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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 …

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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 …

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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

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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, …

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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

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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