LS3 robot carrying load for soldiers

LS3 robot carrying load for soldiers

The 4 legged LS3 robot, which is an upgraded version of big dog robot produced by Boston Dynamics for DARPA, has gotten more abilities like following people on command and it is much less noisy too, in comparison to the previous big dog model which sounded like a lawn mower in full speed. The robot, […]

DRC Robot for DARPA Grand Challenge

DRC Robot for DARPA Grand Challenge

Under its Maximum Mobility and Manipulation (M3) program, DARPA is trying to achieve advances in robotics that will enable better design and fabrication of robots, which will have enhanced mobility and manipulation in natural, undefined environments. Another goal is improve the capabilities of robots by better design tools, fabrication methods and control algorithms. More details […]

DARPA Robotic Challenge Seeks Humanoid Rescue Worker

DARPA Robotic Challenge Seeks Humanoid Rescue Worker

The world of Asimov’s i-Robot may be just around the corner thanks to DARPA’s new robotic challenge. Details of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s new $2 million challenge have been unveiled, revealing a highly ambitious project aimed at developing sophisticated, humanoid robots capable of doing tasks that, to date, only humans have been able to […]

Robobusiness Conference 2011 – Boston, MA

Robobusiness Conference 2011 – Boston, MA

The Robobusiness conference organized by Robotics Trends took place on Nov. 2 and 3, in Sheraton Hotel, downtown Boston. A lot of  well known robotics firms were represented with their high level managers or presidents. Below you can find our notes from the sessions we attended, which highlight important points and give you a brief […]

IBM shows human brainlike chip possible

IBM shows human brainlike chip possible

Working on a six year research project funded by DARPA, and involving about a hundred researchers, IBM has just announced that they have reached an important milestone in making chips that are able to “adapt” their thinking. Just like human brain, the chip is able to make a great deal of parallel processing at the […]

Robot hand – fast as a bullet

Robot hand – fast as a bullet

The robot hand developed at Japan’s Ishikawa Komuro Lab, is so fast and skillful that it can complete many different tasks without errors and at very high speeds. The hand was first developed in 2007. The principle the robotic hand was built on is called “Skillful manipulation based on high speed sensory motor fusion”. The […]

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