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Liquid Robotics’ robot vehicle journeys 9,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean

Liquid Robotics’ robot vehicle journeys 9,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Robot vehicle makes history for the farthest journey by an autonomous vehicle.
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iRobot Founder Now Building Tiny Hovering Drone Spies | Danger Room | Wired.com

iRobot Founder Now Building Tiny Hovering Drone Spies | Danger Room | Wired.com | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Four years ago, iRobot co-founder Helen Greiner left the company she helped turn into a chief supplier of bomb-disposing military robots. Now today, her new company has unveiled its brand new teeny tiny flying ‘bots.
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The robotic equivalent of a Swiss army knife | MIT News Office

The robotic equivalent of a Swiss army knife | MIT News Office | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Reconfigurable robot a step toward something that can become almost anything.
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CMU's robot crew for aircraft maintenance | Gizmag

CMU's robot crew for aircraft maintenance | Gizmag | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a team of robots to autonomously strip paint and other exterior coatings from military aircraft using a continuous wave laser.
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Google’s Driver-less Car and Morality

Google’s Driver-less Car and Morality | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

Within two or three decades the difference between automated driving and human driving will be so great you may not be legally allowed to drive your own car, and even if you are allowed, it would immoral of you to drive, because the risk of you...

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iPad robot app from IEEE Spectrum

iPad robot app from IEEE Spectrum | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
IEEE Spectrum is proud to unveil Robots for iPad, a fun and engaging app featuring the world’s coolest robots...
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Mars Rover Makes Discovery | NPR

Data from a soil sample on Mars have NASA scientists buzzing with excitement over a finding that could be "one for the history books." But they're not spilling the beans about their discovery just yet.
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Cells power biological machines | University of Illinois

Cells power biological machines | University of Illinois | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

They’re soft, biocompatible, about 7 millimeters long – and, incredibly, able to walk by themselves. Miniature “bio-bots” developed at the University of Illinois are making tracks in synthetic biology.

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Lemnos: A Silicon Valley Incubator for Hardware

Lemnos: A Silicon Valley Incubator for Hardware | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Unlike other incubators, Lemnos Labs nurtures hardware makers...
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Mind-controlled robot avatars inch towards reality

Mind-controlled robot avatars inch towards reality | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
The software necessary for mind-controlled robot avatars is being developed by an international team of researchers in Japan.
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Saul Griffith, Otherlab and inflatable robots | Wired.com

Saul Griffith, Otherlab and inflatable robots | Wired.com | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Saul Griffith, founder of Squid Labs, Makani Power, Instructables, and Otherlab, is the World's Most Wired Rogue Engineer.

 

Inflatable robots and the Othercutter, a DARPA funded laser cutter replacement are interesting, but I'm also taken with the underlying philosophy, that you have to invent tools to innovate.

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Isaac Asimov explains his three laws of robotics

Isaac Asimov explains his three laws of robotics | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
For those of you who aren't familiar with Asimov's Laws of Robotics: First Law: A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
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How an autonomous driving bill becomes law

How an autonomous driving bill becomes law | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

Two years ago, no state legislature had even contemplated self-driving cars. Now, three states have passed legislation, several more are considering it, and Nevada's DMV has issued the world's first autonomous vehicle test plates to Google.

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Japan's new 'communications robot' will prevent astronauts from getting lonely in space — by being absolutely adorable

Japan's new 'communications robot' will prevent astronauts from getting lonely in space — by being absolutely adorable | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
It may look and act nothing like David from Prometheus, but big things come from humble beginnings.
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Turning four toy helis into one quadcopter - DIY Drones

Turning four toy helis into one quadcopter - DIY Drones | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
From Hackaday: There’s a reason we’ve seen a menagerie of quadcopters over the past few years – the key piece of any quadcopter build is an inertial measuremen…...
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ABB Robotics - Dancing with Robots

ABB's industrial robots enjoy the pleasure of contemporary dance in the modern dance performance "Human Interface". The movement of the robots were programme...
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Israel Cardenas's comment, January 31, 2013 7:47 PM
great!!!!
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Robotswim, specialist in designing mini autonomous robot fish.

Robotswim, specialist in designing mini autonomous robot fish. | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Robotswim, specialist in designing mini autonomous robot fish.
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Automation Reaches French Vineyards With A Vine-Pruning Robot

Automation Reaches French Vineyards With A Vine-Pruning Robot | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Now that Wall-Ye V.I.N. has been built we can rest assured that there are no jobs too sacred to be handed over to the automated expertise of robots.
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A leap forward for prosthetic systems | Stanford School of Engineering

A leap forward for prosthetic systems | Stanford School of Engineering | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

Stanford researchers have designed the fastest, most accurate algorithm yet for brain-implantable prosthetic systems that can help disabled people maneuver computer cursors with their thoughts. The algorithm’s speed, accuracy and natural movement approach those of a real arm, doubling performance of existing algorithms.

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Giant boxing robots reality show unveiled by Syfy — EXCLUSIVE | EW.com

Giant boxing robots reality show unveiled by Syfy — EXCLUSIVE | EW.com | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Ready for the next generation of robot combat? Syfy has greenlit and shot the first season of a new show where eight-foot-tall state-of-the-art humanoid robots...
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‘Lean’ Theme at RoboBusiness 2012 Touted by Industry Observers - Robotics Business Review

‘Lean’ Theme at RoboBusiness 2012 Touted by Industry Observers - Robotics Business Review | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
A thread on lean methodology ran through the keynote expert panels. What's it telling us?
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Robot Startup Series #2 Bob Christopher | Robohub

Robot Startup Series #2 Bob Christopher | Robohub | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

“The 2 Year Itch”, is a paper advising hardware and robotics consumer technology companies on the finer points of surviving in the retail market.

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robots.net - DARPA Working on Sub-stalking Robots

robots.net - DARPA Working on Sub-stalking Robots | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

A DARPA program is developing autonomous underwater robots that will stalk submarines and continuously report their location and movements.

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Life telepresent: working vicariously through the Beam robot

Life telepresent: working vicariously through the Beam robot | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Last week I took a trip to Willow Garage in the heart of Silicon Valley. It's not a hard place to find, and I was on time for my 11AM appointment. Just one problem: I was supposed to be at Suitable...
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The Funding Challenges Facing Robotics Startups - Robotics Business Review

The Funding Challenges Facing Robotics Startups - Robotics Business Review | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Investment panel examines how to build a successful robotics business from both investors and entrepreneurs at RoboBusiness 2012...
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