Wednesday, July 31, 2013

ROBOTS NEWS FOR A THURSDAY MORNING READ

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No, Really, How Do We Keep Robots From Destroying Humans?Robotics Tomorrow
Ronald Arkin, of the Georgia Institute of Technology, has done pioneering work on creating "ethical governors" for robots. But we're a long way from a ...
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Why iRobot Corporation (IRBT) Needs Better RobotsInsider Monkey (blog)
Don't look now, but it looks like some new companies are going to give iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) a run for its money. The maker of Roombarobotic ...
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Robot army vs. Carlos DangerRedEye Chicago
If I told you we're on the brink of a brave new world filled with self-driving cars, memory implants, asteroid mining and government-funded humanoid robots...
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Laboratory animal management robot can care for 30000 miceRobohub
This robot is being developed to automate the management of laboratory animal colonies used by pharmaceutical companies and research institutions, primarily ...
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UK's new interest in automationFoodManufacture.co.uk
In response to the UK's increasing investment in automation, Danish automation company Universal Robots has added a fourth UK distributor to its network: ...
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NASA Relies on RTI Connext DDS for Human Exploration ...Broadway World
The NASA Human Exploration Telerobotics (HET) project is demonstrating how telerobotics remote control of a variety of robotic arms, rovers and other devices ...
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'Firebot' Prototype to Use Thermal Imaging to Fight FiresEmergency Management
So what's the next step in the evolution of robotics... Bewley said the team is not trying to design the robots to have artificial intelligence, but they do want them ...
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Monkey business? A*Star robot's not just a bag of tricksStraits Times
The Huggler, developed by Dr Tan Yeow Kee, has proven a hit with the elderly, such as Madam Chia Ah Leh (above), seen here with the pet robot.
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A story of robot cooperation (Video)Pittsburgh Business Times (blog)
One of the biggest changes is that the CoBot project, which has four different robots, now also has a partner. CMU purchased a research version of the industrial ...
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Market Facts: Industrial RobotsTTI MarketEye
Industrial robots are a common sight on the factory floor, particularly in automotive markets. They offer high-precision handling and speed, and reduce operator ...
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Think Math & Science Are Boring? City Students Use Them To Make ...CBS Local
“The kids study math in the morning and they get to make robots in the afternoon,” said Joshua Gabrielese, Baltimore City Public Schools. “They have a big ...
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Lego robotics camp coming upMail Tribune
Attendees will learn to build and program robots using specialized Lego parts. They also will make battling robots, participate in obstacle courses and more.
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Autism help: a robot for RobbieWWSB ABC 7
The robot directs Robbie to look at a wall monitor. ... Researchers say robots could ease the workload of autism therapists and they hope to study whether robots ...
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North American robotics companies experiencing record salesCanadian Plastics
North American robotics companies have set new sales records through June of 2013, according to new statistics released from Robotic Industries Association ...
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Our View: Freeport robotics team to display its smarts, skillsFreeport Journal-Standard
Metalheads, the Freeport High School robotics team, from left to right: Brandon Rowe, Mike Tresemer, Liah Tresemer, instructor David Mouri and Jared Eden ...
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How Alcohol Affects FearHealthNewsDigest.com
The control group uniformly avoided the robotic predator, showing a preference ... "These results are further evidence that robots may represent an exciting new ...
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Artist takes audience on adventureSpartanburg Herald Journal
Answer: Originally I chose to paint robots as a contrast to the monkeys and ... I was planning on doing robots for a while, but held off until finishing my masters.
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The Robots Are Coming For Your Barista JobsAustinist
And I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords. Austin startup Briggo has introduced its new Coffee Haus, an automated "intelligent" coffee kiosk, from which ...
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Robot Training to Save LivesDrexelNow (blog)
“The DARPA Robotics Challenge will be the biggest show in robotics this decade and will fundamentally transform our interactions with robots,” Oh said.
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new best friendsThe Australian
The use of robots in industry and manufacturing is already commonplace, while in ... And in the same year, a US marine robot handler revealed that more than ...
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YUCAIPA: Building a better submersible robotPress-Enterprise
During camp, students designed robots intended to function underwater. They learned about hydrodynamics, navigating underwater, soldering, PVC pipe cutting ...
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Astronaut takes rover for a spin on Earth -- from space stationNBCNews.com
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station successfully operated a rover on Earth's surface Friday, helping lay the foundation for future human-robot ...
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3D-Printed Robots Self-Assemble Into One Large Flying PlatformPSFK
Each individual robot has a 3D printed hexagonal plastic chassis with magnets on the sides and a single propeller in the middle. They can drive about on the ...
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Six-legged robot loses a leg, thinks about it, trundles on regardlessGizmag
What good is a robot if, when left to its own devices, it breaks down at the first sign of trouble? What if that robot has been sent off to some inhospitable place ...
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SDCC | 'RoboCop' Commandeers Hall H, Reveals Footage and Plot ...Comic Book Resources
We see what is obviously spun news footage of residents in the Middle East being “protected” by robots (clearly subdued), with Novak explaining that, ...
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Robots Strike Fear in the Hearts of FishMarketWatch (press release)
BROOKLYN, N.Y., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The latest in a series of experiments testing the ability of robots to influence live animals shows ...
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HyQ Quadruped Robot Learns to Avoid Stumbles, Visits LondonIEEE Spectrum
Falling is a major problem for legged robots. Unlike animals and (most) humans, robots don't handle falls very well. Their stiff metal bodies can't absorb shocks, ...
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Our new best friendsThe Australian
LOVE them or hate them, robots are destined to play a big role as this century unfolds. And it's not just science fiction writers saying that. It's the scientists, who ...
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Fan creates video line-up of 174 real-life, anime and video game ...ROCKETNEWS24
A few robots in, the video's creator helps us out by placing everyone's favourite digital songstress and part-time pizza girl Hatsune Miku alongside the robots as a ...
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Pick and Place Robot features 8 kg capacity.ThomasNet News (press release)
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – ABB Robotics has added an 8 kg model to its IRB 360 FlexPicker line, supplementing the existing 1 kg and 3 kg models and expanding ...
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Robots” Cutting Down Side Effects for Cancer Treatment?Ivanhoe
Now researchers from HSS and Columbia University have discovered a technique for developing more targeted drugs, by using molecular "robots" to hone in on ...
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Natchitoches center encourages STEM education with robotics campAlexandria Town Talk
Curtis Desselles, director of the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training Research Fellow and Robotics Camp, helps Maelana Braxton, 12, ...
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ARMC using da Vinci for gallbladder surgeryReporterNews.com
John Cole wants to make it perfectly clear that robots aren't performing surgeries at Abilene Regional Medical Center. Cole, a surgeon at ARMC, performed the ...
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What will we do when robots take our jobs? Let's remember what ...Conservative Home (blog)
However, while the costs of shipping have gone up (and those of outsourcing have become more apparent), the costs of computing and robotics continue to go ...
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Welding Robots Market 2012-2016 - Global Welding Robots ...Watch List News (press release)
MarketResearchReports.Biz announces the addition of new report “Global Welding Robots Market 2012-2016” to its database.
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Molecular robots could help create more targeted therapeuticsZee News
In the new study, which is a collaboration between researchers from HSS and Columbia University, scientists designed molecular robots that are capable of ...
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Robot Barkeep May Be Pouring Your DrinksInventorspot
If you want to get the science part down with milimeter precision then the best person to ask is, of course, a robot. At least one who is built for the task. One robot ...
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Molecular robots help researchers build more targeted therapeuticsR & D Magazine
Now a new study has demonstrated a technique for developing more targeted drugs, by using molecular “robots” to hone in on more specific populations of cells ...
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Tyrant Kim's mini-skirted robot army: The tightly-drilled ranks of ...Daily Mail
Like robots, their feet rising and falling in perfect unity, hundreds of women soldiers of the North Korean People's Army march across Kim Il-sung Square in ...
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Robots and tax incentives rescue AGCO's growth in Jackson, Minn.MENAFN.COM
Jul 29, 2013 (Star Tribune (Menafn - Minneapolis) - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --JACKSON, Minn. -- Amid the cornfields and winding ...
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Gillian Shaw: Invasion of the domestic robots (with video)Vancouver Sun
The robots do everything from cutting the grass to washing the windows. ... Boisdron, editor-in-chief of the French magazine Plan├Ęte Robots, was in the ...
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Mr. Roboto: Center encourages STEM education with robotics campAlexandria Town Talk
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training Research Fellow and Robotics Camp Director Curtis Desselles helps Maelana Braxton, 12, as she ...
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Veebot vants to suck your bloodCNET (blog)
Robot phlebotomist uses infrared, ultrasound, and computer vision to target veins. ... I love it whenrobots do new things, but I have to admit I get more than a ...
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Molecular robots can help researchers build more targeted ...Nanotechnology News (press release)
"This is a proof of concept study using human cells," said Sergei Rudchenko, Ph.D., director of flow cytometry at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York ...
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Flying Drone Lands And Then Walks Creepily (Video)Mobile Magazine
The DALER or Deployable Air Land Exploration Robot comes equipped with wings mounted on shafts that can be locked or rotated. When in the flying mode the ...
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The Robots Are Coming (To Mow Your Lawn)Popular Mechanics
Tell you what I do like, though: robots—love 'em! In fact, I would gleefully surrender every thankless bit of home landscaping to an automaton. So I decided to ...
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Controlling Rovers from SpaceAstrobiology Magazine (press release)
For more than three hours, Cassidy used the robot to perform a survey of the ... "Astronauts interact with the robots at a higher level, telling them where to go, and ...
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You are hereAsheboro Courier Tribune
Charles Wade works with Arvin Singh, 8, of Asheboro to make a robot Wednesday during 'RobotWeek,' part of the Asheboro Public Library's TeenZone Summer ...
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RHex, a Jumping, Flipping All-Terrain Robot that does ParkourTech Fragments
RHex is an acronym for Robot Hexapod, a name that takes its cue from the six springy legs. But most people call it Rex, like the trusty bounding puppy it acts like.
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Don't worry, they're the good guys...Nintendo World Report
And don't worry: the robots are the good guys. And you're one of them. You play the protagonist, Rusty - a lone-wolf, steam-powered cowbot who has come to an ...
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Virtual insanity: the rise and rise of the digital petTelegraph.co.uk
From a computer screen to handheld devices and physical robots, digital pets have a nostalgic place in the hearts of many twenty-somethings that remember the ...
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This Robot Can Express Itself In WatercolorWebProNews
Over the years, robots have proven to be proficient in a number of activities. They can run, balance and even play baseball; but can they paint? That's what one ...
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Staubli Announces New Robotics Suite v2013; PC software suite for ...HispanicBusiness.com
Release date- 26072013 - Staubli, a leading manufacturer of industrial robots, has announced the release of the new Staubli Robotics Suite version 2013.
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Robot Roundup in TexasWTVY, Dothan
Austin's Anderson High School served as the battleground for teams of battling robots from across the state of Texas. High school teams from 3 states ...
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Turkish anti-IED Robot Tested US InteroperabilityDefenseNews.com
ANKARA — The anti-explosive robot Kaplan, developed by Turkey's biggest defense firm, Aselsan, was recently tested in the US for interoperability with similar ...
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EZ-Robot Goes International with 15-year-old InternTechvibes (blog)
Calgary's EZ-Robot does for the personal robotic industry what Apple Computers did for personal computing. It allows anybody to build and own their own ...
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More competitors urgently needed: iRobot tech chiefThe Japan Times
The technology chief of major U.S. robotics firm iRobot Corp. wants Sony Corp. to resume its robotbusiness and hopes more Japanese makers will turn out ...
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