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by   -   December 18, 2014

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The list of top stories in robotics for 2014 is a story of “MORE”: MORE uses of and for robots; MORE serious discussions about robots; MORE robots in unusual places; MORE news in the financial press; MORE funding, acquisitions and IPOs; and MORE choices.

by   -   December 18, 2014

How can we move forward and change our perceptions about robots?

by   -   December 18, 2014

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Because you can never get enough of robots we compiled this list of fashion and accessories so you can show off your addiction. Ugly robot christmas sweater, anyone? 

by   -   December 18, 2014

Soft robotics is finally leaving the research lab and entering the real world.   One of the companies leading the way is a Boston-based startup that is commercializing the innovations of the Whitesides Research Group at Harvard. I’m talking today with Soft Robotics CEO Carl Vause. Full transcript below.

by   -   December 18, 2014

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If you’re a robot geek hoping to curl up with some good books this holiday, check out this list of Robohub recommends. Covering our favorite robot-inspired fiction, educational reads, business books and techno-philosophy, these books are sure to keep you entertained this season.

by   -   December 18, 2014

If you write papers with results based on simulation and submit them for peer-review, then be warned: if I should review your paper then I will probably recommend it is rejected. Why? Because all of the many simulation-based papers I've reviewed in the last couple of years have been flawed.

by   -   December 17, 2014

From the GraspLab at CITEC Bielefeld:

Dear Robohub Team,

Here’s a Christmas-themed video from our institutes bimanual GraspLab with a catchy melody and nerdy robotic voice … 

by   -   December 17, 2014

From ArtiMinds Robotics:

Dear Robohub,

Our robots lights the advent wreath with matchsticks!

by   -   December 17, 2014

South Korea has finalized its 2015 robotics budget at around $145.8 million (US), an increase of about 8.3 percent from last year. The budget for the robot sector represents 1.76% of the total budget of South Korea's Ministry of Industry.

by   -   December 17, 2014

The Intelligent Systems Control Department at Sandia is developing a humanoid robot intended for energy-efficient walking.

by   -   December 16, 2014

Our first holiday robot video of the season is in! From the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zurich’s Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems:

Dear Robohub- and Robots Podcast-Team,

We are happy to share with you our latest Robotics Christmas video!

 Andrew Williams is shown with a couple of girls from the CompuGirls project. He says, "In this project we're communicating to the girls that we're going to teach you how to use these technology tools with robotics to advance your community, better understand yourself and show that you do belong in technology and you have some valuable contributions you can make."

Andrew Williams is shown with a couple of girls from the CompuGirls project. He says, “In this project we’re communicating to the girls that we’re going to teach you how to use these technology tools with robotics to advance your community, better understand yourself and show that you do belong in technology and you have some valuable contributions you can make.”
Photo credit: John C. Williams, Humanoid Engineering & Intelligent Robotics (HEIR) Lab, Marquette University

If one of the keys to building a future technology workforce is finding new ways to engage women and minorities in computer science, giving teenage girls an understanding of what the field is, and how they might contribute, matters.

As the aerial view becomes more accessible, questions persist about how to properly read an aerial image. Revisiting Harun Farocki’s Images of the World and the Inscription of War (1988), Chanterelle Menashe Ribes considers the process of gazing at aerial images, and describes how when we look at a photo we only see what we want to see.

by   -   December 15, 2014

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UPDATED 12.16.14: Robots for palletizing, logistics, packaging, and speciality materials handling (e.g.: in life science labs and for pharma, food and beverage, semiconductor and electronics) are projected to grow at a 10.1% CAGR and reach $31.3 billion by 2020.

by   -   December 15, 2014

SkySense

Skysense is a Berlin-based start up designing and manufacturing a range of products to enable the remote operation of drones. Their first two products are the Skysense Charging pad and Skysense Hangar. 



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