News tagged with robotic systems

Guiding robot planes with hand gestures

Aircraft-carrier crew use a set of standard hand gestures to guide planes on the carrier deck. But as robot planes are increasingly used for routine air missions, researchers at MIT are working on a system that would enable ...

Mar 15, 2012
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Deciphering communication: learning from robots

(PhysOrg.com) -- An experiment led by Laurent Keller at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and by Steffen Wischmann and Dario Floreano at EPFL shows that communication systems can evolve differently within ...

Jan 06, 2012
5 / 5 (3) 3 | with audio podcast

Mask-bot: A robot with a human face

Robotics researchers in Munich, Germany, have joined forces with Japanese scientists to develop an ingenious technical solution that gives robots a human face. By using a projector to beam the 3D image of ...

Nov 07, 2011
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All for one, 'R-one' for all (w/ video)

Robots for everyone. That's James McLurkin's dream, and as the director of a Rice University robotics lab, he's creating an inexpensive and sophisticated robot called the "R-one" to make the dream a reality.

Oct 11, 2011
4.8 / 5 (4) 3 | with audio podcast

Robot car to cut jams & prangs

Robotic car technology being developed at Oxford University that interprets its surroundings and makes decisions about where to go could eliminate the agony and cost of traffic jams.

Oct 10, 2011
4.5 / 5 (2) 1 | with audio podcast

Lockheed Martin develops maple-seed-like drone

The seeds that drop from maple trees each fall, whirring softly to the ground like silent one-winged helicopters, are the inspiration for a new kind of flying machine that could be useful for military information-gathering.

Aug 15, 2011
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High-precision robots available in kit form

(PhysOrg.com) -- A doctoral student from EPFL's Laboratory of Robotics Systems has developed a concept for modular industrial robots, based on the technology of parallel robots, whose precision is expressed ...

Jun 17, 2011
4.9 / 5 (11) 0 | with audio podcast