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HRP-4C Miim's Human-like Walking

A good example of the Creepy factor when robots begin to look too lifelike.
AIST has succeeded in making HRP-4C Miim walk like a human being. Her knees are stretched by up/down motion of the waist, the single-toe supporting realizes ...

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Science - Image - NYTimes.com

Science - Image - NYTimes.com | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
MECHANICAL REACH Engineers at the University of Washington are working on a human-scale robot hand.
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Latest AlphaDog Robot Prototypes Get Less Noisy, More Brainy - IEEE Spectrum

Latest AlphaDog Robot Prototypes Get Less Noisy, More Brainy - IEEE Spectrum | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it

Just keeps geting better...New video shows Boston Dynamics and DARPA putting AlphaDog through its paces...

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DARPA's Cheetah Robot Can Now Outrun Usain Bolt - Forbes

DARPA's Cheetah Robot Can Now Outrun Usain Bolt - Forbes | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it

Boston Dynamics ROCKS !!
Video It's been a little over a year since the military first set out to design a four-legged robot capable of doing mad sprints.

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Stanford's new surfing robot opens ocean to exploration

A few days ago, Stanford marine biologists were excited to detect a white shark swimming along the California coast north of San Francisco.
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Viewing Robots as Assistants, Not Replacements - New York Times

Viewing Robots as Assistants, Not Replacements - New York Times | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
Viewing Robots as Assistants, Not ReplacementsNew York Times“Skilled Work, Without the Worker” (“The iEconomy” series, front page, Aug. 19) perpetuates the stereotype that robots and humans are mutually exclusive.
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Video: DARPA's Lightweight, Inflatable Robotic Arm Lifts Four Times its Own Weight

Video: DARPA's Lightweight, Inflatable Robotic Arm Lifts Four Times its Own Weight | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
The future of military robotics isn’t all heavy metal and humanoid soldier-bots.
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A LEGO Mindstorms NXT Autonomous Killough Platform using 3x Sonars, Programmed with RobotC

A LEGO Mindstorms NXT Autonomous Killough Platform using 3x Sonars, Programmed with RobotC | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it

All With LEGO!

Autonomous Tri-Drive Holonomic Platform fitted with Rotacaster Omniwheels & using 4x Ultrasonic Sensors for navigation & programmed with RobotC.

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Drones' Future: Supersonic Swarms of Robot Bugs

Drones' Future: Supersonic Swarms of Robot Bugs | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
Wired News (blog)Drones' Future: Supersonic Swarms of Robot BugsWired News (blog)A micro-aviary of drones that look—and fly—like ladybugs and dragonflies is just the start of flying robots' weird, weird future.and more »...

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Jamming Robot Gripper Learns to Throw Stuff, Humans Surrender - IEEE Spectrum

Jamming Robot Gripper Learns to Throw Stuff, Humans Surrender - IEEE Spectrum | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
I bet you didn't think it was possible for a balloon filled with coffee grounds to shoot hoops and play darts, did you?
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EXARM Exoskeleton of ESA controlling PA10 robot

The EXARM Exoskeleton is used as an input device to control a Mitsubishi PA-10. Different operators can use the exoskeleton easily. It doesn't need to match ...
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Industrial Food Machine of the Day: Automated Lamb De-Boner

Industrial Food Machine of the Day: Automated Lamb De-Boner | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it

Using X-ray imaging to determine the choicest cut...

Like a automotive process only... severing bone muscle and tissue with inhuman accuracy.

Scott Technology Ltd in New Zealand built this system to automate the butchery process. The system xrays each carcass to identify the fat and bones and how make the best cut.

(gets interesting around 0:50)

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DARPA Humanoid Robot Climbs Stairs

DARPA Humanoid Robot Climbs Stairs | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it

http://youtu.be/aqCmX5dMYHg This video shows humanoid robots by DARPA and Boston Dynamics successfully climbing stairs, doing push-ups, and walking on a treadmill.

 

What's facinating is the mastery of transition from climbing stairs on the forefoot to heel-toe gait on flat surface

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A Robot With a Delicate Touch

A Robot With a Delicate Touch | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it

Researchers are developing less threatening machines that can mingle safely with humans. One, called Baxter, will be on sale in October. Baxter, which comes encased in plastic and has a nine-foot “wingspan,” is relatively slow and imprecise in the way it moves. And it has an elaborate array of safety mechanisms and sensors to protect the human workers it assists.

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Crawling bot glows, camouflages itself with dye

Crawling bot glows, camouflages itself with dye | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
DARPA's soft-bodied walkers, developed by engineers at Harvard University, can stand out or blend in with their environment, and may take on military tasks. Read this blog post by Tim Hornyak on Crave.
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This Week In Bots: The Robots We Build To Kill For Us - Fast Company

Fast CompanyThis Week In Bots: The Robots We Build To Kill For UsFast CompanyBaby-Driven Robots. Researchers at Ithaca College in New York have made a break-through in robotics by designing and building their own mobility robot for disabled babies.
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Thomas Friedman, "I Made the Robot Do It": Will Robotics Create - Yes

Thomas Friedman, "I Made the Robot Do It": Will Robotics Create - Yes | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
Although I am not familiar with Rethink Robotics, it stands to reason that improved robotics will eliminate lower-skilled jobs, i.e. the ones that are currently being outsourced to sweat shops in China, Vietnam and Pakistan.
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Drones and Biomimetic Robots

A good summary of some very far out robotic system, emulating fish, birds, snakes, spiders, bugs. 07:35 minutes.

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HR 1000-LL Photos and Capabilities | Helical Robotics

HR 1000-LL Photos and Capabilities | Helical Robotics | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it

The HR 1000-LL (Light Lift) is the latest design by Helical Robotics to lift payloads up ferrous surfaces using our patent pending magnetic adhesion system.

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[VIDEO] Biologically accurate robot walking legs

A group of US researchers has produced a robotic set of legs which they believe is the first to fully model walking in a biologically accurate manner.

 

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A2 Compliant Arm | Meka Robotics

A2 Compliant Arm | Meka Robotics | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it

The Meka A2 Compliant Arm is a lightweight seven degree-of-freedom force controlled arm. Designed to match the size and shape of a small adult, it is the ideal platform for researchers interested in manipulation for human environments.

The A2 nearly matches the scale and workspace of a human arm. It features high-strength force-controlled actuators, intrinsic physical compliance, zero-backlash Harmonic Drive gearheads, and the Meka M3 real-time manipulation control system.

The A2 is available as a single arm or as a bimanual manipulator. It provides plug-and-play support for the T2 Humanoid Torso, S2 or S3 head, and the G2 or H2 hand.

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How a team of students HIJACKED a drone in midair - all for a $1,000 bet with U.S. government

How a team of students HIJACKED a drone in midair - all for a $1,000 bet with U.S. government | Robotics Frontiers | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin managed to take control of a small drone by mimicking a signal sent to its GPS and giving it new commands, thus proving that anyone can hijack unmanned aircraft.
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