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by   -   December 19, 2014

What if we combined robotics and gaming to make a new breed of products that can truly capture the imagination of generations to come, and serve the dual purpose of education and entertainment?

by   -   December 19, 2014
Photo credit: Dr. Sven Behnke of the University of Bonn
Photo credit: Dr. Sven Behnke of the University of Bonn

In the early 1970s the UK Government commissioned a special report Artificial Intelligence: A General Survey authored by James Lighthill on behalf of the Science & Engineering Research Council (the infamous Lighthill Report), which damned AI and was “highly critical” of basic research in foundational areas such as robotics. The report recommendations led to the withdrawal of research funding from all but three UK universities. The same kind of official doubts that the Lighthill Report made explicit in the UK lay behind a less extreme slow down in research funding in the US. This is sometimes referred to generically as the “first AI winter.”

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

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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 19, 2014

From the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI):

Hello Robohub!

Here is our holiday video highlighting some of our robotic capabilities in a fun festive way. Enjoy the holiday from all of us here at the UT Arlington Research Institute!

by   -   December 18, 2014

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

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 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 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!



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