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Training your robot the PaR-PaR way

Teaching a robot a new trick is a challenge. You can't reward it with treats and it doesn't respond to approval or disappointment in your voice. For researchers in the biological sciences, however, the future training of ...

dateOct 23, 2012 in Robotics
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Scientists making fishy robots for naval research

(AP)—An eel undulating through coastal waters, powered by batteries and checking for mines. A jellyfish is actually a surveillance robot, powered by the atoms around it. Fins pick up intelligence while propelling a robot ...

dateOct 23, 2012 in Engineering
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Kinect@Home crowdsources for 3-D models

(Phys.org)—An open source undertaking called Kinect@Home offers the world a deal: "Users get access to 3-D models they can embed anywhere on the internet, and we use this data to create better computer vision algorithms." ...

dateAug 30, 2012 in Software report
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DARPA to invest in iRobot's inflatable robot arm

(Phys.org) -- In military operations there are a lot of things that need to be done besides fighting, and the US government is hoping to offload as much of those things as possible to robots. To that end, the Defense Advanced ...

dateAug 22, 2012 in Robotics weblog
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Dextrous robotic hand gets thumbs up

European researchers said Thursday they had developed the world's first real-sized, five-fingered robotic hand able to grasp and manipulate objects with human-like dexterity.

dateAug 02, 2012 in Robotics
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