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Robotics Were A Big Hit In 2013
2013-12-27 03:25:02

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge to Google’s many robotic acquisitions, 2013 seemed to be the “Year of the Robot." Only time will tell if the past year was a turning point for all things robotic. In March, engineers at the University of Sheffield in the UK announced that they were developing a system of swarming robots in an attempt to understand how a group of machines could work in...

2013-12-23 23:01:12

The Firm is investigating da Vinci lawsuits on behalf of individuals who allegedly suffered serious robotic surgery complications in procedures involving the da Vinci Surgical System. New York, New York (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 As da Vinci robot lawsuits (http://www.davincirobotlawsuithelp.com/ ) alleging serious injuries due to the da Vinci Surgical System continue to be filed, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that another study has been released that questions the costs and benefits of...

Japanese Robot Scores Big, Wins DARPA Robotics Challenge
2013-12-23 11:33:27

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The latest phase of the DARPA Robotics Challenge came to a conclusion this weekend, with the winning robot scoring 27 out of a possible 32 points. Schaft, a Japanese-built robot, was the winner of this weekend’s contest, which included a series of trials designed to see how humanoid robots could perform in disaster relief scenarios. The bipedal robot, which is based on the existing SCHAFT HPR-2 robot, stands at 5-feet tall and weighs...

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...


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
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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