News tagged with robot

Engineering an affordable exoskeleton

When soccer's World Cup—the most-watched sports event on Earth—kicks off June 12, Berkeley professor Homayoon Kazerooni and his research assistants won't be watching the players. They'll be staring at ...

Jun 12, 2014
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Smoothly moving industrial robots save energy

Siemens wants to further reduce the power consumption of manufacturing robots in the automotive industry. One approach to this problems deals with movement patterns that require less acceleration energy, ...

Jun 05, 2014
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Collisions with robots without risk of injury

Teamwork between humans and robots will be the motto of the future. But robots may not injure humans at all. When does contact cause an injury, though? Researchers are exploring this for the first time in ...

Jun 02, 2014
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Robot warriors pose ethical dilemna

With the increasing use of drones in military operations, it is perhaps only a matter of time before robots replace soldiers. Whether fully automated war is on the immediate horizon, one researcher says it's not too early ...

May 27, 2014
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Teaching robots right from wrong

Researchers from Tufts University, Brown University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are teaming with the U.S. Navy to explore technology that would pave the way for developing robots capable of making moral decisions.

May 09, 2014
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Exoskeleton to remote-control robot

Visionary 'rocket scientists' will share their ideas on Thursday, 8 May at the TEDx RocketMinds event at ESA's operations centre in Darmstadt, Germany.

May 08, 2014
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Automated assembly of aircraft wings

Even today, aircraft wings are still assembled manually; but this process could soon be automated thanks to a novel snake-like robot capable of tightening bolts in even the most difficult-to-access cavities ...

Apr 30, 2014
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Students create robotic hand for boy, 8

Steele Songle was born without a left hand but has never let that hold him back from the thing he loves most - playing sports. And now, the 8-year-old from Wilmington, Delaware, who plays lacrosse and golf, swims, skis, and ...

Apr 27, 2014
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