just a month after humanoid robot Pepper conducted a Buddhist burial ceremony, a robo-contemporary has conducted the world-renowned Lucca Philharmonic orchestra alongside operatic greats such as Andrea Bocelli. Do robots need a heart to complete tasks of passion? As shown by YuMi, the robotic maestro designed by Swiss Firm ABB, maybe not.

Source: ABB

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