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2013-11-14 13:27:10

Research on brain-computer interface will be presented at the International Human-Centered Robotics Symposium, and UC's work to pioneer a human-centered robotics curriculum will be discussed. If you think with the release of every new i-device the world is getting closer to thought-controlled smart tech and robotic personal assistants, you might be right. And thanks in part to work led by the University of Cincinnati's Anca Ralescu, we may be even closer than you realize. Professor...

2013-11-11 21:31:03

Engineering has always taken cues from biology. Natural organisms and systems have done well at evolving to perform tasks and achieve objectives within the limits set by nature and physics. That is one of the reasons Anette Hosoi, professor of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, studies snails. Snails can move in any direction—horizontally, vertically, and upside down—on various surfaces, be it sand, shells, tree barks or slick walls and smooth glass....

2013-11-08 23:00:44

“The challenge in all of this,” Jeffrey Epstein remarked, who funds the project along with the Hong Kong Innovation in Technology Fund, “is to create a robotic nervous system that can perceive concepts in its environment as effectively as virtual avatars.” (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Robots are quickly evolving from direction driven machines to free thinking, non-deterministic humanoids, thanks to an ingenious group of artificial intelligence scientists from Hong Kong and Texas; and...

2013-11-08 12:22:27

LA JOLLA, Calif., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Robo-fy Yourself with RoboMe(TM)! 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! (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131108/NY13568 ) RoboMe: -- Is Fully Programmable* -- Has Fun Customizable Faces and Personalities* --...

Engineers Program Robot To Learn From A Human's Touch
2013-11-06 10:17:58

[ Watch the video: Human Touch Makes Robots Smarter ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Industrial robots have no brains and are programmed to move through actions that have been embedded in the memory bank. These robots repeat the exact same action every time an object goes by, making them efficient but limited in capability. Now, engineers have built a robot that has the ability to learn from humans and make adjustments to its memory bank while performing a task....

2013-11-04 16:32:34

BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, today announced that Colin Angle, iRobot's chairman and chief executive officer, will participate at the 8(th) Annual Morningstar Management Behind the Moat Conference being held in Chicago, IL. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131104/NE10106LOGO ) A 45-minute fireside chat between Mr. Angle and a Morningstar analyst will begin on...

2013-11-04 16:24:04

Using an in-orbit robot to capturing a malfunctioning satellite that is tumbling out of control is currently just a theoretical idea. However, research inspired by nature to be published in the forthcoming issue of International Journal of Mechanisms and Robotic Systems, could take us a small step towards making such science fiction science fact. Angel Flores-Abad and Ou Ma of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, at New Mexico State University, in Las Cruces, explain...

2013-11-01 23:01:51

Students of all ages, from grade schools to universities, have been invited to exhibit their robots and technology projects in a dedicated area of the Expo floor at the 2013 Robotics Alley Conference and Expo. Students and accompanying teachers/adults are invited to visit the STEM Showcase free of charge on Wednesday, November 13 from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 When robot professionals and enthusiasts gather for the Robotics Alley Conference and...

2013-10-31 23:22:14

World leading robotics company introduces the first affordable advanced social robot to the world. Robokind will bring the first advanced social robot - Zeno R25 - to homes everywhere, with Kickstarter's help, revolutionizing the way people interact with robots. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 As the world leader in advanced social robotics, RoboKind combined its years of experience and research to develop a robot with the same astounding capabilities as robots that they have...

2013-10-29 08:35:13

NAO Robot Delivers Truly Natural and Conversational Interactions with Nuance's Powerful Voice Recognition and Text-to-Speech, Driving the Future of Human-Robot Communication PARIS and BURLINGTON, Massachusetts, October 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aldebaran Robotics and Nuance Communications, Inc, (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that Aldebaran's renowned NAO Robot will integrate Nuance's conversational voice capabilities to deliver a more natural and compelling experience between...


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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