Robotics

Robots map radiation in Fukushima nuclear plant 0 commentsRobotics

Robots map radiation in Fukushima nuclear plant

April 17, 2015 at 4:48 pm

Robots armed with new radiation-sensing cameras are performing surveys in areas of the stricken plant where radiation levels are too high for humans to enter.

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Robot Chef Serves Up the Future of Home Cooking 0 commentsEngineering

Robot Chef Serves Up the Future of Home Cooking

April 16, 2015 at 11:31 am

Moley Robotics makes cooking a thing of the past, as the Robochef memorizes movement to create gourmet meals. Joel Flynn reports. Video provided by Reuters

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The Machine That Removes and Replaces Railroad Tracks 0 commentsEngineering

The Machine That Removes and Replaces Railroad Tracks

April 7, 2015 at 12:03 pm

It used to take quite a railroad gang to dig up old rails, replace the gravel and sleepers beneath and then lay down fresh tracks. […]

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Big Bionic Ants Team Up to Move Objects 0 commentsEngineering

Big Bionic Ants Team Up to Move Objects

March 27, 2015 at 10:03 am

Watch artificial ants move a large object by mimicking the cooperative behavior of the real insects

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Dog-Bot Is World’s Most Advanced Rough-Terrain Nightmare 0 commentsGoogle

Dog-Bot Is World’s Most Advanced Rough-Terrain Nightmare

February 11, 2015 at 9:22 am

Like other Boston Dynamics robots, Spot can navigate rough terrain by itself, but it seems faster and more stable than its predecessors.

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Snake Monster – Initial Locomotion

January 27, 2015 at 10:12 am

Initial demonstrations of autonomous walking of “Snake Monster”, a hexapod robot built with modular actuators from the Biorobotics Lab’s snake robot project, at the Robotics […]

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Robot jazz band freestyles with a human

January 26, 2015 at 10:33 am

Watch as four robots play alongside a human musician and show how artificial intelligence lets them improvise and play complex music.

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A flying robot that can walk

January 23, 2015 at 9:36 am

The issue of how to use one robot in multiple terrains is an ongoing question in robotics research. In a paper published in Bioinspiration and […]

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Watch 100 mini robots perform a synchronized dance

January 21, 2015 at 12:10 pm

Japanese scientist Tomotaka Takahashi programmed 100 miniature Robi robots to dance in sync. The robots are about one foot tall and weigh just over two […]

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Robot scribe copies your handwriting

January 15, 2015 at 9:44 am

For a fee, a machine holding an ordinary pen will ink out your message – sent via app – in a deceptively human hand.

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Four-finned robot swims like a cuttlefish

January 13, 2015 at 10:52 am

By copying the undulating swimming skills of cuttlefish, a low-key underwater robot is able to tackle obstacles in its way.

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10 Bizarre Japanese Inventions

January 8, 2015 at 11:14 am

These are some of the craziest and weirdest Japanese inventions

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Hardware store robot helps shoppers find products

December 23, 2014 at 11:26 am

Lowe’s Innovation Labs introduces the OSHBot at a San Jose, Calif., Orchard Supply Hardware store. CNET’s Sumi Das takes a look at the Linux-based robot […]

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Energy Efficient Legged Robotics at Sandia Labs

December 18, 2014 at 11:01 am

Sandia is developing energy efficient actuation and drive train technologies to dramatically improve the charge life of legged robots. The work is supported by DARPA, […]

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Mind Control Makes Robot Arm Move Objects

December 17, 2014 at 9:44 am

By using the power of thought, a paralyzed woman can now make complex hand movements with a robotic arm.

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