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3 hrs ago |

Morphing DIY robot looks like a Portal 'bot for real

Don't look now if scuttling robots send shivers of dread down your spine: engineer KA re Halvorsen is bringing the sort of transforming 'bot tech you'd expect to see in CGI movies to life, with his new hexapod.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots

7 hrs ago | CBS Local

Boulder Uses Robots To Search For Damage Under Drainage Areas

While crews in Boulder work to prevent more flooding from the spring thaw after last fall's devastating flooding, the city is still trying to figure out just how much damage that rushing water caused underground.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Weather

11 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

Google tech to bring 3D mapping smarts to NASA's space station robots

Google said Thursday that its Project Tango team is collaborating with scientists at NASA's Ames Research Center to integrate the company's new 3D technology into a robotic platform that will work inside the space station.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Science / Technology, Robots, CPU, NASA, Space

12 hrs ago | WLUK-TV Green Bay

SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, NASA

16 hrs ago | Washington Times

Drones from the deep: Pentagon develops ocean-floor attack robots

The Pentagon has come up with a new way to place paranoia in the minds of future enemies: attack drones that can patiently wait on the ocean floor for years.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots

20 hrs ago | USA Today

Honda HR-V small SUV a no-show at NY; Asimo steals stage

Honda HR-V small SUV a no-show; latest version of remarkable Asimo robot jumps, dances, does sign language.


Related Topix: SUV, Honda CR-V, Honda, Autos

Yesterday | ComputerWorld

Unbounded Robotics launches robot platform for education, research

Unbounded Robotics launched its UBR-1 robot, a US$50,000, one-armed mobile platform designed for research and education.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, LinkedIn, iPhone App, iPhone

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Courier-News

Duckworth takes controls on local robots at Elgin tech center

That, at least, was the correlation that U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth had as she maneuvered one of the student team's two robots through an obstacle course, picking up blocks and depositing them in a bin.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Elgin, IL, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Tammy Duckworth, Representative Randy Hultgren, Republican

US Tech

Panasonic Parallel Link Robot Makes North American Debut at Ipc Apex 2014

Parallel Link Robot made its first North American appearance in the Panasonic Factory Solutions Company booth at the 2014 IPC APEX show with a resounding level of interest.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Marketing

Wall Street Journal

Google Is Quite Good at Cracking Its Own Captcha Security Puzzles

The endeavor has led to another discovery: that algorithm can also crack Google's own Captcha security puzzles, those reviled boxes of mashed up text that you interpret and enter into a field to prove you are a human and not a robot submitting information online.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Science / Technology, Robots, Email Spam

Science Daily

Chess robots to cause Judgment Day?

Next time you play a computer at chess, think about the implications if you beat it.


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Simplicity is key to co-operative robots

The team, working in the Sheffield Centre for Robotics , in the University's Faculty of Engineering, has programmed extremely simple robots that are able to form a dense cluster without the need for complex computation, in a similar way to how a swarm of bees or a flock of birds is able to carry out tasks collectively.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Apiculture, Science, Environment

CBC News

Lego and robots at Yukon's first Robotics Challenge

"The goals of the task were to promote teamwork, cooperation, friendly competition," says Laura Markle, executive director of the Association of Professional Engineers of Yukon.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Canada

The Town Talk

Survey finds Americans largely optimistic about science

Americans are generally optimistic about the future of science and technology, though they're concerned about some of the details, according to a new poll by the Washington-based Pew Research Center.


Related Topix: Computers, Robots


Inside The Lab Where They Build Robots That Are Smaller Than Pennies

Sarah Bergbreiter is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Maryland, and she and her team build tiny robots.


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

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Tech Universe: Thursday 17 April

LET THE INK RUN: An inkjet printer generally makes a print head run back and forth across a piece of paper fed through by rollers.


Related Topix: Printers, Science / Technology, Robots, Bluetooth


Honda's Asimo robot shows off new moves

The latest version of Honda's humanoid robot visits New York during the International Auto Show.


Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Media, Radio, Siri

Denver Post

Boulder sends robots into city's sewer lines to check for flood damage

But these robots aren't the villains in a new sci-fi movie. In fact, they're doing important work in Boulder as the city continues to assess the damage from the massive September flooding ahead of this spring's runoff.


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Wireless Design & Development

Photos of the Day: DARPA Looks to Build Satellites with Robots

Phoenix seeks to enable robotics servicing and asset life extension in geosynchronous Earth orbit , while developing new satellite architectures to reduce the cost of space-based systems.


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Aurora Era-Banner

Robot mice programmed to have sex

Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology , Japan, have created mice-shaped robots that have sex with each other.


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