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Microsoft Research's MirageTable brings some augmented reality to your tabletop

Microsoft Research's MirageTable brings some augmented reality to your tabletop | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
We got a look at a holographic telepresence project from Microsoft Research earlier this week, but that's far from the only Kinect-enhanced rig...
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Welcome | ISMAR 2012

Welcome | ISMAR 2012 | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

The proliferation of powerful mobile hardware has, on one hand, opened up new avenues of research and inquiry; on the other hand, corporate and consumer applications have become possible on a wide scale. Across this spectrum, fascinating new types of user interfaces, technologies, and concepts are beginning to emerge.

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Advancing tomorrow’s leaders in Robotics and Manufacturing

American Grippers Inc is proud to participate in collaborative opportunities when they have the potential to lead to innovation and the advancement of robotics technologies and is committed to advancing tomorrow’s leaders in robotics and...
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ROBOT FILM FESTIVAL || JULY 14, 2012 || NEW YORK CITY

ROBOT FILM FESTIVAL || JULY 14, 2012 || NEW YORK CITY | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
We want YOU to create stories with robots! For our July 14, 2012 festival in NYC, we encourage creators to highlight innovation, explore frontiers before technically feasible and investigate humanity, machinery and the larger symbolisms within.
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Emotional Cocorobo vac-bot wants to suck up to you

Emotional Cocorobo vac-bot wants to suck up to you | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Plucky trilingual robot acts differently depending on how it feels, according to Sharp. Just don't kick it with your steel-toed boots. Read this blog post by Tim Hornyak on Crave.
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3d Printing Robot Parts - Using PLA vs. ABS

Featured on http://www.robots-dreams.com - Billy Zelsnack, founder of Adjunct Engineering and designer of the Printxel 3D printer kit talks about the tradeof...
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Automation Comes To The Coffeehouse With Robotic Baristas | Singularity Hub

Automation Comes To The Coffeehouse With Robotic Baristas | Singularity Hub | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
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Japanese Humanoid Robot Can Keep Its Balance After Getting Kicked - IEEE Spectrum

Japanese Humanoid Robot Can Keep Its Balance After Getting Kicked - IEEE Spectrum | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
University of Tokyo researchers used kicks, knee strikes, and shoves to test their new robotic legs...
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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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Google gets license to test drive autonomous cars on Nevada roads

Google gets license to test drive autonomous cars on Nevada roads | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Following new rules issued earlier this year, Nevada becomes the first American state to issue a license for autonomous car testing.
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Real Transformer (MUST-SEE)

Robot designed and built by Kenji Ishida and JS Robotics. Video was originally uploaded to Nico Nico Douga.
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Chaos reigns at LEGO robot challenge

Chaos reigns at LEGO robot challenge | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Robots are known for power and precision and elicit awe at the engineering prowess of their creators. They are also known for many their many scenes of mayhem and destruction in Hollywood movies.

Now even the adults want in on the kids' robot competitions!
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Timbuktu Chronicles: African Robotics Network

Timbuktu Chronicles: African Robotics Network | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Roboticists there and in the United States are launching today an initiative to enhance robotics education, research, and industry in Africa. The African Robotics Network (AFRON) wants to mobilize a community of institutions ...
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Petman - Stayin' Alive [Original]

Original http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mclbVTIYG8E Saturday Night Fever Intro remake with the PETMAN robot prototype from Boston Dynamics. And the best is: ...
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Augmented Reality Technology Experience 2012 (ARTX 2012)

ARTX 2012 (Augmented Reality & Technology Xperience) is the first augmented reality event in Asia, where people developing and using Augmented Reality techno...
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10 Ridiculously Unsettling Old-Timey Robots

10 Ridiculously Unsettling Old-Timey Robots | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Nowadays everyone hems and haws about the uncanny valley, but we don't realize how good we have it in the 21st century.
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The Most Realistic Robotic Ass Ever Made

The Most Realistic Robotic Ass Ever Made | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
In the never-ending quest to bridge the uncanny valley, Japanese scientists have turned to one area of research that has, so far, gone ignored: the robotic ass.
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£16m boost for UK robotics | Business Weekly | Technology | Biotechnology | Business news | Cambridge and the East of England

£16m boost for UK robotics | Business Weekly | Technology | Biotechnology | Business news | Cambridge and the East of England | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Cambridge and Cranfield Universities are at the heart of a £16 million government initiative to boost the use of robotics in UK industry.
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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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Exploring Space: Don't Sell Robots Short : Uncertain Principles

Exploring Space: Don't Sell Robots Short : Uncertain Principles | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
One final thought on the Big Science/ Space Chronicles stuff from last week. One of the things I found really frustrating about the book, and the whole argument that we ought to be sinking lots of money into manned space...
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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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O'Brien: When it comes to robotics, Silicon Valley is a follower, not a leader - San Jose Mercury News

O'Brien: When it comes to robotics, Silicon Valley is a follower, not a leader - San Jose Mercury News | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
At a forum in Menlo Park this week, robotics industry leaders discussed a surprising problem: Silicon Valley is not the leading cluster of the emerging industry. It lags such regions as Boston and Pittsburgh.
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Wall-mounted interactive robot mimics emotions, follows you around, wants to be friends (video)

Wall-mounted interactive robot mimics emotions, follows you around, wants to be friends (video) | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Not every robot is here to make our food, clean our floors or perform interstellar maintenance for us.
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How To Survive A Robot Uprising (aka...

How To Survive A Robot Uprising (aka Robopocalypse) (от epipheo) (Video: How To Survive A Robot Uprising (aka Robopocalypse) (от epipheo) http://t.co/rh7e6Qia...)...

this oldie is relevant with Daniel Wilson's book coming out as a movie soon.
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Lego Robotics Day at Rucker presented by IBM

Lego Robotics Day at Rucker presented by IBM | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Fourth grade teacher Kurt Hentschke watches his students play with their Lego Mindstorm robots Friday at Rucker Elementary School during the Lego Robotics Day presented by IBM.

I love STEM initiatives but I can't help but notice that the girls are in background at computers not in foreground with robots.
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