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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...

2014-04-03 12:35:28

Rock Hill And Fort Mill Preschool Children Build Robots Through Collaboration And Playful Technology Education Program CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goddard School(®) preschools in Rock Hill and Fort Mill, SC, focused on learning through play for children six weeks to six years, have pioneered a new way of teaching young children about technology via a robotics program that helps develop STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and 21(st) century skills. A...

Bionic Kangaroo Ready To Hop
2014-04-03 11:52:48

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Kangaroos seem to be really in vogue these days. Australian actress Rebel Wilson is now the voice of Hopper the Kangaroo for Dish Networks. Wilson appears as the animated Hopper in the first commercial as she tries to secretly watch TV on her tablet while at work. Now researchers at Festo have devised a different type of animated marsupial that is ready to hop to it. The BionicKangaroo, which is the automation technology company’s...

2014-03-31 23:03:47

techJOYnT Academy is now enrolling for STEM Spring Break camps in the fields of LEGO Robotics, 2D Game Design, Digital Graphic Arts, Character Design, and Autonomous Robotics. OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 techJoYnT Academy summer classes will be held the months of June and July. Each class will be held for four hours per day, four days per week, for a total of sixteen contact hours. To enroll for one of these engaging classes, come by techJOYnT Academy located in...

Scientists Use Robotic Arm To Probe Chemistry Of 3-D Objects By Mass Spectrometry
2014-03-27 14:08:18

[ Watch The Video: 3-D Mass Spectrometry ] Brett Israel, Georgia Institute of Technology When life on Earth was first getting started, simple molecules bonded together into the precursors of modern genetic material. A catalyst would have been needed, but enzymes had not yet evolved. One theory is that the catalytic minerals on a meteorite's surface could have jump-started life's first chemical reactions. But scientists need a way to directly analyze these rough, irregularly shaped...

High School Robotics Teams Head To World Championships
2014-03-26 14:47:56

Stephanie L. Smith, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Soaring strains of the American and Chilean national anthems kicked off the 2014 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition Los Angeles Regional Qualifier. Cheers from students of both nations erupted during the event's closing ceremonies, when it was revealed they would move on in competition. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., sponsored 10 teams from Southern California...

2014-03-24 08:21:47

Expanded Product Portfolio, Featuring Mossy Oak® Break-Up Infinity Camouflage Pattern, Now Available Worldwide BEDFORD, N.H., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Segway Inc. (Segway), the world's leading provider of electric personal transportation, announces the expansion of its product portfolio with the launch of new i2 and x2 SE PTs and SegSolution accessory packages. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140324/NE88453 New SE PT Models, Same MSRP Segway's new i2 SE travels indoors and...


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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.