Honda To Introduce New Version Of Asimo Humanoid Robot

Honda is all set to introduce a newer version of its humanoid robot Asimo on April 15. The new version of Asimo — which stands for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility...

Google Buys Titan Aerospace

Google has acquired Titan Aerospace, a company that makes solar-powered drones. All employees of the company, based in New Mexico, are expected to join the Search giant.

Mouser, TE Connectivity, Altera To Sponsor FIRST Championship

Mouser Electronics will be sponsoring the 2014 FIRST Championship, set for April 23-26 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, along with TE Connectivity and Altera.

NASA Awards Robotics Contract Worth $49.7M

NASA has selected MacLean Engineering & Applied Technologies of Houston to provide simulation model development for organizations at the agency's Johnson Space Center, also in Houston. The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract has firm-fixed...

Clearpath Robotics Raises $14M Funding Round

Clearpath Robotics, a company  born out of a University of Waterloo robotics team and officially launched in 2009, that builds rugged all-terrain mobile robots, has raised $11.2 million in funding. The investment was led...

Orbotix Unveils Sphero 2B

Orbotix unveiled a new addition to the Sphero family of connected toys. Unlike Sphero, which was a robotic sphere, Sphero 2B is a robotic cylinder, and is twice as fast as...

Gamma 2 Robotics Raises $3.5M Series A Round

Commercial security robot company Gamma 2 Robotics has closed a $3.5 million Series A financing round. The investment was led by Foxlink Group, a Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer with 2014 revenue of...

Nissan To Sell Autonomous Cars By 2020

Nissan will be ready with multiple, commercially-viable Autonomous Drive vehicles by 2020, says the company. Autonomous driving will be achieved at 'realistic prices' for consumers, according to Nissan, and the goal is...

DARPA Robotics Challenge Awarding $3.5M Prize Purse With Atlas Upgrade

A total of $3.5 million in prizes will now be awarded to the top three finishers in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge (DRC), the final event of...

Prioria Robotics Receives $4.5M Army Contract

Prioria Robotics, developers of tactical Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) has been awarded several contracts totaling $4.5 million by the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force. Maveric UAS is a single-person operable and portable aircraft.

DARPA selects SSL for robotic servicing of geosynchronous satellites

DARPA has selected Space Systems Loral (SSL), based in Palo Alto, CA, as its commercial partner for the agency’s Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program. DARPA and SSL seek to develop...

Tosy Robotics Launches Speakers That Double Up As Dancing Robots

Tosy Robotics, a robotics and high-tech toys manufacturer based in Vietnam, unveiled mRobo Ultra Bass, a state-of-the-art portable speaker that doubles as a dancing robot at the CES 2012. Popstar Justin...

Intel Unveils The Arduino-Compatible Galileo Board

Intel has unveiled the Galileo board, the company's first product in a new family of Arduino-compatible development boards. Intel Galileo will be available by the end of November. Here is the data sheet for...

SoftBank to acquire Boston Dynamics

SoftBank has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire robotics company Boston Dynamics from Alphabet. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Masayoshi Son, chairman & CEO of SoftBank, said, “Today,...

Mitsubishi develops automated design deep learning algorithm

Mitsubishi says it has developed a high-speed training algorithm for automotive deep learning that incorporates necessary inference functions for identification, recognition and prediction of unknown facts based on known facts. The new algorithm...