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Mobile Robotics Platform Becomes A Semi Humanoid Known As SAMI
07/09/12 — Forbes—SAMI the mobile robotic platform created by the CRIIF (Robotic Center of Ile de Franceis)* SAMI is a $100K prototype robot that some claim represents the future of robotics – he was built to be utilized and deployed cross-industry from healthcare to manufacturing to entertainment and intelligent transportation systems. He also was built cheaply, with quality materials and technology. SAMI is a mobile, autonomous and interactive robot. Human-sized, it has two robotic arms, allowing it to travel alone, avoid obstacles, navigate in its environment and especially interact with people. “We believe that SAMI has endless applications because he is designed…


Google’s Robot Auto Has New Rival in RoboCar HV
06/12/12 — ResponseJP—Last year, Tokyo-based robot venture ZMP introduced the RoboCar MEV mini car, single-person, 4-wheeled, autonomous, electric robotic vehicle. For 2012, ZMP has topped itself with robot car that this time really looks like a car. Watch out Google! The Robocar HV, based, according to Response JP, on the Toyota Prius, sells for $150,000 (MEV $35,000) and was developed by ZMP as a test vehicle for research and development that acquires vehicle sensor data via the vehicle’s controller area network (CAN) to enable vehicle control through an independent controller. The Robocar HV can acquire various information such as speed, engine RPM,…



Robot Lifeguard Swims into Summer…Autonomously
05/30/12 — Ever wondered what Baywatch would have been like with robot lifeguards instead of human ones? It probably would not have the same appeal, but in any case the folks at Hydronalix have come up with a robot lifeguard dubbed E.M.I.L.Y., which we’re sure that most of you guys have figured…

Robot Cats Purrrrfect for Elderly
05/14/12 — Robot cats and other man-made companions could help Britain's elderly, according to a report by the Royal Academy of Engineering. The report recommends that autonomous devices could provide a variety of different services to older people, ranging from basic companionship to medical monitoring. Devices with the appropriate sensors could act…

Robots on the Farm
05/10/12 — Discovery—Commercial farms of the future may be staffed by robots that will identify, spray and pick individual pieces of produce from plants, even when their targets are grapes, peppers and apples that are as green as the leaves that surround them. As scientists in Israel and Europe get closer to…

Robotic Planes, Tractors Loom Behind Autonomous Cars
05/04/12 — Mary Cummings, a professor of aeronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was interviewed today at Wired's Disruptive by Design conference in New York, where she offered her views on the state of the art in autonomous vehicles. The work of Google and automakers has shown how cars can drive…

Adept Technology Acquires MobileRobots Inc.
06/14/10 — Supplier of vision-guided robotics solutions has entered into an agreement to acquire provider of robot platforms, autonomous navigation systems and software for robot researchers and commercial application developers. Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a provider of intelligent vision-guided robotics and global robotics services, announced that it has entered into an agreement…

General Dynamics Robotic Systems-Led Team Awarded Collaborative Technology Alliance Agreement
06/09/10 — GDRS and eight academic and business partners win $63M award for robotics research. A General Dynamics Robotics Systems-led consortium of eight academic and corporate leaders in robotic technologies has been awarded a $63 million five-year research agreement by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to create the technical foundation supporting development…

Unmanned Helicopter Would Investigate Nuclear Disasters
03/07/10 — Autonomous helicopter built by Virginia Tech’s Unmanned Systems Laboratory is designed to fly into cities after a nuclear attack in order to detect radiation levels, map and photograph damage. Students at Virginia Tech’s Unmanned Systems Laboratory are perfecting an autonomous helicopter they hope will never be used for its intended…

MobileRobots Rolls Out Low-Cost Seekur Jr UGV
10/13/09 — Producer of standard robotic platforms releases the Seekur Jr unmanned ground vehicle, an affordable, highly customizable, robotic platform suitable for variable weather conditions (IP 54, from -5 to +35°C), 45-degree grades and variable terrain. New Seekur Jr Unmanned Guided Vehicle (UGV), from MobileRobots Inc, jump-starts industry-of-the-future inventions like self-driving cars,…

Nissan EPORO Robot Car “Goes to School” on Collision-free Driving by Mimicking Fish Behavior
10/05/09 — Advanced robotic concept cars inspired by anti-collision abilities of schooling fish debuts at CEATEC Japan 2009. In 2008, it was the flight of the bumblebee that inspired Nissan’s Biomimetic Car Robot Drive “BR23C” concept. In 2009, fish-inspired technology takes center stage in Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.’s new Nissan “EPORO*1” robot…




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