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2 hrs ago | Boston.com
Outrun this, Miss Massachusetts : researchers at MIT have unveiled a robotic cheetah that can sprint up to 10 mph and leap hurdles without missing a beat, successfully mimicking the natural bounding motions of a real cheetah. According to a video posted by the MIT News Office, the cheetah-bot, a bundle of batteries, motors, and gears that weighs about as much as its real-life counterpart, could be tweaked to eventually reach speeds of up to 30 mph, no power cords attached.
5 hrs ago | Taranaki Daily News
Four South Taranaki primary school students have achieved success on the national stage with their purpose-built robots which are designed to move to music. Known as The Robos, Auroa School's Michael McCarty, James Cram, Lucas Feek and Tom Le Fleming won gold in the RoboCup Junior Theatre division at the national championships held in Dunedin on Saturday.
7 hrs ago | Courier News
A robotic mower and a device that lets you vacuum and mop at the same time are among this week's new tech Robots mow your lawn, clean your floor A robotic mower and a device that lets you vacuum and mop at the same time are among this week's new tech Check out this story on mycentraljersey.com: http://mycj.co/1tXePR2 The hammock looks inviting but your lawn needs to be mowed. A Robomow robotic mower provides a tempting solution.
7 hrs ago | ECNmag
Engineers at Harvard's School for Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have developed the world's first untethered soft robot - a quadruped which can literally stand up and walk away from its designers. Working in the lab of Charles River Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences Robert Wood, a team of researchers that included Michael Tolley, Robert Shepherd, Bobak Mosadegh, Kevin Galloway, Michael Wehner and Michael Karpelson was able to scale up earlier soft robot designs, enabling a single robot to carry all the equipment it needs to operate - micro-compressors, control systems and batteries - on its back.
9 hrs ago | Dansville-Genesee Country Expres
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10 hrs ago | Electronics Weekly
Touch first, ask questions later. That's the motto a robotic deep-sea explorer lives by as it examines the depths by touch.
11 hrs ago | Engadget
The Muppets did it; Godzilla did it; and now it's your turn to take Manhattan. As part of Expand 2014, we're teaming up with LEGO MINDSTORMS to host a robot-building competition.
12 hrs ago | Autoblog
A Massachusetts company is taking a futuristic approach to hands-free plug-in vehicle charging: robot appendages. A product called PowerHydrant uses a robotic arm to connect a charging station to the vehicle, allowing for an easy kind of customer charging experience that is also offered by wireless charging systems.
12 hrs ago | Switched
A snowstorm can't stop it. A blazing fire can't stop it. And even getting run over by a car is no problem for this squishy little bot.
14 hrs ago | The Inquirer
SAN FRANCISCO: IT'S BEEN A PRETTY BIG YEAR for Intel so far. Not only did the semiconductor giant kick off 2014 with a bang by announcing a raft of innovations at CES in Las Vegas in January , including the Realsense camera technology and tiny Edison chip, but the company has release innovative technologies throughout the year and now well into autumn.
A Samsung Group subsidiary has worked on a robot sentry that they call the SGR-A1, and this particular robot will carry a fair amount of weapons that ought to make you think twice about crossing the borders of South Korea illegally - as it has been tested out at the demilitarized zone along the border over with its neighbor, North Korea. The SGR-A1 will be able to detect intruders with the help of machine vision , alongside a combination of heat and motion sensors.
Over the first six months of the year, the North American auto industry ordered 8,902 robots, up 36 percent year on year, according to the Robotic Industries Association, a trade group in Ann Arbor, Mich. A bumper crop of North American vehicle launches this year has triggered what is shaping up as a record wave of robot purchases by automakers and suppliers.
There are places you never expect to be in life. For me, this was certainly one of them: in a conference room in suburban Charlotte on the campus of Southern Evangelical Seminary, with an enormous old Bible on a side table, shelves of Great Books lining the walls, and, on the conference table itself, a 23-inch-tall robot doing yoga.
Saurabh Narain, 13 of Fremont, shows his machine that can solve a Rubik's Cube in 30 moves or less to Colby Binder, right, 8, of Larkspur, at the Maker Fair in Greenbrae on Saturday. Parents and kids flocked to the Second Annual Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire Saturday at Bon Air Center, a daylong event that was 50 percent larger than last year's inaugural gathering of tinkerers, inventors, educators, artists and do-it-yourselfers.
Dodge has released a few interesting commercials for its Charger muscle car, somewhat prematurely pushing it as the antithesis of a robocar. Most amusing is the second ad which features an ugly car with a literal robot in the driver's seat The first ad just has visuals of the car but actually mentions the Google car as one of the signs of increasing robot control.
DeviceGuru writes: The Open Source Robotics Foundation , which maintains the open source Robot Operating System , has announced its first formal support for an ARM target . The organization will add support for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, a smartphone-oriented, quad-core, Cortex-A15-like system-on-chip running up to 1.7GHz.
PIP COURTNEY, PRESENTER: The Farmer of the Year Awards were announced this week and on the winner's list was a Queensland dairy farmer who in just four years has implemented a multi-million-dollar overhaul of the family business. Greg Dennis isn't just attracting national attention and accolades for his bold approach to dairying, but also for his outspoken views on what he says is the poor treatment of farmers by dairy companies and supermarkets.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 04:44 pm
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