Saturday, December 13, 2014

SATURDAY BLAST ROBOT NEWS

NEWS
RoboBrain: The World's First Knowledge Engine For Robots
For robots, the challenge is quite different. These machines require detailed instructions even for the simplest task. For example, a robot asking a ...
SFGate
Why Japan has bet its revival on humanoid robots
Japan loves robots, a fascination nurtured by decades of manga and anime. And if the Japanese government gets its way, that love could spark a ...
Washington Free Beacon
Feds Creating Robots for Old People
The federal government is financing the creation of robots that can assist the elderly and make sure they are eating healthily. A nearly $800,000 ...
Boston Researcher Cynthia Breazeal Is Ready to Bring Robots Into the Home. Are You?
The engineers and scientists spilling out of Greater Boston's world-class universities built the foundations of the modern computing era and amassed ...
CALIFORNIA
How to Train Your Robot: Now They Can Follow Human Demonstrations to Tie Knots
BRETT the robot is a knot-tying whiz; it can tie an overhand knot, square knot, figure 8, and hitch. Sure, there are robots out there that drive cars, ...
Tiny Invisible Robot Gives Whole New Meaning To The Term 'Baby Steps'
The new "walkers" aren't the only tiny robots out there. Previous researchers have built molecular robots made of DNA, but these were much bigger ...
Billings Gazette
Billings all-girl robotics team, in its 4th year, still stands out
robot named Nemonoid wheels toward a plastic crate and grabs it by snapping its thin metal arms. Then an angled conveyor belt inside the rob…
Houston Chronicle
Japan is looking to a future bustling with robots
Masayoshi Son, chairman and CEO of SoftBank Corp., interacts with a human-likerobot called Pepper during a news conference this year. Pepper is ...
Frederick News Post (subscription)
Birds of prey, robots help turn middle schoolers into code writers
Online activities at Code.org guide users through increasingly complex coding challenges, while they create games of bird and prey, and get a robot to ...
Students excited about robots, new secondary-level program to begin in January
During competitions, the teams learned by watching other robots and ... “On the field, the robots worked to pick up, push and collect blocks in the time ...
seibertron.com
Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Bumblebee Warrior Class Video Review
In it he showcases the new packaging, size comparisons and of course, the transformation. Is Bumblebee worth your money? Watch the video review ...
Columbia Basin Herald
Volunteers sought to help ML Robotics team
From left Moses Lake Robotics Team Sparx members Rachel Lee, Kate Tran, Alexandra Kneep and Emily Cooper practice with their Lego robots ...
mysouthborough
Weekend at a Glance: Girl Scout sing-a-long, Lego robots, and Holiday concerts
FIRST® LEGO® League competition (9:00 am – 2:30 pm) @ Algonquin Regional High School gym: The ARHS' robotics team is hosting a qualifying ...
seibertron.com
New Galleries: Robots In Disguise Legion Class Steeljaw, Strongarm, Bumblebee and Optimus ...
It's a been a while really since we've offered some new toy galleries here on Seibertron.com, but we're back, we're ready and we're up to speed with ...
Baby Steps Towards Molecular Robots
Visualization of the small molecule walker created by the team.A walking molecule, so small that it cannot be observed directly with a microscope, has ...
National Post
Gift Guide: Kids just wanna have fun (and pajamas, and robots, and baby Groots…)
To indulge your child's love of both robotics and disgusting creepy-crawlies, seek out the new Hexbug Spider Kit from VEX Robotics, which allows you ...
Universal Robot Launches URCaps: the New “App Store” for the UR Robots
With URCaps, Universal Robots has created the equivalent of an app store for robots. The new online platform features useful accessories, hardware ...
Khaleej Times
Your friendly neighbourhood robot patrol
This predicament that the private sector faces has now been addressed by a US based company which has designed robotic patrol security to recon ...
Tiny Invisible Robot Gives Whole New Meaning To The Term 'Baby Steps'
The team developed a new method to observe the teensy robot take its one nanometer-long stride, since microscopes can only spot the motion of ...
bradfordtoday
Are You Ready for Robots in Your Home?: Re/Code
Posted by R.SPAR on Dec 12 2014. Filed under National News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the ...
EurasiaNet
Robotics Classes Seen as Future Boost for Armenian IT Industry
During the technological exhibition Digitec Expo 2014 held in Yerevan in early October, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan watches a robot cut the ...
The Week Magazine
The mechanized future of warfare
Robotic ground vehicles have also flooded the battlefield, with more than 6,000 deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan to haul gear, climb over obstacles, ...
CBC.ca
Erin Gee is making music from human emotions
The composer and self-taught robotics specialist has spent the last two years building robots, measuring actors' sweat production, heart rate, blood ...
Financial Post
That giant sucking sound you hear is Silicon Valley reinventing the world
The robots are new, and costly (about $150,000) but once any kinks are ironed out, developers envision hundreds or thousands will be deployed in ...
WF West High School to Host FIRST Robotics Competition Today
W.F. West High School will host eight FIRST robotics teams from around the state today for a four-hour competition, and the public is invited to watch ...
Windsor Star (blog)
Soapbox: Being first at FIRST robotics in Windsor and Essex County
The advertisement hails an exciting partnership between CAMM/APMA and Windsor Essex FIRST Robotics to grow the FIRST Robotics program in ...
PerfScience
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence is the future: Eric Schmidt
Google chairman Eric Schmidt while speaking at an FT conference said that fear about killer robots taking over the society are normal and are even ...
Lynchburg News and Advance
Students win awards in Lego competition
Rajiv Tiwari resets rings that the robot will grab. Students build a robot from scratch by only using hundreds of Lego parts and a programmable ...
Wausau Daily Herald
Dutchland Plastics, PolyFab need skilled workforce
Rick Gill, president of injection molding company PolyFab out of Sheboygan, said LTC has been helpful when it comes to maintenance and robotics ...
Chinatopix
Skynet Not a Possibility, Claims UK Research Team
New research from a United Kingdom team will help robots and artificial intelligence (AI) realize their limits. The project seeks to ensure that ...
OregonLive.com
Tigard High robotics students to compete in BunnyBots tournament at Catlin Gabel
Look out – the BunnyBots are coming. But don't fear. Tigard High School's 'Techies' have us covered. Tigard High robotics students have two teams ...
Center Line students prepare for technical careers, higher education
Students at Center Line High School can now acquire the skills of CNC robotics thanks to a new class instructed by Mr. Michael Quinn. In this class ...
Voice of America (blog)
Filmmakers Create New Technology for 'Big Hero 6'
The action-adventure movie is about an extremely intelligent boy, his robot and his friends. The story began in a little known comic book. Directors Don ...
Co.Exist
Inside The Near&Future World Where All Our Data And Machines Are In Constant Communication
Now, these young capabilities are beginning to animate vehicles and ships, aircraft and robots. And, as we'll see, they're starting to socialize and ...
Wired
Stan Lee's Surprise Scene in Big Hero 6 Almost Didn't Happen
He'd gone to a lot of different robotics schools and things, but he had a real epiphany there where he was introduced to the idea of inflatable robotics.
Fusion
The self-driving wheelchair
This week, I took a ride in a robotic wheelchair. The thing had lasers and a Kinect sensor for eyes, and a touch screen through which you could ...
Today's Medical Developments
Robot control theory improves prosthetic legs
“We borrowed from robot control theory to create a simple, effective new way to analyze the human gait cycle,” said Dr. Robert Gregg, a faculty ...
Daily Mail
You've got Moonmail! Private firm begins offering service to send items to the lunar surface ...
Polaris is a robotic rover with a lunar drill, oven, and instruments for analyzing volatiles that will be delivered to the Moon's surface on Astrobotic's lunar ...
Faith & Science: Stages For My Imagination
Team Curiosity and I programmed the robot to respond to the inputs of a control pad, and we entered a challenge that required our robot to pick up ...
Press of Atlantic City
Students learning computer code in the classroom
At Egg Harbor Township High School, advanced students have been building robotsand writing their own code to operate them. Teachers Lynne ...

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