News tagged with robot

A robot prepared for self-awareness

A year ago, researchers at Bielefeld University showed that their software endowed the walking robot Hector with a simple form of consciousness. Their new research goes one step forward: they have now developed a software ...

dateApr 01, 2015 in Robotics
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Robots on reins could be the 'eyes' of firefighters

Researchers at King's College London have developed revolutionary reins that enable robots to act like guide dogs, which could enable that firefighters moving through smoke-filled buildings could save vital seconds and find ...

dateMar 25, 2015 in Robotics
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Testing to diagnose power event in Mars rover

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is expected to remain stationary for several days of engineering analysis following an onboard fault-protection action on Feb. 27 that halted a process of transferring sample material between devices ...

dateMar 05, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Kids and robots learn to write together (w/ Video)

Who is the teacher: the student or the machine? By showing a robot how to write letters, children improve their writing skills and gain self-‐confidence. This system, called CoWriter, was developed by EPFL researchers.

dateMar 04, 2015 in Robotics
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Evolving robot brains

Researchers are using the principles of Darwinian evolution to develop robot brains that can navigate mazes, identify and catch falling objects, and work as a group to determine in which order they should exit and re-enter ...

dateMar 02, 2015 in Robotics
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