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A Robot Swarm descends on NYC's Museum of Math

A Robot Swarm descends on NYC's Museum of Math | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Roboticist-in-residence James McLurkin offered an advanced preview of his Robot Swarm at NYC's Museum of Mathematics this week.
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Building Social Robots: The Journey of Pleo

Building Social Robots: The Journey of Pleo | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Building a robot company is difficult, very difficult. It requires unwavering belief in yourself, in your idea, in your team and ultimately in your product. But it is also one of the most thrilling experiences anyone could imagine.
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Kids with disabilities can teach this robot how to play 'Angry Birds'

Kids with disabilities can teach this robot how to play 'Angry Birds' | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As a way to help children dealing with cognitive and motor-skill disabilities, researchers from Georgia Tech have developed a rehabilitation tool that
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Three Robots Kids Might Like | Help Kids Code

Three Robots Kids Might Like | Help Kids Code | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Mindstorms, Sphero, and Robot Turtles are three robots to engage kids (and families) in playing while also teaching computer science and programming.
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What is a robot? The answer is constantly evolving

What is a robot? The answer is constantly evolving | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
We are already surrounded by bots in the form of ATMs, GPS systems and Nest thermostats. Our appliances will become autonomous one by one, but we’ll still refuse to call them robots.
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Alan Winfield's Web Log: Soft Robotics in Space

Alan Winfield's Web Log: Soft Robotics in Space | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Space robotics is understandably conservative. When the cost of putting a robot on a planet, moon or asteroid runs into billions we need to be sure the technology will work. And with very long project lifetimes - spanning decades from engineering design to on-planet robot exploration - it's a long hard road from the research lab to the real off-world use for new advances in robotics.

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Video Monday: Curiosity's First Martian Year, Android Newscasters, and Baxter Gets a Promotion

Video Monday: Curiosity's First Martian Year, Android Newscasters, and Baxter Gets a Promotion | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
By the time we put together our post on the DARPA Robotics Finals, we were too late to put Video Friday in time for, you know, Friday. And we feel bad about that, we really do.
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DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals: Dates, Location, and Everything Else You Need to Know - IEEE Spectrum

DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals: Dates, Location, and Everything Else You Need to Know - IEEE Spectrum | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Details on the DRC Finals are out, and we've got all the highlights for you
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Intelligent Flying Robots, University of Sheffield

There are some situations where human control of robots is either impossible or very dangerous. Robots may also find themselves in situations where they can't communicate lots of information...
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Elon Musk is worried that AI research could produce a real-life Terminator | The Verge

Elon Musk is worried that AI research could produce a real-life Terminator | The Verge | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
“Appearing on CNBC yesterday, Musk explained that he’s invested in more than one AI research company not in hopes of an eventual payoff, but mostly to give himself the best possible vantage point on new advancements.
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Robots Get Flexible and Torqued Up With Origami Wheels - IEEE Spectrum

Robots Get Flexible and Torqued Up With Origami Wheels - IEEE Spectrum | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Wheels that fold and unfold enable complex functionality from simple structures
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Driverless Cars: A Bonanza for Chipmakers

Driverless Cars: A Bonanza for Chipmakers | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Illustration: Harry Campbell
We already know that we won’t see fully autonomous vehicles until after 2030. But the systems that will form the brains of a driverless car are already being introduced piecemeal.
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Squishy robots

Squishy robots | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Phase-changing material could allow even low-cost robots to switch between hard and soft states. (New phase-changing material could soon enable shape-shifting #robots.

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Video Friday: Craziest Robot Head, Sphero Tricks, and Autonomous Vehicle Competition - IEEE Spectrum

Video Friday: Craziest Robot Head, Sphero Tricks, and Autonomous Vehicle Competition - IEEE Spectrum | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
We've stayed up extra late to pack today's Video Friday extra full of videos
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Immersive VR Enables Safe and Effective Control of Big Scary Robots - IEEE Spectrum

Immersive VR Enables Safe and Effective Control of Big Scary Robots - IEEE Spectrum | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Interacting with industrial robots in an immersive virtual environment is safer, more effective, and safer
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SunBEAM Seeker Bot | MAKE

SunBEAM Seeker Bot | MAKE: "BEAM robotics is a way of thinking about and building robots with roots in the “behaviorist” or “actionist” robotics movement of the 1980s. Rather than relying on...
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CMRE, a key element in hosting sea challenges, prepares for two intense weeks of competitions

CMRE, a key element in hosting sea challenges, prepares for two intense weeks of competitions | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it

From 20 September to 3 October 2014 CMRE will host SAUC-E for the fifth year in a row andeuRathlon sea robotic challenge for the first time.

The NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (part of the NATO Science and Technology Organization) confirms and increases its commitment to foster a new generation of robotic engineers.
In September 2014, in addition to the Student Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Challenge - Europe (SAUC-E) hosted for the fifth year in a row in CMRE's sheltered harbour, the first euRathlon sea robotic competition will be held the following week.

Each year SAUC-E challenges multidisciplinary University teams (consisting at least of 75% students members) to design and build Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) capable of performing realistic missions. The students' AUVs must perform a series of tasks autonomously facing real life conditions such as limited visibility in the sea, with no control, guidance or communication from a person or from any off-board computer including GPS systems. This 9th edition will be held from 20 to 26 September 2014

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TiddlyBot fun and simple Raspberry Pi Robot

TiddlyBot fun and simple Raspberry Pi Robot | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
TiddlyBot is a simple little funbot with some amazing features. It draws, follow lines, and helps with the learning of technology.
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Simultaneous localization and detailed mapping | University of Sheffield

Simultaneous localization and detailed mapping | University of Sheffield | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
“Flying robots that can show true autonomy – and even a bit of politeness – in working together and venturing into hostile environments are being developed by engineers at the University of Sheffield.” Source: www.sheffield.ac.uk At the University...
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Will Cruise Automation Let You Upgrade Your Dumb Car to Supersmart Status?

Will Cruise Automation Let You Upgrade Your Dumb Car to Supersmart Status? | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Photo: Cruise Automation
Big companies have to pick their fights carefully if they want to retain the most profitable parts of their business.
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Meet Jimmy, Intel's DIY robot coming this fall

Meet Jimmy, Intel's DIY robot coming this fall | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It's the age of customization, so why shouldn't you be able to design your own robot and then print it out on a 3-D printer?
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Audi’s New Fleet of Robots Will Supervise Its Local Mechanics | Autopia | WIRED

Audi’s New Fleet of Robots Will Supervise Its Local Mechanics | Autopia | WIRED | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Audi is building a fleet of rolling robots that will give technicians at its headquarters a way to remotely supervise the mechanics at its dealerships.
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Build Your Own Robots and Quadcopters With These Ingenious Bricks | Gadget Lab | WIRED

Build Your Own Robots and Quadcopters With These Ingenious Bricks | Gadget Lab | WIRED | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
If you’re interested in building your own ASIMO, you’ve got to start somewhere. Kinematics’ modular TinkerBots provide a very great jumping-off point, letting you quickly assemble and program your own robots.
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US students show off robots playing football

US robotics students show their machines' football moves to celebrate the start of the 2014 World Cup and prepare the upcoming "Robocup". Duration 01:09.
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