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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....

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...

2012-08-14 23:01:27

Cardboard Robot Allows DIY´s The Freedom To Program A Robotic Arm (PRWEB) August 13, 2012 Industrial-sized robots are one step closer to becoming a familiar sight in homes and classrooms thanks to the open-source Cardboard Robot. Consumers will soon be able to pick up and move objects or take dramatic sweeping and swooping video shots with their smartphones with the aid of a giant (almost six foot span) computer controlled robot arm. “You would have to spend at least $150,000 to...

2012-07-10 09:07:48

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A group of engineers at the University of Arizona worked to develop a set of robotic legs that most closely mimic the gait of humans. Researchers studied, then replicated a simple nervous system that controls the hips and directs the legs to take steps on its own. The intended use for a robot that walks ranges from commercial to personal. "It is clear that in the future robots will be used in homes to do household chores, assist the...

TurtleBot Will Carry Everything You Don't Want To
2012-05-18 09:55:06

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Imagine this: You're throwing a social event at your house, and suddenly, your guests look over and notice drinks being carried over to them via robot.  No this pipe dream isn't from Rocky IV, but it could become your hosting reality with the new TurtleBot. The TurtleBot is like a robotic table that can be programmed to move around a house or an office. The robot is available for about $1,500, and comes with everything you need to get it actively...

DARPA Announces Responder Robot Competition
2012-04-11 06:00:45

The Defense Advanced Research and Planning Agency (DARPA) issued a challenge to robot builders this week, as the move to rely on robots to do our dirty work rolls on. The agency is also asking challengers to keep their minds open, saying these robots don´t have to feature a human-like form. One roboticist, Aaron Edsinger of Meka Robotics in San Francisco, told the New York Times he was already speaking with other builders and considering different forms of inspiration....

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