News tagged with robotics technology

Controlling robotic arms is child's play

Move your arm and the robot imitates your movement. This type of intuitive handling is now possible thanks to a new input device that will simplify the control of industrial robots in the future. But that ...

May 13, 2011
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US lawmakers eye plan to compete with Asia on robotics

US senators unveiled an initiative Monday to try to narrow the US gap with Asian nations more advanced in robotics, proposing exposing American high school students to a curriculum heavier on technology and science.

Apr 05, 2011
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Humanoids run world's first robot marathon race

Robovie-PC, a toy-sized humanoid, won the world's first full-length marathon for two-legged robots by a whisker Saturday, beating its closest rival by a single second after more than two days of racing. ...

Feb 26, 2011
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The deep sea, from a robot's perspective

Robots do not have to breathe. For this reason they can dive longer than any human. Equipped with the necessary sensor technology they inspect docks or venture down to the ocean fl oor to search for raw materials. ...

Nov 02, 2010
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Making sense of Google's seemingly kooky concepts

In its self-proclaimed drive to make the world a better place, Google has immersed itself in far more than Internet search and online ads. But driverless cars and a wind energy farm in the Atlantic Ocean? ...

Oct 13, 2010
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New robots give absent workers presence in office

Late one July night, Mountain View, Calif., Fire Captain Verne Chestnut and his crew were checking out a fire alarm at an office building near Highway 237 when he saw movement inside. Worried that someone ...

Sep 01, 2010
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Roadmap for robot helpers

The humble robot cleaning your floor heralds a wave of robot helpers, from miners to surgeons, that could be joining us in the coming decades. How should the industry prepare for these new markets?

Aug 05, 2010
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