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2014-05-27 23:03:44

According to a new report from BCC Research,the global market for smart machines is expected to grow to $15.3 billion by 2019, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.7%.

outrunner robot kickstarter campaign
2014-05-27 10:28:38

The OutRunner is a six-legged remote-controlled robot that can travel across multiple terrains at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour. Standing at just under two feet tall and weighing approximately three pounds, the OutRunner can operate for two hours on a single charge.

roombot robotic furniture
2014-05-26 04:17:35

If you’ve ever wished that you could just say the word and have your furniture automatically move around and change shape, researchers from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne are developing small Lego-brick like robots that could make your dreams come true.

Multi-Research Demonstrates The Future Of Animal-Inspired Drones
2014-05-23 14:27:42

New research is looking to develop solutions that some of the most common problems drones could face, such as navigating urban environments and performing novel tasks. These solutions could come based on the work of 14 distinguished research teams.

2014-05-19 23:06:38

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Mobile Robotics Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" to its report store.

2014-05-14 08:38:53

Infringing Robots Now Subject to Impound and Destruction Orders throughout Germany BEDFORD, Mass., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Swiss Researchers Develop A Bionic Arm With Lightning Fast Reflexes
2014-05-12 10:27:16

Researchers from the Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory at EPFL in Switzerland have developed a bionic arm that can catch a multitude of objects skillfully with little or no need for luck.

Exoskeleton Used To Remote Control Robot
2014-05-08 03:43:28

André Schiele, leading ESA’s telerobotics lab, will attempt a very special demonstration of remote robotic operations. Donning an exoskeleton that weighs just 10 kg, he will control a robot at ESA’s technical heart in Noordwijk, the Netherlands – over 400 km away.

2014-05-02 23:08:02

The sister-team of Garrison Forest School students, Alyssa (7th Grade) and Jackie (10th Grade) Magaha, bested student computer engineers from across Maryland at the 2014 Johns Hopkins University


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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