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2013-10-07 23:01:53

SRI International Spin-Off Company Commercializes Cutting-Edge Electroadhesion Technology for Manufacturing and Logistics SANTA CLARA, Calif. (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 Grabit, Inc., an industrial automation and material handling solutions company, has received Series A round funding. The investment is led by Formation 8, a technology venture capital firm with a presence in the Silicon Valley, China, Korea and Singapore. ABB Technology Ventures (ATV) and NIKE Inc., are also investing in the...

WildCat Robot Unveiled By Boston Dynamics In New Video
2013-10-07 04:47:22

[ Watch the Video: WildCat Robot Can Cover All Terrains ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Boston Dynamics, who just over a year ago established a new land-speed record for robots with legs, has unveiled its latest creation, a four-legged machine designed to travel quickly on all types of terrain. The robot, which is known as the WildCat, is being developed by the Massachusetts-based engineering firm with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects...

Jellyfish Shredding Robot
2013-10-04 13:03:57

[ Watch the Video: A Battle Between Robot And Jellyfish ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Besides being a menace to swimmers and surfers in the ocean, jellyfish disrupt fishing nets, clog water intakes, feed on fish eggs and disrupt ecosystems with their massive swarms. A team of engineers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has devised a new robotic system called JEROS that is designed to combat this sea-faring menace by sucking in...

2013-10-02 23:31:08

This Southeastern Pennsylvania event provides attendees with presentations and introductions to students and advisors working on university research and related capstone projects in the fields of unmanned vehicles and robotics. Exton, PA (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 The Cluster for Unmanned Vehicles and Robotics (CUVR, Inc.) is excited to announce the launch of the Rising Talent Expo Program in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The Rising Talent Expo will be a daylong event featuring presentations...

2013-10-02 23:24:15

Parallax Inc. has seen early success with their new multicore, C-programmable ActivityBot robot, both domestically and abroad. Powered by the company's own multicore Propeller microcontroller and featuring a suite of on-board peripherals, this robot is ideal for teaching circuit design, robotic control and a host of other STEM related topics. Rocklin, CA (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 Parallax Inc., a leading microcontroller and robotics company, recently launched the ActivityBot, a...

Bionic Leg Controlled By Brain
2013-10-01 15:38:51

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online After a motorcycle accident in 2009 that resulted in the amputation of his knee and lower leg, it seemed unlikely that Zac Vawter would ever be walking up stairs and down a ramp again, not to mention being able to kick a football. However, at age 32, Vawter has become the first person to control a robotic leg with his mind. The science of bionics has already helped more than one million Americans with amputations take a giant step...

2013-09-30 23:31:26

Contest joins forces with crowdsourcing platform Marblar and intellectual property commercialization company IP Group Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Last year, the GRASP lab at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Wharton School’s Mack Institute helped take cutting-edge robots out of the lab and into the marketplace through the Y-Prize Competition. Now, they have now joined forces with crowdsourcing platform Marblar and...

2013-09-26 09:51:35

A new technique for panoramic, very-high-resolution, time-lapse photography for plant and ecosystem research Ever wonder what plants do when you're not around? How about an entire forest or grassland? Not even the most dedicated plant researcher can be continuously present to track environmental effects on plant behavior, and so numerous tools have been developed to measure and quantify these effects. Time-lapse photography has been used to study many aspects of plant behavior, but...

2013-09-23 23:02:39

The Firm is evaluating da Vinci surgery lawsuits on behalf of patients who allegedly suffered surgical burns, torn blood vessels, organ perforations, and other da Vinci complications in procedures that involved the da Vinci Surgical System. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 As da Vinci robot lawsuits (http://www.davincirobotlawsuithelp.com/) involving the da Vinci Surgical System continue to mount in courts around the country, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that a new report is...

2013-09-17 23:29:14

Nuclear responder robot markets at $55 million in 2012 are anticipated to reach $1.1 billion dollars by 2019. Growth is a result of new interest in introducing automated process into nuclear markets. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Nuclear response robots are being built out so the nuclear industry can build out devices that leverage rapid safe response. Well, now is the time to use robots in this nuclear industry. According to the report “Nuclear Response Robot: Market Shares,...


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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