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South Koreans triumph in US robot challenge

South Korean boffins carried home the $2 million top prize Saturday after their robot triumphed in a disaster-response challenge inspired by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown in Japan.

dateJun 07, 2015 in Robotics
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Using Minecraft to unboggle the robot mind

Researchers from Brown University are developing a new algorithm to help robots better plan their actions in complex environments. It's designed to help robots be more useful in the real world, but it's being ...

dateJun 08, 2015 in Robotics
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Carrying a table together with a robot

From a robot's perspective, humans are normally a nuisance: when robots and humans have to work together, it often leads to problems. Researchers on CogIMon, a new project starting at Bielefeld University, ...

dateJun 19, 2015 in Robotics
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First exoskeleton for industry unveiled

Production workers often lift up to 10 metric tons of material a day. According to the Work Foundation Alliance (Lancaster, UK), 44 million workers in the EU suffer from work-related musculoskeletal disorders. ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in Robotics
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Merlin – the digital lab notebook

Scientists have to clearly document their experiments in a reproducible way, but depending on time pressure and the workflow in the lab, that is often adifficult task. "Merlin", a digital lab notebook developed ...

dateJun 18, 2015 in Robotics
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