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Hawaii Student Robotics Teams Face Oil Spill Problem Similar to One Off US Coast

In a case of simulation imitating life, high school students in Hawai’i are faced with finding solutions to a theoretical oil spill. The problem eerily mirrors the massive oil spill now occurring in the Gulf of Mexico. Robots are being...

Syndicated 2010-05-02 05:05:52 from RobotNext

Japanese Robot to Walk on the Moon by 2015

The next step on the Moon may well be taken by a robot. In a country that produces robots to do almost anything you can imagine, a robot to walk on the lunar surface is not so far-fetched. The Japanese...

Syndicated 2010-04-29 19:35:57 from RobotNext

Robot Diet Coach

So, its been a while since that New Year’s Resolution about losing weight fell by the wayside. What can you do about those excess pounds? Just to show you that there is a robot for almost everything, here is a...

Syndicated 2010-04-27 18:16:07 from RobotNext

Robotic Roaches for Surgery

Here is an article on an idea that definitely raises the ick factor for surgery to a new level. Like something out of Stephen King's Creepshow, robotic cockroaches are being developed which can crawl into patients' bodies and remove diseased...

Syndicated 2010-04-15 19:32:34 from RobotNext

Lunar Roving Russian Robot Found After 37 Years

A Russian robot rover has been photographed from lunar orbit after 37 years. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) imaged the area on one of its orbits of the Moon. Then, Phil Stooke, a researcher from The University of Western Ontario,...

Syndicated 2010-03-18 04:22:30 from RobotNext

Robot Space Shuttle to Aim for Space Next

The X-37 is the designation for a robotic shuttle craft built to demonstrate reusable technologies for future spacecraft and perform on-orbit operations in the near term. Starting as a NASA project and later taken over by the Air Force, this...

Syndicated 2010-03-16 04:15:37 from RobotNext

My Top Ten Robotics Blogs

About three weeks ago, blogs.com asked me to submit a top ten robotics list to their site. So, I agreed to do this because, for RobotNext, I read many other robotics blogs to keep up with the latest news. Of...

Syndicated 2010-03-08 17:37:13 (Updated 2010-03-08 17:35:57) from RobotNext

By Imitating Insects, Microbots Demonstrate Hive Behaviors

Robot researchers constantly use nature as a model for new robotic developments. Here is another example of this in these microbots. In particular, the application to robotics has to do with the idea of swarm behaviors. Insects such as ants...

Syndicated 2010-03-08 16:21:28 (Updated 2010-03-08 16:25:35) from RobotNext

Robot Butler Serves Up Snacks: Is This a Problem?

A robot butler can't be a bad thing, can it? After all, we would all like to be waited on by a servant, especially one that can be shut down if it gives you any problems. So, just make sure...

Syndicated 2010-03-07 16:47:30 from RobotNext

MIT Touches the Future with Next Generation Tactile Robotic Skin

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is using an advanced sensor system to develop the next level of robots. By incorporating Quantum Tunnelling Composite (QTC) technology into a robot's skin, MIT hopes to build a robot that can interact with humans...

Syndicated 2010-03-01 15:51:53 from RobotNext

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