News tagged with robotic systems

Ban 'killer robots,' rights group urges

Hollywood-style robots able to shoot people without permission from their human handlers are a real possibility and must be banned before governments start deploying them, campaigners warned Monday.

Nov 19, 2012
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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
5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast

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
4.1 / 5 (7) 5 | with audio podcast

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