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Two-legged robots learn to walk like a human

Teaching two-legged robots a stable, robust 'human' way of walking - this is the goal of the international research project KoroiBot with scientists from seven institutions from Germany, France, Israel, Italy and the Netherlands.

Posted: Oct 17th, 2013

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Call for participation: RoCKIn Camp 2014

RoCKIn is short for 'Robot Competitions Kick Innovation in Cognitive Systems and Robotics' and it is an EU-funded Coordination Action aiming at the promotion of research and education through competitions.

Posted: Oct 17th, 2013

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Software uses cyborg swarm to map unknown environs

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed software that allows them to map unknown environments - such as collapsed buildings - based on the movement of a swarm of insect cyborgs, or 'biobots'.

Posted: Oct 16th, 2013

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Robot can pick strawberries

A robot that picks ripe strawberries as the farmer sleeps was unveiled recently, with its developer saying it could cut workloads by two-thirds.

Posted: Oct 1st, 2013

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Putting a face on a robot

A new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology finds that older and younger people have varying preferences about what they would want a personal robot to look like. And they change their minds based on what the robot is supposed to do.

Posted: Oct 1st, 2013

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Jellyfish exterminator robot developed

A team led by KAIST Civil and Environmental Engineering Department's Professor Hyeon Myeong has just finished testing the cooperative assembly robot for jellyfish population control, named JEROS, in the field.

Posted: Sep 30th, 2013

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Robotic fabrication in timber construction

Researchers at the University of Stuttgart develop a lightweight timber construction system combining robotic prefabrication with computational design and simulation processes, as well as three-dimensional surveying technologies used in engineering geodesy.

Posted: Sep 26th, 2013

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Researchers develop robots for disaster zones

The Ohio State University is part of a 10-school collaboration, led by Drexel University, working to advance robotics technology for disaster relief as part of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Robotics Challenge.

Posted: Sep 24th, 2013

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Robotics will change market landscape

Robotics can offer the Australian agricultural industry the chance to regain its competitive edge in the global marketplace, according to Professor Salah Sukkarieh from the University of Sydney.

Posted: Sep 24th, 2013

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