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Paralyzed Woman Finishes London Marathon

Paralyzed Woman Finishes London Marathon | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
While it took her 16 days to do it, Claire Lomas, who lost use of her legs in a 2007 accident, finished the London Marathon with the aid of a ReWalk powered exoskeleton from Argo Medical Technologies.
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This Talented One-Armed Juggling Robot Is The Future Of Busking

This Talented One-Armed Juggling Robot Is The Future Of Busking | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
In today’s tough economic climate even industrial robots are having a hard time finding work. So it’s nice to see that researchers at Chiba University in Japan have successfully taught a robot arm how to juggle.
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Robots to Patrol Borders Instead of Soldiers

Robots to Patrol Borders Instead of Soldiers | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
New project currently being developed will have robots replacing IDF soldiers on patrols along Israel’s borders.
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Robot can scent online activity

Robot can scent online activity | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
A web-connected robot that emits a puff of perfume is helping people gauge how connected they are online.
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International Robotics Conference Kicks Off Today

International Robotics Conference Kicks Off Today | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
RedOrbitInternational Robotics Conference Kicks Off TodayRedOrbitCredit: MIT Today kicks off the 2012 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), featuring leading robotics and automation experts.
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Open Source Robotics Foundation incorporated

Open Source Robotics Foundation incorporated | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
The newly appointed board of the Open Source Robotics Foundation is to help it achieve its mission to support the development and distribution of free software for robots (Open Source Robotics Foundation incorporated http://t.co/zCEHc9XB...
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The risk of avatar and robot crime in augmented reality travel

The risk of avatar and robot crime in augmented reality travel | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Avatars and robots can now be used to help people "visit" remote locations via the internet - but this raises a host of moral and legal questions.
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giant robot dinosaur scares Zack

Zack loves dinosaurs but until now he has never seen one bigger than himself. This is his reaction. Zack is 2 1/2 years old.
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3D Printing Robot To Impact Annual $8B In Retail Furniture Sales - Robotics Business Review

3D Printing Robot To Impact Annual $8B In Retail Furniture Sales - Robotics Business Review | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Tables and chairs for casual dining represent an $8 billion slice of the more than $96 billion annually in retail sales of furniture and home furnishings.
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Japanese Humanoid Robot Can Keep Its Balance After Getting Kicked

Japanese Humanoid Robot Can Keep Its Balance After Getting Kicked | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
University of Tokyo researchers used kicks, knee strikes, and shoves to test their new robotic legs (Poor humanoid robot. Japanese Humanoid Robot Can Keep Its Balance After Getting Kicked!
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U.S. military embraces robots with greater autonomy

U.S. military embraces robots with greater autonomy | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
PENN HILLS, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - The unattended steering wheel on the 15-ton military truck jerked sharply back and forth as the vehicle's huge tires bounced down a rain-scarred ravine through mounds (U.S.military embraces #robots with greater...
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Robotic Technology: Development in Soft Robotics Attains Focus

Robotic Technology: Development in Soft Robotics Attains Focus | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
So what exactly is soft robotics? Before we get to that, let us talk about how exactly we’d expect robotic technology to affect our lives in the near future. The answer is not that simple.
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Expo 2012 opens May 12 for three-month run in South Korea with ocean theme

Expo 2012 opens May 12 for three-month run in South Korea with ocean theme | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Expo 2012 opens May 12 for three-month run in South Korea with ocean themeWashington PostSEOUL, South Korea — A robot fish on a scientific mission shoots lasers from its nose, its tail swinging as it swims around a tank.
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Laser-toting MAV can find its way in tight spaces, might eventually hunt you down

Laser-toting MAV can find its way in tight spaces, might eventually hunt you down | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
A perpetual weakness of MAVs (micro air vehicles) is their frequent need for hand-holding in anything other than a wide-open or very controlled space.
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From Science Fiction To Fact, Robots Are Coming To A Farm Near You

From Science Fiction To Fact, Robots Are Coming To A Farm Near You | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
WWNOFrom Science Fiction To Fact, Robots Are Coming To A Farm Near YouNPR (blog)There's no doubt that robots are cool, but are robots on farms far off in our future?
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Paralyzed Woman Moves Robotic Arm With Her Mind - ABC News

Paralyzed Woman Moves Robotic Arm With Her Mind - ABC News | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
ABC NewsParalyzed Woman Moves Robotic Arm With Her MindABC NewsCathy Hutchinson is one of two tetraplegic patients able to reach and grasp with a robotic limb linked to tiny sensor in her brain, according to a study published today in the journal...
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GPS Robot Swarm Swims California Rivers - Discovery News

GPS Robot Swarm Swims California Rivers - Discovery News | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
GPS Robot Swarm Swims California RiversDiscovery NewsSwarms of robots equipped with a sensors and GPS units are swimming in California rivers measuring water flow, salinty levels and pollution.
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Robot helicopters swoop in to help from the air

Robot helicopters swoop in to help from the air | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Unmanned mini-helicopters are increasingly being deployed in science, industry, during catastrophes and even for filming. They can help the police as a surveillance tool or save fawns from combine harvesters.
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How robot cars will change the rules of the road

How robot cars will change the rules of the road | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Zee NewsHow robot cars will change the rules of the roadMother Nature NetworkInnovationNewsDaily asked Nevada DMV spokesman Tom Jacobs for more detail on how robot cars will change the rules of the road.
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Control A 12-Foot Tall Rideable Vaudeville Robot With Kinect And Smartphone

Control A 12-Foot Tall Rideable Vaudeville Robot With Kinect And Smartphone | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it

The pace of technology has become so amazing that a lot of concepts, which seemed fictional just a while ago, are fast becoming real. Remember the robot you could ride and control in Avatar?

 

Seems we are not too far away from Battle-Mechs and Heinlein's powered armor from Starship Troopers (the book, NOT the awful movie versions).

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Deepwater Robots Developed by Navy to Dive for Dangers - BusinessWeek

Deepwater Robots Developed by Navy to Dive for Dangers - BusinessWeek | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Deepwater Robots Developed by Navy to Dive for DangersBusinessWeekThe Navy is spending $170 million over the next five years to design and buy eight of the robots from General Dynamics Corp. (GD) (GD) and Bluefin Robotics Corp.
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Robots learn to pick up oddly shaped objects - Phys.Org

Robots learn to pick up oddly shaped objects - Phys.Org | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Robots learn to pick up oddly shaped objectsPhys.OrgThe work by Lipson and Ashutosh Saxena, assistant professor of computer science, a specialist in "machine learning," will be presented May 16 at the International Conference on Robotics and...
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Open Source Robotics Foundation Officially Announced

Open Source Robotics Foundation Officially Announced | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
A press release from Willow Garage officially announces the formation of the Open Source Robotics Foundation, and we talk to the new CEO.
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This tiny car transforming into robot by itself is pretty cool | Ubergizmo

This tiny car transforming into robot by itself is pretty cool | Ubergizmo | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it

Sure there are toys from Hasbro based on the Transformers franchise.

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Robotics Update: May 2, 2012 « IT for Good

Robotics Update: May 2, 2012 « IT for Good | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Current robotics research news includes particles that could sculpt themselves into any shape, robot squirrels that are helping to explain animal behavior, and desktop technology that may make it possible to design and print ...
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