Thanks to Rutgers, bridge maintenance is taking a large step in damage prevention — through the creation of automated data-gathering robots.The American Society of Civil Engineers awarded Rutgers the 2014 Charles Pankow Award for Innovation for its...
European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission Press release Brussels, 3 September 2013 The European Commission, together with a consortium of ten European companies led by Shell, launches today the PETROBOT project, which ...
... Once again National Geographic photographers have used innovative techniques to capture amazing images. Remember the polar bear cam in 2011 that got crushed by the curious bear as he examined and stepped on it?
... At last week’s White House Google+ Hangout, Daniela Rus, the director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), demonstrated two robots working together to assembly a piece of IKEA furniture.
Researchers from the Australian Center for Field Robotics (ACFR), working with the Dairy Science Group at the University of Sydney, have successfully used remote controlled, LiDAR equipped, Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) to herd dairy cows from the paddock to the dairy. The cows are not instrumented, but can still be identified, tracked (GPS) and monitored in real time.
kTBot robot, which will act as a museum guide. Its duties will be to provide support in the activities that are organised in the museum through different ways of working. The first will be to act as a guide for the visitors: kTBot will be accompanying groups to the rooms they want to visit. Along the way the robot will approach the visitors and offer to be their guide and will turn the route into a pleasurable experience by offering scientific news and messages relating to the museum's content. kTBot has been set up to navigate by dodging obstacles in spaces full of people.
The robot's second way of working is to present the content of the various rooms at the Eureka! Museum to the visitors by following a pre-established route. In each of the rooms the robot will offer a brief explanation of what the visitors can see. The kTBot will then direct the visitors to the next room along the route.
As the museum regularly hosts events like talks, workshops, conferences or presentations, the robot will also be fulfilling the duties of assistant in these events. In other words, it will be offering assistance in tasks like receiving the attendees and accompanying them, and announcing the activities scheduled.
... China’s 12th 5-Year Plan (2011-15) targeted robotics as a growth industry necessary for China’s development. It expects a compound growth rate of 25%, said Wang Weiming, deputy director of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
El autómata en cuestión se llama Robbl, y está pensado para darles la bienvenida a los pasajeros que se encuentran por embarcar, como así también, guiarlos (Robot en el aeropuerto de Ginebra http://t.co/gdk7DHmwFA)...