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CMU's robot crew for aircraft maintenance | Gizmag

CMU's robot crew for aircraft maintenance | Gizmag | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a team of robots to autonomously strip paint and other exterior coatings from military aircraft using a continuous wave laser.
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DARPA's Robotics Challenge gives birth to new humanoid robots

DARPA's Robotics Challenge gives birth to new humanoid robots | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has published concept artwork depicting the robots that will compete in its ambitious DARPA Robotics Challenge.
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Robot Hall of Fame inducts Big Dog, PackBot, Nao and WALL-E (video)

Robot Hall of Fame inducts Big Dog, PackBot, Nao and WALL-E (video) | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
It's the sort of ceremony that's so magical it can only occur on even-numbered years.

 

Both 2010 and 2012 Robot Hall of Fame inductees were honored at the Carnegie Science Center ceremony.

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Carnegie Mellon Develops a Retail Robot, Replaces Employees With Machines

Carnegie Mellon Develops a Retail Robot, Replaces Employees With Machines | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Humanity is doomed: Researchers as Carnegie Mellon University built a retail robot that helps store employees and customers.
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Herb Learns to Microwave Frozen Dinners, Robot Research Can Stop Now - IEEE Spectrum

Herb Learns to Microwave Frozen Dinners, Robot Research Can Stop Now - IEEE Spectrum | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
CMU teaches their robot butler, Herb, to zap TV dinners in a microwave (RT @ericoguizzo: Herb Learns to Microwave Frozen Dinners, Robot Research Can Stop Now http://t.co/JaT7FGgD...)...
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Medical robotic capsule research

Medical robotic capsule research | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

Metin Sitti, Carnegie Mellon professor in mechanical engineering and head of the Nanorobotics Lab, and Sehyuk Yim, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering, recently received funding for their research on medical capsule robots.

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Bossa Nova Robotics unveils mObi personal ballbot | ZeitNews

Bossa Nova Robotics unveils mObi personal ballbot | ZeitNews | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Bossa Nova Robotics, a spin-off of Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, has announced a new research platform called mObi.
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Research and Academics: CMU's Robot Hall of Fame | Robotics Trends

Research and Academics: CMU's Robot Hall of Fame | Robotics Trends | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Heather and her robot bring theater to the proceedings, highlighting the many innovative ways that robots can communicate like and with people.
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The next generation of surgeons will be robots - and the bad news is they're shaped like snakes and will crawl inside you

The next generation of surgeons will be robots - and the bad news is they're shaped like snakes and will crawl inside you | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
But New York scientists and doctors are using the creeping metallic tools to perform surgery on hearts, prostate cancer, and other diseased organs.
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