Latest Isaac Asimov's Robot Series Stories

Controlling Robots With Our Minds And Other Methods
2013-05-03 19:20:14

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The future of robotics may not be as scary as one would think, especially if we are able to control robots with our minds like one scientist is trying to do. Researcher Angel Perez Garcia says he is able to make a robot move exactly how he wants using his thoughts. For the experiment, he says he hooks up an EEG to himself to monitor electrical activity, then focuses on a symbol, such as a flashing light. The electrodes read the...

Swarms Of Tiny Robots May Be The Wave Of The Future
2013-03-28 14:55:21

Watch the video "Robot Swarms" Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of Sheffield in the UK are currently developing robot swarms that could eventually lead to a better understanding of how a group of machines could work in concert to accomplish a given task. The robotics team has been working with a group of 40 robots capable of acting as a group to perform tasks such as pushing an object across a floor. “There are a lot of swarm...

Helping Robots Understand Their Limitations And Adapt
2013-03-27 19:04:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers writing in the journal International Journal of Robotics Research talked about building robots that are aware of their own limitations. According to researchers at MIT´s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), if robots are ever going to move around a constantly changing environment effectively, they will need to be more aware of their own limitations. Leslie Pack Kaelbling, the...

Print Your Own Robots
2013-03-18 19:33:43

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The boom of 3D printing has opened up countless possibilities, from reproducing human ears to building single-use weaponry. Now, roboticists are adding another potential candidate to the PYO (print your own) revolution: Robots. A National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project has now set about developing a robot which can be designed, customized and brought to life in a matter of hours. It currently takes considerably...

Tiny Robots Can Work Together On Complex Tasks
2012-12-15 06:30:57

[ Watch the Video: Robotics That Can Swarm Together ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at one US university have developed a team of 20 miniature robots which can work together on complex tasks, and now they are hoping to expand their work to mass-produce the machines and prove their usefulness in a vast array of different scenarios. The robots, which were created by University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) Assistant Professor Nikolaus Correll...

Wildlife Critters Inspire Scientists To Build Deceptive Robots
2012-12-04 12:36:57

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have used the deceptive behavior patterns of squirrels and birds to develop robots that are able to deceive each other. Professor Ronald Arkin, who led the study, suggests the applications could be implemented by the military in the future. Arkin and his team reviewed biological research results to learn that squirrels gather acorns and store them in specific locations. The...

Robotic Assistance In The Home For Elderly Care
2012-10-26 09:14:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online (After the article, read redOrbit's exclusive interview with researcher Cory-Ann Smarr.) Throughout the last few decades, advances in the field of robotics have made these helper machines become quite sophisticated and valuable. As these robots have progressed, they´ve been able perform an ever expanding set of duties and tasks. They can carry soldiers into and out of battle zones, fight fires and even dance exotic,...

2012-09-18 17:27:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It was inevitable, really, that one day we´d start seeing robots pop up in expected and unexpected places. One could argue, of course, that robots have been helping us manufacture and produce many of our most beloved items for years, such as automobiles, computers and even blue jeans. While these robots have helped to automate many of these processes, they´ve largely been autonomous and without any personality, much...

2012 Robot Hall Of Fame – Vote Now!
2012-08-21 12:17:49

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Let´s admit it, we all have a thing for robots. Whether we grew up watching Rosie take care of the Jetsons´ household or Bender engage in all manner of debauchery normally reserved for humans, robots have been a part of our pop culture and even everyday work lives. As such, it´s only fair to give them their due and honor them in an annual, vote-based popularity contest. Enter the Robot Hall of Fame, a contest...

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