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Robotic Prison Guards Tested In South Korea [VIDEO]

Robotic Prison Guards Tested In South Korea [VIDEO] | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Three robotic prison guards are being tested at a prison in the South Korean city of Pohang.
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Australian schoolgirl a science sensation

Australian schoolgirl a science sensation | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
An Australian teenager's simple idea that would allow a complete quadriplegic to control a wheelchair by voice has earned her international recognition and a top science award for school students, handed out by Commonwealth science agency CSIRO.
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16 yr old Yaya Lu documents her 8 years of robotics competitions and her learning journery at her website yayalu.net . She is a complete champion.

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TheKidsAreAllRight's comment, January 18, 2013 3:34 PM
Wow, and she's only 16 - amazing!
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A mighty contest | The Economist

A mighty contest | The Economist | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
“OUR ROBOTS PUT people to work,” says the rejected slogan still on the whiteboard in Rodney Brooks’s office. It was meant to convey the belief that led Mr...
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Part 5 of The Economist's special on robotics.

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Up in the air

Up in the air | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
AMERICA’S DECADE OF misbegotten war in the early 21st century will be remembered for many things, but when it comes to technology, the rise of the drone will stand...
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Immigrants from the future

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SCHAFT, A BLUE-LIMBED robot, lifts its right foot to the seventh step of the ladder, its left foot to the eighth, and stops; it sways alarmingly in the strong...
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Google's Project Tango headed to International Space Station | PCWorld

Google's Project Tango headed to International Space Station | PCWorld | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The prototype smartphone will be used to help develop autonomous flying robots
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Project Tango may be providing small cheap localization and mapping solutions for robots everywhere. - not just in space.

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Edward Snowden appears on the @TED stage via robot. : davemorin

Edward Snowden appears on the @TED stage via robot. : davemorin | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Edward Snowden appears on the @TED stage via robot. http://t.co/21tXJWFqo7 by davemorin 445967599357399040
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The tweet stream of this singularly remarkable event is fascinating - TED, Edward Snowden, Tim Berners-Lee, add internet and robots.

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10 inspirational women engineers and scientists

10 inspirational women engineers and scientists | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Here are 10 women whose work is inspirational or who take steps to inspire in engineering or related fields.
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International Women's Day is March 8 - get your girl geek on!

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Tracking great white sharks with drones right from an iPhone

Tracking great white sharks with drones right from an iPhone | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

Imagine floating on the empty blue Pacific Ocean, nothing but water in every direction, sunrise to sunset. Yet under the surface swim thousands of great white sharks. That's no...

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NASA's Buckminster Fuller-inspired Super Ball Bot

NASA's Buckminster Fuller-inspired Super Ball Bot | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Buckminster Fuller would be proud of NASA's new experimental robot design. It's based on the structural principle that Fuller called tensegrity (tensional integrity) where the structure comes from compressed rods and flexible connections.
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Teen Crafts 3D-Printed 'Robohand' for Fingerless Boy

Teen Crafts 3D-Printed 'Robohand' for Fingerless Boy | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Using a 3D printer at the local library, a Kansas high schooler built a working prosthetic hand for his nine-year-old family friend who was born without fingers on his right hand.
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Strange robot band and Squarepusher

Strange robot band and Squarepusher | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
This is what we call "future music."
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The Beginning of a Drone Revolution

The Beginning of a Drone Revolution | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
We are on the cusp of a personal robotics age – can you hack it? Take to the air with my Node.js drone control setup and Leap Motion interaction, and hear more about how small flying machines will ...
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Remote Controlled Robots To Roam Tate Britain Gallery After Hours So Web Users Can Peek At The Art | TechCrunch

Remote Controlled Robots To Roam Tate Britain Gallery After Hours So Web Users Can Peek At The Art | TechCrunch | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Who doesn't want to hang out in the museum after hours? London's Tate Britain art gallery houses a treasure trove of great works from Hogarth, Gainsborough..
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Drones to the rescue | Stuff

Drones to the rescue | Stuff | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Drones could soon be used to help find people missing in remote parts of the country.
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The invisible unarmed

The invisible unarmed | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
THE ANNOUNCEMENT IN November 2013 by Amazon’s boss, Jeff Bezos, that he wanted to use drones for deliveries was, to many in the industry, something of a stretch....
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Part 4 of the Economist's special on robotics.

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Good and ready

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ON THE OUTSKIRTS of Odense, a small city in southern Denmark, Enrico Krog Iversen shows off the building he has bought to serve as the new headquarters and assembly...
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Facebook refuses to call a drone a drone

Facebook refuses to call a drone a drone | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Facebook today announced its Connectivity Lab, a new division within the company meant to solve the problem of delivering Internet access to the two-thirds of the world's population that has yet to...
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Robotic milking winning friends

Robotic milking winning friends | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
New Zealand dairy farmers are more open to using robotic milking than they were previously.
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One of the biggest growth areas for robotics at the moment and also more humane and environmentally beneficial than older farming methods.

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It's here! The NAO Robot is finally out of the classroom! We took it to skydive! Take a look...

It's here! The NAO Robot is finally out of the classroom! We took it to skydive! Take a look... | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
NAO price has dropped by half, and is now available to the general public!
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Great way to make the point! :)

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Judge rules commercial drones are legal, undoing six-year ban

Judge rules commercial drones are legal, undoing six-year ban | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
An administrative judge on the National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that the commercial use of small drones is in fact legal, despite six years of Federal Aviation Administration...
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Rolls-Royce Drone Ships Challenge $375 Billion Industry: Freight

Rolls-Royce Drone Ships Challenge $375 Billion Industry: Freight | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
In an age of aerial drones and driver-less cars, Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc is designing unmanned cargo ships.
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3D-printed exoskeleton helps paralyzed skier walk again

3D-printed exoskeleton helps paralyzed skier walk again | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The robotic suit, created by 3D Systems and EksoBionics, allows Amanda Boxtel, who was paralyzed in a skiing accident, to walk for the first time since 1992. Read this article by Daniel Terdiman on CNET News.
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Dean Kimpton's curator insight, April 8, 8:54 PM

I've always loved the word exoskeleton. While I understand it has a biological beginning, it is one word that conjures up the future for me. Mobile scaffolding for the body. Now throw 3D printing in there....

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Runaway Drones Map Land, Film 'Wolf,' Knock Down People, as FAA Gives Chase

Runaway Drones Map Land, Film 'Wolf,' Knock Down People, as FAA Gives Chase | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
It came from the sky.
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Yes indeed, the genie is out of the bottle.

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Brain powered quadcopter | Science Nation

Brain powered quadcopter | Science Nation | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
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More great drone news today! Hopefully, this project will enter the Drone Social Innovation Award!

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UAE offers $1m prize to drive drones programme

UAE offers $1m prize to drive drones programme | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
International competition announced to support plan to launch unmanned aerial vehicles
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Dyson invests £5m in robot lab

Dyson invests £5m in robot lab | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

Dyson, the engineering company best known for its bagless vacuum cleaners, is to invest £5m in a robotics lab at Imperial College, London.

The research will focus on vision systems that can help robots understand and adapt to the world around them, the company said.

Dyson has been working on robotics with Imperial's Prof Andrew Davison since 2005, and he will run the new lab.

The research will cover domestic robots as well as robotic vacuum cleaners.

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