Random Robot Roundup

Posted 6 Apr 2009 at 16:16 UTC by steve Share This

André Voshart writes, "Our magazine recently did a brief feature of some university students who made robotic foosball players as their final-year project." Trossen Robotics will award a Bioloid kit plus other cool prizes for the best step-by-step robot tutorials. NewScientist posted a very interesting story from evolutionary anthropologists studying how chimps navigate in the jungle using mental geometric maps. Want to go to the RoboBusiness Conference but the economy has put a dent in your budget? Dan Kara wrote to say that Robotic Trends is offering discounts as part of the Robotics Stimulus Pricing. And, of course, the Swirling Brain has been busy spotting robot news including a BBC story on a robotic lung, a Pink Tentacle story on synchronize electric face stimulation, an MIT autonomous robotic vegatable greenhouse, an io9 stories on Bryan Singer's latest comic book movie, Freedom Forumla and a trailer for the new Astro Boy movie. He also spotted a Gizmodo story on the robots of Shigeo Hirose. Know any other robot news, gossip, or amazing facts we should report? Send 'em our way please.

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