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Paralyzed Patients Use Thoughts to Direct Robotic Arms

Personal assistance robots may have just become much more user friendly. According to Leigh Hochberg, MD, PhD, of Brown University in Providence, R.I., and colleagues in a recent research project, two patients in a clinical trial were able to directly...

Syndicated 2012-05-16 19:41:43 from RobotNext

Space Robots May Service Satellites

Two companies are building robots to service dying satellites and keep them functioning in orbit. The question with the idea is whether or not this process would save money over the current practice of abandoning and/or replacing the dead satellites....

Syndicated 2012-05-16 00:08:52 from RobotNext

Robots Make a Difference in Science and Technology Education

Photo Credit: Nic McPhee http://flickr.com/photos/nicmcphee/ The question of how to help American students succeed in high tech subjects continues to be on the forefront of public discussion nationwide. One of the answers is occurring on a regular basis in communities...

Syndicated 2011-10-31 18:26:44 from RobotNext

Next-Generation Robot Inspector for Nuclear Power Plants

A fast, reliable robot is needed to minimize downtime when nuclear reactors are inspected. Energid is developing this robot just for that purpose. Also, this robot could be used for disaster work in damaged reactors such as the ones disabled...

Syndicated 2011-07-16 02:51:55 from RobotNext

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

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