Researchers Show Off Laser-Guided Robot

Mar 12, 2008 By GREG BLUESTEIN, Associated Press Writer
Researchers Show Off Laser-Guided Robot (AP)
Using a laser pointer, Hai Nguyen, a research student in Georgia Tech's Ph.D. program in Robotics, instructs the EL-E, a laser-directed robot, to pick up a cup at the Health Systems Institute in Atlanta, Friday, March 7, 2008. The robot, which was unveiled Wednesday at an Amsterdam conference, will be tested this summer in a real-world setting involving patients with a degenerative disease. (AP Photo/Stanley Leary)

(AP) -- The El-E robot looks like something you'd see in a Hollywood sci-fi flick: It's got two lenses spaced together just like eyes and a slender 5 1/2-foot-tall body. It spurts out wacky catch phrases when it accomplishes its goals.



Content from The Associated Press expires 15 days after original publication date. For more information about The Associated Press, please visit www.ap.org .

Explore further: Telerobotics puts robot power at your fingertips

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

P90X? Why consumers choose high-effort products

8 minutes ago

Stuck in traffic? On hold for what seems like an eternity? Consumers often face situations that undermine their feelings of control. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, when a person's sense of con ...

Overdoing it: Multiple perspectives confuse consumers

24 minutes ago

Television commercials for luxury vehicles pack a lot in their 30-second running times: the camera offers quick shots of the soft leather upholstery, the shiny colors, the state-of-the-art entertainment system, ...

Recommended for you

Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

56 minutes ago

(AP)—A U.S. science advisory report says a key lesson from Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident is that the nation's nuclear industry needs to focus more on the highly unlikely but super-serious worst case scenarios.

FX says overnight ratings becoming meaningless

1 hour ago

(AP)—It's a rite nearly as old as television: the morning after a new show premieres, network executives wait impatiently for the Nielsen company's estimate of how many people watched, and rush to report ...

UK: Former reporter sentenced for phone hacking

3 hours ago

(AP)—A former British tabloid reporter was given a 10-month suspended prison sentence Thursday for his role in the long-running phone hacking scandal that shook Rupert Murdoch's media empire.

Evaluating system security by analyzing spam volume

3 hours ago

The Center for Research on Electronic Commerce (CREC) at The University of Texas at Austin is working to protect consumer data by using a company's spam volume to evaluate its security vulnerability through the SpamRankings.net ...

User comments : 0