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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 place in the Czech Republic, a country with a long history of innovationin many fields. The Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague, the oldest institute of technology in Central Europe, stands at the forefront of robotics research. Teams there are working on a range of technologies that promise great advances…
05/03/10 Clearpath Robotics is providing UofC’s Autonomous Reconfigurable/Robotic Systems Laboratory with their Kingfisher M100, an unmanned surface vehicle for marine research. Clearpath Robotics, designers and manufactureers of unmanned vehicle systems, announced it will be partnering with the University of Calgary (UofC) for unmanned harbor defense research. The project is spearheaded by Dr. Alejandro Ramirez-Serrano, founder and director of UofC’s Autonomous Reconfigurable/Robotic Systems Lab in the Schulich School of Engineering. Clearpath Robotics is providing the UofC team with their Kingfisher M100, an unmanned surface vehicle for marine research. This partnership will enable Dr. Ramirez-Serrano to develop a reconfigurable multi-robot system for autonomous…