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Displaying items by tag: Robot

Monday, 16 December 2013 05:11

I, Google. The march of the robots

Google has acquired the company that makes many of the US military’s robots.

The dark, crime-ridden streets of America may never be the same with a Silicon Valley startup coming up with high-tech robot security guards.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 00:04

Robotic cheetah sets new speed record

Beating a record held since 1989, DARPA's Cheetah takes the land speed record for legged robots.

 

Published in Energy

Robot vacuum cleaners are nothing new, but the Australian debut of one from a mainstream manufacturer is worth noting.

Published in Home Tech
Friday, 05 February 2010 02:23

Could GM and NASA take a Chevy to Mars?

General Motors and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration are working together to develop the next-generation robot, the Robonaut 2 (R2), for use in the automotive and aerospace industries. Maybe they'll team up for a trip to Mars in a Chevy?

Published in Space
Wednesday, 27 January 2010 01:37

Mars Rover Spirit is now a stationary explorer

NASA announced on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, that its Mars Exploration Rover Spirit will not be considered a fully mobile rover after numerous attempts to remove it from its stuck position failed.


Published in Space
Tuesday, 13 October 2009 06:06

Debian powers robotic sub to victory

A team of students at Cornell University has won a competition for autonomous underwater vehicles, using a robotic submarine running Debian GNU/Linux.
Published in Open Sauce
Saturday, 11 April 2009 00:12

Flying microbots from Canada

Engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, have come up with a tiny flying robot capable of manipulating tiny objects.

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Two rovers landed on Mars in January 2004 for what was expected by NASA to be a three-month tour of the Martian landscape. It’s now 2009, five years later, and Spirit and Opportunity just keep going and going and going. We know eventually their journey will end, but not just yet!

Published in Space
Sunday, 01 February 2009 22:10

Elderly Spirit rover may have dementia on Mars

Beginning on January 24, 2009, NASA scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory became worried when the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Spirit began having problems recording its Martian activities onto its memory as it and its sister rover Opportunity continue to explore the planet's surface.

Published in Space
On January 25, 2004, the Mars Exploration Rover B, popularly known as Opportunity, landed successfully on the planet Mars. It continues to provide us valuable data on the Red Planet, now five years later.
Published in Space
Engineers from Monash University (Victoria, Australia) have built a miniature mechanical motor for a microbot that could someday cruise through miniscule human arteries of the brain, heart, and eyes.

Published in Biology
NASA has announced that it is looking for a name to call its new Mars rover, which should be launched toward Mars in 2009. The Walt Disney robot WALL-E is teaming up with NASA in this naming contest for U.S. students ranging in ages from five to 18 years old.

Published in Space
A computational neuroscientist and a punk performance artist have built three robots which, courtesy of neural networking and some adaptive resonance theory, have learned to love the musical genre and show their appreciation through the magic of dance...

Published in Biology
Friday, 20 June 2008 19:58

Linux powered robot can play clarinet

The University of New South Wales, in conjunction with NICTA, has won first place in an international technology competition. With a Linux powered robot that can play the clarinet. The team beat off stiff competition from a Dutch guitar playing robot and Finnish robot pianist to win the Artemis Orchestra competition.

Published in Open Source
Friday, 15 February 2008 11:34

I, Love Robot

No, it’s not an x-rated sequel to Isaac Asimov’s classic “I, Robot” series, but instead an article about David Levy’s new book, ‘Love and Sex with Robots’.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
The NASA Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission, consisting to twin orbiting spacecraft, will be launched in 2011 to explore the interior structure of the Moon.       
Published in Space
Monday, 31 December 2007 01:19

The robots are coming – to a store near you!

GPS, giant plasma TVs and other electronic entertainment devices have been selling like hot cakes this Christmas, but in a few years time personal robots could be all the rage.

Published in Entertainment
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Thursday, 20 December 2007 10:27

Google Talkabout speaks to me with new chat bots

Remember those sci-fi movies and books where humans and interplanetary aliens interact and speak to each other using electronic helmet translating devices? If not, then maybe you're too young but anyway Google has taken the first step towards making on the fly real-time dual-language conversations a reality.

Published in Beerfiles
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