Wednesday, December 31, 2014

WEDNESDAY BLAST ROBOT NEWS

NEWS
WGNO
Soros-Backed Surgical Robots Break Sales Slump
Using surgical robots has become a marketing tool for hospitals, a selling point for Mazor, which had $20 million in revenue last year. It's copying ...
MIT Scientists: Robots Will Soon Be Able to Run Like Cheetahs
Scientists have been experimenting with four-legged robots for years, trying to see if they could be used as pack animals for carrying heavy loads over ...
The National
Budding scientists and engineers build robots at Abu Dhabi workshop
In the robotics workshops, pupils were challenged to build a small roboticemergency- response vehicle with light and camera sensors that could ...
The Shittiest Robots of 2014
A special kind of joy comes from watching robots totally blow it . It's anybody's guess as to why, but it might be that we've become so saturated with ...
Pulse
You and the Robots: Here Come the Robo-Advisors!
Client: “Steve, I have to tell you that my business is not going well. I've hit the skids on last year's business goals and am going to flame out soon ...
DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals Are Coming: On Your Mark, Get Set, Robot!
Wouldn't it be fantastic if robots could be sent into some of the most dangerous areas to help save meatbags like us? The DARPA Robotics Challenge ...
BBC News
'Robotic orchestra' performs Doctor Who theme music
A "robotic orchestra", partly built by Aberystwyth University staff, has taken part in this year's Royal Institution Christmas Lectures. Performing its own ...
Wi-Fi could let robots roam around the ISS
ROBOTS could quickly move freely about the International Space Station, thanks to a new guidance method powered by the orbiting outpost's ...
Gizmag
New sea turtle robot could extend missions by charging its own batteries
When they're in the water, sea turtles are fast and maneuverable – qualities that are also desirable in underwater robots. Additionally, the robotic ...
ESA Telerobotics Laboratory Performs First Ever Robotic Experiment With Force-Feedback in Space
It marks the first time that robotic force reflection technology has been used in space. The results and measurements from this experiment will help ...
KUAM.com
High schoolers learn solar design & robotics
Guam - High school students can learn how to program robots and solar panels with GCC's sustainable workshops. The Guam Community College ...
The Capital Wide
Microsoft phasing out original Kinect v1 in 2015
Microsoft launched its original Kinect depth-sensing gadget to a skeptic crowd and now, roughly four years later, it is ready to phase it out. The original ...
World's Smallest Programmable Robot Returns To CES -- A Hit With Kids, Tech Geeks & Educators
It's Ozobot, the world's smallest programmable robot with the intuitive color-based language. Ozobot's capacity for fun and learning are endless.
Robotics Express, family movie night and more: Parma morning news
PARMA, Ohio -- This week in Parma, residents and guests can attend a family movie night and a roboticscamp. Check out the details and more news ...
Plastics Today
Sepro Group reports another record year in 2014
Based on orders already on the books, robot manufacturer Sepro Robotique (La Roche sur Yon, France) says it expects to reach €78.8 million ($95.83 ...
CNET
What next for the future tech of 2014?
The year gone by brought us more robots, worries about artificial intelligence, and difficult lessons on space travel. The big question: where's it all ...
Macro USA Corporation Lands Hong Kong Robotics Contract
Macro USA Corporation announced today that it will be working with the Hong Kong Police Department to provide two of its specialized Unmanned ...
Sepios: ETH Zurich's Robot Cuttlefish
As much as we enjoyed all of the robots performing the ETH Zurich Autonomous Systems Lab's video, one robot in particular stood out because it ...
The Mary Sue
Go Outside Tonight and Take a Look at Comet Lovejoy in the Sky
ESA just got a pair of robots up close and personal with a comet, but they don't get to hog all the comet action. Comet Lovejoy is visible in the night sky ...
Robotics Camp
Scott Elementary student Joshua Detloff (10) works on a dog robot project. Belle-Valley School District #119, Harmony Emge School District #175, and ...
BMS Sharks recognized as rising stars
SEASIDE — Broadway Middle School's Lego robotics team, the BMS Sharks, won the “Rising Star” award at its first Oregon FIRST Lego League 2014 ...
8 ways to please the robot masters reading your resume
To help identify the best applicant in the barrage of resumes, many employers now employ Applicant Tracking Systems, or "robots" that sort the ...
Comic Book Resources
Chris Evans brings smile to young 'Captain America' fan with cancer
In between uncovering Hydra plots and facing homicidal robots, Captain America took time to surprise a 9-year-old fan who's embroiled in a battle of ...
Current in Fishers
Local learning center chosen for STEM program
They're just having fun building robots with LEGO bricks. This past year, Sylvan Learning of Fishers was one of 50 satellite locations in the nation ...
Orange UK News
World's first personal robot close to market
The 5ft robot can perform simple tasks like walking the dog and serving drinks, while apps "will make Luna endlessly useful". The aim is to see a robot ...
The Guardian
The future? We've seen it all before
It's not true that technological change is accelerating. In fact we're clinging more to reality as the virtual world encroaches. Smash robots.
Gizmag
Robodynamics' Luna personal robot hits Kickstarter
Back in 2011, Gizmag looked at Robodynamics' Luna personal robot. At that time, the details were a bit scarce, though the company did say that the ...
TechNewsWorld
The Big Tech Stories of 2015
We'll have robots, self-driving cars, armed autonomous drones, the professional proliferation of head mounted cameras, some scandals, and some ...
The Malaysian Insider
When planes crash at sea
The Remora robot raised 104 bodies and debris that included the black boxes and engines from the Air France crash site, which lay 3,900 meters ...
The Australian Financial Review
Powering ahead
Fulfillment: Amazon, which in 2012 paid $775 million for warehouse robot provider Kiva Systems Inc., began using those robots in large numbers in ...
Monadnock Ledger Transcript
Technology's changing face
Jeanne Dietsch and her husband, Bill Kennedy, started building autonomous robotsat their kitchen table in Peterborough in the mid-1990s.
Blastr
The 14 best indie sci-fi/horror games of 2014
It's a glorious time for videogamers, especially those who love sci-fi and horror. Indie game making has made the leap into mainstream success, and ...
Adventure Gamers
Following Freeware: November 2014 releases
You can be an emotional robot trying to prevent the extermination of all humans, or a paranormal detective sucked into a 1940s horror movie to solve ...
Warehouse automation – what does it mean?
This term can be used to describe the process of automating the storage and distribution of goods in a warehouse, using robots and centrally ...
The Caledonia Argus (subscription)
Houston robotics team eager to begin 2015 season
Team members of the Houston Robotics team at a recent potluck event gave a demonstration of the robot that they've been practicing on for parents ...
Singularity Hub
Singularity University's Top Six of 2014
A pair of robots are assisting customers at a San Jose Orchard Supply Hardware store. Called OSHbot, the robots can identify items held in front of ...
Should Africans Learn to Code?
You note about programming that it's a career trajectory “available to a smaller and smaller percentage of Earth's population” — noting that “robots will ...