Big Dog evolves into Alpha Dog

Big Dog evolves into Alpha Dog

The famous Big Dog robot from Boston Dynamics which was first made public a couple years ago now evolved into its next generation model, Alpha Dog. The new robot will be able to carry loads up to 400 lbs and travel a distance of 20 miles on single charge. For more on the robot please visit […]

Handling information for military robot swarms

Handling information for military robot swarms

As the use of robots in battlefields grows continuously, the problem of managing an ever growing quantity of information becomes more and more critical. In order to use the resources efficiently, the goal is to enable a single soldier to manage more and more robots and robotic vehicles at the same time. Currently it looks […]

Today and future of military robotics – Report

Today and future of military robotics – Report

According to a report that appeared on Australian SBS TV recently, today 1 in every 50 soldier in US army is a robot. At the same time, this proportion is increasing dramatically. Although being autonomous is a highly controversial subject and great majority of the robots are either non autonomous or semi autonomous, it is also […]

Robot speeds up toxic chemical testing

Robot speeds up toxic chemical testing

The new robot that is employed by EPA is really speeding up things at the lab for testing the toxicity of chemicals. While a person can do 10-20 testing a year, the robot is able to test 10000 chemical in a week, says Robert Kavlock, the Director of the National Center for Computation and Toxicology at […]

New Surveillance robot

New Surveillance robot

The new surveillance robot that has been made by iROBOT for DARPA was presented the other day. The robot called “110 Firstlook” can observe its surroundings continuously with “persistent stare” and it is able to maneuver around in very tight and difficult conditions. The robot weighs less than 5 lbs and 10 inches, can stay […]

Robotic Suit helps disabled people to walk

Exoskeletons are getting more and more common in robotics. The primary purpose of these is to amplify the movement of human muscles. A robotic suit designed for legs by Japan’s Cyberdyne company is helping disabled people to walk, by anticipating the legs movements through monitoring the signals sent from the brain to the muscles. Currently […]

New Robot fighter plane passes test flight

The new robot fighter plane that was built by Northrop Grumman for US Navy, has just passed the performance test flights done in California Edwards Air Force base. The jet, which is called X-47B, and has a tailless design, flew for 29 minutes and climbed up to 5000 feet. This new generation of robot plane […]

Improved robot arm in development to help paralyzed people

A new thought controlled robot arm that was designed and tested by University of Chicago is able to move more accurately as it also provides movement sensory feedback, in addition to the previous models which was only based on visual feedback. In the experiments, monkeys were tested using brain-machine interface, where they controlled a cursor […]

Robot Cars are now in use

On highways of California, Google started testing robot cars, in order to map the streets. So far seven cars are on the road and the have completed 140,000 miles with rare human intervention. The car finds its way through a rotating camera at the top which continuously creates a 3D view of the car’s environment, […]

Improved robotic exoskeleton

Improved robotic exoskeleton

Making it closer to the Iron Man movies, Raytheon company of US, have developed a second generation of exoskeleton, which they call XOS2. The robotic suit has been unveiled last week in company’s Salt Lake City research center. The company says that the second version is stronger, faste rand lighter, and it uses about 50% […]

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