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Students Push Ocean Robotics Envelope in New Global Game

October 22, 2014 9:42 am | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

College students from around the world will have a hand in shaping the future of ocean robotics as they compete in the first Maritime RobotX Challenge, which kicks off this week in Singapore.Fifteen teams from five countries and three ...

HotSpot: The Problem with Electric Cars

October 22, 2014 8:59 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

After two years of anticipation, the Ubi Wi-Fi connected, voice operated computer is finally...

iRobot Receives $7.6M Order from U.S. Navy

October 20, 2014 4:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

iRobot Corp., the leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, has received a $7.6...

Throwing Star, Brass Knuckle Beer Glass Holder, Among Finalists

October 17, 2014 10:43 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Earlier this summer, PD&D started a 3D-printing competition when we asked “What Would You...

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Engineering Update: Mysterious Robot Plane Returns to Earth

October 17, 2014 10:34 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

In this episode of the Engineering Update: Volvo Gets a New Safety System: Driver assistance technologies are very "in" right now and will probably continue to grow in popularity as both the public and the government push for safer cars ...

Robotic Brain Surgery Through the Cheek

October 15, 2014 4:51 pm | by Vanderbilt University | News | Comments

For those most severely affected, treating epilepsy means drilling through the skull deep into the brain to destroy the small area where the seizures originate – invasive, dangerous and with a long recovery period. Five years ago, a team of ...

Interface Designs Benefit from Specialist Support

October 15, 2014 1:30 pm | by Jayco | News | Comments

Interface design is increasingly impacting the success or failure of electronic products, but a well-designed interface is no easy thing to get right. Given the complexities involved in interface design it is no wonder that today’s product ...

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Solar Robot Keeps Solar Panels Shining

October 15, 2014 1:08 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Articles | Comments

Solar panels can get filthy, so to keep them clean Stefan Hamminga designed the Scrobby Solar, a panel cleaning robot ...                     

BAAM System Offers Industrial-Sized 3D-Printing

October 15, 2014 12:57 pm | by Cincinnati Incorporated | News | Comments

Cincinnati Incorporated reinvented laser cutting of sheet metal when it introduced the first machine with flying optics and dual pallets in 1986, followed by its high-speed linear motors in 1996. The company is now ...  

Winners Announced for 3rd Annual STEM Education Awards

October 14, 2014 2:24 pm | by AutomationDirect | Automationdirect | News | Comments

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) has announced that AutomationDirect has been named as the Corporate Outreach category winner for the 2014 Georgia ...       

Microrobots Armed with New Force-Sensing System to Probe Cells

October 14, 2014 11:32 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

Inexpensive microrobots capable of probing and manipulating individual cells and tissue for biological research and medical applications are closer to reality with the design of a system that senses the minute forces exerted by a ...  

Can We Teach Robots Right from Wrong?

October 14, 2014 10:01 am | by Taylor & Francis Online | News | Comments

From performing surgery and flying planes to babysitting kids and driving cars, today's robots can do it all. With chatbots such as Eugene Goostman recently being hailed as "passing" the Turing test, it appears robots are becoming ...  

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Fastening Technology & Bolted/Screwed Joint Design Seminar

October 13, 2014 2:53 pm | by Seminars for Engineers | Events

This two-day seminar was developed to give engineers and other technical personnel current specifications for, and a better understanding of, the complexities of mechanical joining with fasteners. Insufficient guidelines and outdated ...

Photos of the Day: A 'Thoughtful' Ping-Pong Playing Robot

October 13, 2014 10:28 am | by OMRON Corporation | News | Comments

The ping-pong robot developed by OMRON Corporation received the Grand Prix in the Innovation Awards as Selected by U.S. Journalists at the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies, the biggest exhibit of the latest lT and ...   

Photos of the Day: Giant 3D-Printed Creature Weighs 2,000 Lbs.

October 10, 2014 12:14 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

The team of artists and engineers at Legacy Effects – the studio that created three-dimensional characters for Iron Man, Avatar, Pacific Rim, and RoboCop – had only two weeks to design the giant creature and about six weeks to build ... 

Snakes Provide Insight for Robotics Researchers

October 10, 2014 10:08 am | by John Toon, Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The amazing ability of sidewinder snakes to quickly climb sandy slopes was once something biologists only vaguely understood and roboticists only dreamed of replicating. By studying the snakes in a unique bed of inclined sand and using a ...

Bodock the Giant 3D Printed Creature

October 10, 2014 9:33 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Articles | Comments

Stratasys, a manufacturer of 3D printing equipment and materials, teamed up with the Stan Winston School of Character Arts, Legacy Effects, WIRED, and Condé Nast Entertainment to design, prototype, and manufacture a 14-foot tall creature to ...

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The New Family Portrait? 3D-Printed Statue Selfies

October 10, 2014 9:09 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Walk into Eddie DaRoza's office and you'll find two of him there: the actual 32-year-old video producer, and a 5-inch statuette of him. "There are a lot of double takes. It's like a little action figure of myself," the Los Angeles native said ...

Robotic Surgery Produces More Complications, Higher Expense

October 9, 2014 1:41 pm | by Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

For benign gynecologic conditions, robot-assisted surgery involves more complications during surgery and may be significantly more expensive than conventional laparoscopic surgery, according to a study by researchers at Columbia University ...

HotSpot: Breaking Bad Habits with Shock Therapy App

October 8, 2014 9:11 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD’s HotSpot: Whitbread PLC, the UK’s largest hotel group, is taking that same idea and applying it to its new hotel concept, "hub by Premier Inn," which will target major UK city centers such as London and Edinburgh ...  

Photos of the Day: ROVs for Every Industry

October 7, 2014 12:58 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

Over the years, SeaBotix evolved into making a variety of products for a number of applications, such as maritime security, aquaculture, the hydro industry, in-shore and off-shore applications, potable water ...      

Robotic Solutions Inspired by Plants

October 7, 2014 11:24 am | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

EU-funded researchers are demonstrating revolutionary robotic techniques inspired by plants, featuring a 3D-printed 'trunk', 'leaves' that sense the environment and 'roots' that grow and change direction. Humans naturally understand ...  

Funky Robots Display Japan's Latest Technologies

October 7, 2014 10:08 am | by Haruka Nuga, Associated Press | News | Comments

A smartphone-controlled dinosaur, synchronized cheerleaders and a ping pong-playing spider are some of the robot technology showcased at the CEATEC Japan electronics exhibition. Exhibitors used such attention-grabbing gadgets to ...  

Pressing the Accelerator on Quantum Robotics

October 6, 2014 11:54 am | by FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology | News | Comments

Quantum computing will allow for the creation of powerful computers, but also much smarter and more creative robots than conventional ones. This was the conclusion arrived at by researchers from Spain and Austria, who have ...   

Panasonic's Robotic Tech Hones in On Welfare Solutions

October 6, 2014 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

This year's theme for the Panasonic booth at H.C.R. is "Panasonic's welfare solutions that help realize 'a better life' full of smiling faces." Panasonic's state-of-the-art welfare and rehabilitation systems being introduced in the stage presentation ...

Engineering Newswire 110: Lockheed Martin Wreaks Havoc in Extreme Off-Road Testing

October 2, 2014 11:06 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re traveling in our very own solar-powered pods, picking up space garbage, and wreaking havoc in extreme off-road testing ...              

Product Innovation Management Conference 2014

October 1, 2014 2:39 pm | by Product Development & Management Association (PDMA) | Events

Wondering what other product development professionals from other organizations are doing to improve their new product development and innovation processes? The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) is bringing together innovators from a variety of ... 

Robot Researcher Combines Nature to Nurture 'Superhuman' Navigation

October 1, 2014 10:30 am | by Queensland University of Technology | News | Comments

Computer modelling of the human eye, the brain of a rat, and a robot could revolutionise advances in neuroscience and new technology, says a QUT leading robotics researcher. Dr Michael Milford from QUT's Science and Engineering ...  

A Fully Wireless Motion-Capture System

September 30, 2014 5:06 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Managing Editor | Articles | Comments

Traditionally, motion capture systems cost between $30,000 and half a million, explains Mike Sutherland, vice president of technology at YEI Technology. That was until his team at YEI developed a fully wireless system for ...   

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