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  • iRobot Crams Mop and Vacuum Into Newest Roomba September 27, 2022
    Robots tend to do best when you optimize them for one single, specific task. This is especially true for home robots, which need to be low cost(ish) as well as robust enough to be effective in whatever home they find themselves in. iRobot has had this formula pretty well nailed down with its family of […]
    Evan Ackerman
  • Converting Coal Power Plants to Nuclear Gains Steam September 26, 2022
    On a planet aspiring to become carbon neutral, the once-stalwart coal power plant is an emerging anachronism. It is true that, in much of the developing world, coal-fired capacity continues to grow. But in every corner of the globe, political and financial pressures are mounting to bury coal in the past. In the United States, […]
    Rahul Rao
  • Government’s Role in Further Developing 5G Technologies and Future Networks September 26, 2022
    Similar to 5G, many key technology developments have been supported by government funding and institutions for years. Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC) and University Affiliated Research Centers (UARC) have been foundational elements of this government support. This webinar will examine the impact this research has had on national security and the overall economy. […]
  • Video Friday: Humans Helping Robots September 23, 2022
    Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion.IROS 2022: 23–27 October 2022, KYOTO, JAPANANA Avatar XPRIZE Finals: 4–5 November 2022, LOS ANGELESCoRL 2022: […]
    Evan Ackerman