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2013-12-20 16:25:57

HOMESTEAD, Fla., Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) will demonstrate its Multi-Arm Robot Control Software (MARCS) technology at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Expo taking place at Homestead-Miami Speedway on December 20-21, 2013. The robot prototype, known as MARCS, consists of a dual-arm torso manufactured by HDT Robotics, a custom-built chassis with tank-style treads, and is operated by IAI's innovative robot control software. The MARCS robot prototype...

Cobots Help Out
2013-12-16 12:52:01

[ Watch The Video: New CoBots Are Help On Wheels ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), are developing autonomous indoor service robots that can interact with people and provide help while on the go. The so-called CoBots, or “Collaborative Robots,” are able to transport objects, deliver messages, escort people and go to places in multi-floor buildings. In order to get the autonomous robots to perform a...

cheetah robot
2013-12-15 05:03:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Friday, Google confirmed its purchase of robotics company Boston Dynamics, the New York Times reported. Based in Waltham, Mass., Boston Dynamics has built mobile research robots for the Pentagon and gained a reputation for constructing highly-agile robots with an uncanny sense of balance. The latest Google acquisition marks the eighth time in the last six months that the search giant has bought a robotics company. If Google...

2013-12-11 23:02:42

Robots4Austism Therapy Program Voted Most Innovative New York (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 Robots4Autism, a comprehensive autism intervention program that features advanced humanoid robots and developmental curriculum, was voted Most Innovative during the annual Innovation Incubator Program held by the Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) on December 10. RoboKind, the world leader in social robotics, presented its autism therapy program during the...

NASA Robot Valkyrie
2013-12-11 10:15:16

[ Watch the Video: NASA's Valkyrie Robot Ready For Competition ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just over a week before the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge trials in Homestead, Fla., NASA has unveiled its mechanized entry – a six-foot tall, humanoid robot named Valkyrie. With an appearance not unlike Ironman, the superhero robot is equipped with detachable arms, sonar sensors, mounted cameras, and a glowing circle in the...

2013-12-11 00:20:07

Some of Waseda University's robots include TWENDY-ONE which supports the elderly, WABIAN-2 and KOBIAN bi-pedal robots with emotions, SCHEMA, the robot that can converse with many people and the TWIns institute supporting breast cancer tumor surgery.Tokyo, Dec 11, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Waseda University is promoting research that can contribute to the realization of world peace and human happiness. In order to construct a framework of an "international research...

NASA Robonaut 2 Gets Legs
2013-12-10 12:21:04

[ Watch the Video: NASA Building Legs For ISS Robonaut 2 ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In what seems to be the latest step toward Star Trek-like technology, NASA has finished building mechanized legs for the International Space Station’s (ISS) robotic crew member, R2. Currently attached to a support post, the R2 robot arrived on the ISS back in February 2011 and has been performing a series of tasks to test its functionality in a microgravity environment....

2013-12-09 20:20:22

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA engineers are developing climbing legs for the International Space Station's robotic crewmember Robonaut 2 (R2), marking another milestone in space humanoid robotics. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The legless R2, currently attached to a support post, is undergoing experimental trials with astronauts aboard the orbiting laboratory. Since its arrival at the station in February 2011, R2 has...

2013-12-07 23:02:21

The Firm is investigating da Vinci lawsuits on behalf of victims of organ damage, surgical burns, and other robotic surgery complications allegedly associated with the da Vinci Surgical System. New York, New York (PRWEB) December 07, 2013 As da Vinci robot lawsuits (http://www.davincirobotlawsuitclaims.com) involving the da Vinci Surgical System continue to move forward in courts around the country, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes the publication of a new study that identifies risk factors...

2013-12-05 08:20:34

Advanced Software Selected to Enable Robotic Assembly in Orbit for the DARPA Phoenix Program CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Energid Technologies Corporation has been awarded follow-on funding to provide software for robotic control and simulation to DARPA's Phoenix program. Phoenix seeks to leverage Energid's software to redefine how satellites can be built and maintained through assembly and repair in orbit. For half a century the essence of building and launching a...


Latest Robot Reference Libraries

Mobile Robot
2013-10-03 14:35:19

A mobile robot is an automatic machine that is capable of moving in many environments and is the focus of research in many major universities. These robots are also used in the military, in security, household environments, and in business industries. They are classified by the type of environment that they are built to work in or by the way the move. Classifications include Unmanned Arial Vehicles or UAVs, autonomous underwater vehicles or AUVs, wheeled robots, and legged robots. Mobile...

Vehicular Automation
2013-10-03 14:16:27

Vehicular automation uses artificial intelligence and mechatronics to aid an operator in controlling a robotic vehicle. Some of these vehicles are labeled “smart” or “intelligent,” while others that are more capable of moving on their own are known as “semi-autonomous.” Those robots that rely only on autonomous movement are simply known as “autonomous” or “robotic.” There are several types of vehicles that use automation to operate and the capabilities of these robots have...

Ballbot
2013-09-24 16:10:08

A ballbot is a mobile robot that moves and balances on one wheel. It is dynamically stable and capable of a larger range of movement than other types of robots, because it can maneuver better in tighter spaces. It runs on the same principles as those of an inverted pendulum, It is thought that this robot could make great personal or service robots in the future. Currently, ballbot robots can only traverse smooth surfaces, but it is thought that models could be easily adapted to move on rough...

Android
2013-09-24 14:14:28

An android, also known as a synthetic organism, is a robot designed to look like a human, with emphasis on realistic skin and movement. The name “android” has been used in science fiction stories in many different ways. The Oxford English Dictionary found that the earliest use of the word Android was most likely in Ephraim Chambers' Cyclopaedia, which referred to St. Albertus Magnus’s alleged automaton as Androides. In US patents, the term first appears in 1863 referring to small...

The History Of Robotics
2013-09-08 10:48:36

Robotics is a branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation and application of robots and autonomous systems, as well as the computer systems that power such devices, including control, sensory feedback and information processing. Robots are typically designed as automated machines that can take the place of humans. Most robotic machines can be seen in manufacturing lines, such as widely used in the auto industry. Robots are also utilized to replace humans in...

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