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2014-01-22 23:28:31

Any FIRST team in the United States can apply for a grant from Intertech Foundation. St. Paul, Minnesota (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Organizations sponsoring high school FIRST ® Robotics Competition (FRC) ® teams are invited to apply for grants from the Intertech Foundation for help in defraying team costs. Intertech Foundation was created in late 2003 to provide financial support to families with terminally ill children. Intertech Foundation recently expanded its giving scope to...

Electronic Whiskers Could Help Robots Feel Their Surroundings
2014-01-22 05:03:39

[ Watch the Video: Cats Inspire Nanotechnology Whiskers For Robotics ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nanotechnology has brought us many advances such as electronic skin (e-skin) and electronic eye implants (e-eyes), and now, a research team from Berkeley Lab and the University of California Berkeley is on the verge of creating electronic whiskers. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, describes the tactile sensors the team...

walking feet
2014-01-18 05:18:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Before most humans turn one year old – walking appears to be a complete mystery. However, not long after we take our first steps, walking around becomes a mundane mode of transportation we rarely give a second thought to. Now, researchers from Oregon State University have found a unique interaction between the ankle, knee, muscles and tendons that reveals how a leg moving forward during walking maximizes motion while using the...

Robots In The Cloud: RoboEarth Is Like The World Wide Web For Robots
2014-01-15 04:39:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have created a network called RoboEarth for robots to pass on information they learn to one another, essentially creating a collective cloud mind. The team behind RobotEarth said on Monday that they will be providing a final demonstration of the robot network on Thursday at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. This demonstration will include four robots collaboratively working together to help patients...

RoboSimian One Of Eight Finalists In DARPA Robotics Challenge
2014-01-14 10:25:33

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Back on December 20-21, 2013, at the Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida, 16 teams from around the world submitted robots in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials. This challenge was created to observe the state of robotics and their potential use in disaster response. The eight highest scoring teams will receive continued funding from the government’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to enable them to compete in...

2014-01-09 23:03:11

New research report “Rehabilitation Robot, Active Prostheses, and Exoskeleton Market” drawn up by WinterGreen Research has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. According to the study, the global market for rehabilitation robots, active prostheses and exoskeletons is poised to touch the USD 1.8 billion mark by 2020. London, UK (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 The relearning of any functions lost by humans depends primarily on the stimulation of the desire to overcome the...

2014-01-06 20:20:54

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning Tuesday, January 7(th) - 10(th )at CES 2014...Meet MiP! Short for Mobile Inverted Pendulum, MiP is the latest innovation by WowWee, and the first in association with the Coordinated Robotics Lab at the University of California, San Diego. With its unique dual-wheel balancing, MiP is a fully interactive robot friend able to navigate its surroundings while controlled by hand movements using GestureSense(TM) technology. Or, control MiP...

Future Space Missions May Utilize Gecko-Inspired Robotics
2014-01-02 08:45:34

[ Watch the video: Abigaille-III Climbing Robot ] [ Watch the video: Wall-Climbing Robot Demonstration ] Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Future space missions could utilize a new technology that draws inspiration from the stickiness found on gecko feet. Researchers, using this natural wonder, have developed a wall-climbing robot that may one day aid astronauts in outer space. The ESA, along with Simon Fraser University researchers in Canada, tested a dry...

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...


Latest Robotics Reference Libraries

Roomba
2013-10-03 12:56:31

The Roomba, sold by iRobot, is a name used for a series of autonomous robot vacuum cleaners that were first introduced into the market it 2002. There have been four versions or generations of Roomba since its creation, with over eight million sales throughout the world. It is capable of moving on its own and avoiding obstacles that are present in the average household, as well as capable of avoiding stairs and other drop offs. It is equipped with a computer chip and the Roomba Open Interface,...

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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