Saturday, September 23, 2017

Leading Edge Robotic News

Stanford’s OCEAN ONE: First Deep Sea Mission

Stanford University's Ocean One, a bimanual underwater humanoid robot with haptic feedback, allows human pilots an unprecedented ability to explore the depths of the oceans in high fidelity.

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Youth Innovators at Emoti-Con 2016 NYC

On Saturday, June 11, 2016 more than 200 of the most talented youth from across the five New York City boroughs will connect, compete, and present their technology projects at Emoti-Con, held at the New York Public Library.

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TouchTomorrow Festival at WPI Set for June 11

On Saturday, June 11, 2016 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will again transform its Worcester, Massachusetts campus into a family-friendly festival of hands-on technology and exhibits in celebration of the NASA Sample Return Robot Challenge. TouchTomorrow is a free and interactive once-day festival celebrating space, science, technology and robots.

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AUVSI’s ROBOTICA 2016 set for June 6-9

AUVSI's ROBOTICA 2016 is scheduled for June 6-9. Following on the success for the 2015 event, Robotica 2016 is gearing up to be bigger and better, featuring keynote speakers, 27 Informative Sessions, and 90 speakers, Attendees can interact with robots and unmanned vehicles performing real tasks.

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Pitsco Debuts STEM Expeditions

Pitsco Education continues its innovative development of cross-curricular STEM content with the release of STEM Expeditions.

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Blue Ocean’s New Industrial Mini-Picker

Blue Ocean Robotics, a leading provider of emerging robots and automation solutions, recently announced the release of their standard solution for 3D bin picking of small industrial parts, the Mini-Picker bin picking solution.

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Bacteria: The Next Frontier in Mind Control

In a paper published in Scientific Reports, Virginia Tech scientist, Warren Ruder, used a mathematical model to demonstrate that bacteria can control the behavior of an inanimate device like a robot.

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WPI’s Berenson Receives IEEE Early Career Award

Dmitry Berenson, assistant professor of computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute has been awarded the 2016 Early Career Award by the IEEE-RAS.

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NASA, WPI Partner for $1.5M Sample Return Robot Challenge

2016 will be the fifth year in a row that Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and NASA will team up in pursuit of new technological solutions for America’s space program and for planet Earth. Registrations are now being accepted for the $1.5 million 2016 Sample Return Robot (SRR) Challenge.

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“Boaty McBoatface” Lives on as a Sub-Sea ROV!

U.K.'s new polar research vessel, RSS David Attenborough launches in 2019. If the voting public had its way, it would be RSS Boaty McBoatface. To appease voters, the name lives on as the sub-sea ROV onboard.

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MIT’s Decentralized Algorithm for Teams of Robots

At the 2016 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Stockholm, MIT researchers presented a new, decentralized planning algorithm for teams of robots that factors in not only stationary obstacles, but moving obstacles, as well.

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Inspectorbots Releases New Pan/Tilt Minibot

Inspectorbots' new Pan/Tilt Minibot, a teleoperated FPV UGV, features a GoPro camera for live video feed and surveillance stills.

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New Drone Launches from Underwater for Aerial Missions

CRACUNS, an unmanned aerial vehicle, can be stationed under water, then launch into the air to perform a variety of aerial missions.

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