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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.

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.

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.

Oct 17th, 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.

Oct 1st, 2013

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Putting a face on a robot

A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology finds that older and younger people have varying preferences about what they would want a personal robot to look like. And they change their minds based on what the robot is supposed to do.

Oct 1st, 2013

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Jellyfish exterminator robot developed

A team led by KAIST Civil and Environmental Engineering Department's Professor Hyeon Myeong has just finished testing the cooperative assembly robot for jellyfish population control, named JEROS, in the field.

Sep 30th, 2013

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