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Fine research labs in robotics. Fine research labs in robotics. Robotics Research. DTI - Robot Technology. Socially Intelligent Machines Lab. Robocup Dutch Open - Welkom. Robotics Conferences. LogiXperience - logistiek en supply chain. * At Google X, a Top-Secret Lab Dreaming Up the Future.

Intel Labs. * The Future of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (Andrew Ng, Stanford University, STAN 2011) * Robot plays pool. * Google Builds Artificial Brain with Feline Recognition Algorithm... Who's Laughing Meow. Awhile back, we talked about the kinds of metadata , we talked about why it's so important to write good metadata , and all that discussion coincided with our coverage of the metadata section of the YouTube Advertiser Playbook .

* Google Builds Artificial Brain with Feline Recognition Algorithm... Who's Laughing Meow

The big reason why it's important to properly classify and describe your videos with actual words is that facial and speech recognition software isn't so good that it can tell you accurately, or with context, what a video is. Well, algorithms for facial recognition are getting a lot better, as a neural network built at Google learned to identify cats on YouTube...without knowing what a cat is. Google's highly secretive X lab, which is so secretive that people narrow its location down to "possibly the California Bay Area," built a neural network of 16,000 computers with 1 billion connections and let it browse YouTube. * Quadrotor Autonomous Flight and Obstacle Avoidance with Kinect Sensor. ‘Green Brain’ project to create an autonomous flying robot with a honey bee brain - News releases - News.

Scientists at the Universities of Sheffield and Sussex are embarking on an ambitious project to produce the first accurate computer models of a honey bee brain in a bid to advance our understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and how animals think.

‘Green Brain’ project to create an autonomous flying robot with a honey bee brain - News releases - News

Honey Bee The team will build models of the systems in the brain that govern a honey bee's vision and sense of smell. Using this information, the researchers aim to create the first flying robot able to sense and act as autonomously as a bee, rather than just carry out a pre-programmed set of instructions. Projects. RoboCom Flagship: More than Future. Robotics Research. iCat Research Platform. Information, communication. Always being connected is something everyone takes for granted nowadays.

Information, communication

Instantly, no matter where we are, we share ideas with other people out there. With permanent access to our e-mails, documents, calendar and other data. Record collections, photo albums, street maps – they’re all just a click away on our smartphone. And it is thanks to rapid innovation in information and communications technology (ICT) that it all works smoothly and reliably. Biometrie: Schau mal, wer da guckt. TU Delft Robotics Institute. KSERA. Personal Robots. How to build socially engaging robots and interactive technologies that provide people with long-term social and emotional support to help people live healthier lives, connect with others, and learn better.

Personal Robots

Robots are an intriguing technology that can straddle both the physical and social world of people. Inspired by animal and human behavior, our goal is to build capable robotic creatures with a "living" presence, and to gain a better understanding of how humans will interact with this new kind of technology. People will physically interact with them, communicate with them, understand them, and teach them, all in familiar human terms. Ultimately, such robots will possess the social savvy, physical adeptness, and everyday common sense to partake in people's daily lives in useful and rewarding ways. * Open source system for robot hardware to speed up robot development. Many universities around the world are working on the development of robots.

* Open source system for robot hardware to speed up robot development

In most cases independently, which means development takes longer, robots remain costly and products from different groups are incompatible. That’s why Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is today, 1 December 2011, starting the Robotic Open Platform (ROP), an open source system for robot hardware. The aim is for this to become a large plug and play library to which robot builders worldwide can add their designs or improve existing ones. The higher goal is to accelerate the development of applications such as care robots, and to make them much cheaper than they are at present. TU/e itself is making available the complete blueprints of its AMIGO care robot and the well known TU/e soccer robots. Sioux ontwikkelt technische software voor zorgrobot Rose - Nieuws - Engineersonline.nl. European Robotics Research Network. News Check out our latest information here!

European Robotics Research Network

Many bodies, many brains. European Robotics Public Private Partnership (PPP) The European Robotics Public Private Partnership (PPP) is the teaming up of the robotics industry, research, academia and the European Commission to launch a joint research, development and innovation programme in order to strengthen the position of European robotics as a whole.

European Robotics Public Private Partnership (PPP)

The programme will be jointly developed by the private side (robotics manufacturers, component manufacturers, systems integrators, end users, research institutes, universities) and the public side (the European Commission). Thus, the main objective of the Robotics PPP is to boost current European robotics research, development and innovation. It also aims to assure competitiveness and industrial leadership of European manufacturers, providers and users of systems and services based on robotic technology, as well as fostering the excellence of its science base. European Commission: CORDIS: FP7. European Summit - Lyon Mars 2012. European Robotics Technology Platform. EUROP, the European Robotics Technology Platform, is an industry-driven framework for the main stakeholders in robotics to strengthen Europe’s competitiveness in robotic R&D, as well as global markets, and to improve quality of life.

European Robotics Technology Platform

To this aim EUROP has developed a joint European Strategic Research Agenda (SRA), which would help focus research initiatives and innovative activities towards maximum impact. The SRA was published in July 2009. Home - IFR International Federation of Robotics. * Professional service robots - Continued Increase. Professional service robots - Continued Increase World Robotics 2012 - Service Robots published Taipei, 30 August 2012 - About 16,400 service robots for professional use were sold in 2011, 9% more than in 2010, reports the IFR Statistical Department in the new study "World Robotics 2012 - Service Robots", which was published on Thursday in Taipei.

* Professional service robots - Continued Increase

The sales value increased by 6% to US$ 3.6 billion. Main applications: Defence and milking robots. **CompanionAble. 32767-annex_6_to_the_decision_ict_for_cap_en. The International Journal of Robotics Research. Biomechatronics. How technology can be used to enhance human physical capability.

Biomechatronics

We know from early Roman mosaics that physical rehabilitation and amplification technologies have been used during much of recorded history. Although the goal of constructing such technologies is not new, great scientific and technological hurdles still remain. Even today, permanent assistive devices are viewed by the physically challenged as separate, lifeless mechanisms and not intimate extensions of the human body–structurally, neurologically, and dynamically. Synthetic Neurobiology. Leah Acker, Bara Badwan, Changyang Linghu, Zixi Liu, Christian Wentz, Nir Grossman, Fumi Yoshida, Rin Yunis New technologies for controlling neural circuit dynamics, or entering information into the nervous system, may be capable of serving in therapeutic roles for improving the health of human patients–enabling the restoration of lost senses, the control of aberrant or pathological neural dynamics, and the augmentation of neural circuit computation, through prosthetic means.

We are assessing the translational possibilities opened up by our technologies, exploring the safety and efficacy of optogenetic neuromodulation in multiple animal models, and also pursuing, both in our group and in collaborations with others, proofs-of-principle of new kinds of neural control prosthetics.