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A swarm on every desktop: Robotics experts learn from public

The next experiment from Rice University's Multi-Robot Systems Laboratory (MRSL) could happen on your desktop. The lab's researchers are refining their control algorithms for robotic swarms based upon data from five free online games that anyone can play.

Posted: Sep 9th, 2013

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Sea-faring robot searches for toxic algae in Puget Sound

A robotic sensor placed in Puget Sound searches for signs of toxic algae and bacteria that contaminate seafood. A successful test run of the Stanford-affiliated project could lead to a network of robots patrolling the area, providing early warnings that could save millions of dollars annually.

Posted: Aug 27th, 2013

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Ford studies space robots for connected vehicle communications (w/video)

Ford begins three-year research project with St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in Russia to observe the communication models of robots in space, with potential for connected vehicle communications applications. By studying communication between robots on the International Space Station and with Earth, the project aims to improve the reliability of connected vehicle communications and aid in the advancement of emergency vehicle communication methods.

Posted: Aug 27th, 2013

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A glimpse into the future of robotic technology

By simulating human learning mechanisms, the European EYESHOTS project successfully built a prototype robot capable of achieving awareness of its surroundings and using its memory to reach smoothly for objects.

Posted: Aug 22nd, 2013

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