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Amazon unveils two new breeds of robots

LAS VEGAS — Amazon says there are now 200,000 robots working alongside 300,000 people at its distribution facilities around the world, and there’s more to come. Brad Porter, vice president of robotics at Amazon, took the virtual wraps off two … Continue reading

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Tethers Unlimited works on satellite servicing robot

Bothell, Wash.-based Tethers Unlimited works on space technologies ranging from radios to robotic arms, but the company is planning to put all those pieces together to create a space robot called “LEO Knight.” “LEO Knight is a microsat-class system intended to support … Continue reading

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Olis Robotics will lay out plan for space robots

Seattle-based Olis Robotics says it has received a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Air Force to lay out a plan for using its AI-driven software platform to control satellite-servicing robots in orbit. The initial Small Business Innovative Research grant could … Continue reading

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Robotic ostrich handles box-stacking tasks

Boston Dynamics’ latest robo-creature may be cuter than its creepy robot dogs, but its potential application could nevertheless make warehouse workers wary. The Handle robot, demonstrated in a YouTube video posted on March 28, is a long-necked robot that looks … Continue reading

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Robo-dragonfly (almost) steals the MARS show

Find someone who looks at you the way Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos looks at the robotic dragonfly that’s buzzing around his head at this week’s MARS conference. MARS is Amazon’s annual invitation-only event focusing on Machine learning, Automation, Robotics and Space. This year’s attendees … Continue reading

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Research robots survive a year under Antarctic ice

It’s been a year since a squadron of underwater robots was sent out to monitor the underside of Antarctica’s Dotson Ice Shelf, and researchers report that the whole squad has survived the harsh southern winter. Except for one unfortunate battery-powered drone, … Continue reading

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Boeing and its workers tussle over automation

Boeing’s moves to automate its manufacturing processes and streamline the quality assurance process for its airplanes has sparked discussions with union officials over the effect on jobs. The controversy came to light in the current issue of Aero Mechanic — the newspaper … Continue reading

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