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2013 Robot Buyers Guide

We are pleased to bring you our all new 2013 Robot Magazine Buyers Gude. This Guide identifies some of the hottest new products on the market, and it covers a broad range of robotics parts and pieces, including both hardware and software.

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Robots Podcast #135: Jonathon Roberts, autonomous systems

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” “As Director of the Autonomous Systems Laboratory in CSIRO’s ICT Centre [Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Information and Communication Technologies], Dr. Roberts leads more than 45 scientists and engineers. Research in …

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MIT Study Locates Stored Memories in Brain

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” Scientists have long pondered the question of how and where the brain stores episodic memories, complex associations of objects, space and time. MIT research led by Susumu Tonegawa reveals new details of the …

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Random Robot Roundup

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” This week’s roundup includes a lot of fun and interesting stuff! We’ve got insects, consciousness, language, sensory awareness, backflipping robots, and more. Let’s start with the backflipping. RoboJenny sent us this video of …

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CMU Snake Robot Trial at Nuclear Power Plant

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” A CMU press release (PDF format) describes a recent field test of CMU’s modular snake robot in which it navigates inside an Austrian nuclear power plant. The robot moved through pipes, open valves, …

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Amoeba-inspired Self-Organizing Systems

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” Amoebas (or Amebas as the kids today call them) are interesting little animals that have inspired lots of thought among roboticists on how life interacts with an environment. Now they’ve inspired a team …

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Robots Podcast #134: Mining Automation

The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” In Robots Podcast #134, interviewer Priscila Soares speaks with Martin Adams, principal investigator at the industry funded Advanced Mining Technology Centre (AMTC) and Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Dept. of Electrical Engineering, …

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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 some shots of the Robot Dance Party bot at the San Francisco Pride Parade. There are also pics of a variety of student-built …

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Weekend Roundup

Courtesy of: “Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International” . . A roundup of noteworthy news in the unmanned systems and robotics world this week, including NASA GROVER task completion at great heights and explained uses for unmanned systems in the postal system Go To The Original …

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DARPA Robotics Challenge Track B/C Teams Meet ATLAS Robot

Courtesy of: “Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International” . . DARPA unveiled its ATLAS robot that will be used in its Robotics Challenge competition. Go To The Original News Item

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Program Like A Pro

Modern programming techniques emphasize rapid development (quick time to market), high-level programming languages such as Java, C++, PHP and Perl, and layers of abstraction that isolate programmers from underlying computing hardware

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Build Winning FIRST Robots

FIRST Robots: Behind the Design by Vince Wilczynski and Stephanie Slezycki;  foreword by Dean Kamen; afterword by Woodie Flowers Rockport Publishers Design and build a 100-pound robot to play in a three-on-three game of hoops. Your robot must be robust enough to play in many rounds and take the abuse of collisions with other …

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Unmanned Systems AG Merges into Swiss UAV

Courtesy of: “Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International” . . July 8 marked the merger of Swiss-based Unmanned Systems AG, parent company of the Unmanned Systems Group, and Swiss UAV. UMS will acquire a majority of SUAV. This change allows Unmanned Systems AG’s overseas operating focus …

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