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DARPA Unveils ATLAS – The Super Humanoid Robot

DARPA Unveils ATLAS – The Super Humanoid Robot

The ATLAS robot Last week DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), unveiled ATLAS to the 6 teams that will compete in the next DARPA Robotics Challenge this December. During the challenge the advanced humanoid robot will have to perform ...

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Hop the Robotic Suitcase Will Follow You Around

Hop the Robotic Suitcase Will Follow You Around

Hop robotic suitcase Hop with a smartphone Hop’s caterpillar system How about a robotic suitcase that can follow you on a bust airport like an obedient dog? Hop is a new concept for a self driving luggage which might one ...

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Robotic Snakes

Robotic Snakes

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science have recently developed several models of robotic snakes. Nicknamed ‘snakebots’, these were shown to maneuver with surprising similarity to real, living snakes. Already the technology has attracted several potential customers and ...

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Robotic Hand Operated By Compressed Air

Robotic Hand Operated By Compressed Air

Scientists at the Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory (RoMeLa) at the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech have developed a robotic hand that can firmly hold objects as heavy as a can of food or as delicate as a raw egg, ...

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Serpentine Climbing Robots

Serpentine Climbing Robots

The Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory (RoMeLa) of the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech have developed a trio of pole-climbing serpentine robots, the HyDRAS-Ascent, HyDRAS-Arm, and the CIRCA. The robots are designed to climb scaffolding and buildings by wrapping around ...

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NASA STS-124 Mission Takes Off

NASA STS-124 Mission Takes Off

On 5:02 p.m. EDT NASA launched the Discovery Space Shuttle on its latest mission, STS-124. The shuttle will deliver Japan’s Kibo pressurized module to the International Space Station (ISS). Furthermore, during some last minute preparations, very important equipment has been ...

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DARPA’s Urban Challenge 2007

DARPA’s Urban Challenge 2007

Held for the third time since its outset in 2004, the DARPA Grand Challenge is the largest scale research and development program for autonomous vehicles. Taking place in the U.S., the event features robot cars built by teams from all ...

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Festo’s Bionic Arm

Festo’s Bionic Arm

Festo, a German-based company, has developed a novel mechanical arm, using advanced techniques in automated movement. Their “Airic’s Arm” was created after a close study of the “design principles of nature”, and the scientists believe the achieved model comes as ...

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Robotic Personal Transportation System

Robotic Personal Transportation System

We all know about mass transit systems like buses and trains but how about a personal transit system which can drive several passengers over a relatively short distance quickly and at a high frequency. The British company ATS (Advanced Transport ...

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Wireless Dragonfly

Wireless Dragonfly

WowWee Robotics, famous for its remote-controlled robot dinosaurs, is preparing to launch an innovative new flying robot in the shape of a dragonfly. The flight of the robotic FlyTech Dragonfly is controlled by a small remote, which is also used ...

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