News tagged with robotic systems

Swarm robotics: Hop, jump and stick (w/ Video)

A swarm of flying robots soars into a blazing forest fire. With insect-like precision and agility, the machines land on tree trunks and bound over rough terrain before deploying crucial sensors and tools to track the inferno ...

Jun 29, 2010
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New national telescope at La Silla

A new robotic telescope has had first light at ESO's La Silla Observatory, in Chile. TRAPPIST (TRAnsiting Planets and PlanetesImals Small Telescope) is devoted to the study of planetary systems through two ...

Jun 08, 2010
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Advances made in walking, running robots

Researchers at Oregon State University have made an important fundamental advance in robotics, in work that should lead toward robots that not only can walk and run effectively, but use little energy in the ...

May 26, 2010
4.9 / 5 (14) 2 | with audio podcast

Military robots seen as lifesavers

(AP) -- On the outside, it looks like a normal SUV. But the prototype "autonomous robot car" - fitted with sensors and scanners, multifocal camera systems and powerful computers - might one day help avoid ...

May 19, 2010
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Researchers study knife-wielding robots (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Many people have dreamed of robots helping around the house, vacuuming the carpets, making the beds, and chopping vegetables in the kitchen. Now a new study has found such robots could pose ...

May 10, 2010 report
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Haptic solution for modelling industrial designs

(PhysOrg.com) -- Industrial design modelling, used to make prototypes of home appliances or mock-ups of car parts, could soon make the leap from the world of plaster, plastic and sticky tape into the digital ...

Apr 06, 2010
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