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California Institute of Technology Tests Algorithms for Drone Swarming
08/29/12 — Robot MAV helicopters programmed for formation flying autonomously reconfigure their formation when members leave or enter the group. Soon-Jo Chung, an assistant professor in aerospace engineerng (AE), and his students show how it’s done in a new video. The helicopter testbed has been used to demonstrate the effectiveness of algorithms…

UT Arlington Research Institute to Produce $100M Annually in Research Expenditures
08/22/12 — The University of Texas at Arlington has a new name and a bold new mission for its former robotics institute in Fort Worth: The UT Arlington Research Institute aims to become a global leader in the research and development of advanced technology to help humanity and to provide unique, affordable…

Virtual Lie Detector Positioned on the U.S. Border
08/15/12 — The University of Arizona has developed virtual lie-detecting technology in collaboration with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that mimics interaction with a real patrol officer. The AI technology could be considered an initial step towards a mobile, humanoid robot with the same capabilities. The program monitors vocal and visual cues in…

The Robot Report Maps The Future Of Robotics
08/02/12 — For too long, media coverage of robotics has included a great deal of vague statistical data and conjecturing. In part because of the industry’s rapid growth and the discrepancies between pure-play robotics companies and those who dabble in the business, it’s difficult to see exactly how big the industry is, and where…

Czech Republic Aims to be Home of Robotics and Wide-ranging Research
07/11/12 — Eurasia—In 1920, Czech writer Karel Capek introduced the word ‘robot’ to the world. His play R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) was a work of science fiction, but robots, albeit very different from how Capek imagined them, are rapidly becoming a reality today. Their development is being helped by groundbreaking research taking…

Daniela Rus’ Robotic Sand
07/02/12 — Bloomberg Business—History holds lessons, even for those designing futuristic robots. Daniela Rus, a computer scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, found inspiration in Michelangelo’s statue of David. “David came out of the marble, and we thought we could also make things appear out of a block,” she says. That…

It’s a Robot in Fish’s Clothing
06/08/12 — Discovery News—A group of researchers from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and the Istituto Superiore di Sanita in Rome showed for the first time that a robotic zebrafish attracts living fish, casing them to gather around it and shoal. It may be possible to use similar robots in…

WPI Wins NASA’s Robo-Ops Award Again!
06/07/12 — For the second consecutive year, a Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) student robotics engineering team has won the Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) Exploration Robo-Ops Competition sponsored by NASA and organized by the National Institute of Aerospace. The tournament was held from May 30 to June 1 at the…

Mosquitoes and Raindrops Could Change the Future of Robotics
06/06/12 — Dr. David Hu, professor of mechanical engineering and biology at Georgia Institute of Technology, says mosquitoes could provide clues to building flying robots of the future. In a new study, Dr. Hu and his team of researchers studied how mosquitoes survive the impact of raindrops that are more than 50…

‘Father of Java’ Embraces Robotics and Ocean Science
06/01/12 — Tyler Hamilton for thestar.com —Calgary-born computer whiz James Gosling is known in the technology world as the “father of Java,” the write once, run anywhere programming language used on billions of mobile phones and Internet servers. But having spent the past two decades of his life producing Java applications for…

Robots: Robopocalypse
05/16/12 — Daniel Wilson is a roboticist turned novelist. His PhD in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University set him on a path to success, with inside knowledge about robot capabilities leading him to write his first book in 2005 about How to Survive a Robot Uprising. In this interview he gives us…

Europe’s Largest Robotics Laboratory Opens in UK
05/10/12 — The Bristol Robotics Lab is a partnership between UWE Bristol (University of the West of England) and the University of Bristol. It is home to 70 academics and businesses who are leading current thinking in 'nouvelle' and service robotics, intelligent autonomous systems and bio-engineering. Over $2.5 million has been spent…

Flying Robot Capable of Landing and Perching on a Human Hand
05/07/12 — Experts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Aerospace Robotics and Control Laboratory (ARCL) announce the successful development of a flying robot capable of perching on a human hand at landing. This is made possible by sophisticated control algorithms, coupled with an innovative design of the airplane itself. The…

Robots to Mine Near-Earth Asteroids
04/23/12 — Pasadena, CA—New report describes the results of a study sponsored by the Keck Institute for SpaceStudies (KISS) to investigate the feasibility of identifying, robotically capturing, and returning an entire Near-Earth Asteroid (NEA) to the vicinity of the Earth by the middle of the next decade.  The KISS study was performed…

Turbo-jet Robot Hunts Typhoons
04/19/12 — National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan—An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) design team led by Wei-Hsiang Lai, professor of aeronautics and astronautics and director of advanced propulsion and power system research center at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) has innovated first turbo-jet robot aircraft named Sky Fortress-III anticipating to assist in typhoon…

Cyborg Cabaret Explores Human-Robot Relations
04/18/12 — Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburg—Humans and robots will share the stage of the North Side’s New Hazlett Theater at 8 p.m., Friday, April 27, for the Cyborg Cabaret, a variety show designed to make the audience laugh hard and think harder about how technology is changing society. The interdisciplinary show will feature…

Robotics Team to Compete at World Tourney in St. Louis
04/12/12 — A group of Powell High School students will go where no Powell Panthers have gone before: the world robotics competition in St. Louis. Out of 2,188 active robotics teams that competed this year, PHS is one of only 128 to qualify for the world championship. “We are certainly off to…

IEEE Spectrum: Developments to Watch For in 2012
04/06/12 — When the world’s pre-eminent electronic engineering magazine makes predictions about the near-term future of our industry, it’s worth paying attention. And that’s particularly true when the magazine’s predictions are based on comments from a panel of experts. Their forecasts included the continuation of some trends we’ve already seen, such as…




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