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Robotics

Next Generation BigDog Tested in the Wild

Next Generation BigDog Tested in the Wild

Illustration of the LS3 (Credit: Boston Dynamics) DARPA – the U.S. military advance research agency, has been promoting the development of a robotic well-trained pack animal. Since 2005 the U.S. company, Boston Robotics has been working on exactly that type ...

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The Great Pyramid’s Chamber of Secrets

The Great Pyramid’s Chamber of Secrets

Robotic Images Reveal Secrets of Great Pyramid (Source-Djedi Team) The settling of a couple major and long lived questions involving the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt are only a tiny fraction of what remains to be answered in the ...

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Turning Your Hand into a Robot

German researchers developed a simple way to control a robot using hand movement. Thanks to a new device future industrial robots as well as prostheses could be manipulated with ease. The new technology will be presented at the German Sensor+Test ...

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Justin – Humanoid Robot Catches with Two Hands

German researchers developed a robot that can perform complex tasks such as catching a ball in mid flight. The new robot called “Justin” is described as a two-arm-system for investigation of two handed manipulation. Justin The development of humanoid robots ...

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FRIDA Robot will Make your Gadget

FRIDA Robot will Make your Gadget

Meet FRIDA – a two handed concept robot for industrial assembly applications. This striking creation might be able to bridge the gap between fully manual assembly and fully automated manufacturing lines. Frida Robot (credit: ABB) The Frida project was started ...

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x-Ar Makes Workers into Production Droids

x-Ar Makes Workers into Production Droids

Los Angeles based company Equipois developed a technology called zeroG which helps perform routine physical tasks with almost zero effort, getting human workers one step closer to smart production robots. The x-Ar, created by Equipois based on the zeroG, is ...

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Perching on Vertical Surfaces

Perching on Vertical Surfaces

Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland developed a microaerial vehicle capable of sticking onto vertical surfaces using the mechanisms many insects use for vertical perching. A group of these MAVs could collect data from natural ...

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Personal Cushion of Air

Personal Cushion of Air

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have recently designed a solution that could help the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration finalize one of its spacecraft. The project, named Orion, was delayed due to trouble with the mechanism responsible ...

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Robotic Fish Blend In

Robotic Fish Blend In

Researchers at the University of Leeds in England have developed a robotic fish, called “Robofish”, capable of blending in with real fish; at least inside an aquarium or tank. The new fish should provide insight into group dynamics as well ...

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Europe’s First Mobile Robotic Bin-On-Call

Europe’s First Mobile Robotic Bin-On-Call

European researchers have collaborated to create the first robot ever to collect waste on demand. The new unit, dubbed “DustCart”, could be useful for the Old Continent’s narrow streets, as it can go through almost every passage and automatically clean ...

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