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Cloaked DNA Nanodevices Survive Pilot Mission
2014-04-23 08:13:46

[ Watch The Video: Virus-Inspired DNA Nanodevices ] Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard Successful foray opens door to virus-like DNA nanodevices that could diagnose diseased tissues and manufacture drugs to treat them It's a familiar trope in science fiction: In enemy territory, activate your cloaking device. And real-world viruses use similar tactics to make themselves invisible to the immune system. Now scientists at Harvard's Wyss Institute for...

2014-04-18 23:01:24

The RX95 crawler offers narrow-diameter capability for environmental and industrial applications, and integrates with existing ROVVER X system components for maximum affordability. (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 Designed to inspect pipes and passageways as narrow as 4”, the new RX95 from Envirosight is the latest addition to the industry-leading ROVVER X line of video inspection crawlers. As with all ROVVER X crawlers, it is based on a compact, maneuverable footprint designed to overcome...

2014-04-15 23:08:57

Parallax STEM Education Robots Will Star in Interactive Booth Rocklin, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Parallax Inc., a noted robotics and electronics manufacturer, heads to the Washington D.C. USA Science and Engineering Festival. For over 25 years the company has been creating educational robots and tools to teach kids about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Parallax travels around the country teaching educators and attending STEM-related events. The company recently...

2014-04-15 12:34:02

New Hires Bring Software Expertise to Collaborative Robotics Leader BOSTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move that raises the bar once again in the market for collaborative robotics, Rethink Robotics has tapped two software industry veterans to spearhead market innovation and product engineering. The company named Jim Lawton as chief marketing officer (CMO) and Milan Shah as its first vice president of software engineering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140415/73221...

2014-04-15 08:38:10

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

2014-04-11 12:24:50

But the real innovation could be coming from the builders of tomorrow - 64% of parents who ask their children for advice are turning to them for tech-related support - according to a national survey SEATTLE, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LEGO Systems, Inc. hosted the 'Build for Good' competition where Seattle's most innovative companies, including Amazon, Egencia, Expedia, HTC, Nordstrom, Xbox and zulily, were invited to compete by building a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot designed to...

Silicon Valley-Based Robot Maker Secures Investment From Google
2014-04-10 11:19:27

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Silicon Valley-based robotics company Savioke (pronounced ‘savvy oak’), which is developing a medical assistance robot that could work in nursing homes and hospitals, announced on Wednesday that Google Ventures, the search giant’s funding arm, had invested an undisclosed sum that makes up part of a $2 million seed financing package. This funding was led by Morado Venture Partners, with AME Cloud Ventures and other individuals also...

2014-04-09 23:27:08

Liquid Robotics and Ultra Electronics USSI today announced the joint development of a revolutionary and cost effective surveillance system for the global maritime security market. This new product leverages the Liquid Robotics Wave Glider, the world’s first wave powered ocean robot, with Ultra Electronics USSI’s state of the art acoustic sensing and signal processing to provide a persistent, best-of-breed, surveillance capability. Sunnyvale, CA and Columbia City, IN (PRWEB) April 09,...

2014-04-07 08:37:22

Company Continues to Support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education RESTON, Va., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos [NYSE: LDOS], a national security, health and engineering solutions company, is continuing its longstanding commitment with FIRST(®) (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in support of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. Leidos is funding more than 120 teams, 38 of which are FIRST(®) Robotics...

2014-04-03 20:20:16

MARYSVILLE, Ohio, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda will introduce its newest version of ASIMO, the world's most advanced humanoid robot, to U.S. audiences on the popular nationally syndicated talk show "LIVE with Kelly and Michael," on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The newest version of ASIMO will join hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan to debut several of its new robotic abilities. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140403/LA98183 The new version of ASIMO -- which stands for...


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
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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.