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Seattle Team Robot Wins Space Elevator Challenge

Arthur C. Clarke brought this idea to the forefront in his 1979 novel "The Fountains of Paradise", but the idea dates back to 1895 when Konstantin Tsiolkovsky proposed “a free-standing tower reaching from the surface of Earth to geostationary orbit.”...

Syndicated 2009-11-09 00:22:44 from RobotNext

iRobot Opens Healthcare Division

Here are two stories about iRobot’s latest entry in the robotics field. iRobot has decided to create a robot to assist elderly patients in there homes. The question is will this robot also vacuum the floors? iRobot calls this area...

Syndicated 2009-10-30 03:17:59 from RobotNext

Robot Battalions Will Explore the Solar System

Up to this point in space exploration, robots have been solitary explorers commanded ultimately from Earth. Sure, they may have used other spacecraft for communication relays as some Mars landers have done, but they have not been controlled by other...

Syndicated 2009-10-28 21:11:14 from RobotNext

A Robot Elk is a Tempting Target

Poachers beware. A robo-Elk is out there to tempt you into taking a shot. This robotic elk joins robotic deer and a literal menagerie of robotic wildlife in the battle to stop illegal hunting of game. There are robotic wolves...

Syndicated 2009-10-28 05:39:40 (Updated 2009-10-28 05:39:41) from RobotNext

Crabs Could Influence the Next Robot Designs

A research team led by Dr Jan Hemmi of the Visual Sciences Group has achieved a first time achievement by working out how fiddler crabs perceive their world and respond to it. Their research, which is carried out in the...

Syndicated 2009-10-27 04:07:38 from RobotNext

Robots Could Get a Sense of Touch

According to a story from the BBC News, “Robots of the future could have fingertips as sensitive as those of people, new research suggests. Researchers at the Universities of Edinburgh and Sheffield have been examining the way our brains interpret...

Syndicated 2009-10-26 04:55:24 (Updated 2009-10-26 04:59:42) from RobotNext

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

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