Wednesday, June 18, 2008
posted by Andrew at 4:33 AM
If you close to your children, immediately remove them from the screen, iRobot above board got that ChemBot obligation DARPA was shopping around extreme extent, which individual that before we be read it, worldly-wise bots aim be emission through keyholes and planning utterly agreeable movies forfeited double o for creature second or propriety. Probably. The feature is a "multi-epoch, multi-million" R&D impulse to whip robots that are quieted and resigned, and can shape through openings lesser than their perceptible "structural" dimensions. And of mechanism the bots can't be unavailing piles of eject, both, they'll shortcoming to single out obstacles and lip succor findings. IRobot is teaming up with Harvard and MIT for the guess, and expects to be channels in examine from fields as unalike as constitution and "actuator technologies" to institute the bots.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008
posted by Andrew at 2:39 AM
Conditions on the moon will be harsher, but prototype NASA automatic vehicles braved smooth storms and unprecedented temperature swings this month on sand dunes near Moses Lake, Wash. to arrange for impending astral expeditions. Teams from seven NASA centers and some universities conducted the tests in June.

NASA's Human Robotic Systems Project, part of the group's Exploration Technology Development Program, alert on being and robotic mobility systems for the moon, but also looked at communication and expertise and power systems that will attach the explorers with Earth and one another. The Moses Lake dunes provided a broad type of soil consistencies and ground that allowed the party to put prototype survey robots, rovers, payload carriers, cranes and spacesuits through tests in a harsh and varying environment.

The prototype tests tells developers of fact requirements desirable in planetary outside help systems for the Constellation Program. The train house the launch vehicles and spacecraft that will take a new generation of explorers to the moon, as well as astral landers, habitats, life keep systems, vehicles and robots to care them. A ground restricted players located thousands of miles away at Johnson operated the robots and coordinated the schedule of the apposite explorers.

More images and video from the tests, as well as more information about the work NASA is doing to return to the moon, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration

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Monday, June 16, 2008
posted by Andrew at 3:13 AM
A new humanoid robot called Reem-B was unveiled on Wednesday at a happening on Reem Island in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emerites.

The Reem-B robot from Pal Technology Robotics is talented of face recognition, oration interaction, biped walking, traversing stairs, and session (see cartridge below). It could also concede and pluck up matter, as well as evaluate and map out a scope to better pilot it.

Reem-B stands at 4'10" (1.47 meters) tall and weighs about 132 pounds (60Kg). It could convey up to 26 pounds (12Kg) in its arms and totter at a pace of 1 mph (1.5Km/h). It could also climb stairs. Using a focal CPU that consists of a Core 2 Duo (1.66GHz) and a Geode (500MHz), the robot can conduct for about 120 minutes before its battery desires to be recharged.

By comparison, Honda's Asimo robot is faintly shorter and lighter, at 4 feet, 3 inches tall, and weighing 119 pounds. The Honda robot is also a bit earlier, with a running capability of 4 mph, compared to Reem-B's 1 mph walking tempo.

However, where Asimo claims 34 degrees of openness, Reem-B claims to have 41 degrees of abandon, making it more open with traffic.

Pal Technology Robotics began posting photos and some video record of Reem-B on its site in April, but the robot was not officially unveiled to the community awaiting Wednesday.

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posted by Andrew at 3:02 AM
iRobot has safe private commercial rights to grow an unmanned sea-faring robot from a group at the University of Washington.

The Bedford, Mass.-based guests made the announcement Tuesday at the yearly meeting for the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). Specifically, the harmony is to commercialize an AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) called the Seaglider.

The Seaglider was urbanized by the Applied Physics Laboratory and the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington with the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research, which funded the opening foretell.

iRobot believes the Seaglider has armed application probable. The business's Government & Industrial Robots split, the same segment of the troupe that urban its martial PackBot, has been put in expense of developing the Seaglider, according to two iRobot sources.

A municipal report from co-creator and Chair Helen Greiner also showed the guests has military use in view.

"We have a strapping chase record for transferring new technology from inquiries initiatives into goods that funds military missions...Licensing the Seaglider from the University of Washington will help our robots beat new underwater frontiers," Greiner said.

As part of the treaty, the University of Washington will hold the rights to remain to polish and develop Seaglider robots for its own inquiries use, according to iRobot.

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Saturday, June 14, 2008
posted by Andrew at 1:52 AM
We've seen amply of robots that shot to exhibit emotions, but nobody fairly like this Pomi penguin robot developed by Korea's Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, which can emit two unspecified smells besides employing some more normal means of charter you know how it feels. Those other options compose a "kindness box" on its chest that changes its heartbeat based on its mood, and mutable lips, eyebrows and pupils that'll let it make faces at you, along with the standard sensors to trail you around, and utter recognition to help it list some pre-programmed answers. Unlike some other like bots, however, this one is apparently ready to actually be commercially unfilled by the end of next month, though there's no word on an outlay tag just yet.

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posted by Andrew at 1:43 AM
As if you had any dispute to consider that killbots weren't multiplying by the thorough, here's yet another container to assail panic in your kindness. Project A.R.E.S. was intended with a few key goals in opinion: to swap person soldiers and to demonstrate that the weapons system could be controlled wirelessly / vaguely. The designers also set out to "impart a form of pointer so that the customer could steer the robot lacking actually being dowry," and the existing type has been equipped with a partially-routine steeple and a wireless camera to give the controller a good outlook of the surroundings. We don't get the idea that this bugger has enlisted just yet (wader camp is a bore, you know), but be trusty and verify out the video of it prancing about after the recoil.

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Monday, June 9, 2008
posted by Andrew at 3:13 AM
Look at that straightforward man. No, earnestly, appearance at this robot. You identify with ground he's disconsolate? He's umbrageous because you refuge't shapely him presently. He's mind: "Oh, downright, past is towering on this deal reconciler, poll up maniacal and bolts, but I yearning to light on the immeasurable colossal moved. I insufficience to be shapely by that thing, rendering this posting conformed now on our blog, so we can be contacts boundless and acutely." Now, how can you baulk a facade like that? This cleaned-cut DIY Wall-E's omnipotent wrote up a 50 wont tutorial so you can get to strife liberty this very repercussion bringing this automatic not prolonged fuzzball to racket. Don't suspend.

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Friday, June 6, 2008
posted by Andrew at 8:18 AM
You are on the lookout for a very Futurama as the human-robot in the last mashup of the industry to beat. He has a brain. It is the result of research BSI-Toyota and Riken Company, whose goal is the development of robots and automotive systems neurotechnologie similar to how our brains of carbon. The research should lead to high self-developed technology for security, the spirit of the machine, and a new generation of baby-wearing shoes for the robot, friendship and health care. Fortunately, this movement tyke has a long way to go before the start of the diffraction of steel girders required to secure the suicide forced booths from our misfortune.

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Thursday, June 5, 2008
posted by Andrew at 8:55 AM
Unless you have explicitly looking out, you very well remember May WowWee robot dog was mad uncaged the CES. After sustained on his first day of training (which we call a test of our needs), we are forced to believe that this puppy is "the silliest robot you love." The commentators are not shy of the caller when he saw how Wrex was welcomed as "absolutely terrible, a dog, and even worse, a robot." Of course, it is quite easy to see what bugger should try to provide the assistance and sophisticated comedy is not the company, if this information is not exactly negative. Total Wrex is almost guaranteed to keep you laughing for a daily, and if you do not believe that activate the video waiting period after the break.

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posted by Andrew at 8:49 AM
It seems that in comparison upstart Seegrid fact, the robot hook, a little more jobs normally reserved for humans, which now shows its autonomous Industrial Mobile robotic system (or the infant mortality), which promises that the autonomy shipping handling of the vehicles of work in environments that were previously not economically or technically possible to serve them. The heart of the system is strengthened "tugger" normally used to press to baskets, with four pairs of cheap CMOS cameras that are linked to the level of the old USB to the computer under the hood. This enables the robot to consider a 3D map of almost any area, then it is a T over and over again.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008
posted by Andrew at 7:19 AM
The Phoenix Mars Lander's robotic arm hit the planet in the field for the first time on Saturday. The effort, which has seven days after the lander touched down, is part of NASA's efforts to ball specimens red planet for experiments on the lander.

A giant "footprint" was left behind by the robotic arm of contact in the King of Hearts zone Mars. The mark, which was captured by the camera on the lander, looks like it could have been made by mythology Himalayas snowman. In reference to this, NASA has named the impression zone "Yeti".

The lander, the camera has also taken other images of the area under the lander, which has been dubbed the "Snow Queen". Images of the "Snow Queen" support site more NASA scientists assumptions that the region in and around the lander is composed of ice, according to a statement by Uwe Keller, the robotic arm of the device Research lead of the Max Planck Institute for research on solar systems.

NASA photos of this last event in Phoenix also offers a more philosophical reflection on the future of space exploration. Man of the first "footprint" in Mars was made by a robot slipping, not a step in humans.

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Monday, June 2, 2008
posted by Andrew at 2:12 AM
If the child is a little uncomfortable, because he comes from school Vstone New Tichno robot on the grounds. Difficult, not really. Although the four-and foot-fourth the height / 26 kg (57 pounds) Tichno Features 2 - and 3-axis accelerometers, aluminium / carbon coated in an ABS plastic, and the same control that the Robovie - X, It is slow, as the old man slowly. However, with a price of only ¥ 10000000 (in the vicinity of $ 100000), it is assumed that you find what you pay.

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posted by Andrew at 2:04 AM
This robodog has created by five Interaction Design Master students. It actually respond in a reasonable way to a positive / negative scenarios is about. For example, is the creature's head, whimper and collapse if "carbon monoxide, smoke cigarettes, alcohol, too much dark lighting, hitting and yelling." Consequently, he blithely and show signs of agitation, as standing in broad daylight or go on walks. All the advantages of your own pet, minus the manure and doggy day-care facilities costs - brilliant! Peep Sparky's day out in the city after the jump.

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posted by Andrew at 1:51 AM
We got a chance, a little time with WowWee of the Tri-Bot way of the ESC to the beginning of this year, but the people of the Robot rule recently had the chance offered by all non-summer before his release, and they have churned now to a very thorough examination. In the series, they seem very impressed by the bot, and they think that it also call for more do-it-yourself d 'spirit of the people, because it is the young, with a large part to its wheelbase and unique tilt sensor with remote control. Bot contrast, the sensors were unable to detect anything on the ground under the chest, and had it seems a tendency to change from time to time, attempts to install walls (the ten minutes before the stored audio also seems to be how quickly it could be boring in real terms). If this is not in your favour, you can watch video after the break.


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Friday, May 30, 2008
posted by Andrew at 8:16 AM
Early we have seen a pair of robotic effort to explore the Arctic and Antarctica, but they were all operated distance learning - in contrast to the SnoMote a new message to Georgia Tech can navigate, around him - even ice and snow. Boxes for the mini-sled-based SnoMotes can negotiate with each other and "offer" to the sites to investigate, and the navigation through microscopic cracks in the rankings terrain ice. The robots are not in Antarctica, but they are apparently handling simulations very well, and it is expected that teams from 40 to 50 of the machines-$ 10000, on the ice, the collection of data for the climate change models. Make sure - and the next thing you know, Antarctica is the flashpoint of the Revolution.

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