Xiaomi Launches Its First Drone To Rival DJI consumer / drones

Xiaomi, one of China’s largest consumer electronics brands, just unveiled it’s first foray into the drone market, a consumer quadcopter dubbed Mi Drone. It’s your standard consumer quadcopter that looks a lot like what is already on the market, and according to the launch event that live streamed on the company’s website today, Mi Drone boasts quite a bang for your buck. The quadcopter’s design is...

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SoftBank’s Pepper Robot Will Now Take Your Pizza Orders business

SoftBank Robotics’ Pepper robot will now take your pizza order courtesy of MasterCard and Pizza Hut. Pepper is a customer service robot primarily used in Asia to assist customers in stores and booths, but now it has learned how to take customers’ pizza orders. The order-taking service is powered by MasterCard’s digital payment system, MasterPass, and it’s available in Pizza Hut Asia. It’s slated to provide customers with a...

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Autonomous Taxi Startup nuTonomy Raises $16 Million Series A autonomous / business / startups

nuTonomy is a Singapore-based startup developing a fleet of self-driving taxis to make transportation more readily available. With companies like Google and Uber revving up their efforts for self-driving cars, nuTonomy is aiming to outpace the competition by launching commercial offerings by 2018. The startup announced today that it has raised a $16 million in Series A funding. The funding round is led by Highland Capital...

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Xiaomi To Launch Its First Drone On May 25 business / consumer / drones

Update: A teaser of the Xiaomi Drone has surfaced on Youtube. According to the video’s description, the drone is rumored to record 4K video and cost $600. A white version of the drone will be available along with other variations. Xiaomi, the Chinese company known for its high-quality, budget consumer electronics, will be launching its first entry into the drone market. As spotted by 9to5Google,...

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RoboBee Is A Tiny Drone That Sticks To Almost Any Surface drones / universities

Tiny, insect-like drones with their limited power supplies can have a hard time staying aloft for extended periods of time, but thanks to a Harvard research team, these flying critters can now hang loose. Using electrostatic adhesion, Harvard’s RoboBee is designed to stick to the underside of trees and buildings to conserve energy and remain at a vantage point. RoboBee is an effort to make small drones suitable for applications requiring prolonged...

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Uber Reveals Its First Driverless Car autonomous / business

Uber has finally revealed its first foray into self-driving cars. Their new ride, a custom hybrid Ford Fusion with “radars, laser scanners, and high resolution cameras,” is collecting mapping data and testing its new self-driving capabilities in Pittsburgh. The company’s still in the early stages of its self-driving car technology, so a trained driver is behind the wheel at all times, preventing any self-driving accidents to...

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Android Now Runs On SoftBank’s Pepper Robot business

Google may be ditching their efforts with military robots, but their Android operating system is now powering more friendly, social robots like SoftBank Robotics’ (formerly Aldebaran) Pepper. Announced by SoftBank at Google’s I/O developer conference today, Pepper will be receiving an Android SDK (software development kit) for developers to build apps upon. The development kit will allow developers to use their existing knowledge of Android to...

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Compiler: Periscope Drone Footage, Smart Robot Hand, And More drones / startups / universities / video

Compiler is a weekly article that gathers the best stories on robots and drones from the past week. From stories on our blog to other popular sites, here are the week’s best stories you don’t want to miss. Disney Robot Mimics Human Movement Disney is known for its digital animations, but the company’s research group is working on creations in the flesh, specifically robots designed...

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Disney Robot Can Mimic Humans With Needle-Threading Precision video

Disney is known for its digital animations, but the company’s research group is working on creations in the flesh, specifically robots designed to mimic humans. The Disney Research group, tasked with pushing the innovation and science behind the magic of the company, has created a telepresence robot that can mimic humans so well it can thread a needle. A stereo camera on the robot provides...

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