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Manny, The Robotic Mannequin

Manny, a life-sized robotic mannequin, integrates complex robotic systems with advanced chemical sensors and computer control systems. Manny was built for the U.S. Army in the late 1980s to test protective clothing.

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Robonaut To Play Important Role Beyond Low Earth Orbit

Robonaut To Play Important Role Beyond Low Earth Orbit

Developed at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, NASA’s Robonaut is a sophisticated humanoid work assistant that, in its initial incarnation, may be teleoperated by astronauts in orbit or by ground controllers. In the photo, astronaut Nancy J. Currie

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Carnegie Mellon Building Robot For Lunar Prospecting

Carnegie Mellon Building Robot For Lunar Prospecting

Researchers in the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science are building a robotic prospector for NASA. Called “Scarab,” this fourwheeled concept robot will demonstrate technologies that a lunar rover will need

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Who’s Driving?

On June 18, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) visited Carnegie Mellon University to test and observe the performance of a robotic SUV that has been prepared to compete in DARPA’s 2007 Urban Challenge, a 60-mile race that will pit driverless vehicles against each other on a course that simulates an urban environment.

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DEPTHX Hydrobot Takes Flight In Preparation For Exploration Of Europa

DEPTHX (Deep Phreatic Thermal eXplorer) is a prototype Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) that was designed to assist in the development and testing of critical capabilities that will be utilized on NASA’s future mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa.

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Cyborg Tandem

A bicycle built for two takes on new meaning as Robot Village president and founder David Greenbaum tours the Upper West Side of Manhattan with a robotic partner. Aft peddler “555” draws wide-eyed attention in the day, and its many lights illuminate the tandem cycle’s tour of the night.

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First Space Contact – Human And Robot Explorers

As humans continue to expand their exploration and exploitation of space, robots will be their scouts, companions, teachers, extended senses, enhanced muscles and even their sharpened wits. And, considering how severely hostile the space environment is only such a partnership, such a synergistic symbiosis, seems even remotely to be a match for the extraterrestrial challenges ahead.

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Welcome To The Future

The latest version of the Honda ASIMO, announced in December, has 34 degrees of freedom and the ability to recognize the surrounding environment using visual, floor surface and ultrasonic sensors. It also receives data from an IC Tele-interaction Communication Card held by the person with whom ASIMO interacts.

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Pioneer Helps With Chernobyl Clean-Up

A reactor at Chernobyl Unit 4 in Ukraine exploded in April 1986, releasing into the environ- ment radiation that killed 32 people and poisoned countless others in the world’s worst nuclear accident. The reactor core was destroyed and the reactor building suffered extensive damage.

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Robots Assemble A Hummer

Kuka framing robots, manufactured by KUKA Roboter GmbH, www.kuka.com, assemble a Hummer on the Hummer 3 line in the state-of-the-art Shreveport, Louisiana, GM assembly plant. Photographers love it when sparks pop and fly from manufacturing robotic welders. Engineers get uncomfortable with those same sparks because it …

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A Robot Holds A Human

The International Space Station’s robotic arm maneuvers STS-114 mission specialist Stephen K. Robinson during Space Shuttle Discovery’s recent July 26 – August 9 back-to-flight mission. The photo was taken on August 3rd, at an altitude of approximately 220 miles, during the final EVA of the mission. …

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