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Intelligent neuroprostheses mimic natural motor control

Neuroscientists are taking inspiration from natural motor control to design new prosthetic devices that can better replace limb function. In new work, researchers have tested a range of brain-controlled ...

Mon 30 Mar 15 from Medical Xpress

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Liquid metal machines 'eat' in order to move

Robots typically rely on batteries to get power, but they may soon have to do little more than nibble on another material to start moving. Chinese researchers have developed simple liquid metal ...

Mon 30 Mar 15 from Engadget

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Festo has BionicANTs communicating by the rules for tasks

Germany-based automation company Festo, focused on technologies for tasks, turns to nature for inspiration, trying to take the cues from how nature performs tasks so efficiently. "Whether it's ...

Fri 27 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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See how the 'Interstellar' robots walked on set as life-sized puppets, not CGI

A fascinating behind-the-scenes video shows how mobile metal cabinets TARS and CASE really walked among the actors of Christopher Nolan's sci-fi opus.

Fri 27 Mar 15 from CNET

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Future firefighters may be guided by "robots on reins"

When firefighters need to enter smoke-filled buildings to conduct search or rescue, they frequently suffer from low visibility and often need to feel their way along walls or follow ropes reeled ...

Fri 27 Mar 15 from Gizmag

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Amazon Robot Contest May Accelerate Warehouse Automation

Robots will use the latest computer-vision and machine-learning algorithms to try to perform the work done by humans in vast fulfillment centers.Packets of Oreos, boxes of crayons, and squeaky ...

Wed 25 Mar 15 from MIT Technology Review

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Snake robots learn to turn by following the lead of real sidewinders

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University who develop snake-like robots have picked up a few tricks from real sidewinder rattlesnakes on how to make rapid and even sharp terms with their undulating, ...

Mon 23 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Head to the Robogames Next Weekend to Greet Your New Overlords

Do you like to watch expertly designed robots smash and grind each other to bits? What about watching them compete to solve mazes, or win a game of soccer? If you're a normal person and said ...

Wed 25 Mar 15 from Gizmodo

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Floor washing robots revolutionising cleaning for big businesses

Floor washing robots could soon be used to clean large industrial and commercial premises, following a European research collaboration totalling 4.2 million Euros.

Tue 24 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Rethink Robotics announces more dextrous Sawyer one-armed robot

It was three years ago that we first heard about Rethink Robotics' Baxter industrial robot. Priced at US$22,000 and requiring no programming expertise on the part of its users, it was intended ...

Mon 23 Mar 15 from Gizmag

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