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A robot to help improve wine production

A European research consortium comprising Spanish, French, Italian and German universities and companies is working on the development of an unmanned robot, equipped with non-invasive advanced sensors and ...

Jan 29, 2015
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Robot pens bond with grandpas, corporate execs

You call this evolution? Software-driven handwritten signatures are yesterday. In 2015, we can use technology to the point where we not only turn to humans to make robots that look human but we turn to robots ...

Jan 17, 2015 weblog
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First ever working sweet-pepper harvesting robot

The European research project Clever Robots for Crops (CROPS) for the development of robotics in horticulture and forestry was recently accomplished. The project has been co-ordinated by Wageningen UR Greenhouse ...

Jan 12, 2015
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Zurich team's beach robot draws art in the sand

Disney Research Zurich and ETH Zurich have come up with a robot artist capable of drawing giant sketches on the beach. Thanks to a team of mechanical and electrical engineers and industrial designers, the ...

Jan 09, 2015 weblog
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VERSABALL gripper to play ball and cup game at CES

(Phys.org)—This year's CES 2015 will draw technology watchers, including industry vendors, buyers and technology media; many in the media will be asked by their publications to keep their focus on booths ...

Jan 04, 2015 weblog
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Robot looks like a fish to ride with marine life

(Phys.org)—Students at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich are working on a project that could deliver an ideal device for marine life filming, minus the turbulence and appearance ...

Jan 02, 2015 weblog
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Brain-training for baseball robot

The human brain continually monitors and influences all bodily movements, helping the body adapt to different circumstances in order to maintain fine motor control. The part of the brain responsible for fine ...

Dec 24, 2014
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Analyzing the propulsion of a soft robotic fish

In the world of underwater robotics, fish-like structures are able to accelerate and maneuver better than most other artificial underwater vehicles. For these reasons, fish-like robots are well suited for ...

Dec 24, 2014
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Q&A: Drones might help explain how tornadoes form

Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now, they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how ...

Dec 18, 2014
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First steps for Hector the robot stick insect

A research team at Bielefeld University has succeeded in teaching the only robot of its kind in the world how to walk. Its first steps have been recorded in a video. The robot is called Hector, and its construction ...

Dec 16, 2014
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Robot 'shadow hand'

Picking up an apple is one of those jobs requiring the delicate touch of the human hand – or its robotic counterpart.

Dec 12, 2014
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Two robots, one challenge, endless possibility

To the theme song of "2001: A Space Odyssey," a robot with a twisty spine rolled toward Thomas Rosenbaum, the new president of the California Institute of Technology, on Oct. 24, as he stood on a stage at ...

Dec 11, 2014
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Using robots to get more food from raw materials

Can an industrial robot succeed both at removing the breast fillet from a chicken, and at the same time get more out of the raw materials? This is one of the questions to which researchers working on the ...

Dec 09, 2014
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Firmer footing for robots with smart walking sticks

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Social robots helping children with diabetes

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