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Cowabunga: Swiss Boffins Working on Robot Turtle | IEEE Spectrum

Cowabunga: Swiss Boffins Working on Robot Turtle | IEEE Spectrum | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

Naro-Tartaruga is a robotic sea turtle from ETH Zurich. The reason to go with a sea turtle, as opposed to something boring like a fish, is because sea turtles are both easier to construct and better for carrying payload.

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Robot 'Skin' Built With Touch Superior to Humans

Robot 'Skin' Built With Touch Superior to Humans | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Robots may not have a sense of emotional feeling, but thanks to researchers at the University of Southern California's Viterbi School of Engineering, they may soon have the gift of physical feeling.
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Mexican jumping beans to influence robot design? | Ubergizmo

Mexican jumping beans to influence robot design? | Ubergizmo | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
What do Mexican jumping beans and robots have in common? Not much at this point in time, but one should not rule out the possibility of Mexican jumping beans acting as a design influence in future robots.
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DASH robot mimics cockroaches' disappearing act

DASH robot mimics cockroaches' disappearing act | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Scientists from the University of California, Berkeley have adapted a small six-legged robot to perform an evasive maneuver used by cockroaches.
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MoNETA: A Mind Made from Memristors - IEEE Spectrum

MoNETA: A Mind Made from Memristors - IEEE Spectrum | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
DARPA's new memristor-based approach to AI consists of a chip that mimics how neurons process information (MoNETA: A Mind Made from Memristors.#DARPA "an artificial, generic creature known as an animat" http://t.co/0i5su1wo...
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Take tips from the arts to make robots come alive - tech - 20 January 2012 - New Scientist

Take tips from the arts to make robots come alive - tech - 20 January 2012 - New Scientist | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Actors, animators and dancers are helping to help create expressive automatons (A lovely story about the TRAITORS who are teaching The Machine HOW TO FOOL YOU.
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Science - Image - NYTimes.com

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MECHANICAL REACH Engineers at the University of Washington are working on a human-scale robot hand.

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AirBurr robot designed to crash and keep on flying | Geek.com

AirBurr robot designed to crash and keep on flying | Geek.com | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Jun. 19, 2012 - Flying robots have made huge advances in the last few years, in particular in the area of quadcopters.
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Batbot: Building a functionally correct bat wing robot - Hack a Day

Batbot: Building a functionally correct bat wing robot - Hack a Day | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Batbot is a project wherein the researchers are attempting to mimic the biological structure of a bat wing for flight. The desire is to attain the maneuverability and agility you see in bat flight due to the ever changing shape of their wings.
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Robotic fish is accepted by real fish - SlashGear

Robotic fish is accepted by real fish - SlashGear | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The latest study involving advancements in robotic technology has an end result that by all accounts is pretty amazing - a robot designed to look like a...
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Robotic Sharks

Dive in with NSF funded researcher John Long and his robotic sharks. A professor at Vassar College, Dr. Long and his team study real live sharks and their ve...
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