News tagged with robotic systems

When the playroom is the computer

For all the work that's gone into developing educational media, even the most stimulating TV shows and video games leave kids stationary. Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory are hoping to change that with ...

Nov 22, 2010
5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast

Robots learning from experience (w/ Video)

Software that enables robots to move objects about a room, building up ever-more knowledge about their environment, is an important step forward in artificial intelligence.

Aug 24, 2010
4.3 / 5 (14) 16 | with audio podcast

Robots get an artificial skin

Robots are breaking barriers: Long banished behind steel barriers, they are entering new fields of application such as the manufacturing, household and healthcare sectors. The requisite safety can be provided ...

Jul 01, 2010
5 / 5 (7) 0 | with audio podcast

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
4 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

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