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Best Robot Photos of the Week

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” This edition of best robot photos of the week includes a Willow Garage PR2 robot engaged in a light saber duel; there’s also a robot wedding cake, assorted robot art, robot underpants, and …

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Random Robot Roundup

Pete Skeggs of the Portland Area Robotics Society, let us know that his Nubotics brand of sensors and motion control hardware will now be available direct from the source at his new online Nubotics store.

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DARPA Warrior Web Exoskeleton Prototype

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” While it may not be quite up to Tony Stark’s standards, DARPA’s Warrior Web suit has the advantage of being real. DARPA has revealed photos and video of an early prototype of its …

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The Brain as a Model for Future Supercomputers

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” A news release from Sandia National Labs discusses the fall and rise of the human brain as a model for computers. They suggest a waning interest in the brain after IBM’s supercomputer defeated …

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Robots Podcast #130: Autonomous lethal weapons

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” In episode #130, interviewer AJung talks with Peter Asaro (an Assistant Professor at The New School and affiliated with The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School) about the Campaign to …

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Ready for the Official Arduino Robot?

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” Via FreeIO.org comes news of a new open hardware robot: the official Arduino Robot. The Arduino Robot will be on sale at the Maker Faire in San Mateo immediately but will be generally …

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Best Robot Photos of the Week

This edition of best robot photos of the week includes a US Army recon robot, some shabby chic robot art, a well-endowed female junkbot, a robot arm at NYC Resistor, another robotics amusements.

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Bipedal and Quadrupedal Locomotion

Professor Üner Tan has released an interesting paper online that will be of interest to roboticists titled, "Development of Bipedal and Quadrupedal Locomotion in Humans from a Dynamical Systems Perspective"

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Random Robot Roundup

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” Lots of interesting robot news stacking up here. Where to start… Connie from ArcBotics let us know about a kickstarter campaign they’re doing for a new open hardware educational robot called Sparki. If …

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Parallax Inc Makes Learning to Program in C Language Easy with Launch of New Learning System

Parallax Inc, a leading manufacturer of microcontrollers and robotics, announced the release of a new learning system for electronics hobbyists and students designed to simplify learning multi-core programming using the C language. Based around their revolutionary eight-core microcontroller, the Propeller, this new offering will also introduce many to the advantages of programming electronics in the industry-standard language rather than a custom one native to the hardware.

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Abstraction in Informational Organisms

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” The history of computers is the history of abstraction. Early calculating machines, like Leibniz’s Stepped Reckoner, hid the calculating process from the user, but still required the user to input numbers and provided …

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Robots Podcast #129: Controlled flight of insect-sized rob

While they don't yet have on-board sensors, processors, or power, these tiny flying robots are nevertheless a dramatic step forward in the effort to create autonomous flying robots modeled on flies or bees.

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Best Robot Photos of the Week

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” This edition of best robot photos of the week includes an Officer Mac robot from the Computer History Museum, Colin Angle’s telepresence bot, an industrial cheese robot, a Dalek, a robo-dragonfly, a sexy …

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