Robotics News

Amputee puts limb system through its paces

"Amputee Makes History with APL's Modular Prosthetic Limb" is the headline from Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, where a team working on prosthetics observed a milestone when a double ...

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Quadriplegic successfully uses mind-controlled robotic arm

In 2012, a quadriplegic woman managed to move a robotic arm, using only her thoughts, to a level of proficiency that allowed her to eat a chocolate bar using said arm. The University of Pittsburgh ...

21 hours ago from Gizmag

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US Navy develop underwater drone shaped like a sharp

You've heard of the Navy Seals, now meet the Navy Shark.

15 hours ago from The Independent

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Hector the stick insect-inspired robot takes its first steps

Hector, the stick insect-inspired robot built by a research team at Bielefeld University in Germany that we first covered in 2011, could be forgiven for feeling lonely as the only one of its ...

2 hours ago from Gizmag

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Getting bot responders into shape

Sandia National Laboratories is tackling one of the biggest barriers to the use of robots in emergency response: energy efficiency.

Tue 16 Dec 14 from

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Digital worm inhabits Lego worm-bot, moves without training

The OpenWorm project has put its simulated worm into a robot, and the results show just how accurate their simulation really is.

Wed 17 Dec 14 from

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Warehouse drones are the inventory workers of the future

John Hopton for - Your Universe Online Anyone who works in a warehouse - or for some strange reason reads up on warehouse operations for fun - will know that taking inventory is ...

Wed 17 Dec 14 from RedOrbit

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iRobot Announces Create 2: An Updated, Hackable Roomba

The "pickup truck of educational robots" is available now for $199

Wed 10 Dec 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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RoboSimian Beats Out Surrogate for JPL's DRC Finals Spot

For the DRC Finals, JPL is betting on a robot that looks like a monkey over a robot that looks like a human

Mon 15 Dec 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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Play With a Swarm of Robots at NYC's Museum of Mathematics

Museumgoers can watch behaviors emerge underfoot

Thu 11 Dec 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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