News tagged with robotics technology

Robot guards being tested in South Korea

(Phys.org) -- South Korea, a nation with a self-proclaimed goal of being a leader in robotics technology has, through the Asian Forum of Corrections (AFC), begun testing the feasibility of using robots as ...

dateApr 18, 2012 in Robotics weblog
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Student-designed robots take on March Madness

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sixty-six national and international high school teams will take their robots to the courts this weekend to compete in the 21st season of the Los Angeles regional FIRST (For Inspiration and ...

dateMar 16, 2012 in Robotics
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NRL designs robot for shipboard firefighting

(PhysOrg.com) -- In both war and peacetime scenarios, fire in the shipboard environment is serious and frequently results in excessive damage and high repair costs because the fire is not detected or controlled ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Robotics
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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.

dateOct 10, 2011 in Engineering
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Versatile robot rascals weigh in for battle

(PhysOrg.com) -- Defense technology company QinetiQ North America (QNA) has launched a ten-pound tyke of a robot that can operate in hostile military environments, doing reconnaissance before fighters come ...

dateAug 20, 2011 in Robotics weblog
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iMobot modular robot technology licensed

The University of California, Davis has signed an exclusive license agreement with Barobo, Inc. of West Sacramento, Calif., to commercialize the modular robot technology called "iMobot" – an Intelligent ...

dateJul 12, 2011 in Robotics
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NASA's smartphone-powered satellite

In 1999, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor David Miller showed the movie, "Star Wars" to his students on their first day of class. Following the scene where Luke Skywalker spars with a ...

dateJul 11, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Roving robot to the rescue

(PhysOrg.com) -- Northeastern University student-researchers have created a roving robot named WiLU that may be able to locate and rescue victims of natural disasters or participate in military missions that ...

dateJul 07, 2011 in Engineering
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