Random Robot Roundup

Posted 16 May 2008 at 16:32 UTC by steve Share This

Chris Myers has posted some photos of a tentacle arm he is working as well as link to a story on CMU's CardioArm robot. Want more snakebots? Kikiat sent us a TechCrunch video of another CMU snake robot climbing a pole. Fiona Gatt of VIA Arena sent a link to their review of the Lynxmotion Johnny 5 robot with lots of photos and video. Ben Goertzel posted an essay in his blog about the possibilities of combining the iCub open-source hardware humanoid robot with existing free open source software (FOSS) applications such as Gazebo, OpenSim, and OpenCog. The Swirling Brain sent links to an ESA story on the use of AI in the Mars Express space probe, and video of a full-size animatronic version Disney's Wall-E robot roaming the streets in LA. Roland Piquepaille sent links to his latest blog posts on a new taste sensor for robots, UAVs that will study smog in California, the Microtransat robot boat race, and a robot chef. Finally, if you're a company looking for robot-related promotional swag, Rog-a-matic noticed these cute little robot thumb drives. Know any other robot news, gossip, or amazing facts we should report? Send 'em our way please.

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