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National Robotics Initiative invests $38 million in next-generation robotics

The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and NASA, announced new investments totaling approximately $38 million for the development and use of robots that cooperatively work with people to enhance individual human capabilities, performance and safety.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2013

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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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