I’m a fan of automating as much stuff as possible which is why I have a Roomba. Also, while I don’t mind some housework, vacuuming is an activity I reserve for when I need to engage in Stage 3 Procrastination (Stage 4, the most extreme level, involves cleaning the toilet)….
Fastbrick Robotics is ramping up staffing and resources as it moves toward assembling the first commercial version of its one-armed robot bricklayer. In a quarterly report, the company says the building program continues to gather momentum, with procurement well underway.
The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision has taken out the top prize at the Amazon Robotic Challenge. Their entry in the Grand Championship in Combined Task section picked the team up a lazy US$80,000.