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2011-10-26 07:00:00

The sixth annual ComBots Cup returns with robots flying in from around the world. The international heavyweight championship, now in it's sixth year, offers the top dollar prize for combat robots. With a trophy as big as the robots themselves, this event provides all the thrills of movie robots, but up close and real. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 26, 2011 Teams from all over the US, Canada and Brazil will be coming to California this weekend to fight for The ComBots Cup - the annual...

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2011-06-28 04:46:31

Researchers are developing a robot language so 'bots' can cooperate with each other By Miles O'Brien, Science Nation Correspondent Learning a language can be difficult for some, but for babies it seems quite easy. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), linguist Jeffrey Heinz and mechanical engineer Bert Tanner have taken some cues from the way humans learn to put words and thoughts together, and are teaching language to robots. This innovative collaboration began a few years...

2011-05-01 00:09:07

Robot integrator, RobotWorx, donated an interactive exhibit and $50K to a hands-on science center in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Marion, Ohio (PRWEB) April 28, 2011 In 2010, RobotWorx embarked on a three year sponsorship project for the Center of Science and Industry (COSI). The goal was to provide visitors with a better understanding of what industrial robots are and how they work. RobotWorx supplied the robot tech and financial backing, COSI, the setting and educational expertise. "It's a...

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2011-03-09 09:55:00

For people, being touched can initiate many different reactions from comfort to discomfort, from intimacy to aggression. But how might people react if they were touched by a robot? Would they recoil, or would they take it in stride? In an initial study, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology found people generally had a positive response toward being touched by a robotic nurse, but that their perception of the robot's intent made a significant difference. The research is being...

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2011-03-08 10:27:36

Getting someone's attention can be easy with a loud noise or a shout, but what if the situation calls for a little more tact? How can a robot use subtle cues to attract a human's notice and tell when it has captured it? In a preliminary study, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found that they can program a robot to understand when it gains a human's attention and when it falls short. The research is being presented today at the Human-Robot Interaction conference in...

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2011-03-07 11:05:45

When people communicate, the way they move has as much to do with what they're saying as the words that come out of their mouths. But what about when robots communicate with people? How can robots use non-verbal communication to interact more naturally with humans? Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology found that when robots move in a more human-like fashion, with one movement leading into the next, that people can not only better recognize what the robot is doing, but they can...

2011-02-20 07:55:31

A University of Arizona College of Engineering researcher and his team who are developing intelligent robots for planetary exploration will be featured in a segment of an upcoming episode of the science program "WaveLengths." The robots will be featured on the episode premiering Thursday night, February 24 at 8:30 p.m. MST on public television KUAT Channel 6. "WaveLengths" is a quarterly science program hosted by BIO5 Institute Member Dr. Vicki Chandler. The exploration robots are part of a...

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2011-01-21 09:20:00

By Joshua E. Brown, University of Vermont Want to build a really tough robot? Forget about Terminator. Instead, watch a tadpole turn into a frog. Or at least that's not too far off from what University of Vermont roboticist Josh Bongard has discovered, as he reported in the January 10 online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In a first-of-its-kind experiment, Bongard created both simulated and actual robots that, like tadpoles becoming frogs, change their body...

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2010-12-28 11:55:00

Education officials said Tuesday that 29 robots have started teaching English to children in a South Korean city in a pilot project designed to nurture the nascent robot industry. The Korea Institute of Science of Technology (KIST) developed 'Engkey,' which started teaching classes Monday at 21 elementary schools in the southeastern city of Daegu. The 29 robots wheeled around the classrooms while speaking to the students, reading books to them and dancing to music by moving their head and...

2010-11-30 09:55:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of attorneys from Edelson McGuire, LLC has achieved a settlement in a class action lawsuit relating to the alleged transmission of an unsolicited text message advertisement to the cell phones of consumers nationwide. The lawsuit brought against the producer and distributor of the motion picture Robots alleged that the text-message advertisement, in which the Robots distributor retained a third party marketing firm to promote the DVD release of...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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