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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...

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...

2013-12-12 23:22:10

League Championship to Be Held at Grandville Robotics & Engineering Center on Saturday, December 14th Grandville, MI (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 The West Michigan VEX Robotics League will cap its 2013 season with the League Championship this Saturday, December 14th, at Grandville Public School’s Robotics & Engineering Center. The West Michigan VEX Robotics League, in its second year, is one of the first leagues in the country to successfully build inter-school robotics competition...

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...

2013-12-11 00:20:07

Some of Waseda University's robots include TWENDY-ONE which supports the elderly, WABIAN-2 and KOBIAN bi-pedal robots with emotions, SCHEMA, the robot that can converse with many people and the TWIns institute supporting breast cancer tumor surgery.Tokyo, Dec 11, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Waseda University is promoting research that can contribute to the realization of world peace and human happiness. In order to construct a framework of an "international research...


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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