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Humanoid Robot Exhibition Opens Drexel Engineers Week
Drexel's College of Engineering will kick off its National Engineers Week celebration with an unprecedented unveiling of seven adult-size humanoid robots as part of nationwide research collaboration. View News Article (2012-02-22)

Mars Explorers Wanted - No Experience Necessary
The University of Kent's Electronics Department is offering school pupils an opportunity to learn about robotics and the design of intelligent systems in a three-day residential summer school to be held from 2-4 August. Walking with Robots will bring together 80 young people on the Canterbury campus to meet and learn from leaders of the robotics education community. They will develop team working... View News Article (2003-05-13)

New study from Harvard compares design of fuel systems for soft robots
By defining a set of key metrics to evaluate the fuel systems available to drive autonomous and wearable soft robots, a team of engineers and chemists are able to compare the advantages and limitations of current technology options. View News Article (2015-01-09)

The Changing Face of Space Robotics
Dr Eddie Moxey of the University of Surrey recently gave a speech at the IEE seminar on the Changing Face of Robotics. His speech concentrated on the use of robotics in space. View News Article (2004-11-24)

Jumping, roly-poly, untethered robot described in Soft Robotics journal
novel, fully untethered soft robot capable of repeated jumping is able to cover half a meter in a single hop-and-roll motion. View News Article (2015-03-10)

The second humanoid robot in France
The HOAP3 humanoid robot has just arrived at the Laboratory for Computer Science, Robotics and Microelectronics of Montpellier (LIRMM - CNRS - University of Montpellier 2). View News Article (2007-02-14)

NRL Brings Inertia of Space to Robotics Research
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Spacecraft Engineering Department's space robotics research facility recently took possession of a one-of-a-kind 75,000 pound Gravity Offset Table (GOT) made from a single slab of solid granite. View News Article (2012-07-19)

The First Robot Librarian Is Born At The University Jaume I
A team of researchers from the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory at the University Jaume I (UJI) in Castell'³n, Spain, has created the first automat capable of performing the tasks usually carried out by a library clerk. The robot uses speech-recognition to identify the book that is being requested, then determines its location, goes to the shelf, picks it up and takes it to wherever it is... View News Article (2004-07-01)

Robot Volleyball
For the contest each University will design, build and programme two autonomous robots which will act as a Volleyball team in an attempt to beat all others. In order to compete the robots will need to communicate with each other, respond quickly and adaptively when the ball enters their court, and get the ball back over to the opposition with winning in mind. View News Article (1999-06-10)

First for Plymouth Student
Under the terms of its cooperative agreement with the University, Becton Dickinson has loaned two PUMA560 industrial robots - complete with the necessary support and maintenance back-up - for use on the robotics course. Since a typical, medium-sized industrial robot costs in the region of £50k, this gives Plymouth an important advantage over other universities that cannot afford to give... View News Article (1999-08-04)

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