Microrobotic Ballet

Duke computer science professor and colleagues’ creations dance on something smaller than a pin’s head. Microscopic robots crafted to maneuver separately without any obvious guidance are now assembling into self-organized structures after years of continuing research led by a Duke University computer scientist.”It’s marvelous to be able to do assembly and control at this fine […]

MIT project seeks to arm robotic training with data

The space shuttle’s 45-foot robotic arm may look simple and automatic as it gracefully lifts a multi-ton satellite from the cargo bay and lets it drift off into space…Far from it…Controlling the spindly arm is a delicate process of manipulating multi-axis joysticks with both hands simultaneously — a feat that makes rubbing your stomach while […]

CoroWare Announces Microsoft Robotics Studio and CoroWare ClassPack Training Class

Redmond, WA – May 28, 2008 – CoroWare Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of CoroWare, Inc. (CROE.OB) today announced that it will be holding a course and hands-on lab on Microsoft Robotics Studio and CoroWare ClassPack July 8-9 at the Microsoft Partner Solutions Center in Redmond, Washington.. Sara Morgan, author of Programming Microsoft Robotics Studio […]

TU Delft robot Flame walks like a human

Researcher Daan Hobbelen of TU Delft has developed a new, highly-advanced walking robot: Flame. This type of research, for which Hobbelen will receive his PhD on Friday 30 May, is important as it provides insight into how people walk. This can in turn help people with walking difficulties through improved diagnoses, training and rehabilitation equipment.. […]

A Biomimetic jumping microrobot

Mechanical locomotion principles from jumping insects applied to microrobots. Researchers from the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at EPFL are unveiling a novel, grasshopper-inspired jumping robot at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation today in Pasadena, California.The robot weighs a miniscule 7 grams, and can jump 1.4 meters, or more than 27 times its […]

Wall-Climbing Robots Use SRI International’s Electroadhesion Technology

SRI International, an independent nonprofit research and development organization, today announced that it has developed and demonstrated robust wall-climbing robots using a new electrical adhesive technology called compliant electroadhesion. SRI Senior Mechanical Engineer Harsha Prahlad, Ph.D. will provide an overview of SRI’s electroadhesion technology at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May […]

KUKA Robotics Corporation Introduces the KR 1000 Titan

World’s first industrial robot with 1000 kg payload and 4000 mm reach introduced to North America at Cast Expo 2008 CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich., May 9 /PRNewswire/ — KUKA RoboticsCorporation is unveiling the KUKA 1000 Titan to the North American market at the upcoming Cast Expo 2008 from May 17-20 in Atlanta, Ga. in booth #2251 […]

Ability to Improve Efficiency and Accuracy of Complex Surgical Procedures Spurring Adoption in U.S. Image Guided and Robot Assisted Surgery Markets

DUBLIN, Ireland– Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c91131) has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan’s new report: U.S. Image Guided and Robot Assisted Surgery Markets to their offering. This research titled U.S. Image Guided and Robot Assisted Surgery Markets provides an overview of the trends and technologies that have shaped the market revenue, market share, and […]

Georgia Tech Partnering to Create National Robotics Strategy

Academic Leaders in Robotics Research Announce Effort To Create National Strategy for Robotics Growth…Atlanta (April 24, 2008) Citing the critical importance of the continued growth of robotics to U.S. competitiveness, 11 universities are taking the lead in developing an integrated national strategy for robotics research. . The United States is the only nation engaged in […]

First Unveils New Robotics Platform for 2008 FIRST Tech Challenge Season

New system provides sustainable, scalable and affordable bridge between FIRST LEGO® League and FIRST Robotics Competition ATLANTA, April 17, 2008, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology),an organization founded by inventor Dean Kamen to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology, today revealed its new robotics platform for the 2008FIRST […]