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Bristol robots to be used to help people with autism and ...

Bristol robots to be used to help people with autism and ... | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A NEW project aimed at using technology to improve the way people with schizophrenia, autism and social phobia are able to interact with others is underway at Bristol University.The collaborative...
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Robots, fruit and computer coding

Robots, fruit and computer coding | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A blog about robots and physical computing.
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Plant Robot Cyborgs Can Teach STEM Concepts > ENGINEERING.com

Citizen Scientific Workshop is crowdfunding Plantoids, a robotics platform designed to protect and deliver plant life.
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Robots take inspiration from insects to track targets

Robots take inspiration from insects to track targets | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The way insects visualise and hunt their prey could help improve autonomous robotic technology, according to a pioneering new study conducted by a team of engineers and neuroscientists from The University of Adelaide an
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Researchers develop a new type of soft, growing robot

Researchers develop a new type of soft, growing robot | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Imagine rescuers searching for people in the rubble of a collapsed building. Instead of digging through the debris by hand or having dogs sniff for signs of life, they bring out a small, air-tight cylinder. They place th
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Planar Elliptical Runner is biped with clever mechanical design

Planar Elliptical Runner is biped with clever mechanical design | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
(Tech Xplore)—Designing robots' capabilities for running and walking intrigues and challenges researchers. A recent video of work done in Florida shows an interesting looking biped that uses, as The Verge put it, mechanics
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Robot has eyes designed to follow you around like the Mona Lisa

Robot has eyes designed to follow you around like the Mona Lisa | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Transgazer robot appears to be looking at several people at once because of its concave eye design, which could help it better communicate with groups
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Festo ExoHand

The ExoHand from Festo -- an active manual orthosis with sensitive fingers The ExoHand from Festo is an exoskeleton that can be worn like a glove. Th
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DARPA is funding projects that will try to open up AI’s black boxes

DARPA is funding projects that will try to open up AI’s black boxes | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The latest machine-learning techniques are essentially black boxes. DARPA is funding a number of efforts to open them up.
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How to build a bio-bot: Researchers share design and development of biological machines

How to build a bio-bot: Researchers share design and development of biological machines | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Creating tiny muscle-powered robots that can walk or swim by themselves—or better yet, when prompted—is more complicated than it looks.
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my robot BETT2017

my robot BETT2017 | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I only had about 2 1/2 hours at BETT 2017 due to external time pressures so to say I didn't yet a chance for a good (or even a bad) look around is an understatement; so I am not reviewing the show just a few notes on what I did manage to see.

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Professors build AI to help autonomous vehicles locate themselves on maps

Professors build AI to help autonomous vehicles locate themselves on maps | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Self-driving cars could account for 21 million new vehicles sold every year by 2035. Over the next decade alone such vehicles—and vehicles with assisted-driving technology —could deliver $1 trillion in societal and consume
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NAO, chatbots, teaching and just plain showing off

NAO, chatbots, teaching and just plain showing off | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Camera drone for space station is ball of cuteness with cube-shaped brain

Camera drone for space station is ball of cuteness with cube-shaped brain | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
(Tech Xplore)—The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has disclosed the first images and movies that have been shot by the "Int-Ball," which is short for Internal Ball Camera. This is a cute-looking and efficien
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Wireless magnetic fields and actuator 'muscles' allow folding robots to move without batteries

Wireless magnetic fields and actuator 'muscles' allow folding robots to move without batteries | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The traditional Japanese art of origami transforms a simple sheet of paper into complex, three-dimensional shapes through a very specific pattern of folds, creases, and crimps. Folding robots based on that principle hav
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Build yourself a Crumble Junkbot

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Majidi, Park Receive Samsung Grant for Soft Robotics -Mechanical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

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The making of: BionicANTs (English)

What do ants and Industry 4.0 have in common? What can we learn from nature? Take a look behind the scenes of the Bionic Learning Network.
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Festo's Extraordinary Robots That Mimic Biology II: Bionic Learning Network

Follow us at: http://www.trendguardian.com/ Nature is our best engineer, and the finest robots are the ones that mimic it. Festo, a multinational robotic
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A neural network for Java Lego robots

A neural network for Java Lego robots | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Lego Mindstorms Robotics Invention System lets you design and
program real robots that do what you want them to. By using
artificial neural networks, you can build intelligent robots that
can learn and show emergent behavior. This article describes the
backpropagation algorithm, a basic neural network, and its
implementation on a Lego Roverbot with Java.
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Ramblings about Social Robotics in Schools

Ramblings about Social Robotics in Schools | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Sometimes what I do as job can have some major personal pluses (I get to play with robots some of the time), one of these has been the opportunity to introduce people to social robots, and recently I have been lucky enough to managed to do this four times-  twice to my own computing students, but also to groups of primary school children in two events (see below). 

Apart from it's what I enjoyed doing; the social robots we are starting to see are great, but there is so much more that could be done. Who is going to develop this - possibly one of these children? Why not? It has taken nearly 40 years to get from R2D2 on the screen to some of the social robots we are seeing launched now, in another 40 years we might have something as bright as R2D2 (R2D2 was always brighter than C3PO). Why wouldn't one or more of these bright children or one of the students I teach, be the ones to contribute to this? They have the enthusiasm, with the changes in the National Curriculum in the UK they are developing some of the skills and asking the questions. Look at the work that work being done by Pi Foundation, the CamJam EduKit 3 robot kit (http://camjam.me/?page_id=1035) and especially products such as the OhBot (see bottom of the post for details of this robot) as just as a few examples of how this is being developed.
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Machine Learning Invades the Real World on Internet Balloons

Machine Learning Invades the Real World on Internet Balloons | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Project Loon's balloons learned to read the weather better than humans ever could on their own.
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Millimeter-Scale Computers: Now With Deep-Learning Neural Networks on Board

Millimeter-Scale Computers: Now With Deep-Learning Neural Networks on Board | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
University of Michigan micro-motes aim to make the Internet of Things smarter without consuming more power
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