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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 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…

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…

Humanoid Robot Works Side by Side With People
05/22/12 — ScienceDaily — The first robots reached the world of industry over 60 years ago. Since then, for security reasons, they have performed their work isolated in cages, and that prevented collaboration between workers and machines. The research centre Tecnalia Research & Innovation is embarking on a new era by incorporating…

Virginia Tech Engineering Students Build Full-Sized Humanoid Robot
05/04/10 — VT’s College of Engineering Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory have built CHARLI (Cognitive Humanoid Autonomous Robot with Learning Intelligence), the first untethered, autonomous, full-sized, walking, humanoid robot with four moving limbs and a head, built in the United States. As CHARLI takes his first steps, anxious onlookers stand ready to catch…

NASA to Launch Human-Like Robot to Join Space Station Crew
04/21/10 — Robonaut2, a two armed humanoid robot jointly developed by NASA and General Motors to work cooperatively and safely side-by-side humans on Earth and in space, is to become a permanent resident of the International Space Station. NASA will launch the first human-like robot to space later this year to become…

Robosoft Introduces Kompaï
03/09/10 — First generation humanoid robot, capable of understanding simple verbal commands and featuring a touch screen for additional communication, is intended for developers who would like to implement their own robotics applications for assistance. On the 8th of March 2010 at the 2010 Intercompany Long Term Care Insurance Conference, the French…

FUJISOFT Releases Humanoid Robot “PALRO”
02/14/10 — FUJISOFT Releases “PALRO”, a compact humanoid robot with integrated intelligence systems, supporting spontaneous conversation with humans and mobile intelligence for autonomous locomotion. FUJISOFT Incorporated has announced the successful development of a compact humanoid robot with integrated intellectual systems. Called “PALRO,” a model of the robot will be available for educational…

Motoman Expands Into Humanoid Robotics:  A Conversation with Craig Jenningsilluminating
03/17/08 — In this illuminating article, Craig Jennings, CEO of industrial robotics manufacturer Motoman, describes the company’s new humanoid robotic products.  Jennings explains how Motoman humanoid systems are extremely well suited for handling, manipulation and assembly-related tasks that require two hands, and that the market for such systems is huge and an…

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