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Columbia Journalism Review on Drones and Journalism

http://www.cjr.org/cover_story/eye_in_the_sky.php?page=all Great article on the controversy surrounding drones as a tool for journalism. It mentions the man who flew a drone around the Harlem building collapse, and backlash he got from the New York City Drone Users Group: “Like many

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Columbia Journalism Review on Drones and Journalism

http://www.cjr.org/cover_story/eye_in_the_sky.php?page=all Great article on the controversy surrounding drones as a tool for journalism. It mentions the man who flew a drone around the Harlem building collapse, and backlash he got from the New York City Drone Users Group: “Like many

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Cybathalon 2016: A Competition for Augmented Humans

By Evan AckermanPosted 25 Mar 2014 | 14:16 GMT The Olympic Games are a competition for the fittest and most talented able-bodied humans on Earth. The Paralympic Games are a competition for the fittest and most talented humans on Earth with physical and

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Cybathalon 2016: A Competition for Augmented Humans

By Evan AckermanPosted 25 Mar 2014 | 14:16 GMT The Olympic Games are a competition for the fittest and most talented able-bodied humans on Earth. The Paralympic Games are a competition for the fittest and most talented humans on Earth with physical and

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Will robots take our jobs, or won’t they?

by Colin Lewis , March 25, 2014 In 1920 the Czech author and playwright, Karel Capek introduced the word “robot,” in his play R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots). Robot in Czech means “forced labor” or “drudgery.” (A “robotnik” is a peasant or serf.) The play opened

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Will robots take our jobs, or won’t they?

by Colin Lewis , March 25, 2014 In 1920 the Czech author and playwright, Karel Capek introduced the word “robot,” in his play R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots). Robot in Czech means “forced labor” or “drudgery.” (A “robotnik” is a peasant or serf.) The play opened

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Drone Explores Alaskan Ice Caves

Another cool video shot with a Dji Phantom.

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Drone Explores Alaskan Ice Caves

Another cool video shot with a Dji Phantom.

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Robots Are Coming For Our Gardens

Robots Are Coming For Our Gardens

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Robots Are Coming For Our Gardens

Robots Are Coming For Our Gardens

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Facebook trying to acquire Drone manufacturer

LINK Facebook, one of the primary backers of the Internet.org initiative, which aims to bring affordable Internet access to the 5 billion people in the world who still lack connectivity, is in talks with a company that could help further that

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Facebook trying to acquire Drone manufacturer

LINK Facebook, one of the primary backers of the Internet.org initiative, which aims to bring affordable Internet access to the 5 billion people in the world who still lack connectivity, is in talks with a company that could help further that

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Chris Anderson’s Expanding Drone Empire

Link IEEE Spectrum By Philip E. Ross Posted 26 Feb 2014 | 15:00 GMT Friday is Fly Day at 3D Robotics, a maker of small robotic aircraft. So here we are, on a windswept, grassy landfill with a spectacular view of San

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Chris Anderson’s Expanding Drone Empire

Link IEEE Spectrum By Philip E. Ross Posted 26 Feb 2014 | 15:00 GMT Friday is Fly Day at 3D Robotics, a maker of small robotic aircraft. So here we are, on a windswept, grassy landfill with a spectacular view of San

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Dual-camera tech will change smartphone imaging

LINK BARCELONA, Spain — Two year-old Israeli company Corephotonics is ready to change how you take pictures with your smartphone, and it couldhappen as early as this year. The company’s dual-camera technology has been making waves here at Mobile World

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Dual-camera tech will change smartphone imaging

LINK BARCELONA, Spain — Two year-old Israeli company Corephotonics is ready to change how you take pictures with your smartphone, and it couldhappen as early as this year. The company’s dual-camera technology has been making waves here at Mobile World

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‘RoboCop’ hits the right messages

skip to navigation ‘RoboCop’ hits the right messages On February 12, a much-anticipated remake of the 1987 film Robocop opened in movie theatres across the United States. Both the original and remake portray the transformation of a policeman in the future into a

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‘RoboCop’ hits the right messages

skip to navigation ‘RoboCop’ hits the right messages On February 12, a much-anticipated remake of the 1987 film Robocop opened in movie theatres across the United States. Both the original and remake portray the transformation of a policeman in the future into a

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Detroit needs a Statue of RoboCop

On the eve of the new RoboCop release in America, the original RoboCop Statue moves ever closer towards completion! LINK

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Detroit needs a Statue of RoboCop

On the eve of the new RoboCop release in America, the original RoboCop Statue moves ever closer towards completion! LINK

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Our Class is Featured in IndieWire!

http://www.indiewire.com/article/how-safe-is-drone-filmmaking The questions around drone use have become important for the filmmaking community as the aerial shots that the consumer UAVs allow are often much cheaper than what it would cost to rent a crane, a helicopter or to license

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Our Class is Featured in IndieWire!

http://www.indiewire.com/article/how-safe-is-drone-filmmaking The questions around drone use have become important for the filmmaking community as the aerial shots that the consumer UAVs allow are often much cheaper than what it would cost to rent a crane, a helicopter or to license

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Google Acquires Seven Robot Companies, Wants Big Role in Robotics

LINK A few months ago, we heard rumors that Google was planning something big in robotics. We also heard that Andy Rubin, the engineer who spearheaded the development of Android at Google, was leading this new robotics effort at the

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Google Acquires Seven Robot Companies, Wants Big Role in Robotics

LINK A few months ago, we heard rumors that Google was planning something big in robotics. We also heard that Andy Rubin, the engineer who spearheaded the development of Android at Google, was leading this new robotics effort at the