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Robotswim, specialist in designing mini autonomous robot fish.

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How can you resist robotic fish: Robotswim, specialist in designing mini autonomous robot fish.


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iRobot Hand Survives Brutal Stress Test From a Baseball Bat | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

iRobot Hand Survives Brutal Stress Test From a Baseball Bat | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Roboticists have to come up with all sorts of creative ways to stress test their robots. iRobot went straight to a baseball bat to demonstrate the resilience of a prototype robotic hand it’s been experimenting with. Unlike most robotic body parts, which are made of rigid materials, this hand is made of flexible and soft rubber-like polymers. This means that instead of requiring extraordinarily precise, calculated movements to manipulate object, the robot’s fingers can press against things until they bend and grip. The individual fingers house electronics like tactile sensors and fishing line connected to motors that control movement. VIdeo is worth watching for how impressive a seemingly simple design and control architecture can be. Click on the image or the title to learn more.

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Cells power biological machines | University of Illinois

Cells power biological machines | University of Illinois | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

They’re soft, biocompatible, about 7 millimeters long – and, incredibly, able to walk by themselves. Miniature “bio-bots” developed at the University of Illinois are making tracks in synthetic biology.


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A leap forward for prosthetic systems | Stanford School of Engineering

A leap forward for prosthetic systems | Stanford School of Engineering | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Stanford researchers have designed the fastest, most accurate algorithm yet for brain-implantable prosthetic systems that can help disabled people maneuver computer cursors with their thoughts. The algorithm’s speed, accuracy and natural movement approach those of a real arm, doubling performance of existing algorithms. click image or title for more info.


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Robot Startup Series #2 Bob Christopher | Robohub

Robot Startup Series #2 Bob Christopher | Robohub | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

Having built commercial research robots and looked at commercialization paths into consumer this paper is massively worth reading. “The 2 Year Itch”, is a paper advising hardware and robotics consumer technology companies on the finer points of surviving in the retail market. Lots of good info. Click on the image or title to learn more.


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Freescale introduces sensor-laden humanoid robot platform for US$200

Freescale introduces sensor-laden humanoid robot platform for US$200 | Complex Insight  - Understanding our world | Scoop.it

My second job after leaving college was working in a robotics research company that built autonomous robot research platforms. So when Robot-Times scooped news on Freescale Semiconductors' new a modular robotics development system, and an entry-level robot for US$200 it certainly caught my eye.  There is a lot of goodies in one package and the sensor modules look like a good place to start sensor experiments. All in all nice little bot kit. Click on headline or image to learn more..


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