Howdy, robot fans, I'm back and have a ton of robot news waiting to roll out! So what better way to start than with a quick news roundup? Here we go...
- Kim from Rethink Robotics let us know that their Baxter Research Robot has lots of new features and improvements to help promote the ROS open source robotics platform.
- Speaking of ROS, Tim Smith sends word about the latest spin-off from Willow Garage, Unbounded Robotics and the UBR-1 robot for researchers and businesses.
- The Swirling Brain sent a link to the latest in DiY cyborg technology, a mashup between body mods and wearable computers.
- Wendy from Intellibot Robotics let us know about their new HydroBot 17 cleaning robot that's ready to start scrubbing the hallways and aisles in schools, hospitals, and grocery stores near you.
- A Technology Review article notes that robots are beginning to move more like humans.
- MIT meanwhile, has been busy with robots that move nothing like humans: self-assembling cube bots.
- John from Logic Supply thinks your next robot needs one of their ML300 fanless NUCs, which works at temperatures up to 50C.
- The EU Human Brain Project officially kicked off last month, joining the US BRAIN Initiative which is already underway. This will be an exciting time for anyone interested in AI and cognitive science!