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supernumerary robotic fingers MIT
2014-07-20 05:32:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a wrist-mounted robotic device that could allow people to complete tasks like removing a bottle cap or twisting a screwdriver using a single hand. The unit has been called the “supernumerary robotic fingers” device and according to the developers, it enhances the human hand’s natural grasping motion. It is worn around the wrist and essentially...

2014-07-18 23:08:13

AutonomouStuff and Harbrick debut PolySync™, the Autonomy Operating System, at the Automated Vehicles Symposium San Francisco (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 AutonomouStuff and Harbrick debut PolySync™ with an on-road demonstration at the Automated Vehicles Symposium, July 15-17 in San Francisco. PolySync is the world’s first operating system for building autonomous vehicles. Similar to mobile platforms, it turns robot development into app development. The transportation industry is...

2014-07-16 23:06:58

As humanity rapidly advances towards a society that is wholly dependent upon computers and technology, there are key decisions to make about how far we let technology advance that we do not directly control. Lords of Steel: AI Wars is a mobile game that explores this concept and places players in the role of defenders of the remnants of humanity after artificially intelligent robots take over. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 In a society that depends more and more on technology, a new...

2014-07-15 23:01:22

Featuring several robotics organizations from northern Utah, the first ever Cache Valley Robotics Fair shows how valuable STEM education can be and raises money for local robotics teams. Logan, Utah (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Robotics enthusiasts gathered Saturday at Bridgerland Applied Technology Center's (BATC) west campus in Logan, Utah, for the inaugural Cache Valley Robotics Fair. The event was organized by local robotics company, Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI), to support local...

2014-07-15 12:34:11

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RoboBusiness is proud to announce that visionary speaker, bestselling author and MIT principal research scientist Andy McAfee will keynote RoboBusiness 2014 (www.robobusiness.com), the leading business development event for the global robotics industry, taking place October 15-17, 2014 in Boston, MA. McAfee is a Sloan School tech economist and co-founder of MIT's Initiative on the Digital Economy. He has delivered his research and...

2014-07-11 23:06:38

A new robot has been recently introduced by Drone Robotics that will be able to do much of the heavy lifting for various companies. Drone Robotics have launched an indiegogo campaign to raise funds for this project. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 The Alpha Robot is a project which is currently being run by Drones Robotics. Their main goal is to create a robot to do various chores, mainly those which are difficult for humans due to physical restrictions. The robot will be able to...

Robot Learns To Play Angry Birds By Watching Kids First
2014-07-11 13:56:06

[ Watch the Video: Kids Teach Robot How To Play Angry Birds ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Robots programmed to execute a certain amount of tasks only have a limited usefulness; however a robot that is able to learn can expand its usefulness and better adapt to its surroundings. In pursuit of a more flexible robot, engineers at Georgia Tech have developed a small humanoid robot that can learn how to play Angry Birds. “One way to get robots more quickly into...

Exploring When Collisions With Robots Cause Injury: Study
2014-07-09 03:01:46

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Teamwork between humans and robots will be the motto of the future. But robots may not injure humans at all. When does contact cause an injury, though? Researchers are exploring this for the first time in a study. Everybody has experienced this: You aren’t careful for just one moment and suddenly you run into the edge of a table. At first, it hurts. A little later, a bruise starts to appear. What falls into the category of “nothing bad, but aggravating” in...

2014-07-09 08:26:38

Aldebaran is delighted to announce the opening of 'Atelier', a brand new dedicated space for everyone to experience and create with the new generation of Aldebaran's robots. PARIS, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aldebaran, the World leading humanoid robotics company, opened its first Atelier in Issy les Moulineaux a stone throw from Paris. As a space about discovery, interaction and learning. The Atelier is the very first facility of the brand open to the general public. It is...

Smartphone-Wielding Space Robots Could Take Over For Astronauts
2014-07-08 12:47:18

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA plans to send a Google 3D smartphone into space. While this handset may boldy go where no handset has gone before the actual purpose is for it to function as the "eyes and brains" of free-flying robots inside the International Space Station (ISS). The robots, which are known as SPHERES (Synchronised Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental satellites), could eventually take over the daily chores that are currently handled by...


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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