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Robots closer to performing bed baths (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Cody, a robot built at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the U.S., has been demonstrated initiating contact with a live person and cleaning their arm and leg using wiping motions. This ...

Nov 11, 2010 report
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The deep sea, from a robot's perspective

Robots do not have to breathe. For this reason they can dive longer than any human. Equipped with the necessary sensor technology they inspect docks or venture down to the ocean fl oor to search for raw materials. ...

Nov 02, 2010
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Robot soccer heroes (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of New South Wales's action androids have made it to the grand final of the world's biggest robot soccer competition - only to be knocked out by a team from Germany.

Jun 25, 2010
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Military robots seen as lifesavers

(AP) -- On the outside, it looks like a normal SUV. But the prototype "autonomous robot car" - fitted with sensors and scanners, multifocal camera systems and powerful computers - might one day help avoid ...

May 19, 2010
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Researchers develop a robot that folds towels (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team from Berkeley's Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences department has figured out how to get a robot to fold previously unseen towels of different sizes. Their approach solves a key problem in ...

Apr 05, 2010
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Slam dunk for future smart robots

(PhysOrg.com) -- 'What does the world look like' and 'where am I' are two questions robots must solve if they are to act autonomously in an unknown environment. Work by European researchers will help future ...

Dec 14, 2009
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