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Kids with wheels: Should the unlicensed be allowed to ‘drive’ autonomous cars?

Kids with wheels: Should the unlicensed be allowed to ‘drive’ autonomous cars? | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Reader poll results: Earlier this month, when we asked people about your general thoughts on autonomous cars, we found that one of the main advantages of autonomous cars is that those who are not licensed to drive will be able to get to places more...
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The Robots Are Ready for The British Science Festival - YouTube

The University of Birmingham robots are getting ready for the British Science Festival, taking place in Birmingham 2014. For more information visit: www.birm... (Our robots are getting ready for #bsf14.
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Janken Robot Faster, Smarter, Better Than Before - Japan Real Time - WSJ

Janken Robot Faster, Smarter, Better Than Before - Japan Real Time - WSJ | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In 2012, the University of Tokyo made headlines when it unveiled the "janken" robot, a sophisticated machine that used a high-tech camera to detect human hand movements at astonishing speed. JRT interviewed Prof. Masatoshi Ishikawa, who led the university team that developed the machine. Here is an excerpt.
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Disney Invents Robots That Swarm Into Colorful Animations | Design | WIRED

Disney Invents Robots That Swarm Into Colorful Animations | Design | WIRED | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A child could control a fleet of 'bots the way Mickey Mouse controlled a bevy of brooms in Fantasia.
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This Quadrotor Uses Google's Project Tango to Fly Autonomously

This Quadrotor Uses Google's Project Tango to Fly Autonomously | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Image: UPenn/GRASP Lab Early this year, Google unveiled its Project Tango smartphone, a mobile device equipped with a depth sensor, a motion tracking camera, and two vision processors that let the phone track its position in space and create 3D...
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Video Friday: Robotic Furniture, Pizza by Drone, and Series Elastic Snake Robot

Video Friday: Robotic Furniture, Pizza by Drone, and Series Elastic Snake Robot | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Image: EPFL Biorobotics Lab
Another Video Friday and still no Evan! I really need him back on the blog. Evan? Evan?! EVAAAAAAN!
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Local Engineers Develop A Robot For Everyone

Local Engineers Develop A Robot For Everyone | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Scientists from the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition are developing the first remotely controlled running robot. The OutRunner is a biologically
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Tiny robots build a bridge

Full story: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25448 Robots that can be operated using magnetic fields could one day be injected into your body with the p...
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Radio Wrestlers Fight It Out at the DARPA Spectrum Challenge

Radio Wrestlers Fight It Out at the DARPA Spectrum Challenge | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Photo: Darpa
Flying Bits: The 465 square-meter, 400-node ORBIT radio grid facility at Rutgers University, in New Jersey, hosted DARPA Spectrum Challenge software defined radio algorithms in head-to-head competitions.
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Why your employees should be playing with Lego robots | HBR

Why your employees should be playing with Lego robots | HBR | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
My latest post on Harvard Business Review is now live:
Using robots in training programs to overcome challenges pushes participants out of their comfort zone. It deepens their awareness of complexity and builds ownership and responsibility.
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Video Friday: April Fool's, Festo Flying Spheres, and Giant Crab Robot

Video Friday: April Fool's, Festo Flying Spheres, and Giant Crab Robot | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As you may have noticed, it was April Fool's Day on Tuesday.
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Robotic roll call

Robotic roll call | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Automata step, hop, leap, drive and fly from science fiction into realityROBOTS come in all shapes and sizes. Their academic makers draw inspiration from...
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Video Friday: Squishy Quadrupeds, Fotokite Drone, and Robots From the 1990s - IEEE Spectrum

Video Friday: Squishy Quadrupeds, Fotokite Drone, and Robots From the 1990s - IEEE Spectrum | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Here's our weekly pile of robot videos just for you
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Cartwheeling Spider Robots Conquer Sand Dunes

Cartwheeling Spider Robots Conquer Sand Dunes | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Photo: Ingo Rechenberg/TU Berlin
In Morocco, there are spiders that know how to do cartwheels. They can cartwheel down sand dunes, and also up sand dunes, which is more than a little bit remarkable.
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5 Robots from Solid that'll make our lives easier - The Next Web

5 Robots from Solid that'll make our lives easier - The Next Web | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Everyone's favorite robot-making company, Google-owned Boston Dynamics showed up with two robots. The slightly frightening WildCat that can run up to 16 miles per hour (28.5MPH on a treadmill) was on display like a ...
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Autonomous vehicles: the ethics of programming emergency decisions | WIRED

Autonomous vehicles: the ethics of programming emergency decisions | WIRED | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Suppose that an autonomous car is faced with a terrible decision to crash into one of two objects. It could swerve to the left and hit a Volvo sport utility vehicle (SUV), or it could swerve to the right and hit a Mini Cooper.
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Mirobot: An open source WiFi robot for kids

Mirobot: An open source WiFi robot for kids | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Mirobot is a robotics kit that’s designed to get kids more interested in technology, engineering and programming.
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Flying robots inspired by nature - BBC News

Scientists are copying from nature to design the next generation of drones - flying robots designed for everything from military surveillance to delivering goods to our doorsteps. Additional...
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Robotics evangelist: 'Personal robots' should be invisible beings

Robotics evangelist: 'Personal robots' should be invisible beings | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Forget that humanoid robot paradigm – it's all about services, not servants
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Video Friday: youBots and Drones, Dash in a Box, and a New ASIMO? - IEEE Spectrum

Video Friday: youBots and Drones, Dash in a Box, and a New ASIMO? - IEEE Spectrum | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Video Friday is back, and bigger than ever
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Meet Elisa-3 the Magnetic Mini-Robot

Meet Elisa-3 the Magnetic Mini-Robot | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
One of the cutests robots showcased at Innorobo 2014 is Elisa-3 a two-wheeled mini-robot by GCtronic a spin-off of the Autonomous System Lab at the EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of
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ShanghAI Lectures: Patrick van der Smagt “Biomimetic Robotics”

ShanghAI Lectures: Patrick van der Smagt “Biomimetic Robotics” | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Guest talk in the ShanghAI Lectures, 2010-10-21
In this guest presentation, Patrick van der Smagt talks about biomimetic approaches to robot control, kinematics, grasping, and ways to use the human body to control robots.
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Free Online Course on Control of Mobile Robots | NooTriX

Free Online Course on Control of Mobile Robots | NooTriX | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Wanna learn how to make mobile robots? This free online course entitled “Control of Mobile Robots” is for you (see Video 1). The tutor is Dr. Magnus Egerstedt, a Professor
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The latest in ultra-affordable robots: AFRON competition announces winners

The latest in ultra-affordable robots: AFRON competition announces winners | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
MIT’s printable robot wins first place in Hardware category.
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