flying robots

The first wireless Robotic insect takes flight powered by frickin’ laser beams

Insect-sized flying robots could help with time-consuming tasks like surveying crop growth on large farms or sniffing out gas leaks. These robots soar by fluttering tiny wings because they are too small to use propellers, like those seen on their larger drone cousins. Small size is advantageous: These robots are cheap to make and can […]

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shelf-scanning robots

Walmart is using shelf-scanning robots in 50 plus stores to audit

Robots are already a common sight in warehouses (Amazon alone use over 45,000) but currently they’re moving into stores too. Walmart has announced it’s deploying shelf-scanning bots in fifty locations round the us, using the machines to check things like inventory, prices, and misplaced things. The retailing giant says the robots’ introduction won’t lead to […]

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