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Latest Robotics Stories

2012-11-20 20:22:01

CARLSBAD,Calif., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Razer(TM), the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware and software, today announced the Open Beta release of Razer Game Booster, an award-winning optimization software that streamlines PC gaming performance. Razer Game Booster is the latest evolution of the CNET Editor five-star-rated IObit Game Booster software, an immensely popular precursor that has been downloaded more than 100 million times. Users can try the Open Beta at no...

Robotic Assistats for the Elderly - Interview With Cory-Ann Smarr
2012-11-14 15:05:39

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Throughout the last few decades, advances in the field of robotics and artificial intelligence have plucked high-tech robots from the reverie of science fiction and placed them squarely in the real world. As technology has progressed, robots have been entrusted with an ever-expanding set of job responsibilities, including carrying soldiers into and out of battle zones, assembling automobiles and even fighting fires. As these marvels...

2012-11-07 20:23:25

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Freedom Innovations, LLC, a leading developer of high technology prosthetic medical devices, announced today that research participant Zac Vawter utilized the world's first neurally controlled, powered prosthetic limb to climb 103 floors (2,109 steps) of Chicago's Willis Tower at the SkyRise Chicago fundraiser. In this most grueling test of the technology to date, Vawter demonstrated that this advanced research is quickly on its way to becoming...

World's First Neural-Controlled Bionic Leg Unveiled At Fourth Annual Skyrise Chicago Event
2012-11-06 10:14:36

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Seattle area resident was joined by nearly 3,000 others in North America´s tallest stair climb Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) research participant Zac Vawter made history on Sunday, November 4, 2012, by climbing 103 floors of Chicago´s Willis Tower using the first “thought-controlled bionic leg”, a neural-controlled prosthetic leg driven by his own thoughts. Vawter, 31, of the Seattle area, was joined by nearly 3,000...

2012-10-24 07:33:34

ALBANY, New York, October 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New Report Added in ResearchMoz Reports Database Global Machine Vision and Vision Guided Robotics Market 2011-2015 [http://www.researchmoz.us/global-machine-vision-and-vision-guided-robotics-market-2011-2015-report.html ] TechNavio [http://www.researchmoz.us/publisher/technavio-73.html ]'s analysts forecast the Global Machine Vision and Vision Guided Robotics market to grow at a CAGR of 9.74 percent over the period...

2012-10-24 07:32:07

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Distinguished members of IEEE, a large, global professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, have found that advancements in small robots, ranging from nanorobots to shoebox-sized robots, hold promise for delivering innovative and life-altering future applications. With a wide range of capabilities including, minimizing the potential of food safety incidences, monitoring health and administering medicine from inside the body...

2012-10-17 15:26:56

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Razer(TM), the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, has announced a sweepstakes promising one winner a custom-designed Star Wars(TM): The Old Republic(TM) Razer Blade gaming laptop. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121017/LA94154) Valued at over $15,000, the Star Wars(TM) inspired Razer Blade is unique: Only one of its kind exists in the known universe, from this galaxy to those far, far away. "Star Wars...

2012-10-16 11:20:44

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Energid Technologies Corporation has been chosen to apply its Actin(TM) software to robotic systems being developed by AREVA Corporation for servicing and inspection of nuclear power plants. As robotics technology continues to advance, potentially dangerous manual servicing and inspection missions are being replaced by robotics. AREVA is at the forefront of this trend, seeking safe, effective, robotic solutions to myriad problems encountered...

2012-10-11 15:20:13

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new robotic space technology spinoff derived from NASA's Robonaut 2 project someday may help astronauts stay healthier in space and aid paraplegics in walking here on Earth. Robonaut 2, the first humanoid robot in space, currently is working with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA and The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) of...

Bees Inspire New Artificial Intelligence Project
2012-10-01 14:58:11

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Robotic scientists, it seems, are hell bent on creating autonomous, animalistic robots. These machines, should the scientists have their way, would be capable of running faster than any human being, scaling all manner of rough terrain, and now, taking flight on their own, thinking like a bee in order to find certain sights and smells. The robot take over is nigh. A new report from the Universities of Sheffield and Sussex...


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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