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Japanese Hair Washing Robot

Japanese Hair Washing Robot | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Japanese giant Panasonic has come up with a robot that can wash and blow dry hair. The product due for release next year is aimed to help the elderly population in Japan, and is seen as being a great aid to the rapidly ...
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Cornell researchers create robot to assist elderly, disabled

Cornell researchers create robot to assist elderly, disabled | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Cornell researchers create robot to assist elderly, disabledIthaca JournalITHACA -- Personal robots may still feel like a futuristic concept but to researchers in Cornell's Robot Learning Lab, they may become a domestic reality sooner ...
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Personal Robots Not Ready For You Yet

Personal Robots Not Ready For You Yet | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it

You Know You Want One: Personal Robots Not Ready For You YetWBURA Silicon Valley company hopes to make a Jetsons-style robot a reality in your home. But the personal robotics industry has a few hurdles to jump before you ...

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Boeing's Phantom Eye autonomous robotic aircraft makes its first flight

Boeing's Phantom Eye autonomous robotic aircraft makes its first flight | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Boeing's Phantom Eye unmanned autonomous aircraft made its first flight on June 1st.
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Domesticated robots are at our doorstep ready to serve

Domesticated robots are at our doorstep ready to serve | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
For $US500 you can buy the Roomba 770 vacuum cleaning robot made by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology spin-off company. But why would you do that when you can buy much the same thing locally from ...
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Bio-Robotics: Biology Goes High-Tech

Bio-Robotics: Biology Goes High-Tech | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
The Bay Area may be the high-tech capital of the nation, but increasingly, biologists working at some of the area's universities are turning to.
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Insect-inspired flying robot smacks panes sans pain

Insect-inspired flying robot smacks panes sans pain | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Insect-inspired flying robot smacks panes sans painCNETResearchers at Switzerland's Laboratory of Intelligent Systems are working on a robot that can collide with windows and other obstacles, fall, then get up and fly ...
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Mail.ru CEO Starts $25 Million Fund To Spark Personal Robotics Start-Ups

Mail.ru CEO Starts $25 Million Fund To Spark Personal Robotics Start-Ups | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Mail.ru CEO Starts $25 Million Fund To Spark Personal Robotics Start-Ups #TechCrunch #Funding http://t.co/vLecMpEs...
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Canadian Navy to Buy Underwater Robots

Canadian Navy to Buy Underwater Robots | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
The Honorable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, today announced the procurement of six Remote Operated Vehicles (ROV) for the Royal Canadian Navy.
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MDS Robot – First Test of Expressive Ability

MDS Robot – First Test of Expressive Ability | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
and built in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab's Personal Robots Group, UMASS Amherst's Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics, Xitome Design, and Meka Robotics. It illustrates the robot's expressive range of movement ...
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ABB palletizing robots deployed in Chinese coal mine

ABB palletizing robots deployed in Chinese coal mine | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Packaging EuropeABB palletizing robots deployed in Chinese coal minePackaging EuropeThe Datong Coal Mining Group have installed four palletizing robots for brick production in high temperatures and heavy dust environments, helping improve working...
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Robot performs brain surgery

Robot performs brain surgery | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
UbergizmoRobot performs brain surgeryUbergizmoBy Edwin Kee on 06/11/2012 09:46 PDT Would you trust to undergo the knife wielded by a robot for brain surgery, or would want to look towards a human behind the knife instead?
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The trick that geckos and cockroaches taught a robot

The trick that geckos and cockroaches taught a robot | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
UC BerkeleyThe trick that geckos and cockroaches taught a robotLos Angeles TimesThe discovery has inspired the development of miniature robots, or microbots, that can mimic their behavior, the team reported in the journal PLoS One.
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Robotics Research Grant Opportunity

Robotics Research Grant Opportunity | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Clearpath Robotics is offering a grant to academic researchers who use ROS. Equipment grants for robotics research are often hard to come by. To remedy this, Clearpath Robotics started the PartnerBot Grant Program in the ...
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BioTac robot finger identifies surfaces better than humans

BioTac robot finger identifies surfaces better than humans | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Jun. 20, 2012 - Giving robots the capacity to comprehend human emotion may still be a faraway dream, but the ability to feel is well within their grasp. Numerous.
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Quadrotor UAVs used to wirelessly deliver power

Quadrotor UAVs used to wirelessly deliver power | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Roboticists have developed a quadrotor that can charge devices while hovering near them.
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X-47B unmanned robot aircraft completes first major phase of flight-testing

X-47B unmanned robot aircraft completes first major phase of flight-testing | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
The Northrop Grumman-built X-47B has successfully completed the first major phase of flight testing at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
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Baby robot learns first words from human teacher

Baby robot learns first words from human teacher | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Wired.co.ukBaby robot learns first words from human teacherNew ScientistA robot that begins by babbling nonsense can produce real words by interacting with a teacher, just like a human child.New Discoveries With Language Learning RobotsScience Daily...
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West Seattle teens' underwater robot diving into international competition

West Seattle teens' underwater robot diving into international competition | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
West Seattle Blog (blog)West Seattle teens' underwater robot diving into international ...West Seattle Blog (blog)We are participating in the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Competition.
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The Uncanny Valley

The Uncanny Valley | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Four decades ago, Japanese roboticist Masahiro Mori wrote a seminal essay introducing the concept of the uncanny valley.
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Robotic assistants may adapt to humans in the factory

Robotic assistants may adapt to humans in the factory | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
In today' s manufacturing plants, the division of labor between humans and robots is quite clear.
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The War Machines

The War Machines | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
It’s happening on the ground in Afghanistan, where robots are increasingly doing the dirty and dangerous work (#Technology #War: Robot wars are coming: http://t.co/VRjaj8Zs @TIME: what George Lucas...
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Versatile Robotic Interface to Assess Post-Neuromotor Disorder Locomotion

Versatile Robotic Interface to Assess Post-Neuromotor Disorder Locomotion | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
AZoRoboticsVersatile Robotic Interface to Assess Post-Neuromotor Disorder LocomotionAZoRoboticsGrégoire Courtine and his team has unveiled a flexible and efficient robotic interface to assess, enable and subsequently train independent pattern...
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Japanese couple married by a robot

Japanese couple married by a robot | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Almost everyone stood when the bride walked down the aisle in her white gown, but not the wedding conductor, because she was bolted to her chair. The nuptials at this ceremony were led by “I-Fairy,” a 4-foot tall seated ...
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A robot helps surgeons remove prostate cancer

A robot helps surgeons remove prostate cancer | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
A robot helps surgeons remove prostate cancerWDBJ7It has four arms, stands 8 feet tall and it's a robot that performs surgery: Its name is daVinci. Kimberly Mayo is a registered nurse at Carilion.
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