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Meet The Physicist Who's Building Snake Robots

Meet The Physicist Who's Building Snake Robots | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Daniel Goldman studies locomotion by building animal robots
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Video Friday: Morphing Hexapod, Swarming Roboroaches, and Suitable Snowden

Video Friday: Morphing Hexapod, Swarming Roboroaches, and Suitable Snowden | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Photo: Zenta
According to my (mind-bendingly sophisticated) calculations, in just two weeks from now, it'll officially be National Robotics Week in the United States.
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Video Friday: More Fake Ping Pong, Elastic Snakebots, and Watson Serves SXSW

Video Friday: More Fake Ping Pong, Elastic Snakebots, and Watson Serves SXSW | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Well, the whole Kuka thing was a bit of a letdown this week. Sigh. But the nice thing about having a ton of robot videos to post is that we can just get past that, right?
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NAO Next Gen now available for a wider audience

NAO Next Gen now available for a wider audience | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As of yesterday, you can get the adorable and versatile humanoid robot NAO from Aldebaran Robotics for yourself, even if you are not an academic or a hardcore developer.
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How these social robots are helping autistic kids | VentureBeat ...

How these social robots are helping autistic kids | VentureBeat ... | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
At the Duck's Nest preschool in Oakland, Calif., a fluffy blue robot asks a group of toddlers,”I want to be your friend. Will you please be my friend?” Robotics experts are testing this low-cost and affable robot, called Romibo, ...
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Micro bio-bots powered by beating heart cells

Micro bio-bots powered by beating heart cells | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Photo by Alex Jerez Roman, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
A paper in Nature Communications earlier this year reports on “bio-bots”.
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IdeasLab 2014 - Rodney Brooks - Robots 2.0

http://www.weforum.org/ "In the future we are not going to use labour to do repetitive and dangerous tasks, we are just going to print things," says Rodney B...
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Robots with human-like brains to take on Mars unaided - tech - 19 February 2014 - New Scientist

Robots with human-like brains to take on Mars unaided - tech - 19 February 2014 - New Scientist | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Processors used in gaming and supercomputers could give robots much more human-like minds, enabling them to navigate the skies and explore Mars (#Future #Tech: #robots with human-like #brains to take on #Mars unaided
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International Space Station's SPHERES robots to get new smarts

International Space Station's SPHERES robots to get new smarts | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
If you want to know how big the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) is at present, the answer depends on whether or not you're counting the robots on board. Some of the non-human residents will soon be getting ...
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TERMES Project Concludes, Insect Robots Declare Victory - IEEE Spectrum

TERMES Project Concludes, Insect Robots Declare Victory - IEEE Spectrum | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Swarms of little robots work like termites to build complex structures way bigger than they are
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Flight of the robobee: the rise of swarm robotics

Flight of the robobee: the rise of swarm robotics | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
From the repair of coral reefs to mass pollination, tiny robots could become an essential part of the conservationist's toolbox.
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Robot Creates Beautiful Light Paintings

Robot Creates Beautiful Light Paintings | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I don't know exactly who was the first person to figure out that robots could be used for long-exposure light painting (although it may have been the guy linked to from here), but it's something that I've dabbled in for science, as have many others.
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ROS 101: Drive a Husky!

ROS 101: Drive a Husky! | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In the previous ROS 101 post, we showed how easy it is to get ROS going inside a virtual machine, publish topics and subscribe to them.
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The Navy's Robot Firefighters Get Ready For a Test-Run

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A former United States naval vessel will be set on fire this August, and the Navy will send robots to put out the blaze. (.@USNavy's robot firefighters are preparing for a test run.
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Robot fish and the dawn of "soft robots" - Boing Boing

Robot fish and the dawn of "soft robots" - Boing Boing | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
MIT engineers are developing "soft robots" with bodies made of silicone that is actuated by fluid flowing through veins in the material. They've just demonstrated a soft robotic fish. “As robots penetrate the physical world and ...
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Deep space exploration is closer after astronauts and Earth-bound researchers co-pilot ISS robots

Deep space exploration is closer after astronauts and Earth-bound researchers co-pilot ISS robots | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Developing this kind of communication will help future astronauts make the transition to deep space exploration. The SPHERE robots’ abilities will be boosted later this year when NASA integrates them with Google’s Project Tango phones.
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Video Friday: Ninja NAO, Robotic Refueling, and Too Many Legs

Video Friday: Ninja NAO, Robotic Refueling, and Too Many Legs | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
It's hard not to notice that that three of our
four posts this week
featured flying robots in one form or another.
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3 stories of emerging tech

3 stories of emerging tech | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A robotic prosthetic arm that can drum … biological nano motors … ambient pervasive display Robot Drumming Prosthesis Engineers at a Georgia Tech laboratory have created a robotic arm that can be attached to amputees, enabling the technology to be...
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Google's Schmidt: Expect robots to roam among us

Google's Schmidt: Expect robots to roam among us | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Google's executive chairman envisions a future where robots are 'omnipresent in our lives,' and he thinks that's a good thing for us. Read this article by Don Reisinger on CNET News.
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Play-i Is Building An Ecosystem For Its Robots To Teach Coding

Play-i Is Building An Ecosystem For Its Robots To Teach Coding | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Play-i is building an ecosystem for its robots Bo and Yana to teach programming in schools.
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Liquid Machines Promise New Era of Soft Robots

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Electric fields can transform liquid metals from one shape to another.
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Video Friday: Flocking Quadcopters, Hip Hop NAO, and Watson Gets Cooking - IEEE Spectrum

Video Friday: Flocking Quadcopters, Hip Hop NAO, and Watson Gets Cooking - IEEE Spectrum | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Should we be surprised that a supercomputer is a more creative chef than any human? Probably not
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MIT Robots Adapt and Collaborate Under Real World Conditions - IEEE Spectrum

MIT Robots Adapt and Collaborate Under Real World Conditions - IEEE Spectrum | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Software that adapts to uncertainty coordinates multiple robots to cooperate on tasks
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Harvard researchers look to termites as inspiration for autonomous building robots

Harvard researchers look to termites as inspiration for autonomous building robots | Robots in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Termites may be among the most repellent and invasive insects on the planet, but they've also provided the inspiration for a set of swarm-based construction robots designed by a group of Harvard...
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