News tagged with robotic applications

The ecological badminton robot (w/ video)

A robot to play with! A childhood's dream has now come true for researchers at the Flanders' Mechatronics Technology Centre (FMTC) in Belgium. Wim Symens and his team pioneered the development of the first robot ever to play ...

Jan 30, 2013
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FDA gives green light to RP-VITA hospital robot

(Phys.org)—The FDA has approved RP-VITA from iRobot and InTouch Health. This is an autonomous medical robot which will be able to make its rounds of hospital corridors in the U.S. within the next few months. ...

Jan 25, 2013 report
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Robotic perception, on purpose

(PhysOrg.com) -- European researchers developed technology that enables a robot to combine data from both sound and vision to create combined, purposeful perception. In the process, they have taken the field ...

Oct 26, 2009
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Robots as platforms?

An odd concept for anyone raised on the idea of robots as clunky metal machines or toys designed to make life easier or more fun, but a new EU-funded research project introduces the idea of robots as platforms ...

Jan 21, 2014
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Hexapod Robot wins engineers' high praise

It has a fantastical, science fiction look, but its real-life applications for biomedical research have seen the Six Degree of Freedom Hexapod Robot win the SA Engineers Australia 2012 Excellence Award.

Sep 27, 2012
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