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Robots That Can Be Controlled From Orbit

Photo Credit: NASA Robots have long been the pathfinders for the exploration of space. Surveyor landers went to the surface of the Moon to test out the surface before men walked on it. Mars has been host to a number...

Syndicated 2011-07-06 20:32:42 from RobotNext

Robots Taking Over Typical Human Roles in the Job Market

Photo Credit: The U.S. Army's photostream Two stories this week caught my attention. Both are among examples of robots moving into jobs that were once the sole province of humans. As the photo above suggests, sometimes we are being dragged...

Syndicated 2011-06-24 18:28:26 from RobotNext

Robots Powered by Waves on Missions to Help Humans Understand Oceans

Here is a story about a unique robot able to harvest energy from the environment. Using a patented system of cables and fins, the robot is able to use waves in the ocean to propel itself through the water. There...

Syndicated 2011-06-17 22:24:48 from RobotNext

Robot Uses Bernoulli's Principle to Crawl Up Walls

The drive to develop robots that can traverse any type of surface, including vertical ones, has taken many approaches. As far as climbing walls, robots have relied on adhesives, magnets, and other types of gripper mechanisms. Now comes air. That’s...

Syndicated 2011-05-25 02:59:06 from RobotNext

RobotCity Workshop - Where You Can Make Your Own (Robot) Friends

Photo Credit: RobotCity Workshop RobotCity Workshop may well be the only store of its kind in the country, a visionary shop with the slogan "Make your own friends." Education has been a central part of this establishment's mission for years,...

Syndicated 2010-07-07 02:44:44 from RobotNext

NASA Plans for Space Robotics Team

Robonaut 2 and Robonaut 2 Photo Credit: Courtesy NASA So, imagine a team of robots – all kinds of robots – some with wheels, some bipedal, some that fly. Now imagine those robots working as partners with astronauts on some...

Syndicated 2010-05-06 16:06:04 (Updated 2010-05-06 16:06:51) from RobotNext

Underwater Robots Work in Cold, Dark to Stop Oil Spill

In a desperate effort to stop the massive oil leak occurring in the Gulf of Mexico, robots are attempting to seal off the well spewing the crude. These machines are controlled from the surface by operators trained to operate them...

Syndicated 2010-05-04 04:52:42 from RobotNext

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

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