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NASA Robonaut 2 Gets Legs
2013-12-10 12:21:04

[ Watch the Video: NASA Building Legs For ISS Robonaut 2 ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In what seems to be the latest step toward Star Trek-like technology, NASA has finished building mechanized legs for the International Space Station’s (ISS) robotic crew member, R2. Currently attached to a support post, the R2 robot arrived on the ISS back in February 2011 and has been performing a series of tasks to test its functionality in a microgravity environment....

Cockroaches Inspire Engineers Sensor Models
2013-12-05 12:31:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Robotics engineers have been increasingly turning to nature for inspiration recently, and a team from the University of California, Berkeley and Johns Hopkins University has studied the antennae of cockroaches to develop  a system that uses locomotion as a means of controlling the position of a passive sensor, according to their report in The Journal of Experimental Biology. The researchers said they were inspired by observations of...

2013-12-02 21:38:33

The first step has been taken towards developing a nanorobot that – in the long run – will enable the targeted transport of medications in the body. A nanorobot is a popular term for molecules with a unique property that enables them to be programmed to carry out a specific task. In collaboration with colleagues in Italy and the USA, researchers at Aarhus University have now taken a major step towards building the first nanorobot of DNA molecules that can encapsulate and release active...

Robotic Turtle Explores Shipwrecks
2013-11-27 09:05:11

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online An exciting new technology will premiere at the Robot Safari in London. An underwater robot turtle called U-CAT is designed to descend the ocean depths and infiltrate the fascinating scene of a shipwreck. U-CAT is an extremely maneuverable robot that utilizes similar locomotion principles to a sea turtle. Each of U-CAT’s four flippers are independently driven which is what enables such efficient maneuverability. Not only can...

2013-11-20 23:26:57

During AUS&R in Tel Aviv, Veldoyne’s David Oroshnik to Assess Emerging Defense and Commercial Applications for LiDAR Technology Morgan Hill, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 With recent advances in low-cost unmanned aerial vehicles, coupled with similar breakthroughs in GPS and inertial measurement systems, the sky may well be the limit for new commercial and military opportunities to deploy high-definition 3D LiDAR. Navigating those opportunities in depth in a presentation at the...

2013-11-18 10:42:55

Universidad Carlos III of Madrid Scientists from Universidad Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) are participating in ROBINSPECT, a European research project that is developing an intelligent robotic system for the automated inspection of highway and railroad tunnels. Currently, maintenance and safety inspection of tunnels used for vehicular traffic is carried out by direct in situ observation. This process, which is slow and requires intensive labor, requires that traffic be stopped on entire...


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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