Robotics News

New 'deep learning' technique enables robot mastery of skills via trial and error

UC Berkeley researchers have developed algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks through trial and error using a process that more closely approximates the way humans learn, marking ...

Thu 21 May 15 from

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3-D Print Your Own Humanoid Robot Friend

Friendly humanoid robots, a staple of science fiction, may soon staff stores, hotels, airports, hospitals, and even our own homes. Not everyone will be able to afford a shiny… ...

Fri 22 May 15 from Popular Science

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DARPA's new robotics program aims to harness the power of individuals and small businesses

DARPA has announced a new program designed to harness expertise from smaller sources of innovation, routinely overlooked by large agencies. Looking to small businesses and individuals, ...

Wed 20 May 15 from Gizmag

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European teams demonstrate progress in emergency response robotics since Fukushima disaster

Three European teams including the EU-funded WALK-MAN will present their emergency-response robots to the world at the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals from 5 to 6 June. They are among ...

Fri 22 May 15 from

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The Best of Maker Faire Bay Area 2015

Skating bug-bots, homemade roller coasters, and other oddities

Mon 18 May 15 from IEEE Spectrum

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How Running Faster Can Actually Protect Your Knees

Speeding up may actually be better for your body than taking things slow.

Fri 22 May 15 from Health News

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The future of cuddly robots

Disney's Big Hero 6 star Baymax has captured the hearts of millions around the world. But while the health monitoring balloon-like machine is a work of science fiction, researchers are working ...

Thu 14 May 15 from Reuters

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How we made an octopus-inspired surgical robot using coffee

The unparalleled motion and manipulation abilities of soft-bodied animals such as the octopus have intrigued biologists for many years. How can an animal that has no bones transform its tentacles ...

Mon 18 May 15 from

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Robot Rodeo at Sandia Labs showcases bomb squad expertise

Bomb squads from across the country saddled up their robots and are duking it out at the ninth annual Western National Robot Rodeo and Capability Exercise at Sandia National Laboratories. The ...

Thu 14 May 15 from

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Open Source Robotics Foundation Prepares for DRC Finals and Beyond

OSRF is branching out to keep developing ROS and Gazebo

Mon 18 May 15 from IEEE Spectrum

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