Robotic lawn mowers have arrived in Southwest Virginia | Richmond Times-Dispatch

CHRISTIANSBURG — Honda’s new robotic lawn mower buzzed around a patch of grass in front of Power Zone on Thursday, the only store in Virginia where the device is sold as part of a limited U.S. launch. “Is it cutting the grass?” a skeptical passerby asked, adding as he...
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Researchers developing robot to help kids with autism socialize | WKBN

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – His name is NOA — pronounced “now” — and he may be the future of autism intervention. The humanoid robot is part of a two-pronged research initiative aimed at helping kids with autism better socialize and communicate. It uses facial recognition...
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Sen. Warner among Senators to present bill supporting commercial drone use | WBDJ

(WDBJ7) Drone delivery could be one step closer to a reality after a bill presented Thursday by U.S. Senator Mark Warner, who represents Virginia. It's not so much for the benefit of private drone fliers who use the unmanned aircraft for fun. The bill, the Safe Drone...
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Lowe’s tests robotic exosuit for retail employees | Plant Services

Working alongside a robot not futuristic enough for you? How about wearing a robot while you work? That's an actual thing that's happening at a Lowe's store in Christiansburg, VA, thanks to a partnership between the home improvement retailer and Virginia Tech. Store...
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Law enforcement sees potential of drones at demonstration in Lynchburg | News Advance

Skies were clear above Riverfront Park on Thursday morning as area law enforcement representatives watched drone flight demonstrations and learned more about potentials for their future use. Leaders from Project Lifesaver International, including founder and CEO Gene...
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