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2014-06-24 12:32:50

LONDON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Snake Robot Markethttp://www.reportbuyer.com/consumer_goods_retail/pet_products/snake_robot_market.html WinterGreen Research announces the following study: Snake Robots: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013-2019.The companies that get an early foothold in the snake robot market have significant strategic advantage. The robotic snake leverages a new technique for robotic...

2014-06-20 04:21:09

PARIS, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ALDEBARAN is announcing the launch of NAO EVOLUTION, the new generation of its NAO robot, equipped with the NAOqi 2.0(TM) operating system. Aldebaran, the global leader in humanoid robotics, is pleased to announce the launch of NAO EVOLUTION, the 5th and latest generation of NAO, the interactive, autonomous, and fully programmable robot. NAO is already being used for specific research and education purposes. Over 5000 robots are...

2014-06-19 08:34:42

Software Platform Drives Performance Improvements in Baxter: Twice as Fast, Twice as Precise BOSTON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rethink Robotics today announced Intera 3, a major upgrade to its advanced software platform. With Intera 3, Rethink Robotics doubles the performance and expands the abilities of Baxter, one of the first human-safe robots. Rethink Robotics' latest software makes Baxter work twice as fast, with twice the precision previously possible....

2014-06-19 08:29:30

SPRINGFIELD, N.J., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hudson Robotics announced today the release of a new white paper on Multi-Channel Pipettor performance. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140618/119394 "Maximizing the Precision and Accuracy of a Multi-Channel Pipettor to Optimize Inhibition Data from a Kinase Assay" can be viewed at http://www.hudsonrobotics.com/products/liquid-handling/solo/#Literature Multi-Channel Pipettor precision is crucial in any assay test. In...

2014-06-16 08:33:49

TETRIX® PRIME delivers in classroom and competition; presales begin June 16 PITTSBURG, Kan., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pitsco Education's latest innovation is poised to transform STEM robotics in the classroom as well as in national and international competitions. TETRIX(®) PRIME is a revolutionary new robotics building system designed to teach various STEM concepts without the construction complexities inherent in other building systems. PRIME is engineered to be simple and intuitive,...

2014-06-12 16:28:21

BEDFORD, Mass., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, today announced that Alison Dean, iRobot's executive vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss the company's achievements and financial outlook on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. ET, at the Jefferies 2014 Global Consumer Conference being held in Nantucket, Mass. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131104/NE10106LOGO The...

CellulARSkin prototype
2014-06-11 04:00:06

Technische Universität München (TUM) "All systems go" for a paralyzed person to kick off the World Cup According to researchers in the Walk Again Project, all systems are go for a bold demonstration of neuroscience and cognitive technology in action: On June 12, during the opening of the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil, a paralyzed person wearing a brain-controlled robotic exoskeleton is expected to make the first kick of the football championship. The Walk Again Project is an...

Pepper The Japanese Robot Can Read People's Emotions
2014-06-05 12:32:01

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Japanese mobile giant SoftBank, which bought a 70-percent stake in American mobile phone carrier Sprint in late 2012, unveiled a new robot named Pepper on Thursday. The cooing, gesturing robot showed that it could move around freely on wheels much like other robots. However, it can react to heart-felt emotions as well. While the robot doesn't have an actual heart, it does have an "emotional engine," along with a cloud-based artificial...

2014-06-05 08:32:25

TOKYO and PARIS, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SoftBank Group companies SoftBank Mobile Corp. ("SoftBank Mobile"), Japan's leading mobile operator, and Aldebaran Robotics SAS ("Aldebaran"), the world leader in humanoid robotics, announced the joint development of "Pepper", the world's first personal robot that can read emotions. Pepper, which incorporates variety of technologies and capabilities, will be commercially available in Japan from SoftBank Mobile in February 2015 for...

2014-06-02 23:01:35

Four-person team wins $10,000 prize for development of smart robotic prosthetic hand; team aims for improved functionality at price point accessible for greater number of amputees. Worcester, Mass. (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 A four-person undergraduate team from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) captured first-place honors at the Third Annual Cornell Cup USA recently at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., for the development of a smart robotic prosthetic hand. The WPI team was...


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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