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Latest Robotics Stories

Building Better Robots Based On Natural Jellyfish Movement
2013-10-18 10:59:47

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This past spring, researchers with the Virginia Tech College of Engineering unveiled Cyro, a robotic jellyfish roughly the size of a full-grown man. The robot borrowed swimming techniques from actual jellyfish and could one day be used by the military to autonomously survey the waters, map the sea floors and even monitor the changing climate. Understanding the way jellyfish move through the water was only part of the challenge of...

2013-10-17 23:22:30

Gantry manufacturer Macron Dynamics has introduced a new line of heavy-duty X/Z linear robots to their line of linear robotics. The new UC gantry family consists of four pick and place linear robots and is designed for heavy payload pick and place functionality. CROYDON, Pa (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 Macron Dynamics, Inc., a manufacturer of Linear Robotic motion systems and belt driven actuators, has recently introduced the UC gantry family, a new line of heavy-duty X/Z linear robots, to...

2013-10-16 23:02:29

Envirosight's new maneuverable launcher with pan/tilt camera helps diagnose lateral blockages and find gas line cross bores. Randolph, NJ (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 With the new ROVVER X-SAT lateral launch system from Envirosight, a remote operator can perform pan/tilt video inspection 150’ into a 4” sewer lateral from an adjoining sewer mainline. The system allows municipalities to confirm the presence of blockages in ratepayer-owned laterals, and helps utility contractors locate...

2013-10-16 23:01:31

Robot and technology enthusiasts of any age, attend a satellite showing of the Robot Film Festival. (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 In conjunction with the Robotics Alley Conference and Expo, being held Nov. 12-13 in St. Paul, MN, conference attendees and the general public are invited to a satellite showing of the third annual Robot Film Festival. The showings will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the Science Museum of Minnesota. The Robot Film Festival, which was held in July in San...

Mapping Out The Unknown With Cyborg Bug Swarms
2013-10-16 15:10:20

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at North Carolina State University are looking to bugs, namely cockroaches, to help them with a mapping problem. The researchers are looking to map tricky spaces, such as collapsed buildings, by letting a swarm of cyber cockroaches, dubbed biobots, explore such areas. NCSU published a paper -- "Topological Mapping of Unknown Environments using an Unlocalized Robotic Swarm" -- of the research being conducted by Dr. Edgar...

Artificial Leg With Natural Gait Being Developed
2013-10-15 10:39:26

Michigan Technological University Walking is tricky business, as any toddler knows. And while most artificial feet and limbs do a pretty good job restoring mobility to people who have lost a leg, they have a ways to go before they equal the intricacy of a natural gait. As a result, over half of all amputees take a fall every year, compared to about one-third of people over 65. In cooperation with a Mayo Clinic scientist, researchers at Michigan Technological University are taking a...

2013-10-08 23:29:43

MarketResearch.com announces the addition of a new market research report in Energy & Resources to their product offering: Nuclear Response Robot: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019 http://www.marketresearch.com/land/product.asp?productid=7789038&progid=85777 Rockville, MD (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Nuclear Response Robot: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019 Nuclear response robots are being built as devices that can...

2013-10-08 23:25:39

Transparency Market Research published new "Industrial Controls and Robotics Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" market research report to its report store. Browse the report with TOC; visit http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/industrial-robotics-market.html Albany, New York. USA (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Industrial Controls and Robotics...


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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