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Badminton-playing robot tests software designs of the future (w/video)

The drive to decrease the ecological impact of production machines is leading manufactures to focus on novel ways to incorporate energy efficiency in the designing of new products. One answer is the first-ever badminton playing robot - designed to test a software application that optimises energy efficiency in machine design.

Posted: May 14th, 2013

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New smart robots to improve inspection of nuclear plants

The team behind the pan-European research project NozzleInspect has built a remote controlled prototype robot that uses state of the art ultrasonic probes to detect tiny, millimetric defects in the nozzle, a crucial, sensitive component used to control the flow of water that cools the nuclear reactor.

Posted: May 13th, 2013

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UAVs coming to university campuses for more security

With campus safety and security in mind, engineering students at The University of Alabama in Huntsville are working with the campus police department to perfect unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies for use on-campus.

Posted: May 9th, 2013

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Wearable robots getting lighter, more portable

When Michael Gore stands, it's a triumph of science and engineering. Eleven years ago, Gore was paralyzed from the waist down in a workplace accident, yet he rises from his wheelchair to his full 6-foot-2-inches and walks across the room with help from a lightweight wearable robot.

Posted: May 9th, 2013

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