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Metalworker Is Amazed by His New 'Terminator' Arm

Metalworker Is Amazed by His New 'Terminator' Arm | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
by Geoffrey IngersollWith the U.S.Military reporting a record number of amputations, researchers around the globe are working frantically to find the...
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Firefighting Robot Prepares To Walk Through Flames : DNews

Firefighting Robot Prepares To Walk Through Flames : DNews | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
The bot is designed to learn a ship's layout, move around autonomously and see through smoke. Continue reading →
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Tony Sacksteder's insight:<br>Hard to imagine a tougher environment than a burning ship for a robot to get around in.
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The world's fastest running robot is off the leash

The world's fastest running robot is off the leash | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
A relative of Boston Dynamics' Cheetah robot, which last year managed to outpace the world's fastest man Usain Bolt on a treadmill, is now able to run outdoors untethered. Named the WildCat, the...
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Design News - Blog - Researchers Develop World's First Soft Robot

Design News - Blog - Researchers Develop World's First Soft Robot | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
A consortium of European researchers are designing a robotic octopus they say will be the first entirely soft robot.
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Handibot™: A Smart Digital Power Tool

An innovative, portable tool run from apps on smartphones, tablets or PCs. Push-button CNC technology for jobsites and DIY projects!
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Disposable Drones Will Collect Data by Surfing Along with Hurricanes

Disposable Drones Will Collect Data by Surfing Along with Hurricanes | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
Swarms of cheap, tiny drones will surf the wind and waves to study hurricanes
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Out of the gait: Robot ranger sets untethered 'walking' record at 14.3 miles

Out of the gait: Robot ranger sets untethered 'walking' record at 14.3 miles | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
The loneliness of the long-distance robot: A robot named Ranger walked 14.3 miles in about 11 hours, setting an unofficial world record. A human -- armed with nothing more than a standard remote control for toys -- steered the untethered robot.
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Freaky Light-Controlled Gels Could Be the Real Future of Robotics - Gizmodo

Freaky Light-Controlled Gels Could Be the Real Future of Robotics - Gizmodo | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
Freaky Light-Controlled Gels Could Be the Real Future of Robotics
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There's a branch of robotics research that doesn't necessarily believe that future automatons have to be filled with pistons, gears, and motors.
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HYDROGELS ! 

See also:

http://www.popsci.com/category/tags/hydrogels

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Tomorrow's Recruitment: Big-Data Robots Bring Better Hires - Forbes

Tomorrow's Recruitment: Big-Data Robots Bring Better Hires - Forbes | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
Tomorrow's Recruitment: Big-Data Robots Bring Better Hires
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So what should you know before you hand recruitment over to the robots? Even in this economic climate, employee quit rates in the private sector run at an average of 1.8% per month.
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A reminder that in the world of BIG DATA, a robot may be a body-less piece of code running on a server farm half a planet away.

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IBM makes the world’s smallest stop-motion film

IBM makes the world’s smallest stop-motion film | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
IBM Research uses scanning tunneling microscope to direct its cast of 240 atoms to make “A Boy and His Atom”.
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This is really important and cool- with large implications!

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Micro-Drones That Are Completely 3D Printed | Disrupt 3D

Micro-Drones That Are Completely 3D Printed | Disrupt 3D | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
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Whoa...agog!

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Digital Gloss's curator insight, April 11, 2013 11:43 AM

Fascinating and beautiful 3-D manufacturing process, which will use fewer materials and less energy than traditional manufacturing, will also no doubt employee fewer workers -- and then there's the worry of what will be done with these tiny drones?

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Two-part “stutter jumps” could reduce jumping robot power consumption

Two-part “stutter jumps” could reduce jumping robot power consumption | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it

Georgia Tech researchers have discovered stutter jumps can reduce power consumption in jumping robots.

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MIT ‘cheetah’ robot rivals running animals in efficiency - MIT News Office

MIT ‘cheetah’ robot rivals running animals in efficiency - MIT News Office | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
Robot’s custom-designed electric motors are powerful and efficient.
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Drones toss and catch inverted pendulum

Drones toss and catch inverted pendulum | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
Ever see flying robots doing stuff that you never suspected flying robots could do? I have.
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This. Is. Cool.

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MIT inventor unleashes hundreds of self-assembling cube swarmbots | KurzweilAI

MIT inventor unleashes hundreds of self-assembling cube swarmbots | KurzweilAI | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
Self-assembling swarming microbots (credit: MIT) The experts said it couldn't be done. But research scientist John Romanishin of MIT's Computer Science and
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Robotic plant learns to grow like the real thing - tech - 09 August 2013 - New Scientist

Robotic plant learns to grow like the real thing - tech - 09 August 2013 - New Scientist | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
A new system mimics the behaviour of roots and could help create robots that can adapt to many different facets of their environment
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Self adapting robots

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Fab GOUX-BAUDIMENT's curator insight, September 23, 2013 5:08 AM

By reproducting themselves, how far will robots be from natural life?

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5 Axis Robot Carves Metal Like Butter (Video) | Singularity Hub

5 Axis Robot Carves Metal Like Butter (Video) | Singularity Hub | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
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Manuel Mühlbauer's curator insight, July 22, 2013 3:26 AM

Tool Fabrication Robot

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Live at TED Global 2013: Tweets, photos and video for quadrotor fans | Robohub

Live at TED Global 2013: Tweets, photos and video for quadrotor fans | Robohub | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
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Totally cool. The power of math and algorithms over physics. 

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Sandia Robot Rodeo showcases the latest in bomb defusing robots ...

Sandia Robot Rodeo showcases the latest in bomb defusing robots ... | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
The seventh annual Western National Robot Rodeo is set to get under way today in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The five-day ...
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Scroll down to the NASA Athlete wheeled Hexapoda robot video

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Cheetah-cub: A robot that runs like a cat

Cheetah-cub: A robot that runs like a cat | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
Thanks to its legs, whose design faithfully reproduces feline morphology, a four-legged "cheetah-cub robot" has the same advantages as its model: it is small, light and fast.
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A good example of applied biomimetic design

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As robots get smarter, they'll be pouring our coffee (and beer) - GigaOM

As robots get smarter, they'll be pouring our coffee (and beer) - GigaOM | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
DVICE As robots get smarter, they'll be pouring our coffee (and beer) GigaOM Scientists are hard at work creating robots that are able to sense and predict human actions, which should make them better performing tasks and look more natural while...
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Funny - the confusion - or rather misinformation about "sensing" and "smartness" 

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UH OH! The World’s First Entirely 3D-Printed Gun Has Arrived

UH OH! The World’s First Entirely 3D-Printed Gun Has Arrived | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
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Well...that ddn't take long.

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It's Almost Impossible To Believe There's a Robot In This Suit and Not a Real Human

It's Almost Impossible To Believe There's a Robot In This Suit and Not a Real Human | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
Boston Dynamics—the folks behind the brick-tossing BigDog—has released some new footage of one its other incredibly unsettling robotic creations.
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A bit less creepy with a suit on...or not?

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BionicOpter dragonfly drone flutters about, blows minds

BionicOpter dragonfly drone flutters about, blows minds | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
Festo isn't quite the household name that Boston Dynamics is. (And, really, we're not entirely sure Big Dog is a regular topic of conversation at dinner
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Festo's at it again, adding to their menagerie of robotfly creatures. Incredible!

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Robot hand ties shoelaces and deals cards | EarthSky.org

Robot hand ties shoelaces and deals cards | EarthSky.org | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
In this video, Nigel Ackland demonstrates how his new robotic hand allows him to do ordinary things with extraordinary technology.
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Sam McCormick's curator insight, March 20, 2013 5:52 AM

This video illustrates the importance of advanced prosthetics in the day to day life of their users.

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3-D Printed Car Is as Strong as Steel, Half the Weight, and Nearing Production | Autopia | Wired.com

3-D Printed Car Is as Strong as Steel, Half the Weight, and Nearing Production | Autopia | Wired.com | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
The future of urban runabouts will be ultra lightweight, electrically powered and 3D-printed... if Jim Kor has his way.
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Interesting story. However, it doesn't explain how 2500 hours of build time maketest his viable?!

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