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2014-06-24 12:32:50

LONDON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Snake Robot Markethttp://www.reportbuyer.com/consumer_goods_retail/pet_products/snake_robot_market.html WinterGreen Research announces the following study: Snake Robots: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013-2019.The companies that get an early foothold in the snake robot market have significant strategic advantage. The robotic snake leverages a new technique for robotic...

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2006-01-17 07:08:07

NASA -- Will robots one day rule the world? For decades this notion has both fascinated and terrified humans, our hungry imagination fed by Hollywood blockbusters and sci-fi novels. Now a new generation of robots promises a breakthrough in the world of Artificial Intelligence as they become capable of cognitive thought processes. The 2005 Fourth British Computer Society's Annual Prize for Progress towards Machine Intelligence sponsored by Electrolux has been won by IFOMIND, a mobile robot...

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2005-05-25 07:45:00

Astrobiology Magazine -- Monkeys that learn to use their brain signals to control a robotic arm are not just learning to manipulate an external device, Duke University Medical Center neurobiologists have found. Rather, their brain structures are adapting to treat the arm as if it were their own appendage. The finding has profound implications both for understanding the extraordinary adaptability of the primate brain and for the potential clinical success of brain-operated devices to give the...

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2005-05-16 07:00:00

A machine called RABBIT, which resembles a high-tech Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz," minus the arms, was developed by University of Michigan and French scientists over six years. If you nudge this robot, it steps forward and catches its balance much like a human. Astrobiology Magazine -- If you nudge this robot, it steps forward and catches its balance much like a human. The machine called RABBIT, which resembles a high-tech Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz," minus the arms, was developed by...

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2005-03-28 14:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A virtually unstoppable "snakebot" developed by a University of Michigan team resembles a high-tech slinky as it climbs pipes and stairs, rolls over rough terrain and  spans wide gaps to reach the other side. The 26-pound robot developed at the U-M College of Engineering is called OmniTread. It moves by rolling, log-style, or by lifting its head or tail, inchworm-like, and muscling itself forward. The robot's unique tread design prevents it from stalling on rough...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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