Random Robot Roundup

Posted 1 Feb 2013 at 23:06 UTC by steve Share This

It's just not Friday without a news roundup! We received a lot of fun tips and links this week. Matt Whistler sent us a link to his 2D robot art. Frank Tobe of the Robot Report has blogged about the recent CBS news claims that robots will take away your job. The folks at NooTrix mentioned us in their post about the Best Robot Videos, Pictures, and Stories. Catherine Caudwell, a researcher in the School of Design at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, is asking for help from "anyone with an avid interest in robotics and companionable technologies" to take her Stories Tell Objects Project survey. Chuck Denk let us know about a new Google plus community called Robotics, Law, and Ethics. From The Swirling Brain come two stories: an Inside TV story with a photo gallery of "robots" from SyFy's Robot Combat League and a Hack a Day story about a genetic algorithm that is learning to program in the brainfuck language. Via the G+ Open Robotics University community comes news of an autonomous telemedicine robot approved by the FDA for use in hospitals. Last up, remember that story over at on open hardware robot projects? The story prompted readers to send in reports of other projects, which we forwarded to, so keep an eye on that article; the project list should get bigger over time. (by the way FreeIO, congrats on the nifty new logo!) Know any other robot news, gossip, or amazing facts we should report? Send 'em our way please. Don't forget to follow us on twitter and Facebook. And now you can add us to your Google+ circles too.

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