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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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A personalised robot companion for older people (w/video)

A highly customisable robot companion designed by EU-funded researchers to offer support to older people is currently being presented across Europe and could find its way into people's homes within two or three years, potentially greatly enhancing quality of life for older citizens and people with memory or mobility problems.

Posted: Aug 15th, 2013

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Social robots see smell

'The thing that's been missing in robotics is a sense of smell,' said biology pro­fessor Joseph Ayers. For more than four decades, he has been working to develop robots that do not rely on algo­rithms or external con­trollers. Instead, they incor­po­rate elec­tronic ner­vous sys­tems that take in sen­sory inputs from the envi­ron­ment and spit out autonomous behav­iors.

Posted: Aug 13th, 2013

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The robot and its virtual twin (w/video)

It walks, falls, and gets up on his own, follows a ball by sight and shoots. It also knows how to do many other things. The small humanoid robot DARwIn-OP was developed by a Korean company and three U.S. universities to serve as a tool for scientific research. Now, David Mansolino has given it a digital twin. This graduate student integrated it into a simulation platform developed by an EPFL spin-off, Cyberbotics.

Posted: Aug 13th, 2013

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SkySweeper robot makes inspecting power lines easy and inexpensive (w/video)

Mechanical engineers at the University of California, San Diego invented a robot designed to scoot along utility lines, searching for damage and other problems that require repairs. Made of off-the-shelf electronics and plastic parts printed on an inexpensive 3D printer, the SkySweeper prototype could be scaled up for less than $1,000, making it significantly more economical than the two models of robots currently used to inspect power lines.

Posted: Aug 6th, 2013

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