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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...

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...


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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