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LERN: Evolutionary Algorithms Create Robot Technology

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The Evolvable Systems Group at NASA Ames Research Center investigates computer algorithms that automate the design and optimization of complex engineering systems for NASA exploration missions. The core technologies are based on adaptive and evolutionary algorithm methods. The methods, which include geneticalgorithms, genetic programming, and artificial neural networks, have produced human-competitive results in real-world applications. One example is this tiny ... Read More »

LERN: How Space Robots Will Be Protected From Dust

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The dozen astronauts who landed on the moon between 1969 and 1972 found moondust to be an unexpected challenge. Not only was it so abrasive that it wore partially through the outer gloves of their space suits, it stuck to everything. The more they tried to brush it away, the more it worked its way into the space suits’ fabric. ... Read More »

LERN: Mind Over Matter

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Research Holds Promise for Human Paraplegics It was reported in the Science Translational Medicine department of Science magazine that monkeys have been able to control two robot arms through an electronic Brain-Computer interface. It is hoped that this research will ultimately help human patients overcome paralysis by simply willing robotic devices to assist them. Link: http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/5/210/210ra154 Read More »

LERN: Eat Your Face? Personal Fabrication Taking Off

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David Carr, Research Associate at the MIT Media Lab, appeared in the Wall Street Daily Research online news in a story about his 3D printer that could sculpt chocolate. David noted that he could create a likeness of himself in chocolate and then eat it, which causes some awkward feelings for some. He noted that “personal fabrication” will become a ... Read More »

LERN: China’s Jade Rabbit Begins To Explore Lunar Surface

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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 and rover made the first “soft” landing on the Moon since 1976. The mission ... Read More »

LERN: Google Buys Deepmind

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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 Hassabis, a computer game designer, neuroscientist and former child chess prodigy, along with his ... Read More »

LERN: Industrial Robot Market Set To Reach $32.8B by 2017

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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 compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.0% from 2012 to 2017. The global market ... Read More »

LERN: JARRVIS Humanoid – Iron Man Super Hero

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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 of torque; 11 have planetary gearboxes “with very low backlash.” Power is 350 Nm ... Read More »

LERN: Pitsco T-BOT II Hydraulic Arm

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Mechanical Engineering for Kids www.pitsco.com/store The PITSCO T-BOT II was a breeze to assemble. I used a block of wood as a base for the project. The instructions are simple and clear, with photographs showing each step of assembly. The kit went together quickly and error-free, and was operational within 2 hours of unpacking the parts. You will need a screwdriver, scissors, ... Read More »

BONUS CONTENT: Learning To Make Robots @ Makerspace

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Tara Brown Leads Robotis KidsLab Workshop. On January 19, 2013, Tara Brown led a Robotis KidsLab workshop at the LA Makerspace, located on the 11th floor of the LA Mart building in downtown LA. Dozens of students, educators and parents participated.  See the May – June 2013 Issue of Robot Magazine, page 24, for details. To view an interview with ... Read More »

LERN: AIBO ERS-7

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ROBOTS INVADE LAS VEGAS! by George Mitsuoka Along with perfect weather and more than 150,000 humans, robots made a strong showing at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 5 – 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Some highlights: . . SONY www.aibo.com Sony was showing the latest version of the ever popular AIBO Entertainment Robot. The AIBO ERS-7 is more ... Read More »

LERN: Bioloid Android

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ROBOTS INVADE LAS VEGAS! by George Mitsuoka Along with perfect weather and more than 150,000 humans, robots made a strong showing at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 5 – 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Some highlights: . . ROBOTIS www.robotis.com Robotis was showing their very flexible Bioloid Edutainment robot kit. This Robo-One style kit comes with a main ... Read More »

LERN: CES Robotics TechZone

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ROBOTS INVADE LAS VEGAS! by George Mitsuoka Along with perfect weather and more than 150,000 humans, robots made a strong showing at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 5 – 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Some highlights: . . ROBOTICS TRENDS www.roboticstrends.com  For the first time at CES, a special TechZone created especially for robotics was hosted by Robotics ... Read More »

LERN: Rise of the Floorbots

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ROBOTS INVADE LAS VEGAS! by George Mitsuoka Along with perfect weather and more than 150,000 humans, robots made a strong showing at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 5 – 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Some highlights: . . iROBOT www.irobot.com METAPO INC. www.metapo.com MICROROBOT USA www.ubot.co.kr YUJIN ROBOT COMPANY www.iclebo.com No fewer than seven new floor-cleaning robots came ... Read More »

LERN: ASIMO Advances

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ROBOTS INVADE LAS VEGAS! by George Mitsuoka Along with perfect weather and more than 150,000 humans, robots made a strong showing at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 5 – 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Some highlights: . . HONDA MOTOR CO. www.asimo.honda.com American Honda Motor Co. Inc. wowed the crowds hourly with lively demonstrations by ASIMO (Advanced Step ... Read More »