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2012-08-13 13:03:21

New algorithms allow an autonomous robotic plane to dodge obstacles in a subterranean parking garage, without the use of GPS. For decades, academic and industry researchers have been working on control algorithms for autonomous helicopters – robotic helicopters that pilot themselves, rather than requiring remote human guidance. Dozens of research teams have competed in a series of autonomous-helicopter challenges posed by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International...

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2012-08-11 09:04:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online MIT researchers have completed a series of flight tests in which an autonomous robotic plane successfully navigates its way among pillars in a parking garage. For the past two years, MIT's Robust Robotics Group has been challenging itself to build robotic planes that are able to navigate indoors without the use of GPS. In 2011, the team developed an algorithm for calculating a plane's trajectory and presented it at the International...

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2012-08-11 08:57:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have engineered a soft autonomous robot that crawls across surfaces similar to how an earthworm moves. The robot developed by researchers at MIT, Harvard University and Seoul National University is made almost entirely of soft materials, giving it the ability to be stepped on and inch away without a dent. The "Meshworm" robot has an "artificial muscle" that was created from wire made of nickel and titanium. Researchers...

Self-Correcting Flying Robot Unveiled By Swiss Engineers
2012-06-17 06:27:41

[ Watch the Video ] Researchers at a Swiss technological institute have developed a flying robot which they say was designed to seek out -- not avoid -- contact, and is capable of withstanding a collision. The robot is known as AirBurr and it was developed by experts at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) Intelligent Systems Laboratory (LIS) in Lausanne, Switzerland. The reason behind the robot's development, according to the...

2012-06-11 14:29:23

Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and NASA Chief Technologist Mason Peck will be on hand Saturday, June 16, at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) as six teams of engineers from across the country compete for agency-funded prize of $1.5 million. Garver will join congressional and local officials during opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. EDT on the campus of WPI in Worcester, Mass. Media wanting to attend the NASA-WPI Sample Return Robot Challenge should contact Tom Bradley of WPI at...

2012-05-31 23:00:54

Without a cast or crew physically present, Mark Holmberg created and rendered the feature film, 3086: Robot Like a Boss. “As computer technology gets better and more economical, the internet provides a better opportunity for crowd-sourcing, a form of outsourcing, to be employed as a model in film production.” (PRWEB) May 30, 2012 Mark Holmberg, who also produces CGI stock footage, presents a Comedy Feature Film about robots in the distant apocalyptic future. “The great...

TurtleBot Will Carry Everything You Don't Want To
2012-05-18 09:55:06

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Imagine this: You're throwing a social event at your house, and suddenly, your guests look over and notice drinks being carried over to them via robot.  No this pipe dream isn't from Rocky IV, but it could become your hosting reality with the new TurtleBot. The TurtleBot is like a robotic table that can be programmed to move around a house or an office. The robot is available for about $1,500, and comes with everything you need to get it actively...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.