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Ski Robot Could Decipher the Art of Skiing

(PhysOrg.com) -- Watching an Olympic skier perform a downhill slalom, turning smoothly around the flags, makes the sport seem just as much an art as a science. Although advanced skiers know how to turn effectively, ...

Jul 20, 2009 feature
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Living Safely with Robots, Beyond Asimov's Laws

(PhysOrg.com) -- "In 1981, a 37-year-old factory worker named Kenji Urada entered a restricted safety zone at a Kawasaki manufacturing plant to perform some maintenance on a robot. In his haste, he failed ...

Jun 22, 2009 feature
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Space Robot Can Autonomously Reconfigure Itself

A robot designed to work in space should ideally be a Jack of all trades, with the ability to perform a wide variety of tasks by itself. By having one robot that can handle many jobs, astronauts can cut down ...

Jun 15, 2009 feature
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Strategies for Retailers Fighting Price Wars

(PhysOrg.com) -- All retail companies want to maximize their profits, while at the same time maintaining high market share compared with their competitors. One way to do this is by promising to offer the lowest ...

Feb 04, 2009 feature
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Cyclogyro Flying Robot Improves its Angles of Attack

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the past few decades, researchers have been investigating a variety of flying machines. Most studies have focused on improving the flying performance of standard flying mechanisms, rather ...

Jan 22, 2009 weblog
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