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Graspy, the PR2 robot, knows how to read

05/23/2011, The folks over at the University of Pennsylvania were one of the recipients of the Willow Garage PR2 robot giveaway program, last year, and now it looks like they’ve managed to program it into doing something useful. The engineers recently taught...

Acturus: the tiny drone plane capable of not so tiny destruction

05/20/2011, The folks over at the Acturus company recently built a new tiny spy plane drone, called Acturus, that’s the unmanned equivalent of a compact car. It features a wingspan of a bit over 17 feet and weighs only 100-pounds. While Acturus’ primary...

Young roboticist builds hexapod robot

05/20/2011, Matt Bunting, a roboticist for the University of Arizona has successfully created a hexapod robot that makes use of artificial intelligence to learn how to move. Using 21 motors, a web camera, and a tiny PC for the basis of its body, he finally realized...

Lingodroids: robots that create their own language

05/18/2011, If you’ve always feared that robots would one day start talking to each other and plotting the demise of the human race, you can start getting a bit scared right now. The folks over at the University of Queensland have come up with a way to get...

Robots to use sensors to copy human movement

05/17/2011, Researchers have been tinkering around with robots for quite some time now and these man-made machines are capable of very human-like tasks. However, it takes a lot of effort to get these robots to do what we want them to. It requires a lot of programming...

Mini bots used to map out building interiors

05/16/2011, Some researchers over at the Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania and California Institute of Technology/Jet Propulsion Laboratory are developing a new way to map out building interiors quickly and accurately; by using tiny,...

NAO robot avoids obstacles autonomously

05/16/2011, The NAO robot that we’ve seen in the past (having received a sexier body, in addition to playing nice with Kinect) is back in the limelight – thanks to researchers at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg’s Humanoid Robots Lab. The...

DLR Hand Arm System is super strong

05/13/2011, Some researchers over at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have managed to come up with a super advanced arm that is tougher than it looks. At first glance, all the exposed joints and electronics make the look arm fragile, especially when you find out it...

RoboDynamics Luna robot helps you around the pad

05/12/2011, Japan is said to be the country with the highest number of robots that “live” alongside humans, and today, you can add another to the list, never mind if you are living outside of the Land of the Rising Sun. We are talking about...

Drone tested for agricultural use

05/09/2011, A bunch of Oregon researchers have started to run tests on a bunch of drones in the field of agricultural use. Once you take a look at them, they might be enough to interest the inner radio-control geek in you – after all, we are talking about a...