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Europe launches RoboEarth: 'Wikipedia for Robots'

Let the robot race begin. Expectations are high for RoboEarth, a new European-funded system to speed the development of human-serving robots. Scientists from five major European technical universities have ...

Jan 17, 2014
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Atlas teams head for DARPA Robotics Challenge

(Phys.org) —December 20 is a big day for teams competing in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge. The idea is to promote critical improvements in what robots can do to ...

Nov 26, 2013 weblog
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Robot does standup for London audience (w/ Video)

(Phys.org) —Robots as military gear haulers? Got it. Assembly line handlers? Got it. Waiters for the elderly? Check. Stand-up comics? Huh? A new role for robots may be trending, with the recent performance ...

Aug 17, 2013 report
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3D printer-built robot has insect moves (w/ Video)

(Phys.org) —Some robotics experts focused on biomimicry have turned to work in tech hives where their tiny robots are designed to imitate the moves of insects. At UC Berkleley's Biomimetic Millisystems ...

Aug 03, 2013 report
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German team creates robot ape (w/ Video)

(Phys.org) —Researchers at Germany's Research Center for Artificial Intelligence are working on a project they call iStruct—its purpose is to create robots that more closely resemble their natural counterparts. ...

Jun 25, 2013 report
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A robot that runs like a cat (w/ Video)

Thanks to its legs, whose design faithfully reproduces feline morphology, EPFL's 4-legged 'cheetah-cub robot' has the same advantages as its model: It is small, light and fast.

Jun 17, 2013
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WABIAN robot from Japan steps closer to human walk

(Phys.org) —Researchers designing adult bipedal robots have faced a challenge in limitations in a robot's walking pattern. They seek ways to improve on designs to have robots move more naturally. Improving ...

Jun 02, 2013 weblog
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