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2013-02-04 12:27:59

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CoroWare Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of CoroWare, Inc. (OTCQB: COWI), announced today availability and pricing for the CoroBot Jr(TM), the most affordable intelligent unmanned ground vehicle ("smart UGV") for robotics researchers and developers. Mobile robotics researchers and developers are looking for affordable and flexible platforms on which they can develop applications and services for UGVs. Low cost platforms in the...

2013-02-04 08:25:59

BOZEN, Sud-Tirol, Italy, February 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Robotics reported today that it had signed in November and December of 2012 two long-term contract extensions of its exclusive partnership with Tosho Inc., including a substantial expansion of Tosho's control over the robotic software and hardware components of Health Robotics' developed medical devices, and the technology transfer of Sterile Compounding Robot manufacturing to Japan. Yoshihito Omura, CEO of...

2013-01-29 23:03:53

Armed with NXT robots and a NAO humanoid robot, the Spelman College SpelBots team will demonstrate the dexterity of the robot pupils and recount their experiences programming the “virtual agents” to 400 African-American and Hispanic high school students in the Los Angeles Unified School District at UCLA´s “Exploring Computer Science” Day, Jan. 31, 2013. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) January 29, 2013 Armed with NXT robots and a NAO humanoid robot, the Spelman College...

High-Tech Robotic Fish Glides Through Water With Great Ease
2013-01-17 12:54:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from the Michigan State University made a number of improvements on a high-tech robotic fish. The new fish, called Grace, was designed and built by Xiaobo Tan, an MSU associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and his team. They equipped the new fish with an array of sensors, allowing it to travel autonomously through the water, as well as measure water temperature, quality and other pacts. These...

Lego Connects Mindstorms And Educators At CES
2013-01-07 20:27:22

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show, Danish toy maker Lego introduced a new third generation of its popular programmable robotics platform. Lego has officially unveiled the Mindstorms EV3, which the block maker promises will be more powerful than ever, while featuring auto-detection sensors and motors, as well as the ability for users to program directly onto intelligent bricks. These new kits will include cables, Lego...

iRobot Announces Mirra 530 Robot
2013-01-04 17:46:36

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online iRobot's new Mirra 530 pool-cleaning robot could make your life a little less stressful as it cleans up the messes that come with owning one of the summer's favorite past times. The Mirra 530 pool-cleaning robot replaces iRobot's Verro 500 model, and will become available this spring for $1,300. The robot uses a self-contained pump to vacuum and filter debris and dirt off of any pool surface. Mirra 530 is supposedly cheaper...

NASA Will Broadcast 2013 FIRST Robotics Season Jan. 5
2013-01-04 07:46:34

NASA NASA Television will broadcast the annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Kickoff event on Saturday, Jan. 5, starting at 10:30 a.m. EST from Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester. The event also will be streamed live on NASA's website. As in past years, NASA plays a significant role by providing public access to robotics programs to encourage young people to investigate careers in the sciences and engineering. Through the NASA...

2013-01-03 12:23:23

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Razer(TM), the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems, today announced the release of the Razer Orbweaver, a customizable, mechanical gaming keypad designed with tournament-grade controls, ergonomics and full customizability. Building on the huge success of its predecessor, the Razer Nostromo®, the Razer Orbweaver lets gamers bind an infinite number of controls to 20 mechanical keys and a programmable...

Pack Mule Robot Follows You Around
2012-12-20 19:24:04

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When humanity first built a robot to build cars for us, we thought their determined logic and tireless work ethic would help to create a better automobile. Then we asked robots to perform other monotonous tasks for us, glad to be rid of such boring jobs. Now, we´re making robots humanoid, capable of playing soccer and dancing the popular dances of today´s pop music culture. What´s even more frightening, we´re...

2012-12-20 05:04:34

The Grandville Robotics & Engineering Center recently kicked off the West Michigan VEX League, the first robotics competition of its kind in Michigan Grandville, MI (PRWEB) December 19, 2012 Twenty-four teams from West Michigan schools have come together to form the state's first VEX robotics league. In late November, the Grandville High School RoboDawgs hosted the first league play event for the newly formed West Michigan VEX League. Teams from Grandville, Belding, and Grand Rapids...


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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