Magdalena PetrovaVideo Correspondent, IDG News Service

Magdalena Petrova is a Video Correspondent covering daily tech news for IDG News Service and is based in San Francisco.

Flexrotor drone prep

Poachers and fish beware, this ocean drone is on your trail

Aerovel's Flexrotor drone can lift off and land horizontally on almost any vessel, making it useful for reconnaissance on the high seas.

Aerovironment Quantix drone

AeroVironment's Quantix drone is all about the data

Aerovironment's Quantix drone can cover 400 acres of land in under an hour, gathering data which can then be analyzed using the company's cloud service.

Alibaba Singles Day

Alibaba shatters its Singles Day sales record

Since 2009, e-commerce website Alibaba has held a Singles Day sale on 11/11 to encourage single Chinese people to buy gifts for themselves.

San Jose airport robots

Three customer service robots land in San Jose airport

Mineta San Jose International Airport makes history as the first U.S. airport to utilize robotic assistants.

Rutgers amphibious drone

This Navy-funded drone is at home in sea and sky

Researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey have developed a drone that's capable of seamlessly transitioning from flying through the air to navigating in the water.

Commercial UAV Expo Las Vegas

These radical drones hunt intruders, scale buildings, sniff out radiation, and more

Consumer drones may not have taken off as initially expected, but the airborne robots are finding a big market in commercial uses.

Deep Trekker robot

These tiny robots are exploring history's most iconic shipwrecks

Canadian based company, Deep Trekker, creates small underwater drones, which explorers are now using to uncover historical sunken ships.

UV disinfection robot

This disinfection robot can light the way to cleaner hospitals

A robot being developed by Blue Ocean Robotics uses ultraviolet light to disinfect rooms.

Starship delivery robot

Autonomous delivery bots will soon stroll the streets of Washington D.C.

Starship Technologies wants to make "last-mile" deliveries fast, easy, and convenient with its six-wheeled delivery robots.

Pal-V Flying school Utah

PAL-V opens the first flying car school in North America

PAL-V is opening the first flying car school in North America to help prospective clients obtain a pilot's license before the company distributes the first commercial flying car in 2018.

Cirris XR RoboBusiness

A gas-main robot can fix pipes without a shutoff

The Cirris XR pipeline repair robot can work on live gas pipelines, reducing the risk of injury to maintenance workers and allowing uninterrupted service to customers.

Navii shopping assistant robot

In pictures: How businesses are turning tech into robot toil

The RoboBusiness conference in San Jose, California is all about creating business advantages through the use of robotic helpers. Here's a look at some of the bots that are doing just that.

Robo-fish Florida Atlantic University

A robot fish is helping the Navy improve underwater movement

Researchers at Florida Atlantic University have developed a robot fish to mimic the motion of real animals, in hopes of improving the movement of underwater vehicles.

dot in car

Dots will send you meaningful notifications based on your location

Dots are low-power bluetooth devices that can be programed to deliver location-specific notifications and reminders as well as control bluetooth connected devices.

Lampix

This smart light is bright: It turns any surface into an interactive display

Lampix looks like a regular lamp, but using a Raspberry Pi 3, camera, and projector, it can make most flat surfaces interactive.