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 ...

dateJan 30, 2013 in Robotics
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FDA gives green light to RP-VITA hospital robot

(—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. The RP-VITA ...

dateJan 25, 2013 in Robotics report
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Dutch people not in favour of humanoid robots

Most Dutch people feel that the ideal social robot should not resemble a human being too much, as is the case with robots currently being produced in Japan. People do expect a robot to have certain human traits, but the distinction ...

dateJul 08, 2015 in Robotics
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Robotic perception, on purpose

( -- 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 to a new level.

dateOct 26, 2009 in Computer Sciences
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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 to deliver ...

dateJan 21, 2014 in Robotics
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