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Latest Robotics Stories

Future Space Missions May Utilize Gecko-Inspired Robotics
2014-01-02 08:45:34

[ Watch the video: Abigaille-III Climbing Robot ] [ Watch the video: Wall-Climbing Robot Demonstration ] Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Future space missions could utilize a new technology that draws inspiration from the stickiness found on gecko feet. Researchers, using this natural wonder, have developed a wall-climbing robot that may one day aid astronauts in outer space. The ESA, along with Simon Fraser University researchers in Canada, tested a dry...

Robotics Were A Big Hit In 2013
2013-12-27 03:25:02

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge to Google’s many robotic acquisitions, 2013 seemed to be the “Year of the Robot." Only time will tell if the past year was a turning point for all things robotic. In March, engineers at the University of Sheffield in the UK announced that they were developing a system of swarming robots in an attempt to understand how a group of machines could work in...

2013-12-20 20:20:14

HOMESTEAD, Fla., Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) will demonstrate its Multi-Arm Robot Control Software (MARCS) technology at the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Expo taking place at Homestead-Miami Speedway on December 20-21, 2013. The robot prototype, known as MARCS, consists of a dual-arm torso manufactured by HDT Robotics, a custom-built chassis with tank-style treads, and is operated by IAI's innovative robot control software. IAI's MARCS...

2013-12-17 12:28:39

HANOI, Vietnam, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Who knew boxer briefs would start trending this holiday season! Now there's Boxer Briefs - Techno-Style featuring DiscoRobo from TOSY Robotics! Check out this chorus line of boxer-wearing robots that really know how to ring their chimes. Their beat detection technology makes for just the right moves in this choreographed bell-ringing rendition of a holiday classic. DiscoRobo is the dancing, talking robot that's activated by music and an...

cheetah robot
2013-12-15 05:03:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Friday, Google confirmed its purchase of robotics company Boston Dynamics, the New York Times reported. Based in Waltham, Mass., Boston Dynamics has built mobile research robots for the Pentagon and gained a reputation for constructing highly-agile robots with an uncanny sense of balance. The latest Google acquisition marks the eighth time in the last six months that the search giant has bought a robotics company. If Google...

2013-12-13 12:26:31

National Robotics Engineering Center Putting Robot Through Its Paces PITTSBURGH, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It's only been a few weeks since Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) completed assembly of its four-limbed CHIMP robot, but the Tartan Rescue Team has high hopes for the robot's performance at the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Trials Dec. 20-21. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO ) "We've been on a fast track for...

2013-12-12 23:22:10

League Championship to Be Held at Grandville Robotics & Engineering Center on Saturday, December 14th Grandville, MI (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 The West Michigan VEX Robotics League will cap its 2013 season with the League Championship this Saturday, December 14th, at Grandville Public School’s Robotics & Engineering Center. The West Michigan VEX Robotics League, in its second year, is one of the first leagues in the country to successfully build inter-school robotics competition...

2013-12-11 23:02:42

Robots4Austism Therapy Program Voted Most Innovative New York (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 Robots4Autism, a comprehensive autism intervention program that features advanced humanoid robots and developmental curriculum, was voted Most Innovative during the annual Innovation Incubator Program held by the Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) on December 10. RoboKind, the world leader in social robotics, presented its autism therapy program during the...

2013-12-11 00:20:07

Some of Waseda University's robots include TWENDY-ONE which supports the elderly, WABIAN-2 and KOBIAN bi-pedal robots with emotions, SCHEMA, the robot that can converse with many people and the TWIns institute supporting breast cancer tumor surgery.Tokyo, Dec 11, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Waseda University is promoting research that can contribute to the realization of world peace and human happiness. In order to construct a framework of an "international research...

NASA Robonaut 2 Gets Legs
2013-12-10 12:21:04

[ Watch the Video: NASA Building Legs For ISS Robonaut 2 ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In what seems to be the latest step toward Star Trek-like technology, NASA has finished building mechanized legs for the International Space Station’s (ISS) robotic crew member, R2. Currently attached to a support post, the R2 robot arrived on the ISS back in February 2011 and has been performing a series of tasks to test its functionality in a microgravity environment....


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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