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49 min ago | Gizmag
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have announced the latest developments in their robotic cheetah project. The project aims to provide insights into how cheetahs can move so quickly.
49 min ago | Christian Science Monitor
Robots are likely not the first thing you think of when you hear the word "speed," but one group of researchers is trying to quell the stereotype of a lumbering robot with a machine built to move more like one of nature's quickest creatures - the cheetah. Clocking in at a maximum speed of 10 miles per hour , the robotic cheetah isn't quite ready to compete with its wild cousins, who can accelerate to 60 mph in just a few seconds.
49 min ago | Business Journal
Hudson, CEO of Durham-based Panacea Biomatx, just picked up the keys of a new Davis Drive location, a space formerly occupied by Advanced Liquid Logic. Add in a new acquisition - that of Next Generation Snacks, a British manufacturer of Smooch-branded "super-food" snacks, and the ten-man team is readying to manufacture.
3 hrs ago | CNN
Today, there are a variety of tools and technologies for spooking unwanted birds-we've graduated from scarecrows to flash-bang grenades and other sophisticated armaments-but Nico Nijenhuis is undoubtedly working on the coolest. He's building robot hawks that trick lingering critters into thinking they're about to get snacked on.
Carter, who developed the Photon laser-tag game in 1984, says he realized 20 years ago that the problem of underinflated tires would only worsen with the disappearance of full-service gas stations - and he, of course, began mulling over solutions. "Even if someone realizes their tires are low, 75 percent of people don't know how to determine the proper pressure - if they can even find an air pump," said Carter, a Lucas resident who also invented and patented a forerunner of today's personal watercraft and the Trakvak system used to dry racetracks.
'Our robot can be silent and as efficient as animals. The only things you hear are the feet hitting the ground,' says researcher.
MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Lab has been developing different types of soft robots for a while: you might remember the mechanical fish from earlier this year that can swim like a real one. Now, that same laboratory has come up with another soft robot , and this time it's inspired by a wriggly, slithery octopus tentacle.
Adam Barber, a former Ph.D. student in the Neuroscience and Robotics Lab , interacts with RJ, a robot purchased for teaching and research in human-robot interaction. Northwestern researchers have developed new technologies for rehabilitation robotics, advanced prosthetics, brain-machine interfaces and other types of human-robot interaction.
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After suffering a traumatic spinal injury this summer, Jaime Carnucci, of Hooksett, is fighting to regain use of her arms and legs. News 9 told the story last month of how the Hooksett community has rallied behind the Carnucci family after she was injured earlier this summer jumping into a lake.
Four South Taranaki primary school students have achieved success on the national stage with their purpose-built robots which are designed to move to music. Known as The Robos, Auroa School's Michael McCarty, James Cram, Lucas Feek and Tom Le Fleming won gold in the RoboCup Junior Theatre division at the national championships held in Dunedin on Saturday.
A team from Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has created a quadrupedal, soft robot- the first of its kind that doesn't need to be tethered to a power source. The team describes their work in a paper published Sept.
A robotic mower and a device that lets you vacuum and mop at the same time are among this week's new tech Robots mow your lawn, clean your floor A robotic mower and a device that lets you vacuum and mop at the same time are among this week's new tech Check out this story on mycentraljersey.com: http://mycj.co/1tXePR2 The hammock looks inviting but your lawn needs to be mowed. A Robomow robotic mower provides a tempting solution.
Remember the Cheetah robot that we talked about last year? It looks like there has been more modifications made to this particular robot, so much so that a new algorithm that has been uploaded to it allows this MIT creation to move even faster than ever before. A real life cheetah is capable of hitting a top speed of 60 miles per hour thereabouts thanks to a movement that some call "bounding", which will involve pumping the back legs in tandem.
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Why does the United States needs a new federal commission focused solely on understanding our robot future? The real question is, why don't we? Ryan Calo is an assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Law, and in a new paper out from Brookings he makes the case that a new Federal Robotics Commission would help make sense of the various technology applications that separate human agency from execution. Calo opens with a recent example from the automobile agency: The U.S. Department of Transportation had a problem: Toyota customers were alleging that their vehicle had accelerated unexpectedly, causing death or injury.
Speed and agility are hallmarks of the cheetah: The big predator is the fastest land animal on Earth, able to accelerate to 60 mph in just a few seconds. As it ramps up to top speed, a cheetah pumps its legs in tandem, bounding until it reaches a full gallop.
A Massachusetts company is taking a futuristic approach to hands-free plug-in vehicle charging: robot appendages. A product called PowerHydrant uses a robotic arm to connect a charging station to the vehicle, allowing for an easy kind of customer charging experience that is also offered by wireless charging systems.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 07:28 am
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