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Robots learn to pick up oddly shaped objects

(Phys.org) -- When Cornell engineers developed a new type of robot hand that could pick up oddly shaped objects it presented a challenge: It was easy for a human operator to choose the best place to take h ...

May 09, 2012
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Asimov's robots live on twenty years after his death

Renowned author Isaac Asimov died 20 years ago today. Although he wrote more than 500 books, the robot stories he began writing at age 19 are possibly his greatest accomplishment. They have become the starting ...

Apr 09, 2012
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Aquatic robot audits health of seabed

The watery depths of Western Australia's Ningaloo coast will be audited by marine engineers and scientists this week using an aquatic robot and technology developed by University of Sydney mechatronic experts.

Mar 02, 2012
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ONR helps undersea robots get the big picture

Scientists have successfully transitioned fundamental research in autonomy to undersea gliders, demonstrating in recent sea tests how the new software, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), can ...

Dec 03, 2011
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Helping robots hold on

Since the 1970s, when early autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) were developed at MIT, Institute scientists have tackled various barriers to robots that can travel autonomously in the deep ocean. This fo ...

Nov 10, 2011
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AUVs: From idea to implementation

Since the 1970s, when early autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) were developed at MIT, Institute scientists have tackled various barriers to robots that can travel autonomously in the deep ocean. This fo ...

Nov 07, 2011
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Smarter robot arms (w/ video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- A combination of two algorithms developed at MIT allows autonomous robots to execute tasks much more efficiently — and move more predictably.

Sep 22, 2011
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Streamlined rules for robots

With the explosion of the Internet and the commoditization of autonomous robots (such as the Roomba) and small sensors (such as the ones in most cell phones), computer scientists have become more and more ...

Jun 13, 2011
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