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China’s Jade Rabbit Begins To Explore Lunar Surface

The Beijing Aerospace Control Center said the rover had explored the surface using its mechanical arm on Tuesday night (Beijing time). The survey lasted half an hour and official news service Xinhua said the rover performed well in the tests. In December, the Chinese landing module …

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Google Buys Deepmind

The Guardian reports that Google has acquired the British artificial intelligence developer DeepMind. A Google spokesman confirmed the deal but declined to provide the transaction’s cost or more information on how Google planned to use DeepMind’s projects, which include applications for simulations, e-commerce and games. Demis …

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Industrial Robot Market Set To Reach $32.8B by 2017

According to a new report released by Markets and Markets in Dallas, Texas called “Industrial Robotics Market – Global Forecast & Analysis by Applications, Functions, Product & Geography (2012 – 2017)”, the total industrial robotics market is expected to reach $32.8 billion by 2017 at a …

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JARRVIS Humanoid – Iron Man Super Hero

A great project is developing in a workshop in Quebec—the JARRVIS humanoid robot. The JARRVIS humanoid has been machined by designer Pierre Bouchard using series 2000, 5000 and 6000 aluminum; the robot has 27 degrees of freedom (DOF). Articulation is activated byservo motors with 35 Nm …

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Macro USA Scorpion

Scorpion performs search, surveillance, recon, counter IED and similar missions outdoors or deep inside caves, buildings and tunnels. Carrying up to a 20-lb. payload, it can be tossed through windows, over walls and into buildings. It easily drives in sand, mud, rocky terrain and debris-filled areas.

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Aerial Sentinels Safegaurd Humans

Imagine two multirotors flying over a city and observing the movements of people and traffic. City planners could use such tools to analyze public transportation needs, identify the elements of a crime scene, inspect public parks and schools or focus on buildings that firefighters are evacuating, among many other things—all of which help improve the lives of citizens.

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Self-organizing robot armies produced – and all thanks to ingenious termite logic

Harvard ‘brainiacs’ are at it again. Inspired by termites, they have realized their dream of cheap, expendable, self-organizing robots – a construction crew building complex structures at a quick pace, and completely independent of leadership. The possibilities are vast. The machines can be made to build …

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State will use robotics to teach science in schools

The Department for Education Research and Training in India started an experiment last month to provide free robotics training at two government schools.

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Robotics Summer Camp Advisor

Robotics Summer Camps have become a great way for kids to keep busy during their breaks from school while learning some important skills that will last a lifetime. Visit the Robot Magazine website to learn more about what types of camps are available and how to find them.

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Getting Started With Raspberry Pi

by Matt Richardson and Sean Wallace. The Raspberry Pi (RPi is a common abbreviation) can be a tricky board to get working properly. Finding the right resources to help you get a clear understanding of the many powerful features can be difficult. “Getting Started with Raspberry …

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Famous Robots And Cyborgs

by Dan Roberts Author Dan Roberts narrates the history, strengths, weaknesses and foibles of all kinds of robots that have populated our literature and appeared on the silver screen. Packed full of trivia, history, controversy and colorful accounts of the robots that have emerged in American culture, this …

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Multiagent Systems – Second Edition

by Gerhard Weiss This academic work covers basic concepts of “computational agency” from the perspective of both individual agents and agent organizations. A scholarly work, the discussion delves into communication among agents, logical systems and game theory, and it includes exercises to help the student master …

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Python For Kids

A Playful Introduction to Programming by Jason R. Briggs Python is a powerful, expressive language that is easy to learn compared to others, and it is fun to use. This volume brings Python to life as you create monsters, secret agents, thieving ravens and much more. …

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