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Fidgebot: Robot Experience - Blog of FUSE Labs at Microsoft Research

Fidgebot: Robot Experience - Blog of FUSE Labs at Microsoft Research | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Fidgebot: Robot Experience [Written by Jürgen Brandstetter] Before picking back up from the previous 2 posts Working out While Working and Fidgebot, by the Numbers here is a recap of Fidgebot. During...
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Video Friday: Ollie Rolling, RoboRaven Flying, TurtleBot Curling

Video Friday: Ollie Rolling, RoboRaven Flying, TurtleBot Curling | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Photo: Sphero
Dyson sure did deliver this week. They managed to put together a fun little teaser video with just the right amount of truthiness mixed in, and followed it up with an excitingly unique consumer robot.
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Drawing bot

Drawing bot | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The junkbot itself is made up of a drinks can, three supports (we used LEGO here but it equally could be straws, sticks), a pen/pencil, and a  motor and broken propeller combination to create an...
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Raspberry Pi Junkbot: Drawing bot - YouTube

A Raspberry Pi controlled junkbot drawing as it moves. This is a simple one motor version moved by controlling a unbalanced motor. More on junkbots can be fo...
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Junkbot LEGO: videos

In a recent post (http://junkbots.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/junkbot-project-evolves1-idea.html ) we looked at the adding Mindstorm NXT brick and motors to a drinks can to produce a junkbot. Here are...
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1000 Swarming Robots Think for Themselves - The Know

Harvard researchers have developed robots that work together without detailed instructions to accomplish tasks. News By: Ashley Jenkins Hosted By: Ashley Jenkins Music By: @EvGres at EpicWins.com...
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Roam Britain's most famous art gallery with some nocturnal robots

Roam Britain's most famous art gallery with some nocturnal robots | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Ever fancied roaming an art gallery through the eyes of a robot? For the next five days, that's the opportunity that London's Tate Britain is offering the citizens of the internet. After Dark will see four telepresence 'bots roam the halls of the...
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Self-assembling origami robot is world's first Transformer

Self-assembling origami robot is world's first Transformer | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It may not be able to disguise itself as a car, but the flattened robot can build itself and walk away without human intervention
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Edison - fun robotics for tomorrow's inventors!

Edison - fun robotics for tomorrow's inventors! | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Meet Edison - the super affordable, programmable robot. Your stepping stone into the exciting world of science and technology!

Via Steve Thomas
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Robo rehab

Robo rehab | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Robot-assisted rehabilitation is gaining traction in hospital stroke units, but exoskeleton-type devices may actually discourage patients from performing their exercises.
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Could Jibo Developer Cynthia Breazeal Be The Steve Wozniak Of Robots?

Could Jibo Developer Cynthia Breazeal Be The Steve Wozniak Of Robots? | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
VideoBill Gates once predicted we would have a robot in every home to go with our personal computer. James Temple of is calling Jibo—a new personal robot to be sold commercially in 2015—“one of the most ambitious and affordable robots for the home that seen.” I agree. Developed by [...]
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Robot furniture that builds itself

Robot furniture that builds itself | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Researchers are creating robots that are building blocks for furniture that moves and assembles itself.
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JIBO: a game changing social robot

JIBO: a game changing social robot | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
JIBO, a 2013 Boston start-up, launched an IndieGoGo campaign last week and is off to a rousing start, lots of favorable press, and, as of the time of this writing, has raised more than $700,000 over their $100,000 goal.
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The ATLAS Bipedal Robot Is Ready To Build Your Warehouse/Battle Station | TechCrunch

The ATLAS Bipedal Robot Is Ready To Build Your Warehouse/Battle Station | TechCrunch | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
We've been following MIT's ATLAS, the bipedal robot, for a while now. We've seen the cute little guy walk, toddle, and climb over obstacles but now he can..
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Algorithm reduces computational load of drone ‘health’ monitoring | MIT

Algorithm reduces computational load of drone ‘health’ monitoring | MIT | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
“MIT researchers have come up with a two-pronged approach that significantly reduces the computation associated with lengthy delivery missions.
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How drones are emerging as a valuable conservation tool | Lian Pin Koh via Environment 360

How drones are emerging as a valuable conservation tool | Lian Pin Koh via Environment 360 | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Our first project was to find a cheaper way to monitor orangutan populations in Sumatra. Traditionally people have to walk the forest on foot and count the nests in the forest canopy, and from those counts they estimate the population of orangutans.
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Junkbot Raspberry Pi: 1 ScratchGPIO

A development I have being wanting to develop for a while is the combine the Raspberry Pi with a Junkbot to add some control. 
This the first of postings about these experiments. All the...
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Junkbot Raspberry Pi: 3 How to do it

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Gimball: The cage-enclosed drone from EPFL | In The Making

Gimball: The cage-enclosed drone from EPFL | In The Making | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Gimball drone is surrounded by a spherical cage that separates its propellers from objects and people, allowing it to utilize insect-like flight methods such as bumping into things to adjust its trajectory.
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Europe's Comet-Chasing Probe Arrives After 10-Year Trek

Europe's Comet-Chasing Probe Arrives After 10-Year Trek | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Image: Rosetta/MPS/OSIRIS Team/ESA
A decade of lonely spaceflight has paid off as Europe's Rosetta spacecraft became the first in history to rendezvous with an icy comet on Aug. 6.
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Why robots are getting cuter

Why robots are getting cuter | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
There’s a robot making its way across Canada right now. It’s not very advanced — just a Nexus tablet attached to an Arduino, really. Yet it’s already made its way from Halifax to Toronto in about a...
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A Tentacled, Flexible Breakthrough

A Tentacled, Flexible Breakthrough | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A new breed of robots with sinewy arms, a powerful grip and the ability to work underwater is almost here.
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Mimicking the Super Hearing of a Cricket-Hunting Fly

Mimicking the Super Hearing of a Cricket-Hunting Fly | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Photo: N. Hall/UT Austin
Pivoting acoustical sensor imitates the super-acute hearing of the parasitoid fly, Ormia ochracea
Ormia ochracea is a little, yellow fly of the American south whose breeding strategy has an outsize ick factor.
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Robots with muscles: inspired by nature | Rafael Hostettler | TEDxTUM - YouTube

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Can robots have muscles and brains like we humans do, and how would...
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Tomorrow’s Fastest Cars Could Be Covered in Morphable Skins | Autopia | WIRED

Tomorrow’s Fastest Cars Could Be Covered in Morphable Skins | Autopia | WIRED | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Researchers at MIT have created a ball with a customizable surface texture through the science of wrinkling.
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