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Milrem’s unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) have been newly equipped to vastly expand the situational awareness of ground troops. The Titan Sentry application brings together input from diverse sensor systems to better identify enemy locations. Additionally, the new Threod Systems unmanned system adds aerial drone capabilities to the newly expanded suite of capabilities of the TheMIS UGV.

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Tuesday the 13th, ABB’s robot YuMi conducted the Lucca Philharmonic orchestra while Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli performed. The event was a highlight at the First International Festival of Robotics in the Tuscan city of PISA. “We basically had to find time to understand his movements. When we found the way, everything was pretty easy,” said the orchestra’s resident conductor, Andrea Colombini.

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The AUVSI Foundation's RoboNation and the Office of Naval Research held the 2017 International RoboBoat Competition from June 20-25 at Reed Canal Park in South Daytona, FL. The National Robotics Education Foundation covered the event!

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MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has developed “interactive Robogami” that lets users create a robot design in minutes, then 3D print and assemble it in less than 4 hours. Designers plan both gait and geometry in a single design process. “Designing robots usually requires expertise that only mechanical engineers and roboticists have,” says PhD student Adriana Schulz. “What’s exciting here is that we’ve created a tool that allows a casual user to design their own robot by giving them this expert knowledge.”

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“Harvey is an opportunity to see whose drones are capable and whose are merely toys,” said George Mathew, chairman and chief executive of Kespry, a drone company based in Menlo Park, California. “Harvey is a seminal moment for the industry.” CRASAR Director Robin Murphy offers helpful advice for small UAVs on-site. Story by Tim McLaughlin and Karl Plume.

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