News tagged with robotic devices

Robots are marching into homes

The mechanical march of robots into consumers' lives is slowly picking up pace. In recent weeks, a handful of companies have trotted out robotic devices to do everything from chasing the family cat to dream painting. One ...

dateNov 16, 2012 in Robotics
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Robo-forklift keeps humans out of harm's way

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers in MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) are working on a better way to handle supplies in a war zone: a semi-autonomous forklift that can be directed ...

dateJan 21, 2009 in Robotics
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JIBO robot could become part of the family

JIBO, measuring at about 11 inches tall and weighing approximately 6 pounds, is a robotic device designed for people to use as a companion and helper at home. , The team behind JIBO aims to bring it to market ...

dateJul 17, 2014 in Robotics weblog
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Medical robotics to improve heart surgery

In a truly interdisciplinary effort, a team of biomedical scientists and engineers from the University of Houston (UH) and physicians from The Methodist Hospital Research Institute (TMHRI) are collaborating ...

dateDec 16, 2010 in Other
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Robot lends hand in cardiac bypass surgery

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two cardiothoracic surgeons at UC Davis Medical Center have performed the first robotic-assisted, multi-arterial, cardiac bypass procedure in California. The surgery, which took place in late January, is ...

dateFeb 17, 2010 in Other
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Robo-forklift keeps humans out of harm’s way

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers in MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) are working on a better way to handle supplies in a war zone: a semi-autonomous forklift that can be directed by people ...

dateJan 14, 2009 in Robotics
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Maine company unveils high-tech SWAT team robot

A Maine company that's developed manned and unmanned tanks with names like "Ripsaw" and "Riptide" for the military and Hollywood filmmakers has unveiled a new contraption—a high-tech police shield that ...

dateApr 18, 2013 in Robotics
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