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Robot That Hops Over Obstacles is in the News

There have been many posts on this hopping robot all over the blogosphere this week. I finally decided to put the story on RobotNext in order to add my comments to the discussion. So far, most of what I have...

Syndicated 2009-09-19 03:43:11 from RobotNext

Snake Robots to Become More Intelligent

If researchers in Norway are successful, a more intelligent snakebot could be crawling its way up a pipe near you. Scientists at SINTEF in Norway are working to make snake robots as smart as a teenager. These robotic snakes have...

Syndicated 2009-09-16 05:51:05 from RobotNext

Robotics Teams Featured on PBS Special

This public television special showed in our area last week, but it is scheduled to show at various times at other locations throughout the United States during the month of September. You can see the promo at You Tube by...

Syndicated 2009-09-15 05:15:16 from RobotNext

Weekly Newswrap

Here’s this week’s newswrap from RobotNext. While there is no theme to tie this report together, the robots from the posts of the last seven days are interesting and varied. From Friday, the Japanese are at it again. They have...

Syndicated 2009-09-14 02:52:55 from RobotNext

Robot Crawls the Seafloor to Explore Life

From New Scientist comes this story about a deep sea rover, called Benthic Rover, that is exploring the ocean’s depths. Hard to believe that we know less about the ocean floor than is known about the surface of Mars. This...

Syndicated 2009-09-10 03:39:07 (Updated 2009-09-10 03:42:05) from RobotNext

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

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