Monday, September 29, 2014

MONDAY BLAST OF ROBOT NEWS


NEWS
Salon
Here comes the future: We're making robots that feel!
On the second floor, a black spider-monkey-like robot clings to the top left corner of Lipson's office door, intriguing but inscrutable, except to the inner ...
The Rise of the Robots
BERKELEY – For decades, people have been predicting how the rise of advanced computing and robotictechnologies will affect our lives. On one ...
Robots, life-size 'Mouse Trap' game shown off at Maker Faire: Slideshow
Investors, tinkerers and educators from throughout southeastern Wisconsin brought their hard work and fun products to the Maker Faire this past ...
ABC Online
A dairy farm using robots to milk cows up for sale in northern Victoria
You read right, a pioneering dairy farm using robots to milk cows is on the market as the farmer walks away from the dairy. Audio: Peter Costello talks ...
NBC Southern California (blog)
AI in the IE: Robots of Riverside
The robots of the Riverside Robot Expo? They arrive in a wide array of styles, including some that pay homage to famous musical acts. Be in the I.E. ...
Robots steal the show at Robot Technology Exhibition
The three-day Robot Technology Exhibition (RTEX) got under way on Sunday, with more than a fair number of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles — or ...
Beauty World News
Are flying robots the future of real estate?
Real estate companies chomping at the bit to incorporate drone (robotic flying camera) photography into their marketing, and they may be a step ...
AppAdvice
Today's apps gone free: Runtastic Mountain Bike, Simplique,Robots Love Ice Cream and more
Keep track of your rides with Runtastic Mountain Bike Pro. We also have an app that allows you to make unique lock screen wallpapers, and a sweet ...
Australian Hospitality Magazine
Food delivery robots mark new era for hospital catering
Food delivery robots mark new era for hospital catering Fiona Stanley Hospital's Breffni Doyle and Henry Bandurski with an Automated Guided ...
Minister welcome robots but warns of impact on jobs
Social affairs minister Lodewijk Asscher is happy to embrace robot technology but warns it could create extreme inequality. The minister was speaking ...
New fabric may lead to 'active clothing,' wearable robots
Researchers are developing a robotic fabric that moves and contracts and is embedded with sensors, an approach that may lead to "active clothing" ...
Engineers Are Creating A Frankenstein Robot With A Rat's Brain And A Human Eye To Help It ...
Michael Milford, electrical engineering lecturer at Queensland University of Technology, says robots and animals alike must navigate to achieve their ...
Fibre2fashion.com
Researchers develop robotic fabric that moves & contracts
A new approach that could bring "active clothing" and a new class of "soft" robots is under way as, researchers are developing a robotic fabric that ...
Monsters, Boxtrolls and Robots
All Sunshine Coast events, gigs, functions etc... onsite are correct as per information provided at time of uploading, please always verify times or dates ...
Temple Daily Telegram
Students hope to build robot for national competition
BELTON — How many students does it take to make a robot? For Belton New Tech @ Waskow, the answer is well over 30 students. The students at ...
MIT Researchers Build Football-Sized Underwater Robot To Detect Concealed Contraband On Ships
The robot initially developed to inspect for cracks in nuclear reactors and water tanks has been modified to inspect ships for false hulls and propeller ...
New York Times (blog)
Want a Robot Pen Pal?
Robots may not be writing science fiction just yet, but they can write you a letter. At Medium, Clive Thompson reveals that “marketers are working ...
News & Observer
US aids Michigan State to build better robofish
In a Wednesday Jan. 9, 2013 photo provided by Michigan State University, an early prototype of Xiaobo Tan's robotic fish, called Grace, swims in a ...
PACE Today
NSW teams top the NI Autonomous Robotics Competition
University of New South Wales Team Lab 202 defeated 26 teams from Australia and New Zealand to win the 2014 National Instruments Autonomous ...
Tech Gen Mag
MIT's electric-powered Cheetah robot runs tether free
Helping to advance biomimetic and tether-free robotics, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently tested their latest running robot, the ...
Automation is changing the economy
Each year, robots play a larger role in the economy. Last week, self-driving cars won the right to drive on public roads in California. Drones now play a ...
ExtremeTech
Thailand, to combat bad Thai food around the world, creates robot'e-delicious' tasting machine
Now, the first stage of the prime minister's initiative is finally here: A robot that tastes your Thai food, and then compares its taste and smell against ...
Phys.Org
A system to allow air- and ground-based robot vehicles to work together
A system to allow air- and ground-based robot vehicles to work together, without GPS signals or expensive sensor devices, is being developed by a ...
Sam Volkering's Tech Insider
The Best Tech Company You've Never Heard of
The robots I'm talking about will work with you and your family as though they ... The company is the brainchild of robotics pioneer Bruno Maisonnier.
Robot Octopus Takes To The Aegean Sea [Video]
Robot octopuses have never been faster thanks to new realistic looking webbing between their tentacles. The latest innovations in robot octopus ...
The Japan News
New Dyson robo vacuum aims to sweep Japan rivals
By Yukinobu Sakamoto / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer Dyson Ltd. has announced the scheduled launch next spring of its first robot vacuum, a move ...

Sunday, September 28, 2014

SUNDAY BLAST OF ROBOT NEWS


NEWS
Detroit Free Press
Students build robots for Lawrence Tech competition
Students build robots for Lawrence Tech competition. About 85 students competed Saturday at Lawrence Tech in Southfield in the first U.S. national ...
How robots have widened the world of one man unable to move
Evans sees robotics as the key to unlocking the prison in which many quadriplegics find themselves trapped. He founded Robots for Humanity to ...
Christian Science Monitor
Meet Baxter, your new robotic co-worker
However, Baxter isn't quite like any of his co-workers. He's a $25,000, 300-poundrobot from Boston-based Rethink Robotics. But Baxter isn't really ...
9NEWS.com
Clay humans, plant life, underwater robots, oh my!
Clay humans, plant life, underwater robots, oh my! ... chance to construction towers, explore plant life and check out cool underwater robots as well.
Build Your Own Soft Robot
Soft robots are an unexpected development in robotics technology and, while they have obvious attractions, getting started building one is more ...
Robotic Gripper Ball Changes Industrial Robotics
In the world of robotics, sometimes it's the small advancements that make the biggest impact. For years,robots in manufacturing environments or ...
Christian Science Monitor
Meet Baxter, your new robotic co-worker
Recent leaps in computer processing speeds and sensing capabilities have given rise to new possibilities for how robots can work in concert with ...
How robots have widened the world of one man unable to move
Harry Evans relies on a telepresence robot and a remote-controlled quadrotor helicopter with an onboard camera to take him places he can't go.
We don't want 'regulation robots'
“Getting rid of the robots,” said Cotton. “Free thought was frowned on,” Cotton recalled. “Everything was a box-ticking exercise. Part of the cultural ...
Students get first look at BEST Robotics playing field
OZARK – To the Baby Boomers and Generation Xers who worry over this nation's youth, know this: Generation Z is building robots. Middle school and ...
New York Times
Using Robotics to Teach Computer Programming
Dash is a small blue robot that can be programmed to play the xylophone, kick a ball, act like a dog and deliver messages — for instance, ...
The Courier-Journal
Mini-Maker Faire joins fun, math and science
They've raised thousands of dollars and enticed so many high school students they have a waiting list, and are planning a junior varsity robotics team ...
Robotic cheerleading squad showcases sensor technology
Japan's electronic parts maker Murata Manufacturing unveils 10 small robots for cheerleading, known as the Murata Cheerleaders, at a media preview ...
RedOrbit
Autonomous Robots Could Provide Restore Electricity Following Power Outages
Image Caption: Little robots in Nina Mahmoudian's lab bring power to turn on a light, front left, and wave the white flag on the mini-tank. Adapted to ...
This Robotic Barnacle Scans Ships' Hulls Looking For Contraband
Now, there's a new sort of robotic barnacle that can stealthily slide along the hulls of incoming ships and scan for hidden compartments where ...
Cobourg students learn about robotics
Liam, a Grade 7 Terry Fox Public School student, took a keen interest in robotics over the summer and helped do a demonstration recently at the ...
Discovery News
Tasty Tech Eye Candy Of The Week (Sept 28)
We love robots that mimic living creatures. This one from the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas in Greece, takes after an octopus, right ...
Why Watson Matters: The Impact of Mainstream Machine Intelligence
While we're a far cry from the advent of robot dominion, machine intelligence is already driving a Darwinistic effect in business—and we should all be ...