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Robotic Bed Converts into Wheelchair by Voice Command

I guess there are days when anyone could use a robotic bed. Imagine having this special bed for the mornings when you just can’t get up and you need to make it to the kitchen where your robotic coffeemaker has...

Syndicated 2009-10-20 04:31:58 from RobotNext

New Robot Delivers Snacks

Here is a robot for the junk food junkies everywhere. If you need a snack, then this is the machine for you. Carnegie Mellon University has developed this robot to serve snacks to students, faculty, and office personnel that work...

Syndicated 2009-10-17 17:44:32 from RobotNext

Robot Inspired by Roach

This is quite an amazing little robot. Nature has provided a very adaptable example to follow in this case. Inspired by the lowly cockroach, it is as tough to destroy as its real-life model. It can survive a fall of...

Syndicated 2009-10-16 04:48:34 from RobotNext

Rolling Robot - Next, What To Do With It

Spherical robots are not new, its just that they have had a few drawbacks. Primarily, how does a sphere climb over obstacles like large boulders that are in its path? Greg Schroll has developed a possible solution to that problem...

Syndicated 2009-10-13 19:56:22 (Updated 2009-10-13 20:00:03) from RobotNext

Robot Ready for Shovel-Ready Moon Projects

Here is a project that combines two of my great passions: space exploration and robots. These college students have developed a robot for the NASA Regolith Excavator Centennial Challenge at Ames Research Air Force Base in Mountain View, California, on...

Syndicated 2009-10-13 04:54:59 from RobotNext

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

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