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Celebrate National Robotics Week

Celebrate National Robotics Week | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

Today is the start of National Robotics Week in the US. April 7th to 15th celebrates all things robotic and we're involved in lots of great events.

 

Robot Block Party at Stanford and Mega Startup Weekend with ROBOTS to name a just a few. There's also Robot Meetups and RoboGames coming up.

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Catlin Gabel Robotics Team 1540: The Flaming Chickens celebrate National Robotics Week

Catlin Gabel Robotics Team 1540: The Flaming Chickens celebrate National Robotics Week | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

Love the styling of this FRC team!

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Makerspaces in Education and DARPA

Makerspaces in Education and DARPA | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Recently, Mitch Altman announced publicly that he's not participating in Maker Faire this year because MAKE received a DARPA award for education.

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AI robot: how machine intelligence is evolving

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The GuardianAI robot: how machine intelligence is evolvingThe GuardianA population of 20 robots are first placed one by one in front of a mirror and they begin to explore the shapes they can make using their bodies in the mirror.

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AT&T Archives: Robot, by Jim Henson

For more from the AT&T Archives, visit http://techchannel.att.com/archives Jim Henson made this film in 1963 for The Bell System. Specifically, it was made f...

 

Perpetuating some human-robot stereotypes.

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3D printing at a Nano scale

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RT @TopsyRT: 3D printing at a Nano scale http://t.co/aakD8Fff...

 

Now for nano robots printed at home.

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Mega Startup Weekend

Mega Startup Weekend | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Startup Weekend is a 54 hour startup event that provides the networking, resources, and incentives for individuals and teams to go from idea to launch. Get connected with local developers, innovators and entrepreneurs.

 

Needs more robot entrepreneurs! promo code "robotlaunch"

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Google's Project Glass augmented reality glasses begin testing

Google's Project Glass augmented reality glasses begin testing | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
A long-rumored Google project, the Project Glass augmented reality glasses were unveiled today by Google on a new Google+ page. The project is specifically from the Google X, the company's "secret...

 

Another great interface which will change human-robot interaction too.

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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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Robogames Team 2012 | Rolling Robots

Here is a collection of information about the Rolling Robots Robogames Team 2012. RSVP for our party April 14 and 15. All RSVP before April 12 get free pizza and drinks. Click to RSVP (RT @Mister_Robotics: Gave my intern one of these 18 months ago.
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Cognitive Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Join an audience at swissnex San Francisco as scientists from Switzerland and the US discuss their research on humanoid robots, cognitive robotics, and artifici (Recommended: Cognitive Robotics and Artificial Intelligence http://t.co/Rsa9jmv3...
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Are Computers Playing Games With Us? - Huffington Post

Are Computers Playing Games With Us? - Huffington Post | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Are Computers Playing Games With Us?Huffington PostBut computers are also playing games that require something else -- significant intelligence at least of the artificial variety. Let us look at various famous human games.
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Ras goes to Robot Block Party at Stanford University

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There will be crowds cheering RAS at the big Silicon Valley Robot Block Party!

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YouTube - Robotics and Lions

Great use of RC / robotics: dangerous wildlife photography. Right up until the lion makes off with your kit.


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#SXSWi Big Ideas at the Intersection of Humans & Technology ...

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#SXSWi Big Ideas at the Intersection of Humans & Technology · Steve-mann ... Sunday featured a solo presentation by 25-yr-old Amber Case, co-founder of Geoloqi.com, and described as a Cyborg Anthropologist.

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Robot with Human Skeleton Steps Toward Artificial Intelligence | Techland | TIME.com

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ECCEROBOT is an anthropomimetic robot. In other words, it's got lots of synthetic human parts like bones, muscles and tendons.

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G-Souto's Blog: Portuguese students win Robotics competition

G-Souto's Blog: Portuguese students win Robotics competition | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Portuguese students win Robotics competition http://t.co/BlHcvfFA...

 

Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest (TCFFHRC) recently held in Hartford, included Robowaiter division.

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Rise of the Legal Machine on Texas Business

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Do Robot Lawyers Dream Of Electric Sheepskins?

 

Algorithms replacing humans.

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MIT Given $10 Million Grant for ‘On Demand,’ Printable Robots from Home

MIT Given $10 Million Grant for ‘On Demand,’ Printable Robots from Home | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
National Science Foundation is giving MIT at $10 million to bring robotics to the consumer level. The money will be used to create a desktop system that would allow an “average person” to design, customize and print a robot on demand.
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Design and Development: 3d electronic printing | Robotics Trends

Design and Development: 3d electronic printing | Robotics Trends | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Revolutionary ‘smart wing’ created for a UAV model using groundbreaking technology.
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Qbo robot strips for open-source titillation - SlashGear

Qbo robot strips for open-source titillation - SlashGear | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Qbo robot strips for open-source titillationSlashGearThe Qbo robot may be open-source, but open-casing is what creators TheCorpora have been showing recently, stripping the sensor-studded 'bot down and then reconstructing it in a new timelapse video.
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Make customized 3D bots at a 'Robot Kinko's' - msnbc.com

msnbc.comMake customized 3D bots at a 'Robot Kinko's'msnbc.comDaniela Rus imagines it as a "Robot Kinko's." Say you're going away for a weekend and you're worried Fluffy will be bored while you're gone, so you want an automated cat-entertaining...
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Consumer and Education: Virtual Event | Robotics Trends

Consumer and Education: Virtual Event | Robotics Trends | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Attendees at the free, online conference, April 4, will learn why the education and research robotics industry represents a massive market opportunity for robotics and intelligent systems solution providers. ...
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Robotic hand is powerful yet delicate - R & D Magazine

Robotic hand is powerful yet delicate - R & D Magazine | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Robotic hand is powerful yet delicateR & D MagazineIt may be difficult to imagine, but pouring juice into a plastic cup can be a great challenge to a robot. While one hand holds the glass bottle firmly, the other one must gently grasp the cup.

Sensitivity using twisted strings on actuators in compact space. Increasing touch control and awareness is a big issue in robotics.

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