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Modern Play Things. Neo Techno Ethica. What is Systems Theory? What are Cybernetics and Systems Science? Designing robots to help in a disaster. View the video Dennis Hong first spied Japan’s ruined nuclear power plant from a bus wrapped in plastic.

Designing robots to help in a disaster

A hefty layer of protection guarded the seats, floors and handles from radioactive dust. Hong wore a face mask and gloves to limit his own exposure. Like the other passengers, he had dressed in old clothes that he was willing to toss after the trip. More than three years earlier, after an earthquake and tsunamis battered Japan’s eastern coast, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station blew, blasting radiation into the sea and sky. International Robot Exhibition 2013 in Tokyo.

Robotica Imitates Life

AI Bot. Robot Toys. O, Robot. Other Robot Connections. LEGO My LEGO. Research Facilities. Tech Advances. Bionica. New Bionica. REALLY GOOD STUFF. PrintTech. New Print Technica. TECHNOLOGY. New and Emerging Technology News. RoboEarth [Artificial Intelligence] Knowledge-Exchange between Robots The purpose of the RoboEarth project is to create a giant network through which robots and their programmers can easily share information about actions and the world.

RoboEarth [Artificial Intelligence]

Similar to what the World Wide Web has done for humans, RoboEarth will enable robotic systems to benefit from the experience of other robots in a way that can be easily translated to their own case. Data stored in RoboEarth include software components, environment maps, task knowledge, and object recognition models. The network will provide a key infrastructure for advancing machine cognition and behavior incrementally on a collective level. In addition the RoboEarth Cloud Engine will make powerful computation available to robots. Our role in the RoboEarth consortium is to investigate knowledge representation and mechanisms for uploading, exchanging and applying action recipes. For more information and news, visit Partners: » New DARPA Robot Can Autonomously Track People Alex Jones. Professor warns machines will be used to “kill people” Paul Joseph Watson Wednesday, September 12, 2012.

» New DARPA Robot Can Autonomously Track People Alex Jones

Pentagon Seeks Robotic Hand With Soft Touch - Government - Enterprise. DARPA invests in technology to develop more human-like robotic hands; iRobot demonstration shows promise.

Pentagon Seeks Robotic Hand With Soft Touch - Government - Enterprise

Spy Tech: 10 CIA-Backed Investments (click image for larger view and for slideshow) The Department of Defense has demonstrated a robotic hand with finger movements that are closer to those of a human hand than the claw-like hands of earlier robots. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Autonomous Robotic Manipulation (ARM) program released a video showing the prototype hand picking up a key, turning it in a door lock, and opening a door, among other tasks. The device was built by iRobot.

» DARPA “Emergency Response” Robot Runs Faster Than Usain Bolt Alex Jones. Machines to be used for “defense missions” Paul Joseph Watson Thursday, September 6, 2012 One of the robots under development by DARPA for the purpose of “emergency response” and humanitarian missions has beaten the human world speed record set in 2009 by athlete Usain Bolt. Justin - Humanoid Robot Catches with Two Hands. German researchers developed a robot that can perform complex tasks such as catching a ball in mid flight.

Justin - Humanoid Robot Catches with Two Hands

The new robot called “Justin” is described as a two-arm-system for investigation of two handed manipulation. The development of humanoid robots has made significant progress in recent years. Although several systems have impressive walking abilities, when it comes to their abilities to manipulate objects or interact with their surrounding they are quite limited.

First Bionic Eye Sees Light of Day in U.S. After years of research, the first bionic eye has seen the light of day in the United States, giving hope to the blind around the world.

First Bionic Eye Sees Light of Day in U.S.

Developed by Second Sight Medical Products, the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System has helped more than 60 people recover partial sight, with some experiencing better results than others. Consisting of 60 electrodes implanted in the retina and glasses fitted with a special mini camera, Argus II has already won the approval of European regulators. The US Food and Drug Administration is soon expected to follow suit, making this bionic eye the world's first to become widely available. The RoboEarth Cloud Engine. Personal Robots Group - MIT Media Lab. The Tech Museum: Robotics: Sensing, Thinking, Acting.

Finding the Top Bot: High School Students (and Their Robots) Take the Prize at Tech Challenge [Slide Show] NEW YORK—Despite the rain and cold this past weekend, dozens of robots took the field to compete in the New York City FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) regional championship at the Javitz Center in Manhattan.

Finding the Top Bot: High School Students (and Their Robots) Take the Prize at Tech Challenge [Slide Show]

The tournament tested the skills and determination of 48 teams of high school students who have spent the past several months building, programming and otherwise preparing their bots to face off in a friendly game of HotShot! MAKE. Maker Faire. Superfast rock-paper-scissors robot wins every game it plays.

Nov 05, 2013 superfast rock-paper-scissors robot wins every game it plays superfast rock-paper-scissors robot wins every game it playsall images courtesy of ishikawa oku laboratory take a look at the video below to see the mechanical hand win every game of rock-paper-scissors it plays against its human opponent:

superfast rock-paper-scissors robot wins every game it plays

Scientific Blogging: programmable sheet self-folds into a boat- and into a plane-shape. Sign In | Support | Create Your Own Channel programmable sheet self-folds into a boat- and into a plane-shape.

Scientific Blogging: programmable sheet self-folds into a boat- and into a plane-shape.

About this Video Submitted By: Editor on June 28, 2010 About the Video: courtesy of Robert Wood, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Daniela Rus, MIT.Movie: A programmable sheet self-folds into a boat- and into a plane-shape. Hosted At Magnify | 426 views. Modular Robotics. Real Life Japanese Mech Robot Fires BBs With A Smile.

DIY Drones: The Future is Now. What's the Big Idea?

DIY Drones: The Future is Now

"Hacking the physical" is how Dale Dougherty described the burgeoning DIY Drone movement to Peter Daimandis in his book Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think. Big Dog. Boston Dynamics Big Dog (new video March 2008) P.W. Singer: Military robots and the future of war. The Sentry Project.

Nanotechnology Basics. Home > Introduction > Nanotechnology Basics Nanotechnology Basics Last Updated: Friday, 14-Jun-2013 09:28:04 PDT What is Nanotechnology? Answers differ depending on who you ask, and their background. Broadly speaking however, nanotechnology is the act of purposefully manipulating matter at the atomic scale, otherwise known as the "nanoscale. " ML. SARCOS half human half robot. Silicon Chips Wired With Nerve Cells Could Enable New Brain/Machine Interfaces. It's reminiscent of Cartman's runaway Trapper Keeper notebook in that long-ago episode of South Park, but researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison may be scratching the surface of a new kind of brain/machine interface by creating computer chips that are wired together with living nerve cells.

A team there has found that mouse nerve cells will connect with each other across a network of tiny tubes threaded through a semiconductor material. It's not exactly clear at this point how the nerve cells are functioning, but what is clear is that the cells seem to have an affinity for the tiny tubes, and that alone has some interesting implications. To create the nerve-chip hybrid, the researchers created tubes of layered silicon and germanium that are large enough for the nerve cells' tendrils to navigate but too small for the actual body of the cell to pass through. Robot adapts to injury.

Lindsay France/University Photography Graduate student Viktor Zykov, former student Josh Bongard, now a professor at the University of Vermont, and Hod Lipson, Cornell assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, watch as a starfish-like robot pulls itself forward, using a gait it developed for itself. the robot's ability to figure out how it is put together, and from that to learn to walk, enables it to adapt and find a new gait when it is damaged.

Liquid Robotics, Inc. Cleantech 100 case study: Liquid Robotics. Double Robotics - Wheels for your iPad. Trossen Robotics - World's leading robot shop for robot kits and robot parts! Protei. Unbounded Possibilities. Advanced Robotics Technology. Innovator Under 35: Pieter Abbeel, 33. Innovators Under 35. Google Puts Money on Robots, Using the Man Behind Android.