Robotics

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3D printing techniques Will Be Used To Construct Buildings, Here And In Outer Space

Lucas Mearian | Computerworld | September 18, 2013

Within a couple of years, researchers at the University of Southern California believe 3D printing techniques will be used to construct entire buildings in less than a day. Read More »

Arduino Workshop—New From No Starch Press

Press Release | No Starch Press | May 7, 2013

It may be small in size, but the Arduino is having a huge impact on the maker movement. This powerful, easy-to-use microcontroller makes it possible for creative people everywhere to turn their ideas for interactive projects into reality—from simple LED displays to responsive robots and Twitter-enabled appliances. All that's needed is a computer, a DIY imagination, and—for the uninitiated—a guide on how to get started. Read More »

Can Open Source Hardware Movement Be Used To Realize Low Cost Educational Robots?

SK Gupta | Pursuit of Unorthodox Ideas | April 5, 2013

Robots are expensive! A simple robot arm costs more than ten thousand dollars. On the other hand, a state-of-the-art dish washer costs less than a thousand dollars. These two are not significantly different in terms of size or complexity, so what is the reason for such a large difference in their prices? Read More »

Collaboration To Develop Multi-Sensor Management Software Architecture

Alberto Vaccarella, Andinet Enquobahrie, Giancarlo Ferrigno, and Elena De Momi | Kitware | September 7, 2012

Kitware, in collaboration with the Neuroengineering and Medical Robotics Laboratory at the Polytechnic Institute of Milan, has developed a centralized, multi-sensor management software architecture for distributed computer-integrated surgery (CIS) systems. Read More »

Companies Making The Necessary Transition From Industrial To Service Robots

Frank Tobe | Singularity Hub | June 6, 2012

The robotics industry is on the cusp of a major transformation. Today’s factory robots are solitary precision instruments, mimicking the repertoire of capabilities of skilled craftsmen while repeating a handful of tasks thousands of times over. But future factory robots will likely have to be capable of thousands of tasks, performing each only several times, and they will work in collaboration with humans. Read More »

FDA Approves First Robotic Exoskeleton For Paralyzed Users

Adario Strange | Mashable | June 30, 2014

...the United States Food and Drug Administration approved ReWalk Robotics' personal exoskeleton for marketing in the U.S...

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How Can Information and Communications Tech Help in Disaster Preparedness and Response?

Renu Mehta | Devdiscourse | July 15, 2019

n the immediate aftermath of disasters, timely and effective information is critical for the decision-making process. ​​​​​Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) play a significant role in mitigation, preparedness, response, and rehabilitation by facilitating the flow of vital information in a timely manner. To deliver and deploy telecommunications / information and communication resources (transportable, easy to deploy and reliable systems that are non-exclusive) in a timely manner in the event of disasters, the ITU has designed the ITU Framework for Cooperation in Emergencies (IFCE). Innovative technologies such as robotics, drone technology, GIS, and emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and Big Data are transforming the complex process of disaster management.

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How Robotics, Apps Can Improve Quality of Life

Andy Winnegar | Santa Fe New Mexican | September 3, 2017

Recently, I worked a booth for the Southwest ADA Center at the annual Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology conference held in New Orleans. The event was filled with interactive exhibits and workshops on robotics, artificial intelligence and technologies for people with disabilities. One researcher was gathering data for a robotics engineering center working on a therapy support robot. She brought up the telepresence robot, PadBot...

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How Technology Is Destroying Jobs

David Rotman | MIT Technology Review | June 12, 2013

[...Erik] Brynjolfsson [...] and his collaborator and coauthor Andrew McAfee have been arguing for the last year and a half that impressive advances in computer technology—from improved industrial robotics to automated translation services—are largely behind the sluggish employment growth of the last 10 to 15 years. Read More »

Kitware Develops Novel System For Autonomous Robot Navigation

Press Release | Kitware | December 5, 2012

The developed technology will provide autonomous robots with advanced vision capabilities for use in military and search-and-rescue operations.
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Maker Machine Sends Open Source Robots To School

Jethro Pugh | OpenSource.com | June 27, 2013

Maker Machine is a mobile makerspace that brings 3D printers, DIY robotics, and interactive art to primary schools, libraries, museums and youth clubs. The project is currently fundraising for a tour of Australia to bring our workshop to schools around the country. Read More »

MIT and DARPA Pack Lidar Sensor Onto Single Chip

Christopher V. Poulton and Michael R. Watts | IEEE Spectrum | August 4, 2016

Light detection and ranging, or lidar, is a sensing technology based on laser light. It’s similar to radar, but can have a higher resolution, since the wavelength of light is about 100,000 times smaller than radio wavelengths. For robots, this is very important: Since radar cannot accurately image small features, a robot equipped with only a radar module would have a hard time grasping a complex object. At the moment, primary applications of lidar are autonomous vehicles and robotics, but also include terrain and ocean mapping and UAVs...

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NASA Takes To Reddit To Spur ‘Grand’ Ideas For Finding Asteroids

Cory Bennett | FedScoop | June 25, 2013

NASA is going to put a man on an asteroid in the next dozen years, and, like Uncle Sam, it wants you to help. Read More »

Open Source Hardware : Less Costly Works Best

Staff Writer | The Customize Windows | December 8, 2012

[...] Richard Stallman initiated the Free Software Movement, for whom, we are now using various softwares, services for free or at lesser cost; in the same way, Open Source Hardware makes the devices less costly, affordable and breaks vendor lock in. Read More »

Open Source, Soccer-Playing Robots For All!

Beth Carter | Wired | November 7, 2012

What’s cooler than a humanoid robot? Why, a humanoid robot that plays soccer, of course. And you can get one for just 25 grand. Read More »