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Flying robots, the builders of tomorrow

Dec.2 - A team of scientists has demonstrated that a coordinated group of pre-programmed, autonomous robots can do the job of building workers ...youtube.com...
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Pinoky turns regular toys into robots (Wired UK)

Pinoky turns regular toys into robots (Wired UK) | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Japanese design researchers have created a simple ring-like device called Pinoky that can be used to animate your soft toys, causing them to (Love this toy!
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Self-Balancing, Bike-Riding Robot Makes Us Believe in Magic

Self-Balancing, Bike-Riding Robot Makes Us Believe in Magic | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Murata Boy, the bike-riding, self-balancing robot makes a rare U.S. appearance at CES 2012.
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Cat-brushing robot draws all signs of contentment

Cat-brushing robot draws all signs of contentment | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cat-grooming robot? It can happen, and it has, with software engineer Taylor Veltrop’s show of all he can do with the research robot Nao, along with the motion-sensing Kinect device, a head-mounted display (HMD), Wii remotes, and...
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Ekso Bionics to Begin Shipping Exoskeletons for Paraplegics This Year

Ekso Bionics to Begin Shipping Exoskeletons for Paraplegics This Year | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
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Treaded robot modified for stair climbing

Treaded robot modified for stair climbing | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Treaded robot modified for stair climbing (Treaded robot modified for stairclimbing: [Mike Li] is showing of his stair climbing robot.
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Questions about batteries, motors, microcontroller - VEX Forum

My question is about keeping all the batteries charged. The plan is to have 10 groups of 2 students so I need to make sure all the batteries for the micro-controller and batteries for the vexnet joystick are fully charged.
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Future of Technology - Ant-like robots poised to invade the marketplace

Future of Technology - Ant-like robots poised to invade the marketplace | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it

Swarms of robots modeled on the behavior of social insects such as ants are set to invade the research and education marketplace, the university engineers who designed the technology announced Thursday.
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Controlling Robots With Your Thoughts | Machine-Brain Connections

Controlling Robots With Your Thoughts | Machine-Brain Connections | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
A clever new system helps paralyzed patients and computers work together to control a robot, helping to connect locked-in people with the world. Visit Discover Magazine to read this article and other exclusive science and technology news stories.
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Robot builds its own body from sprayable foam

Robot builds its own body from sprayable foam | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
As the name suggests, Foambot can build or modify its body into almost any shape using sprayable urethane foam (#Technology Robot builds its own body from sprayable foam http://t.co/cP0iroq4...)...
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Lego Robot Beats Human Record For Solving the Rubik’s Cube!

Lego Robot Beats Human Record For Solving the Rubik’s Cube! | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Lego Robot Beats Human World Record For Solving the Rubik’s Cube!

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Self-Contained Soft Robot is a Master of Creepy Oozing

Self-Contained Soft Robot is a Master of Creepy Oozing | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
DARPA's Chembots program is back, in the form of MIT's latest boneless wonderbot (Self-Contained Soft Robot is a Master of Creepy Oozing http://t.co/sGmE5Zb5 #IEEE #IEEEGreen...)...

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Fault Lines - Robot wars

What is the role of robots and drones in wars and how will they shape the future of the US military?
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Soft Robot Creepily Walks and Crawls

This freaky soft robot is being developed at Harvard. It uses compressed air to inflate elastomer limbs and can walk, crawl, and slither through all kinds of small spaces and slippery substances. The translucency of the soft ...
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Leaping lizards, dinosaurs have a message for robots: Get a tail

Leaping lizards, dinosaurs have a message for robots: Get a tail | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of California, Berkeley, biologists and engineers including undergraduate and graduate students studied how lizards manage to leap successfully even when they slip and stumble, and found that swinging the tail upward is...
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Robot Vacuums That Empty Themselves

Robot Vacuums That Empty Themselves | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, we check out some robot vacuums that can empty their own dust bins (Robot Vacuums That Empty Themselves - IEEE Spectrum http://t.co/BQ3D9SSw...)...
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Autonomous Deployment Demonstration Program Completes Flight Testing

Autonomous Deployment Demonstration Program Completes Flight Testing | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Delivering sensor-emplacement within 15 feet of their intended landing locations, Close-In Covert Autonomous Disposable Aircraft, or CICADA, allows for the low-cost delivery of multiple precision-located sensors without placing the warfighter in...
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Japan to open robot farm in tsunami disaster zone - Telegraph.co.uk

Japan to open robot farm in tsunami disaster zone - Telegraph.co.uk | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.ukJapan to open robot farm in tsunami disaster zoneTelegraph.co.ukA futuristic farm with robot operators is to open in Japan on land swamped by the March 11 tsunami as part of an experimental government project.
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UC lab makes robot that emulates leaping lizard - San Francisco Chronicle

UC lab makes robot that emulates leaping lizard - San Francisco Chronicle | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it

"UC lab makes robot that emulates leaping lizardSan Francisco ChronicleAfrican Raindow lizards use their long flexible tails to keep their balance as they leap to escape hungry predators, and after experiments Berkeley..."

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Future robots will run like cockroaches

Future robots will run like cockroaches | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Most people find cockroaches repulsive, but not John Schmitt. A mechanical engineer at Oregon State University, Schmitt is using the leggy pests as a model for futuristic robots that can run effortlessly over rough terrain.
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Robot wars still a long way off.

Robot wars still a long way off. | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Despite a third of US fighting strength to be composed of robots by 2015, according to the Department of Defense, experts warn that the machine wars seen in the movies will remain science fiction for quite some time yet.
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As robotics becomes more prominent, 'robot rodeos' are all the rage -- Government Computer News

As robotics becomes more prominent, 'robot rodeos' are all the rage -- Government Computer News | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
A recent 'robot rodeo' for bomb squads in Oklahoma is the latest in a series of events that reflect the growing role of robotics.

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Robotic suit enables paraplegic to walk again

Robotic suit enables paraplegic to walk again | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
When Amanda Boxtel was paralysed 19 years ago following a skiing accident, she thought she'd never walk again. However, a robotic suit developed by...
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Rotundus Outs GroundBot For Rugged Surveillance Purposes (Video) | Geeky Gadgets

Rotundus Outs GroundBot For Rugged Surveillance Purposes (Video) | Geeky Gadgets | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Not really surprising since we always though it was only a matter of time before someone made a robot shaped like a ball. It's a no-brainer, really.
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