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2014-07-15 12:34:48

BEDFORD, Mass., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, announced today it will issue its second-quarter 2014 financial results after market close on July 22. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131104/NE10106LOGO iRobot will host a live webcast and conference call, open to all interested investors, to review second-quarter 2014 financial results and outlook for 2014 financial performance on Wednesday,...

2014-07-15 12:34:11

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RoboBusiness is proud to announce that visionary speaker, bestselling author and MIT principal research scientist Andy McAfee will keynote RoboBusiness 2014 (www.robobusiness.com), the leading business development event for the global robotics industry, taking place October 15-17, 2014 in Boston, MA. McAfee is a Sloan School tech economist and co-founder of MIT's Initiative on the Digital Economy. He has delivered his research and...

Robot Learns To Play Angry Birds By Watching Kids First
2014-07-11 13:56:06

[ Watch the Video: Kids Teach Robot How To Play Angry Birds ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Robots programmed to execute a certain amount of tasks only have a limited usefulness; however a robot that is able to learn can expand its usefulness and better adapt to its surroundings. In pursuit of a more flexible robot, engineers at Georgia Tech have developed a small humanoid robot that can learn how to play Angry Birds. “One way to get robots more quickly into...

2014-07-09 08:26:38

Aldebaran is delighted to announce the opening of 'Atelier', a brand new dedicated space for everyone to experience and create with the new generation of Aldebaran's robots. PARIS, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aldebaran, the World leading humanoid robotics company, opened its first Atelier in Issy les Moulineaux a stone throw from Paris. As a space about discovery, interaction and learning. The Atelier is the very first facility of the brand open to the general public. It is...

2014-07-03 23:02:25

The report analyzes the defense, oil and gas, and scientific research applications of the Unmanned Underwater Vehicles. The global UUV market is dominated by the Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and African regions while that in North America and Europe will be sluggish compared to these regions. (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 According to new market research report "Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Market by product [ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicles) and AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles)],...

The Blind Outperform Sighted People When Using Haptic Technology
2014-07-02 08:00:23

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New research in the burgeoning field of haptic technology at the University of California-Berkeley has discovered that people who are blind or visually impaired tend to outmaneuver their sighted counterparts – especially when they used both hands and multiple fingers to find their way around. The reason that blind subjects outperformed people with normal-range eyesight when it comes to using haptic (or tactile) technology is...

2014-07-01 23:02:07

75 Unit inspection crawler sale reflects industry's move toward simpler, more productive inspection platforms. Randolph, NJ (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 One of the largest UK water companies has purchased more than 75 ROVVER X inspection crawler systems (also including the Agilios push camera) for use on their fleet of jetting vehicles. The new order, which totals approximately $7M, is the single largest inspection crawler sale in history for any manufacturer. “Landmark deals like this...

2014-06-30 23:00:20

techJOYnT Academy is changing the STEM education landscape to prepare Oklahoma students for the future workforce by teaching practical skills using their NAO Evolution, V5 robot. Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 techJOYnT Academy offers students the rare opportunity to learn using the NAO robot, transforming STEM education in the process. This complex robot not only has limitless possibilities and is available for students to learn how to use, but also keeps students actively...

Medicine And Manufacturing Inspired By Space-tested Robot
2014-06-27 03:25:42

Melissa Gaskill, NASA Humans doing difficult, repetitive tasks or those who need assistance with movement may soon get a helping hand – literally – thanks to robotic technology developed to serve astronauts in space. Robonaut, a human-like robot designed by NASA and General Motors (GM), has been on the International Space Station since February 2011. Researchers have been testing the robot’s ability to perform certain tasks to free up human crew time and energy. “The idea is...

2014-06-24 12:33:38

LONDON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Rehabilitation Robot, Active Prostheses, and Exoskeleton Markethttp://www.reportbuyer.com/computing_electronics/nanotechnology/rehabilitation_robot_active_prostheses_exoskeleton_market.html Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the rehabilitation robots, active prostheses, and exoskeletons are used inside rehabilitation treatment centers and sports facilities...


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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