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Portuguese intelligent wheelchair receives award |INESC TEC

Portuguese intelligent wheelchair receives award |INESC TEC | Robotics by fbnsantos | Scoop.it
A Portuguese robotics project whose purpose is to develop intelligent wheelchair – which has already been tested with patients with cerebral palsy – has now received its fifth award: a Best Paper Award, given during the International Conference on...
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Portuguese researchers have developed a robotic wheelchair that will help disabled people. This wheelchair can understand voice commands.

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Boy 'lived as a robot' for two months | BBC

Boy 'lived as a robot' for two months | BBC | Robotics by fbnsantos | Scoop.it
Sumi Das reports on an eight-year-old boy who lived vicariously through a robot after a bone marrow transplant.
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Avatar robot makes  possible the connection between young brothers. These avatar robots are reducing distances and improving the quality of life. 

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New robots to give farmers a hand on the land - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

New robots to give farmers a hand on the land - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Robotics by fbnsantos | Scoop.it

Australian scientists develop a range of smarter, cheaper robots to make life on the land a little easier.


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UN mulls ethics of 'killer robots' | BBC

UN mulls ethics of 'killer robots' | BBC | Robotics by fbnsantos | Scoop.it
The ethics surrounding so-called killer robots will come under scrutiny as a report is presented to the UN's Human Rights Council in Geneva.
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13th Portuguese National Festival of Robotics ​ - April 25 to 28

Robótica 2013 - Festival Nacional de Robótica, Abril 2013, Escola Secundária de D. Dinis, Marvila, Lisboa
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The 13th Portuguese National Festival of Robotics will be held in Lisbon,  from 25 to 28 of April. 

 

This festival holds the following competitions: Middle Size Soccer League - Infaimon Cup; Autonomous Drive; FreeBots; Robot@Factory; RoboCup Junior Dance; RoboCup Junior Soccer; RoboCup Junior Rescue. 

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Autonomous car without expensive 3D sensors and GPS

Autonomous car without expensive 3D sensors and GPS | Robotics by fbnsantos | Scoop.it
Oxford's robot car uses cameras and lasers instead of expensive 3D sensors and GPS
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U.K. researchers have developed an autonomous car without any GPS receiver and without any LIDAR System. These researchers have told: "At present it costs about £5,000, but we're working to reduce that to £100"

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Career tech center unveils new robotics program facility - Clanton Advertiser

Career tech center unveils new robotics program facility - Clanton Advertiser | Robotics by fbnsantos | Scoop.it
Clanton Advertiser Career tech center unveils new robotics program facility Clanton Advertiser The Chilton County Chamber of Commerce held a Business After Hours event at LeCroy Career Technical Center on Thursday during which students like Thorsby...
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