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Gimball: A crash-happy flying robot (w/video)

Gimball bumps into and ricochets off of obstacles, rather than avoiding them. This 34-cm in diameter spherical flying robot buzzes around the most unpredictable, chaotic environments, without the need for fragile detection sensors.

Posted: Oct 30th, 2013

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Bees' perfect landing inspires robot aircraft

Scientists at The University of Queensland have discovered how the honeybee can land anywhere with utmost precision and grace - and the knowledge may soon help build incredible robot aircraft.

Posted: Oct 29th, 2013

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National Robotics Initiative invests $38 million in next-generation robotics

The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and NASA, announced new investments totaling approximately $38 million for the development and use of robots that cooperatively work with people to enhance individual human capabilities, performance and safety.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2013

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Two-legged robots learn to walk like a human

Teaching two-legged robots a stable, robust 'human' way of walking - this is the goal of the international research project KoroiBot with scientists from seven institutions from Germany, France, Israel, Italy and the Netherlands.

Posted: Oct 17th, 2013

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Call for participation: RoCKIn Camp 2014

RoCKIn is short for 'Robot Competitions Kick Innovation in Cognitive Systems and Robotics' and it is an EU-funded Coordination Action aiming at the promotion of research and education through competitions.

Posted: Oct 17th, 2013

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Software uses cyborg swarm to map unknown environs

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed software that allows them to map unknown environments - such as collapsed buildings - based on the movement of a swarm of insect cyborgs, or 'biobots'.

Posted: Oct 16th, 2013

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Robot can pick strawberries

A robot that picks ripe strawberries as the farmer sleeps was unveiled recently, with its developer saying it could cut workloads by two-thirds.

Posted: Oct 1st, 2013

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