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2014-05-27 10:28:38

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sure, the Japanese have created a robot that can dance and have conversations with President Obama. We saw their technology on his most recent trip to Asia. But a group of Florida engineers and scientists believe they may have created the first generation of the super-utility robot. The Kickstarter campaign to bring this creation to a production-ready state has already garnered nearly $50,000 of the requested $150,000 goal with...

Improved Mobility And Strength For Astronauts, Paraplegics From NASA's Ironman-Like Exoskeleton
2013-08-05 09:57:04

NASA Marvel Comic's fictional superhero, Ironman, uses a powered armor suit that allows him superhuman strength. While NASA's X1 robotic exoskeleton can't do what you see in the movies, the latest robotic, space technology, spinoff derived from NASA's Robonaut 2 project may someday help astronauts stay healthier in space with the added benefit of assisting paraplegics in walking here on Earth. NASA and The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) of Pensacola, Fla., with...

NASA Developing Robotic Exoskeleton
2012-10-12 07:21:48

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the movie, Avatar, humans suit up in the Amplified Mobility Platform (AMP) suits to stomp around through Pandora's rainforest and to work in the loading bays. In The Matrix Revolutions, they used Armored Personnel Units. Whatever you call them, science fiction has been inspiring robotic exoskeletons for years, and an announcement on Thursday from NASA tells us that they might not be that far away. NASA'S Robonaut 2, the first...

2011-04-05 07:15:00

PENSACOLA, Fla., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Dr. Kenneth Ford, Director and CEO of the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC), joined institute researchers to unveil Mina, a robotic exoskeleton developed to restore ambulation for individuals afflicted with paraplegia, hemiplegia, paresis, asthenia, and functional muscle loss. Developed by the IHMC robotics team led by Dr. Peter Neuhaus and Dr. Jerry Pratt, Mina acts as a pair of robotic legs that assist people,...

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2006-04-24 09:20:00

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- In their quest to create the super warrior of the future, some military researchers aren't focusing on organs like muscles or hearts. They're looking at tongues. By routing signals from helmet-mounted cameras, sonar and other equipment through the tongue to the brain, they hope to give elite soldiers superhuman senses similar to owls, snakes and fish. Researchers at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition envision their work giving Army Rangers 360-degree...

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2005-05-30 08:45:00

PENSACOLA, Fla. - A research institute here is taking software designed in part to preserve scientists' knowledge and giving it to schools around the world as a tool to help children learn. The software was designed to literally map out what scientists know in diagram form. The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition is providing the concept mapping software to individual schools as well as training teachers in Panama, the first country adopting Cmaps nationwide. NASA and the...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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