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2012-04-27 11:35:20

NSF invites journalists to "Sneak Peek Friday" on April 27 to preview festival to be held in Washington, D.C.'s Convention Center this weekend The National Science Foundation (NSF) will showcase a broad range of NSF-funded projects at this year's USA Science & Engineering Festival at the Washington Convention Center this weekend. The 16 projects exhibited reflect the diverse research NSF supports across all fields of science and engineering, and provides a glimpse of the knowledge,...

Could Robots Be Blamed For Mistakes On The Battlefield?
2012-04-23 12:14:41

[ Watch the Video ] As militaries develop autonomous robotic warriors to replace humans on the battlefield, new ethical questions emerge. If a robot in combat has a hardware malfunction or programming glitch that causes it to kill civilians, do we blame the robot, or the humans who created and deployed it? Some argue that robots do not have free will and therefore cannot be held morally accountable for their actions. But UW psychologists are finding that people don't have such a...

Robot Reconnoiters Uncharted Terrain
2012-02-17 04:53:14

Mobile robots have many uses. They serve as cleaners, carry out inspections and search for survivors of disasters. But often, there is no map to guide them through unknown territory. Researchers have now developed a mobile robot that can roam uncharted terrain and simultaneously map it — all thanks to an algorithm toolbox. Industrial robots have been a familiar sight in the workplace for many years. In automotive and household appliance manufacture, for example, they have proved...

2011-09-21 18:46:00

A combination of two algorithms developed at MIT allows autonomous robots to execute tasks much more efficiently – and move more predictably. Ask someone with her hands in her lap to pick up a coffee mug on the table she´s sitting at, and she´ll extract her hand from under the table and stretch her arm out toward the mug. Instruct an autonomous robot to perform the same feat, and it may think for a few seconds, zigzag its robotic hand back and forth under the table, then...

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2011-06-13 11:17:20

Aisha Sohail describes the Neuromorphics Lab at CELEST and the work of building artificial brains to be used in robotics I walked into the building and there was a human-sized robot waiting to greet me. It shook my hand, took my coat and brought me to sit in the room where my interview was going to be held. It asked me whether I needed a drink, and then proceeded to clean the countertops and water the plants. When I asked whether there was a reason it was working so hard, it simply said: "I...

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2011-05-16 10:30:43

There isn't a radio-control handset in sight as several small robots roll briskly up the hallways of an office building. Working by themselves and communicating only with one another, the vehicles divide up a variety of exploration tasks "“ and within minutes have transmitted a detailed floor map to humans nearby. This isn't a future-tech scenario. This advanced autonomous capability has been developed by a team from the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Pennsylvania...

2010-12-03 10:39:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Teaming with the University of Michigan, SoarTech was recently awarded first place and $750,000 at the first Multi Autonomous Ground-robotic International Challenge (MAGIC 2010). SoarTech's real-time 3D interface featuring SAGE (Situation, Actions, Goals, Environment) impressed the judges and helped Team Michigan take first place. The nearly two year long, international competition was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and...

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2010-09-13 11:24:58

The new Premier League season has begun and in Madrid the World Cup celebrations are barely over, yet according to research in WIREs Cognitive Science, the world's best players may soon be facing a new challenge from football playing robots, which their creators claim will be able to play and beat a human team. The research reveals how building robots to play football is driving the development of artificial intelligence and robotic technology which can be used for roles including search and...

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2010-09-09 10:49:53

A robot deceives an enemy soldier by creating a false trail and hiding so that it will not be caught. While this sounds like a scene from one of the Terminator movies, it's actually the scenario of an experiment conducted by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology as part of what is believed to be the first detailed examination of robot deception. "We have developed algorithms that allow a robot to determine whether it should deceive a human or other intelligent machine and we have...

2010-08-16 17:58:54

The intelligent robots that appear in the movies have little relation to real life, although the tendency in current robotics to create machines that are as independent as possible is a fact. "The robot has to be aware of what it is doing and, more and more, be capable of improving its behaviour, its learning". This, according to Mr Basilio Sierra, leading the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group at the Computer Sciences Faculty of University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), sums up the...


Latest Autonomous robot Reference Libraries

Mobile Robot
2013-10-03 14:35:19

A mobile robot is an automatic machine that is capable of moving in many environments and is the focus of research in many major universities. These robots are also used in the military, in security, household environments, and in business industries. They are classified by the type of environment that they are built to work in or by the way the move. Classifications include Unmanned Arial Vehicles or UAVs, autonomous underwater vehicles or AUVs, wheeled robots, and legged robots. Mobile...

Vehicular Automation
2013-10-03 14:16:27

Vehicular automation uses artificial intelligence and mechatronics to aid an operator in controlling a robotic vehicle. Some of these vehicles are labeled “smart” or “intelligent,” while others that are more capable of moving on their own are known as “semi-autonomous.” Those robots that rely only on autonomous movement are simply known as “autonomous” or “robotic.” There are several types of vehicles that use automation to operate and the capabilities of these robots have...

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