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Virginia Tech Team Wins International Competition With Robots Designed to Save Lives of Construction
03/18/09 — Members of Virginia Tech’s Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory take home the grand prize at the 2008 International Capstone Design Fair for HyDRAS-Ascent and CIRCA construction robots. Both electrically powered HyDRA and compress air powered CIRCA robots were designed to serve as a practical, autonomous inspection tool for use in construction.…

Group Hopes Training Work Force Will Expand Local Robotics Industry
03/04/09 — A group of colleges and engineering companies in the Pittsburgh area are coming together to sponsor an associate degree program in robotics for local community colleges. The two year Robotics Engineering Technology degree program is designed to train students with high-school-equivalent educations how to build and maintain robots and embedded…

Honda Unveils Experimental Walking Assist Device With Bodyweight Support System
02/12/09 — Honda’s second ‘Walking Assist’ device is not designed for the infirmed, but as a ‘Lifestyle Enhancement’ product that provides additional load support for the legs and body. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. unveiled its second experimental walking assist device that helps support bodyweight to reduce the load on an individual’s legs…

‘The Wright Brothers All Over Again’: Cross-Disciplinary Cooperation Drives Unmanned Aerial Systems
02/12/09 — University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences built its reputation long ago as an innovative pioneer in training the world’s future pilots. With its “manned” aviation legacy soaring, the school has turned to a new challenge, one that involves no pilot, at least not onboard the…

Carnegie Mellon, U at Buffalo Collaborate on $4.7 Million Project To Advance Public Transportation
12/16/08 — Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University at Buffalo (UB), State University of New York, are collaborating on a five-year, $4.7 million effort to advance public transportation for people with disabilities by bringing together computer science technology and the principles of universal design. Their grant from the U.S. Department…

Carnegie Mellon Developing Automated Systems To Enable Precision Farming of Apples, Oranges
12/16/08 — The Comprehensive Automation for Specialty Crops (CASC) Program and the Integrated Automation for Sustainable Specialty Crop Farming Project at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute have received a total of $10 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to build automated apple and orange farming systems. Two groups…

SRI International Breaks Ground on St. Petersburg Facility
11/08/08 — A $20 million grant from the State of Florida’s Innovation Incentive Program fund attracts SRI International a nonprofit, independent research and technology development organization.  The new research center will develop cutting-edge technology in such areas as marine science, port security, energy, and the environment. Mayor Rick Baker and SRI International…

MIT’s New Underwater Robot Can Hover in Place
11/03/08 — Odyssey IV, developed by MIT Sea Grant College Program’s Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Laboratory, offers novel hovering capabilities, making it a a boon for oil explorers, archaeologists and more. By David Chandler, MIT News Office MIT researchers have designed a new robotic underwater vehicle that can hover in place like a…

Disney Launches Global Research & Development Labs With Carnegie Mellon University and Swiss Federa
11/02/08 — Disney Parks & Resorts Division partners with leading universities for cutting edge computer science and technology research.  CMU and ETH Zurich students work outside of academia to focus on real-world problems. Disney announced a major research and development initiative to engage top technology universities to conduct research and development for…

Aurora Flight Sciences Initiates Collaborative Program With Olin College of Engineering
10/17/08 — Olin partners with Aurora Flight Sciences on the development of multi-vehicle coordination algorithms for teams of actual Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs) and Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs). Aurora Flight Sciences announced today the beginning of a collaboration with the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts. The collaboration, under…

Lunar Prospecting Robot To Be Field Tested on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea
10/17/08 — NASA’s Scarab rover, developed by Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute, is designed to traverse the lunar surface taking core samples for use in NASA’s Regolith and Environment Science and Oxygen and Lunar Volatile Extraction (RESOLVE) experiment.  The robot, which weighs approximately 880 pounds, can operate on just 100 watts of power.…

Paleontologist Contributes to Flying Drone Design Based on Prehistoric Flying Reptile
10/07/08 — A Texas Tech University curator and an aeronautical engineer from the University of Florida have developed a 30-inch robotic spy plane modeled after a 225 million-year-old pterodactyl. The drone, featuring a strange design of a rudder at the nose of the craft instead of the tail, would gather data from…

Helicopters Teach Themselves To Perform Aerial Maneuvers
09/12/08 — While pursuing the goal of having autonomous helicopters perform extreme aerial aerobatics under computer control, Stanford University scientists discovered that writing command and control code from scratch was unsuitable for all but the most basic aerial routines.  Their solution… have the helicopters ‘learn’ directly from experts. By Dan Stober Professor…

MobileRobots Inc Joins RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition 2008 as Gold Sponsor
08/28/08 — MobileRobots Inc to Host Pre-Conference Technical Workshop, “Developing and Deploying Mobile Service Robot Applications” Robotics Trends, a division of EH Publishing, Inc., today announced that MobileRobots Inc has joined RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition 2008, the International Technical Design and Development Event for the Personal, Service and Mobile Robotics Industry, as…

Do We Think That Machines Can Think?
08/22/08 — Apparently, the answer is yes.  In this first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at RWTH Aachen University used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study human interaction and perspective taking during human/machine interactions. The study found that at the neural cortical level during human/machine game play,…

GTRI Wins Contract to Develop Technology Roadmap for Unmanned and Autonomous Systems
08/01/08 — A one-year $430,000 award, funded through the U.S. Army at White Sands Missile Range, has been awarded to Georgia Tech Research Institute for the development of a test and evaluation roadmap for unmanned and autonomous systems.  The roadmap will address all five major unmanned and autonomous systems domains, including airborne…

Scientists to Develop Morphing “Chemical Robots”
07/28/08 — Tufts University has received federal funding to develop chemical robots that will be able to squeeze into spaces as tiny as 1 centimeter, then morph into something 10 times larger, and ultimately biodegrade. The “chembots” could access urban environments, tunnels, caves and debris fields, and carry out other risky operations…

Microsoft Sponsors RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition
07/25/08 — Robotics Trends, a division of EH Publishing, Inc., today announced that Microsoft has joined the 2nd annual RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition as the event’s Founding Sponsor. RoboDevelopment, the international technical design and development event for personal, service and mobile robotics industry (http://www.robodevelopment.com), will be held November 18-19, 2008 at the…




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