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2009-01-19 10:44:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Roboteq, Inc (www.roboteq.com) introduces an intelligent dual channel DC motor controller capable of directly driving up to 120Amps on each channel at up to 60V.

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2008-12-11 13:29:53

A grasshopper served as the inspiration for a new robot that has the ability to leap and roll, allowing for better mobility over obstacles.

2008-12-04 09:05:00

The ‘Jollbot’ has been created by Rhodri Armour, a PhD student from the University of Bath. It’s hoped his creation, which can jump over obstacles and roll over smoother terrain, could be used for space exploration or land survey work in the future.

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2008-11-26 15:49:43

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held a rescue robot exercise in Texas last week in which about three dozen robots were tested by developers and first responders in order to develop a standard suite of performance tests to help evaluate candidate mechanical rescuers.

2008-08-07 09:00:00

To: SCIENCE EDITORS Contact: Ted Knight, +1-301-405-3596, +1-410-703-4685, teknight@umd.edu, or Missy Corley, +1-301-405-6501, mcorley@umd.edu, both of the A. James Clark School of Engineering COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug.

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2008-07-31 10:45:00

The field of robotics could be poised for a breakthrough, leading to a new generation of intelligent machines capable of taking on multiple tasks and moving out of the factory into the home and general workplace.

2008-07-17 03:00:10

By Kellie B. Gormly, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 17--Modern robots go far beyond the image of Rosie on "The Jetsons" and R2-D2 on "Star Wars." Robots can explore dangerous terrain where humans should not go, search collapsed buildings and investigate bombs.

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2008-07-16 10:55:00

Toy-size robots called SnoMotes rove treacherous areas of the Arctic and Antarctic capturing more accurate measurements that will help scientists better understand what is causing the well-documented melting of ice in those regions.

2008-05-27 16:47:32

A new robot that walks like humans is one of the most advanced of its kind. Attempts to get robots moving like people typically result in very stilted gaits and limited range of motion.

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2008-03-20 00:00:00

A robot named “Phobot” that mimics human fear took top honors during the International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction in Amsterdam last week.


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aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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