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DARPA's Cheetah Robot Sets New Robot Speed Record ...

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Careful readers will notice that the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has a thing for robotic animals. While those were impressive in their own right, none of them were particularly quick off the mark -- until ...
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Workshop at Stevenson University explores the emerging art form of 'augmented ... - Baltimore Sun

Workshop at Stevenson University explores the emerging art form of 'augmented ... - Baltimore Sun | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Baltimore SunWorkshop at Stevenson University explores the emerging art form of 'augmented ...Baltimore SunAugmented reality, or AR, is such a cutting-edge concept that it's mostly for show right now, says Bull, who is artist-in-residence for the...
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HDT Launching New Robotic Arm : Robotics Technology Consortium

HDT Launching New Robotic Arm : Robotics Technology Consortium | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The MK2 robotic arm systems, which can be mounted on any mobile platform, were created by a team of HDT Robotics™ scientists and engineers to offer soldiers and law enforcement officials more advanced capabilities than ...
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Cheetah, the world's fastest legged robot | SmartPlanet

Cheetah, the world's fastest legged robot | SmartPlanet | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The world's fastest legged robot mimics the physiology of a cheetah.
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Inhabited sculpture #fujifilmx10
immyk's photo on Instagram (great :) RT @andiskakeli: Love it RT @im_myk: Inhabited sculpture http://t.co/EnJAkxjN #igersmelbourne #photography...)...

 

Robotics is sometimes the inverse of inhabited sculpture. And yet at other times, the intricate and beautiful engineering we do of our environment is the epitome of robotics. Or cybernetics.

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Rodney Brooks Keynote at Robotdalen - Robots.net

Rodney Brooks Keynote at Robotdalen - Robots.net | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Rodney Brooks Keynote at RobotdalenRobots.netRobotdalen is a Swedish robotics cluster enabling commercial success of new ideas and research within robotics and automation. On February 9 we arranged the event Robotics Innovation Challenge.
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Twitter / Dave: Colleague from robotics la ...

Colleague from robotics lab just walked in and said to me in a GladOS voice "I need to borrow your monkey... for science." Creepy.
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Colleague from robotics lab just walked in and said to me in a GladOS voice "I need to borrow your monkey... for science." Creepy.
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DARPA's 'Avatar project' aims to give soldiers surrogate robots, make James Cameron proud

DARPA's 'Avatar project' aims to give soldiers surrogate robots, make James Cameron proud | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
In a fevered mash up of blockbuster films directed by James Cameron, DARPA is looking to put soldier controlled bi-pedal robots on the battlefield.
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Study: Robots Inspire New Learning & Creativity Possibilities for Kids | Latitude Research°

In January 2012, Latitude Research completed a multi-phase innovation study (published in collaboration with LEGO® Learning Institute and Project Synthesis), Robots @ School, asking kids across the world to illustrate and write a story that answers this question: “What would happen if robots were a part of your everyday life—at school and beyond?”
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Universal Robotic Gripper Features

Universal Robotic Gripper Features | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The features of the gripper include:

Conforms to the shape of any part
Using 3 articulated fingers and four different grasping modes, the gripper can pick up a very high variety of parts. Different parts can be picked up from the fingertips or by using the whole finger(s) when doing an emcompassing grip.

Force and speed control
The gripper is electric. Commands are sent from the robot controller to the gripper to open and close it. Speed and force are adjustable from the teach pendant.

Partial closing / opening intelligence
You don't have to fully open or close the gripper each time. Cycle time is decreased by opening and closing just enough to minimize gripper movement for a given part.

Grip detection
Fingers close independently until they hit a part or the palm. Once the 3 fingers have made contact with something, the gripper indicates the grip status to the robot controller.


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Upgrading The Human Machine

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I’m sure you’ve probably heard about the “man without a pulse” artificial heart recipient, who’s been in the news so much lately. I’m bringing it up today because it’s an illustration of one of the biases that we as transhumans will have to overcome to actually become “Trans” humans.

Which bias is that, you ask? The idea that the human body as it currently is constructed is either “perfect” or that any “enhancements” must mimic how the body currently functions


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Retail's Virtual Assistant | Retail News and Trends - Retail Prophet - The Retail Innovation Network

Retail's Virtual Assistant | Retail News and Trends - Retail Prophet - The Retail Innovation Network | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
That friendly, helpful person who greeted you when you walked into their store might be a computer http://t.co/d9jkPDrf #retail...
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Microsoft shows ‘Holoflector’ augmented-reality mirror - GeekWire

Microsoft shows ‘Holoflector’ augmented-reality mirror - GeekWire | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
One of the research projects, dubbed Holoflector, includes a large, translucent mirror with an LCD panel about three feet behind it, and a Kinect camera on top.
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Researchers Working On Robots That Can Teach Humans - RedOrbit

Researchers Working On Robots That Can Teach Humans - RedOrbit | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
RedOrbitResearchers Working On Robots That Can Teach HumansRedOrbitSupport from the National Science Foundation (NSF) is helping Mutlu and his fellow computer scientist, Michael Gleicher, take gaze behavior in humans and create algorithms to...
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The tragic story of Alan Turing is revealed at Bletchley Park - Telegraph

The tragic story of Alan Turing is revealed at Bletchley Park - Telegraph | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Bletchley Park marks the centenary year of Alan Turing with a highly personal
exhibition about the legendary Second World War code-breaker. (RT @PhilipGAbraham: Feeling truly inspired by the Alan Turing exhibition at Bletchley Park - go see it!
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Houston Medical Robotics, Inc. Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Euclid(TM ... - MarketWatch (press release)

Houston Medical Robotics, Inc. Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Euclid(TM ... - MarketWatch (press release) | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Houston Medical Robotics, Inc. Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Euclid(TM ...MarketWatch (press release)HOUSTON, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Houston Medical Robotics, Inc.
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The Aftermatter: Artificial Intelligence Composers: Can computers write music?

The Aftermatter: Artificial Intelligence Composers: Can computers write music? | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Hmmm...http://t.co/k6f7PRUd...

 

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Health Robotics Announces Premier Healthcare Alliance 3-Year ...

Gaspar DeViedma, Health Robotics' Executive Vice President and Board Member, stated: “We are pleased indeed to have been exclusively selected by Premier Healthcare Alliance for the provision of IV Robotics solutions to ...
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Make a Mind-Controlled Arduino Robot

Make a Mind-Controlled Arduino Robot | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Makers Kimmo & Tero Karvinen, authors of Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets, brought a very interesting project along with them to Maker Faire: Bay Area last year: an Arduino robot you control with yo (Make a Mind-Controlled Arduino Robot http://t.co/LGzAcuaW...)...
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The TED Talk from the Future.

The TED Talk from the Future. | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

Guy Pierce stars as Peter Weyland, “a magnet for controversy” and would-be builder of “the first convincingly humanoid robotic system by the end of the decade”, in this awesome sci-fi TED Talk directed by Luke Scott with conception and design by Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof.


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Pixar Engineers Leave to Build Real World Living Toys

Pixar Engineers Leave to Build Real World Living Toys | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Teddy Ruxpin, meet Siri. Imagine a children's toy designed by the people behind the Toy Story and Finding Nemo movies but connected to the web and chock full of artificial intelligence.
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Supermechanical : Twine - Listen to your world, talk to the Internet

Supermechanical : Twine - Listen to your world, talk to the Internet | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Twine is the simplest possible way to get the objects in your life texting, tweeting or emailing. A durable, battery-powered 2.5" square provides WiFi connectivity and internal and external sensors.
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Can you build a human body?

Can you build a human body? | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
An interactive guide to some of the latest developments in bionic body parts...
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Makeblock

Makeblock | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
An innovative robot kit which is mainly made by aluminum profile (This Makeblock stuff has real potential for robotics and prototype fixtures http://t.co/HtPf8DMg #netmf #netduino #netgadgeteer...
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