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Snake research at Zoo Atlanta
2014-10-10 06:06:06

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Observing sidewinder snakes as they use their unique talents to climb sand-covered slopes has helped both biologists and the engineers behind the development of snake-like robots gain new insight into their respective fields, according to research appearing Friday in the journal Science. In their study, experts from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Oregon State University, and Zoo Atlanta reported that,...

swarmies
2014-08-19 02:30:47

Steven Siceloff, NASA's Kennedy Space Center A small band of NASA engineers and interns is about to begin testing a group of robots and related software that will show whether it's possible for autonomous machines to scurry about an alien world such as the moon searching for and gathering resources just as an ant colony does. Building on the research conducted at the University of New Mexico, the engineers at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida have been developing programs that tell...

collaborative robots
2014-08-15 08:13:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have created the first-ever thousand-robot flash mob, according to research appearing Friday in the journal Science. Lead author Michael Rubenstein, a research associate at SEAS and the Wyss Institute, and his colleagues developed the self-organizing swarms of machines, which...

roombot robotic furniture
2014-05-26 04:17:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If you’ve ever wished that you could just say the word and have your furniture automatically move around and change shape, researchers from the Swiss Biorobotics Laboratory (BioRob) at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) are developing small Lego-brick like robots that could make your dreams come true. Known as Roombots, these 22 centimeter long robotic modules are said to resemble a pair of large dice that are...

2014-04-22 23:03:55

Participants suggest and vote on name for RoboKind robot used in autism intervention. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 RoboKind, the world leader in social robotics, announces the Robots4Autism Name Our Robot Contest results. The contest invited members of the autism, special needs, education and technology communities to suggest and vote on a name for the company’s humanoid robot. After tabulating votes, the company is eager to introduce Milo the Robot. “We had a lot of great...

Simplicity Is Key To Co-operative Robots
2014-04-17 13:24:01

[ Watch The Video: Robots Working Together Without Memory Or Processing Power ] University of Sheffield A way of making hundreds - or even thousands - of tiny robots cluster to carry out tasks without using any memory or processing power has been developed by engineers at the University of Sheffield, UK. The team, working in the Sheffield Centre for Robotics (SCentRo), in the University's Faculty of Engineering, has programmed extremely simple robots that are able to form a...

2014-02-03 23:01:54

Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have received awards through the National Science Foundation's (NSF) National Robotics Initiative to investigate and overcome fundamental challenges involved with robots working alongside people. Dmitry Berenson will develop algorithms that will permit robots to collaborate with people on small-scale manufacturing operations. Sonia Chernova will draw on the experience of thousands of online "teachers" to learn more about...

Robots In The Cloud: RoboEarth Is Like The World Wide Web For Robots
2014-01-15 04:39:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have created a network called RoboEarth for robots to pass on information they learn to one another, essentially creating a collective cloud mind. The team behind RobotEarth said on Monday that they will be providing a final demonstration of the robot network on Thursday at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. This demonstration will include four robots collaboratively working together to help patients...

Engineers Program Robot To Learn From A Human's Touch
2013-11-06 10:17:58

[ Watch the video: Human Touch Makes Robots Smarter ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Industrial robots have no brains and are programmed to move through actions that have been embedded in the memory bank. These robots repeat the exact same action every time an object goes by, making them efficient but limited in capability. Now, engineers have built a robot that has the ability to learn from humans and make adjustments to its memory bank while performing a task....

Anthropomorphism On The Battlefield
2013-09-23 04:01:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Anthropomorphism is what allows humans to attach themselves to non-human objects, and new research indicates that it may affect soldiers on the battlefield. Julie Carpenter of the University of Washington found that soldiers can have an emotional attachment to robots they use on the battlefield. She discovered that as robots continue to evolve, so does the attachment a solder feels towards it. The researcher interviewed Explosive...


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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