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Liquid Robotics’ robot vehicle journeys 9,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean

Liquid Robotics’ robot vehicle journeys 9,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Robot vehicle makes history for the farthest journey by an autonomous vehicle.

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Robot racing car aims for pole position

Robot racing car aims for pole position | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
A 120mph sports car that thunders around tracks without a driver is helping develop next-generation vehicles.

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Rebooting Manufacturing

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Smarter, safer robots could expand automation to new areas of ­production work and help many manufacturers regain a competitive edge against those using low-cost labor.

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As Drone Debate Rages, Police Move on to Million-Dollar Spy Planes

As Drone Debate Rages, Police Move on to Million-Dollar Spy Planes | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Drones? Who needs stinking drones when you have an all-seeing manned plane? That seems to be what Texas and other border states are thinking with multi-million dollar purchases of high-tech spy planes.

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New UAV from senseFly

New UAV from senseFly | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it

The eBee is lightweight enough to be launched by hand. It is fully autonomous during its entire flight. When it comes to landing, the eBee can either land in a circular clearing or, when space is limited, use its advanced ground sensing technology to make a fully autonomous straight-line landing.


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Walkera Ladybird nanocopter clone

Walkera Ladybird nanocopter clone | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
I love my Walkera Ladybird nanocopter, which costs $129 and is incredibly fun to fly. But now you can get a clone for just $49, complete with RC unit.

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Poverty to Prosperity

Poverty to Prosperity | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Imagine a world were we can drastically increase access to medicine, drastically reduce poverty and create access into new markets. We are at the dawn of a new roadless economy.

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Robotic Stuff

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Christchurch mechanical engineering firm Design Energy wants to make small Kiwi manufacturers more competitive with the help of robotics.


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Dogs and Robot Snakes to Team Up for Rescue Missions ...

Dogs and Robot Snakes to Team Up for Rescue Missions ... | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
They can be trained to sniff out survivors in a disaster area and they can traverse some terrain that humans can't in half the time. However even dogs have problems in some situations. What dogs need are little robot buddies ...
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The Two-Ton Robot That Can Leap Over Asteroids

The Two-Ton Robot That Can Leap Over Asteroids | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Michael Jordan? Muhammad Ali? Joe Montana? Sit down. The world's most amazing athlete works for NASA. Meet the gigantic, six-legged, tool-wielding robot that can hop around an asteroid. (RT @Gizmodo: The two-ton robot that can leap over asteroids.
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This Swarm of Flying Robots Will Terrify and Amaze You [VIDEO]

This Swarm of Flying Robots Will Terrify and Amaze You [VIDEO] | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
In this project, the flying machines are shown flying in three-dimensional formations performing complex flight patterns.
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VTOL Flying-Wing: a new take on UAV design

VTOL Flying-Wing: a new take on UAV design | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
The age of UAVs has well and truly dawned but designers aren't resting on their laurels when it comes to improving the capabilities of these multi...
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A Robotics Tournament…in Space

A Robotics Tournament…in Space | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
If you're feeling spaced out this morning, you're not alone. Teams of high school students are at MIT today for the finale of the third annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge, a worldwide competition where students program ...
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Tufts researchers receive grant for soft-bodied robots

Tufts researchers receive grant for soft-bodied robots | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it

The soft-bodied robots are modeled primarily on caterpillars and are constructed of silicone instead of metal, according to Professor David Kaplan, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering.


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Anti-Pirate Robots to Board Hostile Ships

Anti-Pirate Robots to Board Hostile Ships | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
The Stingray robot promises to go into a dangerous situation ahead of the U.S. Navy's Visit, Board, Search, and Seizure (VBSS) teams so that sailors don't walk into an ambush.

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Robots: Space Business

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In today’s episode we speak with Stephen Gorevan from Honeybee Robotics about how he and Chris Chapman started the company and how his childhood dream of working for NASA got them into space robotics.


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Pareidolic robot looks for faces in clouds

Pareidolic robot looks for faces in clouds | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Product designer Neil Usher has built a robot that aims to "improve the efficiency of our leisure time" by automatically scanning for faces in clouds...

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Snakes on a plane slither in engines

Snakes on a plane slither in engines | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
After algorithms spot a problem, snake-like robots may one day be used to investigate faulty engines, saving time and money...

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Pentagon builds 'worm warrior'

Pentagon builds 'worm warrior' | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
A robot that mimics the movements and softness of a worm is built by engineers using funds from the Pentagon's research lab.

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Automation is now

Automation is now | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it

Seegrid’s robotic industrial trucks are machine-guided, so no driver is needed. These machines populate the aisles and warehouses of the company’s customers, like Walgreens and DaimlerBenz.


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Zero Robotics Competition Plays Out Robots on International Space Station

Zero Robotics Competition Plays Out Robots on International Space Station | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
AZoRoboticsZero Robotics Competition Plays Out Robots on International Space StationAZoRoboticsBy Andy Choi For the past four months, high school students have been working in teams to program tiny robots to fly on board the International Space Station,...
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Upgraded Quince robots ready for second reactor foray

Upgraded Quince robots ready for second reactor foray | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
The Japan TimesUpgraded Quince robots ready for second forayThe Japan TimesNew robots for gathering data inside the radiation-contaminated Fukushima No.
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Welcome to the Robotics Innovation Challenge - Robotdalen

Welcome to the Robotics Innovation Challenge - Robotdalen | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
The Robotics Innovation Challenge will be held on February 9, 2012, in Eskilstuna, Sweden.
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Speech-Controlled Arduino Robot

Speech-Controlled Arduino Robot | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
We all dream of having appliances and machines that can obey our spoken commands. Well, let’s take the first step towards making this happen.
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Dancing Robot Army Rings in Chinese New Year

Dancing Robot Army Rings in Chinese New Year | Robots and Robotics | Scoop.it
Happy Chinese New Year everyone! While I don't get a chance to watch the annual CCTV gala (aka craptacular) since coming to Japan from China a few years.
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