robots

A machine-learning system may have predicted the World Series winner

Engadget RSS Feed The 2019 MLB postseason has been a wild one. The Dodgers imploded in the first round, clearing the way for the Washington Nationals to rout a listless Cardinals team and win their first NLCS since 1933. Back East, the Astros won out against the Yankees for American League dominance and a ticket […]

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Sphero makes its ‘RVR’ programmable tank robot available to all

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Sphero Sphero, which you probably know for its spherical robots like the BB-8, launched a Kickstarter project for a customizable tank-style robot earlier this year. Now that robot called the RVR (pronounced “rover”) is available for purchase. The company expects all backers to have received their units today, but you […]

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UPS and CVS plan to deliver prescriptions via drone

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links UPS UPS isn’t going to let Wing’s team-ups with FedEx and Walgreens go unanswered. The company has reached an agreement with CVS Pharmacy to create a “variety” of drone delivery uses, including delivering prescriptions and other goods to homes. Neither company provided a timeline for when you might see these […]

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Los Angeles Fire Department wants to double its drone fleet

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images It’s not just law enforcement finding success with drones. The Los Angeles Fire Department’s Battalion Chief Richard Field told TechCrunch that he intended to double the drone fleet just five months after a partnership with DJI began. On top of the existing 11 drones, the new ones […]

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Sonar drone helps find a WWII Japanese aircraft carrier

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links A gun mount from the WWII Japanese aircraft carrier Kaga. Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc. The late Paul Allen’s underwater robotics are still achieving firsts in discovering long-lost warships. Vulcan’s research vessel Petrel and its two robotic vehicles have discovered the Kaga, a Japanese aircraft carrier sunk during WWII’s pivotal […]

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The Morning After: Supreme’s $60 burner phone is a hypebeast’s dream

Engadget RSS Feed Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. After you’re done watching this historic spacewalk, take a look at what life is like after your Netflix show ends. Also, we’ll explain why a $60 featurephone sold out almost immediately and take a look at the next big get for HBO Max. Especially if you […]

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Skydio’s station lets self-flying drones work around the clock

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Skydio Skydio wants to make its self-flying drone useful to companies who want drones in the air at all times. It just revealed a Skydio 2 Dock system that lets the drone charge itself and, ideally, run with virtually no human intervention. The robotic flyer uses inertial and visual navigation […]

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BILL-E is a cute robot that builds structures block by block

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Benjamin Jenett A new robotics breakthrough could revolutionalize how we build everything from airplanes to bridges and even massive superstructures. A team of researchers at the Massachusettes Institute of Technology’s Center for Bits and Atoms have created a new type of robot. The team calls their creation BILL-E, short for […]

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Japanese airline’s robots could let the elderly ‘travel’ from home

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links All Nippon Airways If your inability to travel prevents you from embarking on a dream vacation, a robot might one day stand in your place. Japan’s All Nippon Airways has unveiled plans to deploy 1,000 “Newme” telepresence robots as surrogates for people whose health prevents them from traveling far. It […]

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Girl Scouts can earn five STEM badges through Microsoft partnership

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Microsoft As part of its ongoing campaign to foster STEM education, the Girl Scouts of the USA has partnered with one of the biggest names in tech: Microsoft. Moving forward, Girl Scouts troop members will be able to earn five separate badges by taking part in free workshops held at […]

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