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Pack Mule Robot Follows You Around
2012-12-20 19:24:04

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When humanity first built a robot to build cars for us, we thought their determined logic and tireless work ethic would help to create a better automobile. Then we asked robots to perform other monotonous tasks for us, glad to be rid of such boring jobs. Now, we´re making robots humanoid, capable of playing soccer and dancing the popular dances of today´s pop music culture. What´s even more frightening, we´re...

2012-12-12 05:01:14

The award will support the development of high-output, low-input energy beets, optimized for biofuel production. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) December 11, 2012 Plant Sensory Systems, LLC today announced the award of $1.8 million in funding from the US Department of Energy´s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The award will support a three-year program to develop an enhanced energy (sugar) beet, optimized for biofuel production. The beets will be engineered to use fertilizer...

DARPA Robotics Challenge Moves Forward
2012-10-25 06:37:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced on Wednesday some of the top teams that will compete in its $2 million contest to create robots that can be used to assist in natural disasters and other emergencies. “Robot enthusiasts, the time has come. The “DARPA Robotics Challenge” (DRC) begins today. Will you be part of it?” the agency said as it kicked off the initiative. The DRC was...

2012-09-24 23:03:50

David T. Markus Ph.D. to Join EPGL Med Team for Development of New Bio-MEMS Medical Devices Irvine, CA (PRWEB) September 24, 2012 EP Global Communications, Inc. (the Company), (Pink Sheets: EPGL.PK) is pleased to announce that David T. Markus Ph.D. is joining the Company immediately and will oversee the research and development of the new EPGL Bio-Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems technology (Bio-MEMS). “Bio-MEMS is one of the fastest growing and promising new frontiers in medical...

DARPA, Boston Dynamics Show Off Robotic Pack Mules
2012-09-11 11:12:43

Watch the Video: DARPA Legged Squad Support System (LS3) Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Yesterday, two of Boston Dynamics finest 4-legged bots got the chance to strut their stuff in front of some military top brass during a demonstration. These bots are the result of an ongoing effort by DARPA´s Legged Squad Support System (LS3) program which has made it their goal to build “highly mobile, semi-autonomous legged robots” which can not...


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