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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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Robot simulators and why I will probably reject your paper | Robohub

Robot simulators and why I will probably reject your paper | Robohub | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Robot simulators and why I will probably reject your paper
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Some great reviewer insights.

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Philae: A proof of concept for cometary landing

Philae: A proof of concept for cometary landing | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
We asked Alan Winfield what the first successful landing on a comet means for the future of space mining. Find out his answer below.
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Video: Test Flying Parrot's Bebop Drone

Video: Test Flying Parrot's Bebop Drone | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Photo: IEEE Spectrum
With the release of the Parrot’s Bebop drone coming December 1st, IEEE Spectrum took the opportunity to take one for a test flight at an event in New York City.
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Evaluating the effectiveness of robot behaviors in human-robot interactions

Evaluating the effectiveness of robot behaviors in human-robot interactions | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This post is part of our ongoing efforts to make the latest papers in robotics accessible to a general audience.
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Using robotics to get Alaska students excited about science, technology

Using robotics to get Alaska students excited about science, technology | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Robotics is a great way to teach younger students science, Nicoll said. If someone is considering a science career, it’s best to take as many science and math courses as possible before college. For students who go to smaller schools, such as the Effie Kokrine Early College Charter School, the science outreach program offers the opportunity for such classes.
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Video Friday: Robot Racecar, Kilobot Display, and Humanoid Skin

Video Friday: Robot Racecar, Kilobot Display, and Humanoid Skin | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Image: Italian Institute of Technology
Next Friday is Halloween! This means that you have just seven days to decide what robot you want to dress up as, along with what robots you want your robots to dress up as when they go trick or treating.
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Video Friday IROS 2014: Humanoid Eyes, Drones With Arms, and Printable Robots

Video Friday IROS 2014: Humanoid Eyes, Drones With Arms, and Printable Robots | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Image: Aldebaran Robotics
Aldebaran's humanoid robot Romeo.
The 2014 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) just ended here in Chicago, and we've spent all week checking out the bleeding edge of robotics research.
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Soft robots slither into reality

Soft robots slither into reality | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Robots with soft bodies that don’t rely on any kind of skeletal structure are more durable, and require less power to move.
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These Korean Guys Have Unleashed a Robot Cheetah!

These Korean Guys Have Unleashed a Robot Cheetah! | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Source: akihabaranews.com Okay, what really matters is that these guys are very bright, and what they’re doing is very cool. We’ve seen this robot before, but today’s video is the first demonstration of an untethered Cheetah, i.e., there are no...
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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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RoboBrain: The World's First Knowledge Engine For Robots | MIT Technology Review

RoboBrain: The World's First Knowledge Engine For Robots | MIT Technology Review | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
If you have a question, you can ask Google or Bing or any number of online databases. Now robots have their own knowledge database
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Amazon Unleashes Robot Army To Send Your Holiday Packages Faster

Amazon Unleashes Robot Army To Send Your Holiday Packages Faster | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In its endless quest to get goods to customers fast, Amazon has hired squads of speedy robots. In warehouses where human "pickers" walked miles a day, machines now zip shelves of goods back and forth.
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This educational robot costs less than £10 to make - Wired.co.uk

This educational robot costs less than £10 to make - Wired.co.uk | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Working with two other researchers at Harvard University, Mike Rubenstein recently created what they call AERobot, a bot that can help teach programming and artificial intelligence
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Harvard Researchers Build $10 Robot That Can Teach Kids to Code | WIRED

Harvard Researchers Build $10 Robot That Can Teach Kids to Code | WIRED | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Mike Rubenstein has created a low-cost robot called AERobot, specifically designed to teach middle school and high school kids the fundamentals of robotics.
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Enter the tech-powered playground of the future

Enter the tech-powered playground of the future | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
There are playmats where you build the roads in seconds, a ballpit where the balls are as big as you, and a drawing-board where your doodles come to life. This is Team Lab's "Theme Park of the Future" ..
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Bionic Bird: A smartphone-controlled flapping-wing device | Indiegogo

Bionic Bird: A smartphone-controlled flapping-wing device | Indiegogo | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
“Bionic Bird is the fruit of more than 40 years of R&D. In the 1960s, the Van Ruymbeke family created the first successful mechanic bird. Edwin Van Ruymbeke, an aeronautic engineer, has dedicated his whole life to bionic birds.
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SMART begins live public robocar tests in Singapore today

SMART begins live public robocar tests in Singapore today | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
SMART-NUS enhanced driverless buggy. The steering wheel has been removed and replaced with an in-vehicle touchscreen for alternate selection of destination. Researchers will shadow the buggy on electric bicycles during the demo.
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DARPA’s Gill Pratt on Google’s robotics investments | Robohub

DARPA’s Gill Pratt on Google’s robotics investments | Robohub | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
When Google bought Boston Dynamics last December, the news made headlines, but it was not the first time the Internet giant has invested in DARPA-funded robotics. As part of Robohub’s Big Deals series, we asked Gill [...]
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Who goes where? Simulated robot boats self-organize to defend against attacks

Who goes where? Simulated robot boats self-organize to defend against attacks | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
This post is part of our ongoing efforts to make the latest papers in robotics accessible to a general audience.
Individual robots have accomplished many impressive feats. However, certain tasks are much better suited for a team of robots.
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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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