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Crowdsourcing Leads To Faster Learning Among Robots
2014-06-27 14:11:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As proven by sites such as Yahoo! Answers or even Wikipedia, crowdsourcing has been shown to be a useful way to amass knowledge or find an answer to a difficult question. Now, researchers at the University of Washington have shown that robots can also use this phenomenon to learn how to complete a task, according to a new study being presented at the 2014 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference on...

Medicine And Manufacturing Inspired By Space-tested Robot
2014-06-27 03:25:42

Melissa Gaskill, NASA Humans doing difficult, repetitive tasks or those who need assistance with movement may soon get a helping hand – literally – thanks to robotic technology developed to serve astronauts in space. Robonaut, a human-like robot designed by NASA and General Motors (GM), has been on the International Space Station since February 2011. Researchers have been testing the robot’s ability to perform certain tasks to free up human crew time and energy. “The idea is...

2014-06-26 12:22:04

DUBLIN, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3c8fl8/mobile_robotics) has announced the addition of the "2014 Report on the International Mobile Robotics (UGVs, UAVs, USVs and AUVs) Market - Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The research report on mobile robotics market provides detailed analysis on a global basis, with further breakdown into various sub-segments. It provides...

2014-06-26 04:21:12

MT Services LLC informs plaintiffs on a receiving assistance in da Vinci Robot cases due to increasing number of litigations since the 2012 recall SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MT Services LLC, a lawsuit settlement news reporting company which operates lawsuitsettlementnews.com, announced this morning a focus on assisting plaintiffs of Monopolar Curved Scissors (MSC) and MSC Tips complications from Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci Robot Surgical Systems, to find the...

Newly Developed Algorithm Allows Robots To Better Collaborate
2014-06-25 13:08:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the not-too-distant future, robots will work together as teams to gather information on a subject and collectively analyze that information to gain insight or generate a computational model. Now, researchers at MIT have developed a novel algorithm in which dispersed robots or computers gather data and analyze it independently. Pairs of robots or computers could exchange analyses and build a more robust joint analysis. According...

2014-06-24 12:33:38

LONDON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Rehabilitation Robot, Active Prostheses, and Exoskeleton Markethttp://www.reportbuyer.com/computing_electronics/nanotechnology/rehabilitation_robot_active_prostheses_exoskeleton_market.html Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the rehabilitation robots, active prostheses, and exoskeletons are used inside rehabilitation treatment centers and sports facilities...

2014-06-24 12:32:50

LONDON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Snake Robot Markethttp://www.reportbuyer.com/consumer_goods_retail/pet_products/snake_robot_market.html WinterGreen Research announces the following study: Snake Robots: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013-2019.The companies that get an early foothold in the snake robot market have significant strategic advantage. The robotic snake leverages a new technique for robotic...

2014-06-23 23:02:46

The increasing number of private hospitals, the automation of industrial manufacturing, and increased monitoring in agricultural and environmental sectors are driving the markets for assembly lines for medical devices, dispensing robots, and biosensors, respectively. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market-report/assembly-line-for-medical-devices-reports-4221308681.html. (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Assembly lines for medical devices are the manufacturing lines on which medical devices can be...

Using Casual Voice Commands To Program Robots
2014-06-23 10:13:59

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Robots of today can do a variety of tasks, but still have to be programmed to do them. The technology that goes into producing these robots has progressed to the point of understanding voice commands. However, if the instructor leaves out any key instructions, the robot could not complete the task effectively. This could all change in the near future. Ashutosh Saxena, an assistant professor of computer science at Cornell...

2014-06-20 04:21:09

PARIS, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ALDEBARAN is announcing the launch of NAO EVOLUTION, the new generation of its NAO robot, equipped with the NAOqi 2.0(TM) operating system. Aldebaran, the global leader in humanoid robotics, is pleased to announce the launch of NAO EVOLUTION, the 5th and latest generation of NAO, the interactive, autonomous, and fully programmable robot. NAO is already being used for specific research and education purposes. Over 5000 robots are...


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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