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All-Terrain Robot Can Go Anywhere
2013-08-14 04:38:50

[ Watch the Video: University of Pennsylvania Unveils Acrobatic Robot ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) have created a new all-terrain, six-legged walking robot that has been specially designed with jumping and climbing capabilities that could help it complete military reconnaissance, rescue or supply transportation missions. The robot is named RHex (pronounced “Rex” and short for “robot...

2013-07-18 23:01:12

Parallel-positioning specialist PI introduces a low-cost, yet high performance micro-positioning hexapod, a parallel kinematic platform that provides motion with 6-degrees of freedom. Auburn, MA (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 PI (Physik Instrumente), a global leader in high precision motion control solutions, adds a lower-cost hexapod to its large family of parallel positioning devices. Hexapods produce motion in all 6 degrees of freedom i.e. XYZ as well as pitch, yaw and roll. The new H-820...

2013-06-30 23:02:28

Hexapod and parallel kinematics precision positioning specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) recently added close to 40,000 square feet of production floors, metrology labs and R&D office space to its factory in Karlsruhe, Germany. Auburn, MA (PRWEB) June 30, 2013 A significant amount of the new production area is used for the manufacture of high-load hexapods—six-axis motion systems capable of moving loads of up to five tons with sub-micrometer precision. To verify the accuracy of...

2012-12-04 08:21:06

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hexapods, also known as PKM or parallel kinematic machines, were designed many years ago for amusement rides and later mostly known as flight simulators for pilot training. Over the years new designs of the PKM's were developed for the micron precision world of manufacturing, laboratories motion needs and product inspection. Although many modern day Hexapod companies tout nanometer resolution or repeatability, the real issue with Hexapods for...

Scientists Discover Three New Arthropod Species In Spain
2012-11-28 13:35:13

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Three new collembolan species have been discovered in the Maestrazgo caves in Teruel, Spain, by a team of scientists from the University of Navarra and the Catalan Association of Biospeleology. The team published descriptions of the new species — minute animals belonging to one of the most ancient animal species on the planet — in the journal Zootaxa. Biospeleology is the study of life in caves, karst formations and...

Cockroaches And Lizards Use Ninja-like Skills To Quickly Vanish
2012-06-07 08:45:36

[ Watch the Video ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com Cockroaches performing ninja-like acrobatics surprised University of California, Berkeley biologists who were studying the insect´s locomotion and escape abilities. Graduate student Jean-Michel Mongeau and his colleagues first identified the amazing behavior while studying how roaches´ use their antennae to sense gaps and maneuver across them. "As we made the gap wider, they would end up on the underside of the ramp,"...

2011-04-25 09:10:00

NEW YORK, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuracy in radiation therapy demands careful targeting and patient positioning - precision measured in millimeters. The Farber Center for Radiation Oncology, the first and only freestanding cancer center of its kind in Manhattan, is among the first treatment centers to adopt Elekta's HexaPOD(TM) evo RT system, a unique fully robotic patient positioning system that enables clinicians to fine-tune the patient's treatment position not only in three...

2009-04-09 15:10:00

Robotics Company Provides Software for Bi-Handed and Hexapod Walking Robots CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Energid Technologies announced it has licensed its Actin(TM) 2.0 robotics toolkit to Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India. Actin controls and simulates complex robots with many moving parts. At Jadavpur University, the Control System Section of the Department of Electrical Engineering is establishing the Mechatronics Laboratory for advanced robotics research and...

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2008-07-30 09:50:00

What breathes, gets upset, and responds to touch but isn't human? It's not a riddle, rather it's a robot invented by scientists at the University of the West in Bristol, England. The Heart Robot - half machine and half puppet - stole the show at the Emotibots event at London's Science Museum, which coincides with the release of new robot film WALL-E. The new invention has a beating heart, a breathing belly, and sensors that respond to movement, noise and touch. Cuddle him, and the childlike...