News tagged with robot arm

Robotic arm breakdown adds spacewalk drama

Two US astronauts on Monday wrapped up the first spacewalk of the Discovery shuttle mission at the International Space Station after a robotic arm breakdown left one of them stranded for almost 20 minutes. ...

Feb 28, 2011
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Soft grip: Pneumatic elastomers as robotic arms

(PhysOrg.com) -- It looks like a starfish made of soft plastic. When air is blown into it through a thin tube it comes to life and the starfish closes like a hand. It does this so gently that it can grasp ...

Jan 21, 2011
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Lure kittens to play online with (computer) mice

(AP) -- A company that has developed technology for controlling remote robotic arms over the Internet has adapted the system so that people around the world can play remotely with kittens.

Nov 10, 2010
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Robots could improve everyday life, do chores

(PhysOrg.com) -- They're mundane, yet daunting tasks: Tidying a messy room. Assembling a bookshelf from a kit of parts. Fetching a hairbrush for someone who can't do it herself. What if a robot could do it ...

Sep 21, 2010
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Next Mars rover stretches robotic arm

(PhysOrg.com) -- Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory rover that will be on Mars two years from now, has been flexing the robotic arm that spacecraft workers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory attached ...

Sep 06, 2010
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