3D Robotics

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Drone Enthusiasts Use Open Source Hardware To Drive Innovation

Aarti Shahani | NPR.org | July 8, 2013

One drone-maker in Silicon Valley has a vision: iPhones with wings populating the sky, collecting data about everything. And to get there, he's enlisting tens of thousands of his fellow drone enthusiasts. His civilian drone company is open source — a business model that's completely contrary to the military's model of proprietary secrets. Read More »

Drones for Healthcare Powered by 'Open Source'

About a week after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, one of the Direct Relief partnering organizations called Team Rubicon sought to determine the operational status of the Carigara District Hospital, located northwest of the city of Tacloban. Travel along damaged roads was difficult and slow. Yet, the assessment team was able to provide local officials and aid groups with a rapid and highly accurate visual analysis of damage to the Carigara District Hospital by deploying the latest in close proximity aerial imaging technology, using a Huginn X1 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or civil surveillance drone. 

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Makers are the new industrial revolution

Following up on the recent review of the Maker's Manifesto, I ran across the book Makers: The New Industrial Revolution by Chris Anderson. Anderson is a former Editor in Chief of Wired and no stranger to the economic paradoxes of peer-production and open source. He has written about both in previous books The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More and Free: The Future of a Radical Price. Read More »

Portland Ripe To Be A 3-D Printing Leader?

Peter Korn | KOIN.com | July 3, 2014

...President Barack Obama, in his State of the Union address last year, hailed as “the next revolution in manufacturing.”  Its proponents say 3-D printing holds the promise for corporations and individuals to print out their own three-dimensional objects as easily as we now print paper documents on inkjet printers...

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Rethink Robotics Enhances its Open Source Platform, the Baxter Research Robot

Editor | AZoRobotics | October 24, 2013

Rethink Robotics today announced at RoboBusiness that it is enhancing its open source research platform, the Baxter Research Robot Read More »

Teen inventor uses 3D printing to revolutionize prosthetics

Meredith Kile | Al Jazeera America | September 8, 2013

"I'm hoping to give someone a functional prosthetic arm for under $1,000," LaChappelle declares. The self-taught teen began experimenting with robotic limbs in 2011 Read More »