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Robots Podcast #135: Jonathon Roberts, autonomous systems

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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 this laboratory spans robotics, computer vision and pervasive computing technologies such as sensor networks. ... Read More »

MIT Study Locates Stored Memories in Brain

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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 location of both actual memories and artificially induced false memories within the hippocampus of ... Read More »

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 a robot doing some pretty amazing gymnastics.  Linguistics researchers have found that the origins ... Read More »

CMU Snake Robot Trial at Nuclear Power Plant

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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, and inside various types of vessels. The Zwentendorf nuclear power plant was built in ... Read More »

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 of researchers to develop a new self-organizing particle system. Researchers Shlomi Dolev from Ben-Gurion ... Read More »

Robots Podcast #134: Mining Automation

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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, University of Chile, about the development of robotic technologies for use in mining, and ... Read More »

Best Robot Photos of the Week

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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 robots ranging from RoboCup bots to ROVs. There’s robot graffiti from Reykjavik and the ... Read More »

DARPA ATLAS Humanoid Robot is Here

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The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” Get ready for endless “Atlas Shrugged” jokes in the media. DARPA has made the first official news release showing video of their new ATLAS humanoid robot. ATLAS was built by Boston Dynamics and evolved from their PETMAN humanoid prototypes which you’ve probably already seen. ATLAS will be ... Read More »

Random Robot Roundup

If you have a lot of hobby robot experience combined with business experience, New Jersey tool-making company Micro Mark might be looking for you. Read More »

CMU Team Places 2nd at RoboCup 2013

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The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” According to a CMU news release, CMU’s robot soccer team, the CMDragons, placed second in the RoboCup 2013 finales mid-sized league. They were beaten by the ZJUNlict team from China’s Zhejiang University. In the news release, Manuela Veloso of CMU had this to say about the team’s ... Read More »

Robotics by Invitation: Send us your questions!

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The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” For the past six months a panel of robotics experts has been answering monthly questions on robotics for Robotics by Invitation. For example, this month’s question was “What would you research if you did not have to worry about grants?” Previous questions included: What are the five ... Read More »

DARPA Virtual Robotics Challenge Winners

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The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” Remember that big DARPA Robotics Challenge for humanoid robots that we posted about in October 2012? The first phase, known as the Virtual Robotics Challenge, is now complete. Tim Smith over at the Open Source Robotics Foundation has got a new post up about the results. The ... Read More »

Robots Podcast #133: Robotics Business Review

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The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” In Robots Podcast #133, Per speaks with Tom Green, editor in chief of the Robotics Business Review, a global robotics news and information resource headquartered near Boston, MA (USA). Green shares his view on how the focus within the robotics community differs around the world, and the ... Read More »

Robohub focus on frontier robotics

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The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate”   Robohub has opened another focus topic, the risks and rewards of robotics on the frontier, the leading edge of technology and/or application. A tentative lineup of articles is available now, with links to be added as the articles are posted over the next couple of weeks. ... Read More »

Robots Podcast #131: Curved Artificial Compound Eye

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The latest competition news courtesy of: “All the news that’s fit to assimilate” In episode #131, Sabine speaks with Ramon Pericet and Michal Dobrzynski from EPFL about their Curved Artificial Compound Eye (CurvACE) published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Inspired by the fly’s vision system, their sensor can enable a large range of applications that require ... Read More »