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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 8:52 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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CHARLI-2 Stability Test

CHARLI-2 implements an active stabilization strategy based on sensory feedback as an open loop walking gait can become unstable due to the external perturbat...
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Compressorhead Ace of Spades

http://compressorheadband.com/ http://www.robocross.de/ http://www.bigdayout.com/ Preview of Compressorhead during band practise at the Robocross head quarte...
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Whoa! Robotic Metal Band. Simultaneously creepy and cool.

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Ivan l.s's comment, March 18, 2013 3:45 AM
it can be an entertainment. Playing music by robot.
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Liquid Robotics\' Wave Glider breaks Guinness record, does it in the name of science

Liquid Robotics\' Wave Glider breaks Guinness record, does it in the name of science | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
Last fall, four autonomous Wave Gliders set out from San Francisco Bay to begin a two-fold mission: gather data about the oceans\' depths and break...
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HAL Powered Exoskeleton to Help Cleanup Fukushima Post Meltdown (VIDEO)

HAL Powered Exoskeleton to Help Cleanup Fukushima Post Meltdown (VIDEO) | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
The cleanup following the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear reactor in Japan is expected to take decades.
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Miniature robot leaps 27 times its body size - Image 1 of 6

Miniature robot leaps 27 times its body size - Image 1 of 6 | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at EPFL have developed a jumping robot inspired by the grasshopper. The 5cm model uses a 0.6-gram pager motor and a cam to charge two torsion springs, which trigger a jump from the robot’s 1.3mm carbon rod feet. The 7-gram robot can jump 4.6 feet (1.4 m), more than 27 times its body size, and ten times the distance of any existing jumping robot.
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Water strider microrobot can walk - and jump - on water

Water strider microrobot can walk - and jump - on water | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
A newly developed microrobot is the first that can move around by continuously jump on the water's surface without sinking, mimicking the water strider.

The robot's driving system includes a miniature direct-current motor and a reduction gear unit that allow it to leap more than 14 cm (5.5 inches) into the air and jump in strides of 35 cm (14 inches) - over twice its own length. Its increased mobility now means the microrobot can easily evade obstacles and be used to monitor water quality, or even perform spy or reconnaissance missions.
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Watch Darpa's Rescue Robot Jump, Climb and Dodge Obstacles | Danger Room | Wired.com

Watch Darpa's Rescue Robot Jump, Climb and Dodge Obstacles | Danger Room | Wired.com | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
Robots aren't often athletic. But in this new video, a prototype version of a robot sponsored by the Pentagon's blue-sky researchers climbs over wooden blocks, jumps while maintaining its balance, and climbs up stairs -- the kinds of athletic tasks...
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Video: Navy's Humanoid Robot Dances Gangnam Style | Danger Room | Wired.com

Video: Navy's Humanoid Robot Dances Gangnam Style | Danger Room | Wired.com | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
Meet CHARLI-2, Virginia Tech's skinny, five-foot tall humanoid robot. His balance is enviable: jostle him, and he'll right himself -- which is one of the reasons the Navy is using him for research on its firefighting robot of the future.
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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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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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GWS35 Walkie Stacker - Seegrid

GWS35 Walkie Stacker - Seegrid | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
Transport palletized or racked loads throughout manufacturing and warehouse environments without the need for facility modifications, wires, tapes, magnets or lasers with Seegrid's GWS35 Walkie Stacker...
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State of the art machine vision and conventional industrial material handling equipment: A utilitarian mashup that's off the shelf. The future is here.

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Revolve Robotics introduces Kubi, a $200 telepresence robot for your desk, living room, or kitchen

Revolve Robotics introduces Kubi, a $200 telepresence robot for your desk, living room, or kitchen | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
Everyone, it seems, wants to build a telepresence robot that moves. Revolve Robotics, however, wants to build a telepresence robot that doesn't break the bank.
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Toshiba shows off robot meant to help at nuke site

Toshiba shows off robot meant to help at nuke site | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
Toshiba shows off robot meant to help at nuke site ♦ Toshiba shows off robot meant to help at nuke site Associated Press Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or..
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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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Sandia hoppers have robots jumping for joy

Sandia hoppers have robots jumping for joy | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
Hopping robots could prove the answer to giving robots unprecedented mobility for exploring other planets, gathering battlefield intelligence, and assisting...
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Pentagon's Newest 'Humanoid' Walks as Awkwardly as You Do | Danger Room | Wired.com

Pentagon's Newest 'Humanoid' Walks as Awkwardly as You Do | Danger Room | Wired.com | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
It's not going to dance Gangnam Style any time soon. But in order to help sailors extinguish shipboard fires, the Navy's newest robot has to learn how to move as awkwardly as real people do.
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Air Force Keeps 'Micro-Aviary' Of Tiny, Bird-like 'Bots | Danger Room | Wired.com

Air Force Keeps 'Micro-Aviary' Of Tiny, Bird-like 'Bots | Danger Room | Wired.com | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
Tiny robotic hummingbirds, dragonflies, and bats.
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