All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Carnegie Mellon University’

This Robot Snake Will Wrap Around Your Neck With A Deathlike Grip

Snakes, and their total absence of limbs, make them some of the most terrifying creatures on the planet. Not to mention the variety of ways snakes can kill us. Why then must science create a robotic version of Satan’s avatar? The Biorobotics Lab at Carnegie Mellon University has been hard at work on what they call a modular snake robot. …

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Wall-E, BigDog Inducted Into the Robot Hall of Fame

This week four new robots were inducted into the Robot Hall of Fame. The 2012 induction class includes Aldebaran Robotics’ NAO, iRobot’s PackBot, Boston Dynamics’ BigDog, and Pixar’s WALL-E. WALL-E, the industrious robot from the Pixar movie of the same name, beat out the Jetsons’ Rosie and Johnny 5 from the Short Circuit movies to win the entertainment category. The …

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Google Shows You A Gallery Of Timelapse Videos Of The Earth’s Surface From Space

Google has teamed up with the USGS and Carnegie Mellon University to make available timelapse videos of the Earth’s surface from the Landsat satellite program, in honor of the program’s 40th anniversary. “Over the years, Landsat has collected petabytes of images offering an historic perspective on planetary change that can help scientists, independent researchers, and nations make informed economic and …

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