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International Robotdalen Innovation Award

International Robotdalen Innovation Award | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The award is aimed towards researchers, inventors and entrepreneurs with commercially valid robotics solutions.
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2012/10/24 Robots, Take Your Mark… The DARPA Robotics Challenge Begins Today! Will It Include You?

2012/10/24 Robots, Take Your Mark… The DARPA Robotics Challenge Begins Today! Will It Include You? | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

Robot enthusiasts, the time has come. The DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) begins today. Will you be part of it?

 

Registration is Track C is open for individuals and small teams without hardware using the open-source DRC simulator.

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How a team of students HIJACKED a drone in midair - all for a $1,000 bet with U.S. government

How a team of students HIJACKED a drone in midair - all for a $1,000 bet with U.S. government | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin managed to take control of a small drone by mimicking a signal sent to its GPS and giving it new commands, thus proving that anyone can hijack unmanned aircraft.
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Open Source Robotics Foundation Officially Announced - IEEE Spectrum

Open Source Robotics Foundation Officially Announced - IEEE Spectrum | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
A press release from Willow Garage officially announces the formation of the Open Source Robotics Foundation, and we talk to the new CEO...
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DARPA Issues Robotics Challenge | Engineering On The Edge

DARPA Issues Robotics Challenge | Engineering On The Edge | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
We've written before about the U.S. military's use of robots in combat, and the occasionally freaky robots under development for the Defense Department.
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New DARPA Grand Challange For More “Human Like” Robots - WebProNews

New DARPA Grand Challange For More “Human Like” Robots - WebProNews | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
New DARPA Grand Challange For More “Human Like” RobotsWebProNewsThis time we have DARPA coming out with a new Grand Challenge for robots.
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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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African Robotics Network (AFRON)

The goal of the AFRON "10 Dollar Robot" Design Challenge is to design a new class of affordable robots for learning (especially in primary and secondary schools). Robots excite people of all ages. Their physical behavior in response to programs and/or sensors inspires student interest in computers, science, math, and engineering more broadly. However, existing platforms are often too expensive for students in many African countries and other emerging economies (this competition is open to anyone worldwide).

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Willow Garage Spins Off Open Source Robotics Foundation | Xconomy

Willow Garage Spins Off Open Source Robotics Foundation | Xconomy | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
It's a rite of passage in the software world: Once the community around an open-source application, operating system, or language grows large enough, the (Willow Garage Spins Off Open Source Robotics Foundation http://t.co/u7Y64nSF...)...
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Industry leaders tapped for open source robotics group | SmartPlanet

Industry leaders tapped for open source robotics group | SmartPlanet | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The Open Source Robotics Foundation aims to drive adoption of, research for and education about open source software within the field.
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DARPA Robotics Challenge: Here Are the Official Details - IEEE Spectrum

DARPA Robotics Challenge: Here Are the Official Details - IEEE Spectrum | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Want to win $2 million?Build a robot that can drive a truck, operate power tools, and break through walls (DARPA Robotics Challenge: Here Are the Official Details http://t.co/HwM805U8 via @AddThis...)...
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Messi must be quaking in his boots... Robocup kicks off in Germany - with the aim of beating human champions by 2050

Messi must be quaking in his boots... Robocup kicks off in Germany - with the aim of beating human champions by 2050 | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Students and researchers from all over Europe fielded teams over three days from March 30 to April 1 in Magdeburg, central Germany.

Robocup is something I miss out on the West Coast of the US.

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