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Latest Robotics Stories

Social Presence Key To Human-Robot Interaction
2013-07-09 04:33:55

As the prospect of robots entering our everyday life becomes more and more of a reality, scientists have become more interested in the relationship between man and machine.

First Greenland Test Passed By NASA’s Polar Robotic Ranger
2013-07-08 14:30:21

Defying 30 mph gusts and temperatures down to minus 22 F, NASA’s new polar rover recently demonstrated in Greenland that it could operate completely autonomously in one of Earth’s harshest environments.

ASIMO Fails To Please In Japanese Museum
2013-07-05 11:49:42

Asimo hasn’t been performing well while on the job, confusing people who are raising their hands to ask a question and those raising their hands to take a picture of the white-clad robot.

Robotic Trustworthiness The Aim Of Trustworthy Robotic Assistants Project
2013-07-04 05:47:06

Engineers from the UK are working hard to ensure future robots don't go all Skynet on us and take over the world.

Robots Compete In RoboCup Soccer 2013
2013-07-01 04:51:29

Soccer players from 40 different countries gathered this weekend in the Netherlands for a global tournament, but don't expect to see any emotional celebrations on the highlight reels out of these athletes. After all, they're robots.

2013-06-29 23:04:09

High school robotics team sends three high altitude balloons into the upper atmosphere. Grandville, Michigan (PRWEB) June 29, 2013 The Grandville High

Robotic Ape Germans
2013-06-26 11:56:38

The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) is following a growing line of robots influenced by nature and have developed a walking and balancing robotic ape.

2013-06-24 23:17:32

MU School of Engineering Works with Database Company on Next-Gen Robotics to Improve National Defense and Enable People with Disabilities Columbia, MO (PRWEB)

New Robot Is Future Farmer's Helper
2013-06-24 18:22:21

A robot inspired by a hamster may be able to help out farmers by monitoring soil conditions on their land.


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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