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2013-08-12 23:23:55

Da Vinci Surgical System Named in 33 Da Vinci Surgery Robot Lawsuits, Some of Which Allege Intuitive Surgical Failed to Properly Train Surgeons, Resulting in Serious Da Vinci Robot Complications. (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 The Da Vinci Robot Surgery Complications lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury law firm, note that a prominent California surgeon recently discussed the role of doctor training in preventing serious robotic surgery complications. According to...

Roomba Inventor Praised By MIT For Robotics Research
2013-08-12 12:46:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Rodney Brooks first made a name for himself in the field of robotics in the 1990s when the first Roomba autonomous vacuum cleaner rolled onto American carpets. Brooks, a professor emeritus at MIT, co-founded iRobot, the company which built the Roomba and other helpful robots. Last September Brooks unveiled his latest creation, Baxter, a two-armed bot with an LCD face meant to be easily programmed and work alongside humans in...

2013-08-05 23:23:07

Intuitive Surgical Inc. Has Been Named in at Least 33 Da Vinci Surgery Robot Lawsuits Alleging Serious Robotic Surgery Complications Due to the Da Vinci Surgical System. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 Da Vinci Robot Lawsuit Lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury law firm, note that Intuitive Surgical Inc. recently disclosed in a regulatory filing that it has been named in 33 Da Vinci robot lawsuits over its Da Vinci Surgical System. According to the...

ISS Astronauts Control Rover On Earth In Telerobotics Test
2013-07-27 08:04:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new program currently being tested by NASA would make it possible for an astronaut onboard an orbiting spacecraft to remotely operate a robot on a planet's surface. The exploration concept was tested on June 17 and July 26, the US space agency announced on Friday, and is similar in nature to the way scientists are able to explore the deepest parts of the ocean from the land above. NASA believes this Surface Telerobotics...

2013-07-24 11:13:17

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station will control NASA's K10 planetary rover at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., from 8-11 a.m. PDT Friday, July 26, and media are invited to watch. The event, the second in a series of surface telerobotics tests to examine how astronauts in space can remotely operate a robot on the ground, will take place at Ames' Roverscape, an outdoor robotic test area the size of two football fields. Journalists will see the...

2013-07-23 13:29:18

Data-driven technique created by Carnegie Mellon and Berkeley researchers will improve real-time animation of complex phenomena It would be impossible to compute all of the ways a piece of cloth might shift, fold and drape over a moving human figure. But after six months of computation, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California, Berkeley, are pretty sure they've simulated almost every important configuration of that cloth. "I believe our approach...


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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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.