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3D Slicer: An Overview

Rahul_Gupta | Linux For You | January 28, 2013

This article gives an overview of the open source medical imaging tool called 3D Slicer, which has been released under a BSD-style licence, and is a tool for visualisation and image analysis. 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 »

DARPA Robot Challenge: Disaster Recovery

Patience Wait | InformationWeek | July 23, 2013

Robots can go where humans can't in a disaster. See what the innovative machines in DARPA's next robotics challenge can do. Read More »

Do Unto Robots As You...

We're going to have robots in our healthcare system (Global Market Insights forecasts assistive healthcare robots could be a $1.2b market by 2024), in our workplaces, and in our homes. Some of them will be unobtrusive, some we'll interact with frequently, and some we'll become close to. How to treat them is something we're going to have to figure out. Written by Alex Williams, Do You Take This Robot...focuses on people actually falling in love with (or at least preferring to be involved with) robots. Sex toys, even sex robots, have been around, but this takes it to a new level. The term for it is "digisexual." As Professor Neil McArthur, who studies such things, explained to Discover last year...

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Ford Thinks Russian Space Robots Could Help Make Your Car Safer

Damon Lavrinc | Wired | August 21, 2013

...The communication system between the International Space Station and Earth is one of the most robust ever created. And that’s why Ford is tapping Russian researchers to learn how they maintain the flow of information to both the systems and their robot caretakers, and then apply it to create safer cars that talk to one another. Read More »

IEEE Standards Association And W3C “Open Future Series” Champions More Collaborative, Interconnected Future During SXSW 2013

Press Release | IEEE, IEEE Standards Association | February 14, 2013

Global technology and open web standards development leaders unite to explore current and long-term implications of technologies like Augmented Reality, social robotics, and self-hacking... Read More »

Intel Says Open Source 3D Printed Robots Are Coming

Lee Bell | The Inquirer | September 13, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO: 3D PRINTED, OPEN SOURCE ROBOTS that are going to bridge the gap between technology and humanity are on their way, according to Intel, which talked about its Twenty-first Century Robot initiative that will "bring science fact to science fiction". Read More »

Make Way For The Human Flesh Search Engines

Scott Smith | Quartz | April 19, 2013

The robots are coming. Indeed, it may just be time for Americans to welcome more scrutiny into their lives. The United States has had surveillance cameras for decades, and facial recognition software tied to some of the thousands of cameras in use in public places for most of the past 10 years... Read More »

Meet The Other Robots Set To Invade Manufacturing

Will Knight | Technology Review | September 18, 2012

In today’s top story (see “This Robot Could Transform Manufacturing”), I write about a clever new industrial robot developed by robotics pioneer and the founder of iRobot, Rodney Brooks... Read More »

NASA Tells The World About Mars With AWS

Staff Writer | Amazon Web Services | August 7, 2012

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is the premier NASA center for the robotic exploration of space. JPL has sent a robot to every planet in the solar system. NASA/JPL is also leading the way in the adoption of cloud computing across the federal government. In fact, cloud computing is an essential part of the tactical operations pipeline for the Mars Science Laboratory mission... Read More »

Open Hardware Summit And MakerBot

John Payne | Robohub | September 30, 2012

The attached video, posted by Make Magazine, addresses what was apparently a subject of much discussion at the 2012 Open Hardware Summit, this past Thursday, which is MakerBot’s decision not to share the design files for its Replicator(TM)2 3D printer. 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 »

Open Thread: Microsoft Health's Big Advantage Is Cross-Platform Support

Stuart Dredge | The Guardian | October 31, 2014

Microsoft has been winning generally approving headlines for its Microsoft Band fitness tracker and accompanying Microsoft Health platform, since both were revealed – seemingly unintentionally at first – on Wednesday...

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Open-Source Kits Put Robots In Many Hands

John Titus | Design News | October 11, 2012

I recently received an interesting press release about Multiplo, a four-person startup seeking venture funds in small amounts to create and manufacture kits for anyone interested in robotics. Read More »