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2014-04-10 23:01:40

Overwhelming Response of Names Suggested for RoboKind Robot Used in Autism Intervention Dallas (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 RoboKind, the world leader in social robotics, announces the extension of its Robots4Autism Name Our Robot Contest. The contest invites members of the autism, special needs, education and technology communities to suggest and vote on a name for the company’s humanoid robot. After receiving overwhelming response, RoboKind extended the competition to allow more...

2014-04-10 16:24:59

DUBLIN, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nz6hz7/snake_robots) has announced the addition of a new report "Snake Robots Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nz6hz7/snake_robots ] to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Worldwide snake robot markets are poised to achieve significant growth as...

Silicon Valley-Based Robot Maker Secures Investment From Google
2014-04-10 11:19:27

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Silicon Valley-based robotics company Savioke (pronounced ‘savvy oak’), which is developing a medical assistance robot that could work in nursing homes and hospitals, announced on Wednesday that Google Ventures, the search giant’s funding arm, had invested an undisclosed sum that makes up part of a $2 million seed financing package. This funding was led by Morado Venture Partners, with AME Cloud Ventures and other individuals also...

2014-04-08 08:27:31

ALBANY, New York, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Mobile Robotics Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global mobile robotics market was worth USD 6,249.6 million in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 14,202.2 million by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 12.6% from 2013 to 2019. Asia Pacific was the largest market for mobile robotics in 2012. The growth...

2014-04-03 20:20:16

MARYSVILLE, Ohio, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda will introduce its newest version of ASIMO, the world's most advanced humanoid robot, to U.S. audiences on the popular nationally syndicated talk show "LIVE with Kelly and Michael," on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The newest version of ASIMO will join hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan to debut several of its new robotic abilities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140403/LA98183 The new version of ASIMO -- which stands for...

2014-04-03 12:35:28

Rock Hill And Fort Mill Preschool Children Build Robots Through Collaboration And Playful Technology Education Program CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goddard School(®) preschools in Rock Hill and Fort Mill, SC, focused on learning through play for children six weeks to six years, have pioneered a new way of teaching young children about technology via a robotics program that helps develop STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and 21(st) century skills. A...

Bionic Kangaroo Ready To Hop
2014-04-03 11:52:48

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Kangaroos seem to be really in vogue these days. Australian actress Rebel Wilson is now the voice of Hopper the Kangaroo for Dish Networks. Wilson appears as the animated Hopper in the first commercial as she tries to secretly watch TV on her tablet while at work. Now researchers at Festo have devised a different type of animated marsupial that is ready to hop to it. The BionicKangaroo, which is the automation technology company’s...

2014-04-03 08:39:31

A record 225 robot events taking place in all 50 states BEDFORD, Mass., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a year full of robot news and advancements, the fifth annual National Robotics Week is being held April 5-13. Established by Congress in 2010 to raise awareness about robots and their important role in shaping the future of education, industry and the U.S. economy, National Robotics Week brings together students, educators and influencers who share a passion for robots and technology....

2014-04-02 12:33:38

FREMONT, Ohio, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Motion Controls Robotics, Inc., a leading provider of robotic automation solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Combi Packaging Systems LLC, a leading provider of customized end-of-line packaging equipment, to integrate robotic pick and place technology with ergonomic hand packing equipment. They are launching a new automated case packing product called the Ergobot®, an automated version of Combi's proven Ergopack® ergonomic...

2014-04-02 12:33:11

CANTON, Ohio, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Combi Packaging Systems LLC, a leading provider of customized end of line packaging equipment, and Motion Controls Robotics, a leading provider of robotic automation solutions, today announced a strategic partnership to integrate robotic pick and place technology with ergonomic hand packing equipment, providing customers with the flexibility to fully automate their secondary packaging tasks with an Ergopack® Robotic Pick and Place Packing...


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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abrosia
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