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A robot that grows

Scientists in Italy are working on creating robots that mimic the properties of plant roots, including the capacity for growth. They believe the potential future applications are not just the stuff of science-fiction.

Jan 29th, 2015

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Robots as multifunctional gentlemen

Researchers have developed a new service robot model centred on the concept of a universal helper for everyday scenarios: the fourth generation of the Care-O-Bot.

Jan 15th, 2015

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Artificial intelligence: Brain-training for baseball robot

Researchers have created a model of the cerebellum comprising over 100,000 'neurons' - which was implemented on dedicated hardware for parallel computing known as a graphics processing unit (GPU) - s able to train a robot to accurately hit a ball bowled in real-time.

Dec 24th, 2014

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First steps for Hector the robot stick insect (w/video)

Inspired by a stick insect, Hector has passive elastic joints and an ultralight exoskeleton. What makes it unique is that it is also equipped with a great number of sensors and it functions according to a biologically inspired decentralized reactive control concept: the Walknet.

Dec 16th, 2014

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Intelligent deep sea robotics

Researchers have developed an innovative underwater robot incorporating intelligent three-dimensional object recognition CCD technology for autonomous search and tracking operations over long durations of time in open water.

Dec 10th, 2014

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Using robots to get more food from raw materials

Can an industrial robot succeed both at removing the breast fillet from a chicken, and at the same time get more out of the raw materials? This is one of the questions to which researchers working on the CYCLE project now have the answer.

Dec 9th, 2014

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New research will help robots know their limits

A team of UK researchers is embarking on a collaborative project to ensure that the autonomous robots we build in the future will be safer, making decisions that are ethical and follow legislation on robotics.

Dec 8th, 2014

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