Random Robot Roundup

Posted 4 Mar 2013 at 22:45 UTC by steve Share This

You've probably already seen the videos of BigDog throwing a cinder block and the air-muscle powered cheetah robot. But as we dig deeper into the editor's inbox this week, we find more interesting things like Joanne "robot psychiatrist" Pransky's press release awarding "Media’s Most Inaccurate Depiction of Robotics’ Award" to 60 Minutes.There's also Nissan's recent announcement of an Autonomous Vehicle research facility in Silicon Valley. Looking for another new mobile robot platform designed for smartphone? Check out the Overdrive Robotics SmartBot. Last up this week, The Swirling Brain spotted some cool video of an EPFL flying robot called the AirBurr that explores and maps its environment not by using SLAM but by literally slamming into things. 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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