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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...

2012-08-20 06:30:01

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time members of the general public will help select four robots for induction into the Robot Hall of Fame® from a slate of a dozen nominees. The new robots will be inducted in a ceremony Oct. 23, when they will take their place alongside such notables as NASA's Mars Sojourner, Honda's ASIMO and Star Wars' R2-D2 and C-3PO. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) The Robot Hall of Fame (RHOF), created in 2003 by...

2011-12-19 07:30:00

PITTSBURG, Kan., Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Less than four years after its release, the TETRIX® Building System continues to spread across the globe and into the hands of educators inspired to teach robotics. Pitsco Education, developer of the TETRIX Building System, recently reached an agreement with EduTech to sell the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT-compatible version of TETRIX throughout much of the Middle East: the United Arab...

Honda Unveils New, Upgraded ASIMO Robot
2011-11-08 14:13:08

Honda Motor Co. unveiled "the world's first autonomous behavior control" ASIMO humanoid robot on Tuesday. The new robot is able to continue moving without being controlled by an operator.  Honda also said that ASIMO is now a step closer to practical use in an office or a public place. The company said its new ASIMO has advanced from an "automatic machine" to an "autonomous machine" with its ability to make decisions and determine its behavior according to its surroundings. ASIMO...

2011-03-04 08:42:00

"Engineering Projects with NI LabVIEW(TM) and Vernier" is the latest lab book for Vernier's engineering offerings BEAVERTON, Ore., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its mission to build STEM education, Vernier Software & Technology has expanded its repertoire of engineering products for the classroom with the release of its new lab book - Engineering Projects with NI LabVIEW(TM) and Vernier. The new lab book contains engaging hands-on projects and challenges...

2010-10-31 20:35:01

Tokyo, Oct 29, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - ASIMO has reached a huge milestone and will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on 31st October. A decade ago, Honda created a humanoid robot so advanced it started a revolution in humanoid robot technology. To mark this date, dedicated Anniversary websites and films have been launched today, with new photos, videos, the story of its creation and smartphone apps.The application software for iPhone and Android smartphones, "Run with ASIMO" features ASIMO and...

2010-10-29 04:29:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Honda Motor Europe Ltd at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/CustomLink/CustomLinks.aspx?GUID=a3feca1f-d01e-485e-be1d-dc62232d9701&alertid=39836751-4549-4b9f-bbed-0dc630328b16 ASIMO has reached a huge milestone and will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on 31st October. A decade ago, Honda created a humanoid robot so advanced it started a revolution in humanoid robot technology. To mark this date, dedicated Anniversary websites and films have...

2009-04-17 12:04:00

Carnegie Science Center Opening roboworld(TM) June 13, 2009 PITTSBURGH, April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carnegie Science Center will unveil detailed exhibit plans for roboworld(TM), the world's largest and most comprehensive permanent robotics exhibition, at an online press conference at 1 pm, Tuesday, April 21. The $3.4 million exhibition will occupy a 6,000 square-foot exhibit area on the second floor of the Science Center previously used for touring exhibitions and will feature...

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2009-03-31 15:15:00

Honda unveiled a new technology on Tuesday that allows humans to control a robot with their minds, the Associated Press reported. A helmet-like device that measures the users brain activity and sends signals to the machine controls the robot, allowing it to perform tasks such as dancing and running. The technology works by reading patterns of electric currents on the operator's scalp as well as changes in cerebral blood flow when the user thinks about four simple movements - moving the right...

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2008-02-28 03:50:00

It has long been known that pets can provide health benefits to their owners. However, scientists at Saint Louis University in Missouri have now discovered that these rewards come regardless of whether the pet is real or robot.The researchers performed a study comparing how a robotic dog named AIBO affected patients in three U.S. nursing homes compared to a 35-pound, floppy-eared real dog named Sparky.  "The most surprising thing is they worked almost equally well in terms of...