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Liquid Robotics’ robot vehicle journeys 9,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean

Liquid Robotics’ robot vehicle journeys 9,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Robot vehicle makes history for the farthest journey by an autonomous vehicle.
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Drone finds dummy 'bushwalker' in world-first

Drone finds dummy 'bushwalker' in world-first | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

An unmanned aerial drone was able to find a dummy of a missing bushwalker with no human intervention in what CSIRO believes is a world-first for a non-military drone.

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Consumer and Education: Lego robotics brings mining to the classroom | Robotics Trends

Consumer and Education: Lego robotics brings mining to the classroom | Robotics Trends | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The program will introduce children to an industry which is facing an increasing skills shortage...

 

However, the Australian mining industry is now facing reduced demand from Asia, which may upset some planned expansions in robotics.

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Cardboard Robot: open smart phone camera crane & robotic arm

Open Source. Huge (span of nearly 6 feet) computer-controlled robot arm/camera crane. Clean up your room or take cool videos.
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DVICE: Meet your quadrocopter jogging companion

DVICE: Meet your quadrocopter jogging companion | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

 I want it. Want. Want. Want. And wait - I'm time poor. I'll pay extra for not having to build it myself. This is the robot tipping point from science fair to startup. That's where robots become product not research, so it's not a given that anyone wants to build the business not the robot.

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Telepresence robot to be used in Australian museum | Ubergizmo

Telepresence robot to be used in Australian museum | Ubergizmo | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The Australian National Museum together with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation or CSIRO are working on a robot that will enable students to examine exhibits from different angles in a ...
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CanberraUAV Outback Challenge 2012 debrief - DIY Drones

CanberraUAV Outback Challenge 2012 debrief - DIY Drones | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

A great write up of the recent UAV Outback Challenge 2012 from winning team, CanberraUAV. The team managed to successfully find a 'lost' person autonomously.

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The NXT STEP - LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT Blog: RoboCupJunior Australia 2012 Championships

The NXT STEP - LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT Blog: RoboCupJunior Australia 2012 Championships | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

On September 22/23, we held the Australian Championships for RoboCup Junior. This year we saw over 140 teams and over 400 kids from all over Australia come to Canberra to show off their creations.

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Cardboard Robots Are Coming | Robot Launch Pad

Cardboard Robots Are Coming | Robot Launch Pad | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

There have been other cardboard robots, even robot arms but this one is the first to combine functionality with affordability. Ihara reached his relatively modest Kickstarter goal of $10,000 with days to spare.

 

The potential of cardboard (or polyprolene) as a construction material needs more exploration!

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Drones to play key part in surf safety

Drones to play key part in surf safety | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
FUTURISTIC technology normally used for military operations could soon be monitoring bathers and sharks off Australian beaches.
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Microsoft gets with the robot program - The Canberra Times

Microsoft gets with the robot program - The Canberra Times | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The Canberra TimesMicrosoft gets with the robot programThe Canberra TimesIf computers and robots one day surpass humans in their learning abilities, artificial intelligence researcher Stephen Gould could help make it happen.
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