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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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Robots: Space Business | Robohub

Robots: Space Business | Robohub | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

In today’s episode we speak with Stephen Gorevan from Honeybee Robotics about how he and Chris Chapman started the company and how his childhood dream of working for NASA got them into space robotics.

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Canada's next-generation spaceship robotic arms

Canada's next-generation spaceship robotic arms | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Canada's history of spacecraft robotics gets a boost with new generation of "Canadarms"...
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NASA's $1.5 Million Contest Unleashes Robots from Humans

NASA's $1.5 Million Contest Unleashes Robots from Humans | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
A $1.5 million contest encourages smarter rovers capable of retrieving samples on Mars without human guidance.
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OpenROV could open up the world of underwater exploration

OpenROV could open up the world of underwater exploration | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
OpenROV is an underwater remote-operated vehicle that will be available in a kit or fully-assembled, for use by anyone with an interest in underwa...
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JPL Designing Spiny-Fingered Grippers for Robotic Drilling on Asteroids - IEEE Spectrum

JPL Designing Spiny-Fingered Grippers for Robotic Drilling on Asteroids - IEEE Spectrum | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Anchors made of microspines can stick robots to asteroids, comets, and rocks on Mars...
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Q&A: Explorer and Robotics Engineer on Historic SpaceX Flight

Q&A: Explorer and Robotics Engineer on Historic SpaceX Flight | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
This is the second in a series of Wired Q&As with spaceflight experts leading up to SpaceX's launch. Read the first installment.We may b...
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Curiosity Rover Gets Practice Time Before Mars Landing - IEEE Spectrum

Curiosity Rover Gets Practice Time Before Mars Landing - IEEE Spectrum | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
A body double and software simulations help get the Mars rover team ready for the August landing (A peek at the team preparing for Curiousity's upcoming landing: http://t.co/quEjJa0D #CSIROTweetup...)...

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Registration Opens for the 2013 NASA-WPI Sample Return Robot Challenge - WPI

Registration Opens for the 2013 NASA-WPI Sample Return Robot Challenge - WPI | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

The objective of the competition is to encourage innovations in automatic navigation and robotic manipulator technology. The competition offers as much as $1.5 million in prize money.

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NASA X1 Exoskeleton keep astronauts fit and could help disabled walk | SlashGear

NASA X1 Exoskeleton keep astronauts fit and could help disabled walk | SlashGear | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
NASA's Robonaut 2 program has spawned an exoskeleton suit that could eventually help disabled people walk again as well as allow astronauts greater...
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NASA Funds 8 Robotics Projects to Aid Space Exploration

NASA Funds 8 Robotics Projects to Aid Space Exploration | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

NASA will award a total of $2.7 million to eight advanced robotics projects, in an effort to push forward the frontiers of space exploration, agency officials announced Friday (Sept. 14).

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Open Hardware Exploration at NEEMO16

Open Hardware Exploration at NEEMO16 | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
It is an amazing rapid prototyping environment that is like a Hackathon on the ocean floor. In April, we had the chance to meet Eric Stackpole and David Lang at the International Space Apps Challenge.
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Twitter / NASAJPL: It's robot time! This week

Twitter / NASAJPL: It's robot time! This week | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

It's robot time! This weekend at ‪#JPLOpen‬ House, meet our Mars rovers & their team. pic.twitter.com/UjnXnSCg

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Oryx 2.0 Robotics Team Captures Win at NASA Competition | WPI ...

Oryx 2.0 Robotics Team Captures Win at NASA Competition | WPI ... | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
For the second consecutive year, a Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) student robotics engineering team has won the Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) Exploration Robo-Ops ...
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Sticky Feet Help Robots Land on Asteroids : Discovery News

Sticky Feet Help Robots Land on Asteroids : Discovery News | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Tiny steel hooks attached to a flexible suspension system could give probes better clinging power.
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HCC robot will help Challenger students simulate Mars missions - Bloomington Pantagraph

HCC robot will help Challenger students simulate Mars missions - Bloomington Pantagraph | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
HCC robot will help Challenger students simulate Mars missionsBloomington PantagraphLike the real-life Mars rovers that extended their missions far beyond what was expected, Fred is an overachiever that got its start more than a decade ago as a the...
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Robots Could Swim in Alien Sea

Robots Could Swim in Alien Sea | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
A laser-powered probe could see what's under the icy crust of Jupiter's moon, Europa.

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