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2013-05-11 23:04:42

Two leading open-source robotics firms join forces to build the robot future Stuttgart, Germany (PRWEB) May 11, 2013 This weekend, at the opening of ROSCon 2013, Falkor Systems, Inc., the developers of the autonomous flying pet drone, and I Heart Engineering, TurtleBot manufacturer and open source robotics research center, will announce the merger of the two companies. The new company will build on both company's work in robotics to develop innovative robotics solutions using open source...

2013-05-09 23:47:56

Position sensors allow humanoid robot to move and respond like a child. Southington, CT (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 Motion experts at The Baumer Group began working closely with scholars from the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (AI Lab) at the University of Zurich In June of 2012 to design and create the first humanoid robot that moves, acts and responds like a human being. Nine months later, “Roboy” was born and introduced to the world at Robots on Tour in Zurich, Switzerland, on...

New Robot Can Discover Objects
2013-05-06 15:54:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A robot developed by scientists at Carnegie Mellon University's (CMU) Robotics Institute is able to analyze and learn about new objects. Researchers developed a two-armed mobile robot called HERB that can ℠discover´ more than 100 objects in a home-like laboratory, including items like computer monitors and plants. Robots are typically designed with objects already preprogrammed into their software, so creating one that can...

2013-05-04 23:03:44

Coral reefs support around half a billion people, but are severely threatened; the Coralbots team plan to revolutionize how such threats are tackled, by using teams of autonomous underwater robots. The Coralbots Kickstarter campaign (closing May 26th) is reaching out to individuals and corporations who wish to make a lasting positive impact on the marine environment, and now offering ways for backers to be directly involved in the project. Edinburgh, UK (PRWEB) May 04, 2013 The ocean is...

2013-05-03 23:01:11

The 'Sirius' documentary tells the story of how Dr. Ralph Lachman of Stanford University examined the photographs, X Rays and CAT scans of the Atacama Humanoid and concluded that the six inch tall specimen is a 6-8 year old of some type. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 As recently reported by International Business Times,, Discovery, NBCNews and Live Science, Dr. Ralph Lachman of Stanford University, as portrayed in the 'Sirius' documentary, has examined the photographs, X Rays and CAT...

US Defense Department's Research Arm Develops Innovative Three-Fingered Robot Hand
2013-05-03 10:34:48

WATCH VIDEO: [DARPA's Three-Fingered Robot Hand] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online DARPA is showing off their latest advancement in robotic technology, and in doing so, bringing a robotically-controlled world ever closer to reality. The Autonomous Robotic Manipulation project (or ARM) and iRobot have now created a three-fingered robot hand which goes beyond anything else a robotic appendage has thus far been able to do. DARPA and iRobot get straight to the...

Smart Objects May Soon Start Talking And Interacting With Humans
2013-05-01 13:06:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Penn State researchers say as people keep embracing smart devices, society will begin to accept other, stranger objects such as talking tissue boxes. The researchers said at the 2013 Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2013) that the next phase of smart objects is that these devices will start talking and interacting with humans. They want to determine the best ways for objects to communicate with humans...

2013-04-29 23:02:47

Short dance concept piece demonstrates autonomous robot technology New York, NY (PRWEB) April 29, 2013 Today Falkor Systems, Inc. announced the release of the "Pet Drone Pas de Deux," a short collaborative dance piece produced in collaboration with Barkin/Selissen Project. The dance piece demonstrates Falkor's autonomous flying robot technology, while also exploring our relationship with robots. In the future, humanity will develop strong relationships with their robots, relationships that...


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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.