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2008-08-07 09:00:00

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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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2008-03-19 00:05:00

Astronauts aboard the space station gave Dextre, the newly assembled robotic handyman, a permanent home outside the orbital outpost on Tuesday.

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2008-03-18 08:10:00

Spacewalking astronauts wrapped up the assembly of a robotic handyman outside the international space station late Monday, equipping the 12-foot tall humanoid with a tool kit, camera and lights.

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2008-03-17 07:00:00

A robotic handyman, nearing final assembly outside the international space station, moved his hands and arms for the first time Sunday, delighting the astronauts as well as the mechanism's Canadian development team.

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2008-03-16 08:55:00

Dextre, the final element of the International Space Station’s Mobile Servicing System, was put together today during the second spacewalk of STS-123. Mission Specialists completed their 7-hour, 8-minute orbital stroll Sunday at 2:57 a.m. EDT.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.