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Video Friday: Boston Dynamics Updates, DASH Can Turn, and an Inflatable Beer Bot

Video Friday: Boston Dynamics Updates, DASH Can Turn, and an Inflatable Beer Bot | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
One of the (many, many, many) highlights of Video Friday this week are a trio of new videos from Boston Dynamics. The best one features WildCat, a brand new and totally awesome untethered quadruped that runs at 16 MPH outdoors.
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Intel researcher debuts 3D-printed, open source robot Jimmy ...

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Meet Jimmy the 21st Century Robot. The artificial intelligence, or brains, of the robot is open source. So is the design and the technical description for printing him out as a 3D object. So feel free to clone the robot.
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Miro Svetlik's curator insight, October 4, 2013 5:55 AM

Probably I should have a go at it with my kids. I think instead of computers as a dreamed of toy in my childhood, my children will crave these sort of robots. Let's look towards the future.

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CMU's Autonomous Car Doesn't Look like a Robot

CMU's Autonomous Car Doesn't Look like a Robot | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The future of automobile autonomy isn't going to involve cars covered in cameras and radar and lasers. It's going to be all invisible, and CMU is already there.
The 2011 Cadillac SRX in the picture above is an autonomous car.
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Mr. Crawford's curator insight, November 3, 2013 6:16 PM

This is a great article because it discusses how autonomous cars are beginning to look more like just regular cars rather than it being equipped with dozens of cameras. The reason I find this article worth reading is because I really didn't know how self driving cars worked. This does a great job of explaining it. 

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Educational Robots for Absolute Beginners - Course

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Video Friday: Quadrotor Tour Guides, Laser Hexapods, and Robots vs. Gymnasts

Video Friday: Quadrotor Tour Guides, Laser Hexapods, and Robots vs. Gymnasts | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What is it about lasers that makes anything to bolt them on to like ten thousand times cooler, even if they don't actually do anything?
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Artificial muscles lift 80 times their weight, pave the way for robot ...

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Other than a few models from Boston Dynamics, most robots don't exactly leave us quaking in fear. That might be off the table soon, though, thanks to a.
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Dash Robotics Developing Indestructible Biomimetic Roachbots for Everyone

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Finally, finally, Dash Robotics has decided to take our money in exchange for one of their incredible bio-inspired robot toys.
If you're not familiar with Dash, you should probably go read this article.
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Robot face lets slime mould show its emotional side - tech - 08 August 2013 - New Scientist

Robot face lets slime mould show its emotional side - tech - 08 August 2013 - New Scientist | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Electrical signals produced when a yellow slime mould moves eagerly towards food or is repulsed by light are used to power a human-like robot face
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Soft autonomous earthworm robot at MIT

Earthworms creep along the ground by alternately squeezing and stretching muscles along the length of their bodies, inching forward with each wave of contrac...
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Video Friday: Retro Robots, Mobile Manipulation, and Mario

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I have to imagine that when you work at an industrial robotics company, it must be a lot of fun to come up with trade show demos.
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NASA Lets Curiosity Rover Loose on Mars in Autonomous Driving Mode

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It is constantly amazing to me that we have a robot (two robots!) driving around on Mars right now.
On MARS.
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A teeny, tiny autopilot

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Researchers in the Netherlands have designed a thumbnail-size autopilot system that they say is the lightest in the world, at just 1.9 grams.  That should free up a fair amount of carrying capacity for the micro air vehicles (MAVs) that may one day...
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Robotics Back to School Blog Series at Robotics Academy Blog

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MIT builds modular robots that self-assemble, dooms humanity (video)

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Modular robots have long been a reality, but they often require human intervention to assemble. MIT's new M-Block robots don't need such help.

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These Robots Will Stop the Jellyfish Invasion

These Robots Will Stop the Jellyfish Invasion | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Jellyfish* are serious business. If you get enough of them in one place, bad things happen. And we're not just talking about some mildly annoying stings, but all-out nuclear war. Obviously, we have to fight back.
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Simulation Predicts How Robots Will One Day Walk

Simulation Predicts How Robots Will One Day Walk | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
How will robots of the future get around? Some say tank treads. Some say legs and feet. But nobody knows for sure, and that’s why researchers at Cornell
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How to Control Hundreds of Dumb Robots with One Clever Remote

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Computers have no trouble controlling huge swarms of robots, because the computer can just treat the swarm as a bunch of individually controllable units.
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Robots Learning Better Ways to Ask Clueless Humans for Help - IEEE Spectrum

Robots Learning Better Ways to Ask Clueless Humans for Help - IEEE Spectrum | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
If robots need help with something, they can now just ask you (Robots Learning Better Ways to Ask Clueless Humans for Help: http://t.co/6cuKlTbJly #Robotics via @IEEESpectrum @AmericanControl)...
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Video Friday: Crossing the Alps, DRC Robots, and Kirobo Goes to Space

Video Friday: Crossing the Alps, DRC Robots, and Kirobo Goes to Space | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It's barely September, but here at Automaton, we're already looking ahead to November.
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NASA Lets Curiosity Rover Loose on Mars in Autonomous Driving Mode - IEEE Spectrum

NASA Lets Curiosity Rover Loose on Mars in Autonomous Driving Mode - IEEE Spectrum | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Curiosity takes its first drive and manages not to crash into anything (NASA Lets Curiosity Rover Loose on Mars in Autonomous Driving Mode - IEEE Spectrum http://t.co/DoTBxTZMEt via @IEEESpectrum)...
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Science Nation - Creeping, Crawling Caterpillars

It's likely one day there will be robots crawling around that look a lot like caterpillars! With funding from the National Science Foundation, Tufts Biology ... (So Cool!!
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Bendy e-skin to make robots 'touchy feely' | Futurity - Futurity.org

Bendy e-skin to make robots 'touchy feely' | Futurity - Futurity.org | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Michigan State University, University of California, Berkeley rightOriginal Study. Posted by Sarah Yang-Berkeley on July 23, 2013. Bendy e-skin to make robots 'touchy feely'. UC BERKELEY (US) — New electronic skin responds to touch by ...
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NASA wants to build huge spacecraft in orbit with robots and 3D printers

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When structures are built in space instead of on Earth, it cuts down on cost and engineering requirements. Tethers Unlimited’s first major goal is to build support structures for huge solar arrays.
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These Flying Robots Could Someday Clean Your House

These Flying Robots Could Someday Clean Your House | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As part of Electrolux Design Lab's competition, designer Adrian Perez Zapata developed "Mab," a system of flying robots that can clean your house.
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Robots in Higher Education

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Robots in Higher Education, by Scott Turner: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
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