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Firefighting Robots

These little robots from South Korea are designed to be the first responders inside a burning structure. As such, they are the eyes and sensors for the human firefighters. Their job is to help plan a path through the inferno...

Syndicated 2009-10-09 04:47:07 from RobotNext

Robotics Competition Taps Into Cirque du Soleil and Hollywood

FIRST Robotics announced in a press release that the Technical Director of Cirque du Soleil and a noted Hollywood film and TV producer have been added to the game design committee for this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition. This is keeping...

Syndicated 2009-10-07 16:22:10 from RobotNext

Robots That Model the Movements of Schooling Fish

Here is a robot modeled on the movements of fish that travel in schools. In a story by writer Carrie Melago from the New York Daily News, these robots based on fish are detailed. What is interesting is that these...

Syndicated 2009-10-02 04:31:09 from RobotNext

Weekly Newswrap

For this week’s newswrap, there are four stories. First, from Saturday, is the article about the chemical-detecting robot built by a high school student as a science fair project. Read the article to find out how it was done. And...

Syndicated 2009-09-28 04:20:08 from RobotNext

Animal Kingdom Inspires Robot Design

Robots modeled on nature are fascinating. Many of the next important design breakthroughs in robotics will probably come from research labs that are working in the area of biomimetics. This article from the MIT News relates two robot innovations from...

Syndicated 2009-09-26 03:55:22 from RobotNext

Robot Floor Tiles Could Have Applications

Can you say Holodeck? I always wondered how the human actors in a virtual reality world would move around in the pretend environment. Now, I have a good idea. These tiles could provide the answer to contructing a realistic simulation...

Syndicated 2009-09-23 04:11:23 from RobotNext

A New Swimming Robot Based on an Amazonian Fish

Anyone who reads RobotNext knows that one of my favorite topics is robots based on nature. I believe that the field of bionics (or biomimetics) is where many of the next cutting-edge robot designs will originate. So many current robots...

Syndicated 2009-09-22 06:09:33 from RobotNext

Weekly Newswrap

This week’s RobotNext Newswrap brings you five stories with a robot-animal theme. In the case of the Bloodbot from Thursday, it was not built to mimic a vampire bat, the story only makes that connection to express what might be...

Syndicated 2009-09-21 04:55:05 from RobotNext

Robot Swarms for Defense and Emergency Missions

A relative newcomer to the world of robotics is developing a system of robots that can work together to carry-out tasks for military or emergency situations. This University of New Mexico invention will be made up of four-wheeled surface robots...

Syndicated 2009-09-20 04:04:47 (Updated 2009-09-20 04:04:48) from RobotNext

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

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