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2013-11-04 16:24:04

Using an in-orbit robot to capturing a malfunctioning satellite that is tumbling out of control is currently just a theoretical idea. However, research inspired by nature to be published in the forthcoming issue of International Journal of Mechanisms and Robotic Systems, could take us a small step towards making such science fiction science fact. Angel Flores-Abad and Ou Ma of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, at New Mexico State University, in Las Cruces, explain...

2013-11-01 23:01:51

Students of all ages, from grade schools to universities, have been invited to exhibit their robots and technology projects in a dedicated area of the Expo floor at the 2013 Robotics Alley Conference and Expo. Students and accompanying teachers/adults are invited to visit the STEM Showcase free of charge on Wednesday, November 13 from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 When robot professionals and enthusiasts gather for the Robotics Alley Conference and...

2013-10-31 23:22:14

World leading robotics company introduces the first affordable advanced social robot to the world. Robokind will bring the first advanced social robot - Zeno R25 - to homes everywhere, with Kickstarter's help, revolutionizing the way people interact with robots. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 As the world leader in advanced social robotics, RoboKind combined its years of experience and research to develop a robot with the same astounding capabilities as robots that they have...

NSF, NIH, USDA And NASA Fund Development Of Robots That Collaborate With Humans For Enhanced Productivity
2013-10-24 09:49:20

National Science Foundation The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and NASA, today announced new investments totaling approximately $38 million for the development and use of robots that cooperatively work with people to enhance individual human capabilities, performance and safety. These mark the second round of funding awards made through the National Robotics Initiative (NRI) launched...

2013-10-22 23:23:15

LiDAR Division to Demo State-of-the-Art Vision Technology for Robotic Applications, Showcasing VeloView -- Free Open Source Visualization and Recording Software Morgan Hill, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Robotic vision is in sight. At the 9th Annual RoboBusiness Conference, in Santa Clara from Oct. 23 through Oct. 25, Velodyne Acoustics Inc.’s LiDAR division (http://www.velodynelidar.com) will convey that message with clarity. The company will exhibit the latest real-time, 3D LiDAR...

Unbounded Robotics Open Source Robot
2013-10-21 16:04:30

[ Watch the Video: Open-Source Robot From Unbounded Robotics ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When robotics research lab Willow Garage began losing employees to video-conferencing company Suitable Technologies in August, tech observers lowered their expectations for the release of an open source robot coming to market anytime soon. However, a Willow Garage spinoff called Unbounded Robotics may prove any doubters wrong as the fledgling robotics developer announced...

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...


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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