Robots in Higher Education
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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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Meet Pepper, Aldebaran's New Personal Robot With an "Emotion Engine"

Meet Pepper, Aldebaran's New Personal Robot With an "Emotion Engine" | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Photo: SoftBank/Aldebaran Robotics
French robotics company Aldebaran unveiled today its newest robot, a friendly humanoid named Pepper that seems determined to make everyone smile. Pepper talks, gesticulates, and zips by on wheels.
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SoftBank to Start Selling Personal Robots next Year

Japanese mobile phone company Softbank tests out humanoid robots in stores as it looks to sell them for people to use at home from early next year. Full Story: Japan's SoftBank Corp on Friday...
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Droplets: A low-cost swarm robotics platform for teaching and experimentation

Droplets: A low-cost swarm robotics platform for teaching and experimentation | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
We have developed a new swarm robotic platform that falls in size, cost and capability between Harvard’s kilobot and the e-Puck.
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Aerodynamic Modeling of a Flapping Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle :: Aerospace & Defense Technology

Aerodynamic Modeling of a Flapping Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle :: Aerospace & Defense Technology | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"This technique models phenomena specific to flapping wing flight, including unsteady effects, significant wing deformation, and extreme angles of attack during flight."

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Skype-like robot stands in as caregiver for elderly

Skype-like robot stands in as caregiver for elderly | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Ninety-four-year old Lea is able to stay home thanks to the care she receives from a robot. Often described as a kind of Skype on wheels, it’s part of a European project entitled Giraffplus…
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Robohub Digest May 2014

Robohub Digest May 2014 | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A quick, hassle-free way to stay on top of robotics news from the past month, our monthly digest is released on the first Monday of every month.
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Tech Scientists Are Working On Building Electronic Skin for Robots ...

Tech Scientists Are Working On Building Electronic Skin for Robots ... | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Robots will one day need the ability to use tactile senses, so scientists are hard at work on that technology.
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Researchers Build Fast Running Robot Inspired by Velociraptor

Researchers Build Fast Running Robot Inspired by Velociraptor | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Image: KAIST Mechatronics, Systems, and Control Lab
Researchers have long been interested in fast-running robots with powerful, agile legs. In particular, several groups have focused on bio-inspired designs based on cheetahs.
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Video Friday: Inflatable Robots, Walk Again Project, and Nao at School

Video Friday: Inflatable Robots, Walk Again Project, and Nao at School | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Evan is back! Sort of. Let's say he's 40 percent back. As I write this, he's in his pajamas in a Hong Kong hotel, getting ready for an insane week of robotics at ICRA, which officially kicks off on Monday.
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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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Neurotic Robots Act More Human : DNews

Neurotic Robots Act More Human : DNews | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
An emerging field known as neurobiological robotics is looking for unique human abilities that can be replicated in robots to make them work better.
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Robert Full: The secrets of nature's grossest creatures, channeled into robots

How can robots learn to stabilize on rough terrain, walk upside down, do gymnastic maneuvers in air and run into walls without harming themselves? Robert Full takes a look at the incredible...
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EU launches world’s largest civilian robotics programme – 240,000 new jobs expected | Robohub

EU launches world’s largest civilian robotics programme – 240,000 new jobs expected | Robohub | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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New robot hand, with OSRF electronics and ROS support

New robot hand, with OSRF electronics and ROS support | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The RightHand Robotics ReFlex hand.
This week at ICRA in Hong Kong, RightHand Robotics is announcing their new ReFlex hand.
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Nasa Tech Briefs - Nasa Tech Briefs

Nasa Tech Briefs - Nasa Tech Briefs | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"Soldiers' missions frequently lead them to locations where they must assess the status of structures, and where the presence of threats is not immediately known or easily detectable. These threats include everything from ambushes to chemical and biological threats that could be lurking around every corner. Current technology assists soldiers in detecting these possible threats by allowing them to assess structures and threats through the use of teleoperated sensing systems."

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TED: Ray Kurzweil: Get ready for hybrid thinking - Ray Kurzweil (2014)

TED: Ray Kurzweil: Get ready for hybrid thinking - Ray Kurzweil (2014) | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Two hundred million years ago, our mammal ancestors developed a new brain feature: the neocortex. This stamp-sized piece of tissue (wrapped around a brain the size of a walnut) is the key to what humanity has become.
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Here's That Extra Pair of Robot Arms You've Always Wanted

Here's That Extra Pair of Robot Arms You've Always Wanted | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Image: MIT d'Arbeloff Laboratory
Supernumerary Robotic Limbs (SRLs) are robotic limbs that, when worn, give you more limbs than you'd normally have.
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Tiny £10m robot hand could transform spina bifida surgery in the womb

Tiny £10m robot hand could transform spina bifida surgery in the womb | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Automated pincers would provide 3D images of foetus as well as operate on developing organs
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So, Where Are My Robot Servants?

So, Where Are My Robot Servants? | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Illustration: Ben Wiseman
Four years ago, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, uploaded a video to YouTube.
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