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iRobot Lights Up SPARK for Robotics Education

I have thought for some time now that iRobot could really make an impact in robotics education. The Robot Stock News blog has this article about the new program sponsored by iRobot that may finally be the thing that promotes...

Syndicated 2009-09-09 04:18:38 from RobotNext

Weekly Newswrap: Military Robots

This week featured a number of stories on the “Robotics Rodeo” held at Fort Hood, Texas this week. Here at RobotNext, I decided to feature some of these posts since they were not covered here during the week. At the...

Syndicated 2009-09-07 05:30:46 (Updated 2009-09-07 05:31:54) from RobotNext

Drumming Robot Named Haile Follows the Beat

This Geogia Tech product can follow along with a human drummer and come up with its own rhythms. From Neatorama, this story features the robot playing drums with a human musician and it is quite inventive in its musicality. My...

Syndicated 2009-09-05 03:49:52 (Updated 2009-09-05 03:50:03) from RobotNext

Robotic Fish Developed in Korea

A group of Korean scientists, led by Dr. Ryuh Young-sun, have developed a robotic fish. The team, located at the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, debuted the fishbot in an aquarium at BEXCO. The researchers teleoperated the robotic fish. Named...

Syndicated 2009-09-04 03:59:25 (Updated 2009-09-04 03:59:36) from RobotNext

Robots Get Magneto-Vision From Lobsters

Researchers at the University of OULU are building robots that see like lobsters. Spiny lobsters have become the unlikely inspiration for a new type of vision system for robots. The lobsters are endowed with a unique sense of direction--they use...

Syndicated 2009-09-02 04:40:04 (Updated 2009-09-02 04:42:28) from RobotNext

Plasmobot: The First Organic Robot

The aim of these researchers is to create the first amorphous non-silicon biological robot, plasmobot, using plasmodium, the vegetative stage of the slime mold Physarum polycephalum, a commonly occurring mold. Plasmodium respond to a variety of stimuli to move or...

Syndicated 2009-09-01 04:43:15 (Updated 2009-09-01 04:43:49) from RobotNext

Weekly Newswrap: The Leftovers

Here are this week’s leftovers in no particular order. There are seven stories that made the newswrap this week and they cover an interesting range of topics. If there is any theme in the stories of this past seven days,...

Syndicated 2009-08-31 05:07:23 (Updated 2009-08-31 05:07:39) from RobotNext

Phasma the Insect Robot

Here is a story about an insect-modeled robot that runs like a real bug. It is a bot that mimics the gait of an insect, if not the appearance. When you look at the motion of this machine on a...

Syndicated 2009-08-28 02:49:29 (Updated 2009-08-28 02:49:46) from RobotNext

Robot Grasshopper Now Has Wings

RobotNext posted a story on this microbot in October of 2008 as an example of robots that are modeled on biology. This is a follow-up to that article. Apparently, the original group developing this little grasshopper bot has now put...

Syndicated 2009-08-27 04:58:05 (Updated 2009-08-27 04:59:54) from RobotNext

Robot With Bones is Modeled on Humans

The Eccerobot has been developed by a team of European researchers that are scattered across five centers. Owen Holland at the University of Sussex, UK, is leading the project. Joining the Sussex group on the project are researchers from the...

Syndicated 2009-08-26 04:43:08 (Updated 2009-08-26 04:43:38) from RobotNext

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