Virginia tech

09.19.19
Alphabet’s Wing drones will soon deliver FedEx and Walgreens packages
09.19.19

Alphabet’s Wing drones will soon deliver FedEx and Walgreens packages

The pilot program is based in Christiansburg, Virginia.

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08.23.17
Robot bears are coming for your grandparents
08.23.17

Robot bears are coming for your grandparents

To provide them with top-notch retirement and hospice care

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05.17.17
ICYMI: Skydiving from drones while Lowe's exoskeleton does heavy lifting
05.17.17

ICYMI: Skydiving from drones while Lowe's exoskeleton does heavy lifting

Plus, watch a clown give a bear a bad case of the heebie-jeebies.

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11.15.12
LTE: fast, global, silenced by a $650 radio jammer
11.15.12

LTE: fast, global, silenced by a $650 radio jammer

Oh gosh, we haven't been so panicked since our phones were hypothetically possessed by demons...

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03.21.12
Robot jellyfish feeds on its surroundings, looks for a job in underwater surveillance
03.21.12

Robot jellyfish feeds on its surroundings, looks for a job in underwater surveillance

We've seen plenty of robots inspired by nature, but this robot jellyfish developed by resear...

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03.11.12
SAFFiR: the autonomous, firefighting humanoid robot
03.11.12

SAFFiR: the autonomous, firefighting humanoid robot

It took six years, but at long last, Anna Konda has a formidable firefighting partner. SAFFiR, als...

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12.23.11
VT nears completion of HokieSpeed, world's 96th most powerful supercomputer
12.23.11

VT nears completion of HokieSpeed, world's 96th most powerful supercomputer

If basking in the presence of a powerful supercomputer is on your list of "must-haves"...

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07.12.11
DARwin-OP, CHARLI-2 humanoids make history at RoboCup 2011, 'U-S-A!' chants ensue (video)
07.12.11

DARwin-OP, CHARLI-2 humanoids make history at RoboCup 2011, 'U-S-A!' chants ensue (video)

While most American sports fans were busy celebrating a World Cup victory over Brazil this weekend,...

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02.20.11
Robot hand hits 20WPM, nearly ready to embrace infinite monkey theorem
02.20.11

Robot hand hits 20WPM, nearly ready to embrace infinite monkey theorem

Robot hands have been grabbing, crushing, drawing and otherwise actuating for years, but have you e...

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