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Having Trouble Losing Weight? This Robot Can Help Having Trouble Losing Weight? This Robot Can Help
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The journey to losing weight is one fraught with peril. I’ve tried many times in the past to start exercising to better myself, but it’s too easy to lose motivation and just give up. Some would suggest hiring a personal …

DARPA Is Back With A New And Improved Robot Mule DARPA Is Back With A New And Improved Robot Mule
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DARPA and Boston Dynamics are going to be the heralds of the Robot Apocalypse. The two organizations have done more in the field of powerful robots than anybody else. Just last week, the two revealed their new cheetah robot that …

Vote Now For the Robot Hall of Fame’s Next Inductees Vote Now For the Robot Hall of Fame’s Next Inductees

Carnegie Mellon University has announced that it will allow the public to vote on the next inductees to the Robot Hall of Fame. The winners will be inducted in a ceremony taking place on October 23 at the Carnegie Science …

The Algorithm That Leads To The Robotic Revolution Has Been Found The Algorithm That Leads To The Robotic Revolution Has Been Found

It was both charming and frightening when Google made the robot brain that learned what a cat was just by watching videos of them on YouTube. The kind of artificial intelligence that makes these feats possible will obviously be the …

Robots on the Rise: An Infographic Guide Robots on the Rise: An Infographic Guide

Beware, there’s a robot trend on the rise. This wonderful new infographic from Onlineschools.com explains how robots are invading almost every aspect of our lives, but most importantly, education. It’s true, kids seem to be obsessed with robots and robotic …

I Like Turtlebot2:  Hobby Robotics Gives Your Laptop Legs I Like Turtlebot2: Hobby Robotics Gives Your Laptop Legs

This motion sensing robot from Willow Garage and Yujin Robot turns your laptop into a moving robot. So the next time you look for your laptop it may just be taking a stroll around your house. The real reason for …

Guy Builds Functional Portal Turret in Robotics Class Guy Builds Functional Portal Turret in Robotics Class

Youtube user kss5095 built a real working model of the turrets from Portal in his Advanced Mechatronics class at Penn State University. The turret actually tracks a person moving across a room and shoots foam bullets. Sorry, no real guns …

NYC FIRST Robotics Competition uses Kinect NYC FIRST Robotics Competition uses Kinect

FIRST Mega Weekend is a competition amongst some of the brightest young minds in the world. For three days in March, young people from The USA, Brazil, Canada, Turkey and Jamaica gather in New York for team challenges in technology, …

Robotics Industry To Create 1 Million New Jobs Robotics Industry To Create 1 Million New Jobs

According to the International Federation of Robotics, increasing use of robots will create 1 million new jobs in the next 5 years. The announcement is based on a study, “Positive Impact of Industrial Robots on Employment,” conducted by the market …

Robot Mule May Soon Carry Soldiers’ Equipment Robot Mule May Soon Carry Soldiers’ Equipment

Our soldiers could soon get a helping hand in carrying gear thanks to a robotic mule. DARPA is testing a robotic mule that that will be able to carry 400 pounds of gear on a rough 20 mile trip without …

Robotics: Nano-sized Air Force of the Future? [Video] Robotics: Nano-sized Air Force of the Future? [Video]

K-Team Robotics has done some amazing stuff with nano quadrotor flying vehicles. This video shows the progress they have made in coordinating and controlling these small machines. The quadrotors move like a swarm, flying in formation, including three-dimensional formations and …

Professor Teaches Students How To Create Their Own Google Professor Teaches Students How To Create Their Own Google

Sebastian Thrun, an ex Stanford professor decided in January to give up his tenure at the school and reach out for larger audiences. Specializing in machine learning and robotics, Thrun is excited to leave the constraints of formal education and …

Soft Robot Creepily Crawls, Fits Into Tiny Spaces Soft Robot Creepily Crawls, Fits Into Tiny Spaces

Kill it. Kill it with murder. I’m not one to pour derision on any sort of scientific or technological advancement. In fact, one of the best parts of my day is when I come across something that makes me say …

Philadelphia Phillies Sign Robot Pitcher? Philadelphia Phillies Sign Robot Pitcher?
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Apparently, having the best pitching rotation in Major League Baseball isn’t enough. In order to address that desire for more, the Philadelphia Phillies have signed a new member to their pitching staff, one that could change the balance of power …