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Latest Robotics Stories

2013-12-09 20:20:22

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA engineers are developing climbing legs for the International Space Station's robotic crewmember Robonaut 2 (R2), marking another milestone in space humanoid robotics. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The legless R2, currently attached to a support post, is undergoing experimental trials with astronauts aboard the orbiting laboratory. Since its arrival at the station in February 2011, R2 has...

Cockroaches Inspire Engineers Sensor Models
2013-12-05 12:31:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Robotics engineers have been increasingly turning to nature for inspiration recently, and a team from the University of California, Berkeley and Johns Hopkins University has studied the antennae of cockroaches to develop  a system that uses locomotion as a means of controlling the position of a passive sensor, according to their report in The Journal of Experimental Biology. The researchers said they were inspired by observations of...

2013-12-02 21:38:33

The first step has been taken towards developing a nanorobot that – in the long run – will enable the targeted transport of medications in the body. A nanorobot is a popular term for molecules with a unique property that enables them to be programmed to carry out a specific task. In collaboration with colleagues in Italy and the USA, researchers at Aarhus University have now taken a major step towards building the first nanorobot of DNA molecules that can encapsulate and release active...

2013-11-28 12:21:00

Machined Aluminum and Killer Sound Highlight New Ultra-Premium Headphones, Designed for Music & Gaming CARLSBAD, Calif, Nov. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Razer(TM), the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems, today announced the launch of its new top-of-the-line headphones: the Razer Kraken Forged Edition. Crafted with ear cups that are machined out of aircraft-grade aluminum and finished with a matte texture, the Razer Kraken Forged Edition is carefully...

Robotic Turtle Explores Shipwrecks
2013-11-27 09:05:11

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online An exciting new technology will premiere at the Robot Safari in London. An underwater robot turtle called U-CAT is designed to descend the ocean depths and infiltrate the fascinating scene of a shipwreck. U-CAT is an extremely maneuverable robot that utilizes similar locomotion principles to a sea turtle. Each of U-CAT’s four flippers are independently driven which is what enables such efficient maneuverability. Not only can...

2013-11-26 12:30:37

BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 26, 2013 /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 Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 4:15 p.m. UKT at the NASDAQ OMX 30th Investor Program being held in London. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131104/NE10106LOGO) The presentation...

2013-11-25 12:29:53

Reaffirms fiscal 2013 financial expectations and preliminary 2014 revenue growth expectations BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, today announced the company is streamlining leadership for operational efficiency. The company is also reaffirming financial expectations for fiscal year 2013 and preliminary expectations for 2014 revenue growth of mid to high teens, previously provided in its Q3 2013...

2013-11-20 23:26:57

During AUS&R in Tel Aviv, Veldoyne’s David Oroshnik to Assess Emerging Defense and Commercial Applications for LiDAR Technology Morgan Hill, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 With recent advances in low-cost unmanned aerial vehicles, coupled with similar breakthroughs in GPS and inertial measurement systems, the sky may well be the limit for new commercial and military opportunities to deploy high-definition 3D LiDAR. Navigating those opportunities in depth in a presentation at the...

2013-11-18 10:42:55

Universidad Carlos III of Madrid Scientists from Universidad Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) are participating in ROBINSPECT, a European research project that is developing an intelligent robotic system for the automated inspection of highway and railroad tunnels. Currently, maintenance and safety inspection of tunnels used for vehicular traffic is carried out by direct in situ observation. This process, which is slow and requires intensive labor, requires that traffic be stopped on entire...

2013-11-14 16:30:29

LA JOLLA, Calif., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Robo-fy Yourself with RoboMe(TM)! (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131114/NY17376) From WowWee®, the company that brought you Robosapien(TM) and Roboraptor(TM) comes the latest fusion of personality and technology...RoboMe! RoboMe is a completely customizable robotic avatar that uses the power of your iPhone® or iPod® touch! RoboMe: -- Is Fully Programmable* -- Has Fun Customizable Faces and Personalities* --...


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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