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Robotics Innovation On The Rise
2014-02-21 05:13:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Google’s acquisition of eight robotics companies, including MIT spinout Meka Robotics, has led some experts to believe we may be on the cusp of a robotics revolution. Co-founded in 2006 by Aaron Edsinger and Jeff Weber, Meka was an early creator of “compliant” humanoid robots that now work safely alongside humans in everyday environments from factories to research labs. Meka’s sophisticated robotics hardware includes...

2014-02-20 23:29:44

The “DiscoRobo” by Tosy was featured on NewsWatch as part of its 2014 Consumer Electronic Show Wrap Up, which took a look at the latest and coolest technology showcased at the trade show. Scott Steinberg, a national technology expert, conducted the product review and shared with viewers how the robot can dance, talk, and interact with people. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 The “DiscoRobo” by Tosy was featured on NewsWatch as part of its 2014 Consumer Electronic Show...

black ghost knifefish
2014-02-17 04:18:53

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The black ghost knifefish, a type of electric creature found in the Amazon basin of South America, has inspired researchers from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois to develop new aquatic technology that could be used to study coral reefs, repair damaged deep-sea oil rigs or investigate sunken ships. According to BBC News Science Correspondent Jonathan Amos, black ghost knifefish let off a tiny current as they swim in...

TERMES robots
2014-02-14 04:49:33

[ Watch the Video: Termites Inspire Robots ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Inspired by the way termites are capable of building mounds that are hundreds of times their size without detailed plans, researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed robots capable of mimicking the behavior. The TERMES system, as it is known, was developed by a team of...

MIT Develops Unprecedented System That Lets Robots Work Together
2014-02-13 08:59:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at MIT have developed a new system that combines simple control programs to enable fleets of robots or other “multiagent systems” to collaborate in extraordinary ways. Due to the difficulty of designing control programs for “multiagent systems” – groups of robots or networks of devices with different functions – engineers have typically restricted themselves to scenarios in which reliable information about...

2014-02-12 16:27:24

FREMONT, Ohio, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Motion Controls Robotics Inc., a leading provider of fully integrated material handling robotic systems, recently hired Paul Getten for its newly created Southeast Region Sales Manager position. In this position, Getten is based in Charlotte, N.C. and will work in the Southeast with customers to solve their automation challenges. "We are excited to have Paul Getten join the Motion Controls Robotics team since his strength is to help...

Robot Can Help Speed Up Clinical Stroke Drug Trials
2014-02-12 06:55:10

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new robot developed by engineers at MIT could drastically reduce the time and cost associated with Phase III trials for stroke-related medications by approximately 70 percent, according to research appearing in a recent edition of the American Heart Association journal Stroke. “The development of drugs to treat acute stroke or aid in stroke recovery is a multibillion-dollar endeavor that only rarely pays off in the form of...

Ants Depend On A Tiny Neck Joint To Do Heavy Lifting: Study
2014-02-11 08:34:20

[ Watch the Video: Neck Joint The Key To An Ant's Strength ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We have known and celebrated the strength of the tiny ant, but never really understood how it was achieved, until now. A new study from Ohio State University, published in the Journal of Biomechanics, reveals that the real secret to the ant's legendary strength may lie in its tiny neck joint. The findings show that the neck joint of a common American field ant can...

2014-02-10 16:27:41

Rehabilitation Robots, Active Prostheses, and Exoskeletons: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020 report has 326 pages, 154 tables and figures. DALLAS, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Worldwide rehabilitation robot markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the rehabilitation robots, active prostheses, and exoskeletons are used inside rehabilitation treatment centers and sports facilities providing rehabilitation for all patients with injuries or...

2014-02-10 12:28:06

Vigilant Line of Robots First of Its Kind in Production DENVER, Feb. 10. 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Gamma 2 Robotics (www.gamma2robotics.com) makers of the Vigilant Security Robot, will be part of the prestigious Gartner CIO Forum (http://www.gartner.com/technology/summits/na/cio/) this month in Phoenix, AZ. The annual event features keynotes by industry leaders, workshops, panels, and new this year, the "Innovation Showcase" highlighting "technologies from exciting startups and...


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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.