Today's modern home helpers

| May 14, 2017

Today's modern home helpers

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Robotic window wiping For anyone who despises housework, robot home helpers are a blessing. Everyone knows iRobot’s Roomba vacuum cleaner, perhaps you’ve even heard of the same company’s Braava floor mop. But what about a robot window cleaner? Robotically cleaning vertical surfaces doesn’t sound ...

Robotic pickers may help orchards with worker shortage

Apr 29, 2017

Robotic pickers may help orchards with worker shortage

Harvesting Washington state’s vast orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, many of whom work illegally in the United States. That could change dramatically; at least two companies are rushing to get robotic fruit-picking machines to market. The robotic pickers don’t get tired and ...

British inventor takes flight in 'Iron Man' suit

/ Apr 28, 2017

British inventor takes flight in 'Iron Man' suit

British inventor Richard Browning lifted off from the shore of Vancouver Harbor on Thursday in a personal flight suit that inspired references to comic superhero “Iron Man.” Using thrusters attached to his arms and back, Browning flew in a circle and hovered a short ...