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2 hrs ago | Boston.com

MIT Researchers Create Running, Jumping Robot Cheetah

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.

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5 hrs ago | Taranaki Daily News

Auroa students scoop robotics award

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.

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7 hrs ago | Courier News

Robots mow your lawn, clean your floorRobots mow your lawn, clean...

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.

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7 hrs ago | ECNmag

Cutting the cord on soft robots

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.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Science, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

9 hrs ago | Dansville-Genesee Country Expres

Get A Life: Are people becoming robots?

I recently read an article that stated a great majority of Americans do not feel supported or nurtured. I feel that this has been an ongoing issue for years.

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10 hrs ago | Electronics Weekly

Robotic hand works undersea

Touch first, ask questions later. That's the motto a robotic deep-sea explorer lives by as it examines the depths by touch.

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11 hrs ago | Engadget

Introducing the Engadget x Lego Mindstorms Manhattan robot contest

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.

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12 hrs ago | Autoblog

Video: PowerHydrant makes robots charge your EV

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.

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12 hrs ago | Switched

This Freaky 'Soft Robot' Can Survive All Sorts Of Torture

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.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Italy, World News, Laptops/Notebooks, Music Players

14 hrs ago | The Inquirer

IDF: Wearables, robots, 3D body scanning tablets and wireless everything

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.

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Related Topix: Startups, Intel, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Science / Technology, Robots, Laptops/Notebooks, Headphones

16 hrs ago | Chronicle.com

Are We Ready for Robots to Grade?

When we set out to create a MOOC for the College of Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin, we envisioned a unique learning environment that would challenge a global audience to think deeply about pharmaceutical issues. We pictured 20,000 essay-waving students taking our massive open online course.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Ubergizmo

Samsung SGR-A1 Robot Sentry Is One Cold Machine

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.

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Related Topix: Cameras, Gadgets

Automotive News

N.A. robot sales poised for record

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.

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Salon

Why artificial intelligence is the future of religion

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.

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Marin Independent Journal

In second year, more do-it-yourselfers than ever at Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire

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.

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Related Topix: Greenbrae, CA, Larkspur, CA, Marketing

Brad Ideas

Columbus day is on october

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.

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Related Topix: Dodge Charger, Sedan, Dodge, Science / Technology, Robots, us Travel

Slashdot

Robot Operating System To Officially Support ARM Processors

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.

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RedOrbit

Soft Exosuit, Speed-Boosting Jetpack Projects...

Image Caption: Mobility Enhancing Soft Exosuit: This is a soft wearable robot made from lightweight and flexible materials. Credit: Harvard's Wyss Institute DARPA has awarded a sizable grant to the Harvard University researchers behind a biologically-inspired soft exoskeleton that could help soldiers travel greater distances and carry heavier loads while tiring out less easily, the university revealed on Thursday.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

ABC News

Farmer Gregie

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.

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Related Topix: Life, Beef, Food, Meat, Drink, Milk, Science / Technology, Robots

Towleroad

Towletech v.123: Mars, Apple, 3D Printed Cars, Robot Writers, Windows 9, Chewbacca Dog

Batman V Superman director Zack Snyder is having fun with his friendly Twitter crossover competition against Star Wars: Episode VII director J.J. Abrams. Space X founder and eccentric billionaire Elon Musk has long-term plans to "establish a city on Mars."

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Related Topix: Peter Mayhew, Science / Technology, Robots, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone App, iPod touch App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone

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