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irobot telepresence robot
2013-06-11 06:31:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The people behind the Roomba vacuum cleaner have partnered with Cisco Systems to develop an entirely new type of robot that could soon make some business trips obsolete. Bedford, MA-based iRobot is set to unveil the Ava 500 video telepresence robot, the first workable robotic solution that allows face-to-face communications for remote workers, during this week´s InfoComm conference in Orlando, Florida. The new device will...

2013-06-06 23:30:28

Second Annual Event to Feature Dozens of Hands-On Space and Technological Exhibits Worcester, MA (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is once again bringing the future to life this weekend, and New England´s families can join in the fun. TouchTomorrow, now in its second year, is a free event held on the WPI campus composed of hands-on exhibits and activities focused on our scientific and technological future. The activities and exhibits are designed to be enjoyed...

Robotic Firefighter Creates 3D Map
2013-06-06 10:12:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at University of California, San Diego (UCSD), have developed new image processing techniques that allow small Segway-like robotic vehicles to create 3D thermal images of fires to assist rescuers. The mobile robots are equipped with a state-of-the-art on-board software system that takes the thermal data recorded by its small infrared camera and maps it onto a 3D scene constructed from the images taken by a pair of...

2013-05-29 23:24:34

MarketResearch.com announces the addition of a new market research report in Defense to their product offering: Military Ground Robot Mobile Platform Systems of Engagement: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019 http://www.marketresearch.com/land/product.asp?productid=7586354&progid=85473 Rockville, MD (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Military Ground Robot Mobile Platform Systems of Engagement: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019 - Worldwide...

2013-05-29 23:15:55

Robotiq unveils the 2-Finger Adaptive Robot Gripper — 200 — a flexible electric gripper with 200 mm of stroke and expanded capabilities. Quebec, Canada (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 The 2-Finger Adaptive Robot Gripper — 200 has been designed using feedback from many automation engineers from manufacturing industry using robotic grippers, who were challenged with the processing of a wide variety of large parts and high changeover rates, in industries such as: Automotive parts...

2013-05-24 23:25:14

Patti Engineering supported six teams in 2013 competition, one of which earned second place overall. Auburn Hills, MI (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Patti Engineering, Inc., a leader in control systems integration, today announced the results of teams it supported in the 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). The annual competition brings together thousands of bright young individuals to compete in teams. Professional engineers donate their time and expertise to help teams as they are challenged to...


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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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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