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Qualcomm to power high school robotics with Snapdragon

On March 11, FIRST® announced that its worldwide high school robotics competition, FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®), will be using the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor as the platform for its robo...
13 March 2015, by

Minesweepers uses robotics’ awesomeness to raise awareness about landmines & explosive remnants of war

Paul Jefferson, one of the earliest humanitarian deminers, said “a landmine is the perfect soldier: Ever courageous, never sleeps, never misses”. The simplicity and cost-effectiveness of mines are...
27 February 2015, by

Last chance to register for QUT’s ‘Intro to Robotics’ MOOC

Introduction to Robotics, taught by Professor Peter Corke of Queensland University of Technology, is an introduction to the exciting world of robotics and the mathematics and algorithms that underpin ...
13 February 2015, by

JCC503 Robo, a high-efficiency washer in the form of CNC-controlled robotic arm

http://youtu.be/yurn2xuKpc8 At JIMTOF 2014, Sugino Machine unveiled the JCC503 Robo, a CNC precision washer that positions parts with a numerically-controlled robotic arm and utilizes a high pressu...
13 January 2015, by

The story of Atlas, FRC Team #3504 Girls of Steel

I'm Molly Urbina, a member of the FIRST Team #3504, Girls of Steel. Every year our team makes a comic strip about the past year's robot to show other girls just how much fun competing in FIRST can be....
09 January 2015, by

Aeon Scientific wins 2014 Swiss Technology Award

  The cardiologist sits in the control room next to the operating theatre and uses a joystick to steer a catheter through the patient's blood vessel into the heart's chambers to treat the card...
26 November 2014, by and


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Driven by care needs, will it be the booming senior population that spurs wider acceptance of robots?

Tony Prescott, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Director of the Sheffield Center of Robotics believes that [tweetquote]the medical industry could be at the forefront of changing the public per...
19 October 2014, by

25 women in robotics you need to know about (2014)

Just last week at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella gave women some questionable career advice: "It's not really about asking for the raise, but knowing...
15 October 2014, by , and

Real-time appearance-based mapping in action at the Microsoft Kinect Challenge, IROS 2014

Last month at IROS the SV-ROS team Maxed-Out won the Microsoft Kinect Challenge. In this post Mathieu Labbé describes the mapping approach the team used to help them win....
03 October 2014, by

SV-ROS, Pi Robot win 1st place in IROS 2014 Microsoft Kinect Challenge

A few weeks ago, Pi Robot and I joined the Silicon Valley ROS Users Group (SV-ROS) to help with the effort (already under way) to prepare for a challenging robot navigation contest held at the end ...
29 September 2014, by

Automata: The new “sci-fi” blockbuster set to put robot ethics under a spotlight

A major new sci-fi movie, Automata, promises to not only provide a feast for the eyes (see below for a clip from the film), but an overdue opportunity to spotlight some of the ethical dilemmas arising...
19 September 2014, by

The two cultures of robocars

I have many more comments pending on my observations from the recent AUVSI/TRB Automated Vehicles Symposium, but for today I would like to put forward an observation I made about two broad schools of ...

Lights, camera, action at the Robot Film Festival

Bringing together people and robots for an amazing social event, the 4th annual Robot Film Festival was held on Saturday July 19 at Bot & Dolly studio in San Francisco. The Festival opened with th...
23 July 2014, by

Top 10 take-aways from AUTOMATICA 2014

    When you see a slick robot - say for instance the new Aldebaran Pepper robot - you can easily be distracted by the design, the gestures, the interaction, the cuteness. But AUTOMATI...
02 July 2014, by

Why was this man smiling at AUTOMATICA 2014?

34,500 visitors from more than 100 countries came to Munich this June to visit AUTOMATICA 2014 and examine the robotics-related wares of 731 exhibitors from over 42 countries. But why was Esben Ø...
17 June 2014, by

Exclusive Q&A: World cup kickoff looms for demo of brain-controlled machine | Science

During the World Cup next week, there may be 1 minute during the opening ceremony when the boisterous stadium crowd in São Paulo falls silent: when a paraplegic young person wearing a brain-controlle...
12 June 2014, by

IFR Maker/User Panel at AUTOMATICA

In a crowded back room at AUTOMATICA 2014 in Munich, the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) sponsored a panel of prominent robot users explaining their needs to a panel of executives represent...
11 June 2014, by
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Russian robotics, with Roman Luchin and Andrew Gryaznov

In this episode, Sabine speaks with Andrew Gryaznov, co-founder of Cubic Robotics and Roman Luchin, CEO of CyberTech Labs, about robotics in Russia. They provide us with an inside view on robotics edu...
30 May 2014, by

#Robots14 event “From Imagination to Market” is itself imaginative

An adage in tech funding is "It's not what you know, it's who you know." Aaron Horowitz (left) and Hannah Chung (in the bear suit on the right) boost that concept - and their visibility - by weari...
22 April 2014, by

Schunk Manipulators, with Henrik A. Schunk

Link to audio file (27:49)In this episode Per Sjoborg speaks with Henrik Schunk about his company’s work in gripping technology, modular robotics and dexterous manipulation. They then look at se...
20 April 2014, by

Filling in the puzzle pieces of Willow Garage and Savioke

People say the darndest things! And some of those statements add to the puzzle that is Willow Garage....
14 April 2014, by

We Robot 2014 livestream

Watch the live stream from the We Robot 2014 conference in Miami....
04 April 2014, by

Six weeks to build a robot: A FIRST photo essay

This photo essay documents the Girls of Steel as they built their newest robot for the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) division. Teams are given the parameters of the game and have just six weeks t...
26 March 2014, by

EVE: An ultimate frisbee playing robot

Being a member of FIRST Team 3504, The Girls of Steel, has been an amazing experience: I have built robots with my teammates, gone to international competitions, and have had great time. We recently ...
28 February 2014, by

A discussion on deploying drones for international development

Last month, Deutsche Post DHL transported six kilograms of medicine from a pharmacy in Bonn, across the Rhine River, to its headquarters. This wouldn't have made international news, except that DHL a...
16 January 2014, by

7 consumer robots to look out for from CES 2014

This year’s CES in Las Vegas showcased some of the latest technologies from both established and up-and-coming robotics companies.  Drones, telepresence robots, automated cleaning devices and enter...
11 January 2014, by

DARC talks about the elephants in the room – freight planes and fighters

It was fitting that Missy Cummings had the last word at the DARC drones and aerial robotics conference in NY. As an ex-TopGun navy pilot who saw drones taking over her job, she was the one to talk abo...
23 October 2013, by

Call for papers: We Robot 2014

We Robot 2014 - Conference on Legal and Policy Issues Relating to Robotics University of Miami Law School, Coral Gables, FL April 4-5, 2014 Submission/Registration Deadline: November 4, 2013...
27 September 2013, by

Call for papers: IROS workshop on science communication

Understanding Robotics and Public Opinion: Best Practices in Public Science Communication and Online Dissemination IROS Workshop 2013 in Tokyo, Japan November 7, 9am – 12:30pm Submission deadl...
18 September 2013, by

DARPA’s Virtual Robotics Challenge a practical step forward on the long road toward disaster-response capable humanoids

  Based on a media rountable discussion with DRC Program Manager Gill Pratt and CEO of the Open Source Robotics Foundation Brian Gerkey. The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear disaster was a wake-up call...
24 July 2013, by







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