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walking feet
2014-01-18 05:18:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Before most humans turn one year old – walking appears to be a complete mystery. However, not long after we take our first steps, walking around becomes a mundane mode of transportation we rarely give a second thought to. Now, researchers from Oregon State University have found a unique interaction between the ankle, knee, muscles and tendons that reveals how a leg moving forward during walking maximizes motion while using the...

Drones Robots Beginning Of The End
2014-01-17 14:18:08

[ Watch The Video: UC Drone Flight Demo ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As robot and drone technology continues to grow, so do the fears of people who believe these technologies will one day become our overlords. However, perhaps before the reign of our metal-caretakers comes to fruition, we should take advantage of these intelligent hunks of metal while we still can. Researchers have recently offered reasons to both fear and love robots over the last week,...

Silver Nanowires Hold Promise For Wearable , Multifunctional sensors
2014-01-17 13:02:22

North Carolina State University North Carolina State University researchers have used silver nanowires to develop wearable, multifunctional sensors that could be used in biomedical, military or athletic applications, including new prosthetics, robotic systems and flexible touch panels. The sensors can measure strain, pressure, human touch and bioelectronic signals such as electrocardiograms. “The technology is based on either physical deformation or “fringing” electric field...

Senior Research Engineers Lawrence Greer and Michael Krasowski equip MADI with sensors and imaging equipment depending on the mission
2014-01-17 04:09:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA engineers at the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland have been busy lately: retro-fitting an old crime fighting robot from the 1970s and customizing a remote-controlled submersible for use in the murky waters of Lake Erie or the rivers of the Midwest. Once used to move ticking time bombs away from targets and into containers designed for safe detonation, the crime-fighting robot Leroy was a vital part of the Cleveland police force...

2014-01-15 16:22:15

NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As da Vinci robot lawsuits (http://www.davincirobotlawsuithelp.com/ ) involving Intuitive Surgical Inc.'s da Vinci Surgical System continue to move forward in courts around the country, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes the company has reported that sales of the robotic surgery platform dropped slightly in the fourth quarter of 2013, to 138 from 175 during the same quarter last year. In a statement posted on its website, Intuitive also disclosed...

Robots In The Cloud: RoboEarth Is Like The World Wide Web For Robots
2014-01-15 04:39:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have created a network called RoboEarth for robots to pass on information they learn to one another, essentially creating a collective cloud mind. The team behind RobotEarth said on Monday that they will be providing a final demonstration of the robot network on Thursday at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. This demonstration will include four robots collaboratively working together to help patients...

2014-01-14 23:27:22

iC0nstruX.com is Internet's newest retail website for electronics, robotics, retro gaming, and hardware hacking enthusiasts alike. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 In 2003 computer scientist and author, Andre' LaMothe designed and delivered the world's first "Do-It-Yourself" game console called the "XGameStation Micro Edition" -- firing up the imagination of thousands of customers to the possibility of understanding how to design their own game...

RoboSimian One Of Eight Finalists In DARPA Robotics Challenge
2014-01-14 10:25:33

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Back on December 20-21, 2013, at the Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida, 16 teams from around the world submitted robots in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials. This challenge was created to observe the state of robotics and their potential use in disaster response. The eight highest scoring teams will receive continued funding from the government’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to enable them to compete in...

2014-01-11 23:01:32

The Firm is evaluating da Vinci robot lawsuits on behalf of patients who suffered serious robotic surgery complications, allegedly due to the da Vinci Surgical System. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 11, 2014 Intuitive Surgical, Inc., which is facing dozens of da Vinci robot lawsuits (http://www.davincirobotlawsuithelp.com/) filed on behalf of patients who were allegedly injured by the da Vinci Surgical System, is touting yet another study that indicates robotic surgery offers patients...

2014-01-10 12:25:30

DUBLIN, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pcz9rw/medical_robotic) has announced the addition of the "2013 Report on the International Medical Robotic Systems Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2018" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The medical robotics industry has undergone striking development since its introduction in the mid-1980s. From...


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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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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