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49 min ago | Gizmag

MIT lets its robotic cheetah off the leash

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.

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49 min ago | Christian Science Monitor

MIT scientists build stealthy robot 'cheetah'

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.

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49 min ago | Business Journal

Robot scientist-turned-food entrepreneur doubles down on RTP

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.

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3 hrs ago | CNN

Robotics Birds Fly Around and Terrorize Real Birds

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.

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4 hrs ago | CNET News.com

Hide! MIT's speedy robotic cheetah no longer needs a leash

Watch out...the cheetah-bot has evolved and it no longer needs a leash. MIT's big-cat-inspired robot has gotten some serious upgrades as researchers continue to improve its skills.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

MLM Business Opportunities Blog

Pumped Over Tire-Inflating Robot

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.

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Time

New Robot Cheetah Can Run (And Jump) Without a Tether

'Our robot can be silent and as efficient as animals. The only things you hear are the feet hitting the ground,' says researcher.

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Engadget

MIT's soft robotic tentacle can squeeze into tight spots

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.

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Northwestern University

Robotics Leaders from Around World Descend on Chicago

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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The New Zealand Herald

Sideswipe: September 16: Sick birthday card

Always read the small print "We humans are an optimistic lot," writes Kathy Young. "We have to be.

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WMUR-TV Manchester

Robotic machine aids woman's rehabilitation from spinal injury

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.

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Taranaki Daily News

Auroa students scoop robotics award

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.

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Silicon Alley Insider

This Crazy Robot Keeps Going Even After Being Run Over And Lit On Fire

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.

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Courier News

Robots mow your lawn, clean your floorRobots mow your lawn, clean...

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.

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Ubergizmo

Cheetah Robot Is Off The Leash

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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Dansville-Genesee Country Expres

Get A Life: Are people becoming robots?

I recently read an article that stated a great majority of Americans do not feel supported or nurtured. I feel that this has been an ongoing issue for years.

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The Washington Post

Why the U.S. might just need a Federal Commission on Robots

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.

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Science Blog

Cheetah robot can run and jump, untethered, across grass

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.

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Autoblog

Video: PowerHydrant makes robots charge your EV

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.

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Wireless Design & Development

Photos of the Day: The First Untethered Soft Robot

Working in the lab of Robert Wood, the Charles River Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, a team of researchers was able to scale up earlier soft-robot designs, enabling a single robot to carry on its back all the equipment it needs to operate - micro-compressors, control systems, and batteries.

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