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McSleepy meets DaVinci
In a world first, a completely robotic surgery and anesthesia has been performed at the McGill University Health Centre. (2010-10-19)
Computational model of swimming fish could inspire design of robots or medical prosthetics
Scientists at the University of Maryland and Tulane University have developed a computational model of a swimming fish that is the first to address the interaction of internal and external forces on locomotion. (2010-10-18)
Train a computer to classify pictures and videos based on the elements that they contain
At present, computer search and classification of images is made basing on the name of the file, folder or on features as date or size, but the visual information contained was never used for classification purposes. (2010-10-13)
Underwater robot swims free thanks to York U-designed wireless controller
A waterproof controller designed and built at York University is allowing an underwater robot, dubbed (2010-09-30)
Dancing robot swan triggers emotions
The swan robot's just-over-four-minute-long dance has so far been seen only by a select few. (2010-09-21)
Emotional robot pets
Designers of robot pets are fighting a never-ending battle with consumers to provide entertaining and realistic gadgets that respond to human interaction in ever more nuanced ways, mimicking the behavior of real pet animals or even people. (2010-09-17)
European partnership funds research toward robot aides for the elderly
A partnership among 20 European states, the European Union and a number of private enterprises has launched a three-year, 3.87 million euro project to make robots capable of serving as adaptable, interactive, and safe assistants for elderly people. (2010-09-13)
How football playing robots have the future of artificial intelligence at their feet
The new Premier League season is underway and in Madrid the World Cup celebrations are barely over, yet according to research in WIREs Cognitive Science the world's best players may soon be facing a new challenge from football playing robots, which their creators claim will be able to play and beat a human team. (2010-09-13)
Researchers give robots the capability for deceptive behavior
Researchers have published what is believed to be the first detailed examination of robot deception. (2010-09-09)
Secrets of the gecko foot help robot climb
The science behind gecko toes holds the answer to a dry adhesive that provides an ideal grip for robot feet. (2010-08-26)
A robot that identifies doors from their handles
The intelligent robots that appear in the movies have little relation to real life, although the tendency in current robotics to create machines that are as independent as possible is a fact. (2010-08-16)
Artificial bee eye gives insight into insects' visual world
Despite their tiny brains, bees have remarkable navigation capabilities based on their vision. (2010-08-06)
Robot climbs walls
Wielding two claws, a motor and a tail that swings like a grandfather clock's pendulum, a small robot named ROCR ( (2010-08-04)
Caterpillars crawl like none other
Most of us have surely seen the slow and gravity-defying crawl of a caterpillar, with that wave of motion that passes over their elongated and flexible bodies. (2010-07-22)
Unique means of animal locomotion reported for first time
Biologists studying caterpillars have reported a unique (2010-07-22)
Gut movements in caterpillars inspire soft-body robot design
A Virginia Tech engineer and Tufts biologists have shown that a caterpillar's gut slides forward in advance of the surrounding tissues -- (2010-07-22)
Next generation surgical robots: Where's the doctor?
Feasibility studies conducted by Duke University bioengineers have demonstrated that a robot -- without any human assistance -- can locate a man-made, or phantom, lesion in simulated human organs, guide a device to the lesion and take multiple samples during a single session. (2010-07-20)
Carnegie Mellon launches $7 million initiative to boost computer science majors
A new four-year, $7 million educational initiative by Carnegie Mellon University will leverage students' innate interest in robots and other forms of (2010-07-13)
3-legged dogs boost robot research
Scientists in Germany are examining how three-legged dogs move to help design and develop robots that can adapt in the event of an (2010-06-30)
UM scientists design intelligent 3-D simulation robots to compete in the Robocup 2010
Ubbo Visser, research associate professor of computer science at the University of Miami will describe the architecture of the multiagent system and discuss motion capture techniques for graphical animation, at the RoboCup 2010 Symposium and participate in the RoboCup World Championship with the RoboCanes, designed by the AI & Games group at UM, one of only two US teams participating in the 3-D simulation soccer league. (2010-06-18)
Tiny insect brains capable of huge feats
Insects may have tiny brains the size of a pinhead, but the latest research from the University of Adelaide shows just how clever they really are. (2010-06-10)
Sharks can really sniff out their prey, and this is how they do it
It's no secret that sharks have a keen sense of smell and a remarkable ability to follow their noses through the ocean, right to their next meal. (2010-06-10)
Carnegie Mellon's soccer-playing robots get creative with physics-based planning
Robot soccer players from Carnegie Mellon University competing in this month's RoboCup 2010 world championship in Singapore should be able to out-dribble their opponents, thanks to a new algorithm that helps them to predict the ball's behavior based on physics principles. (2010-06-03)
Advances made in walking, running robots
Researchers at Oregon State University have made an important fundamental advance in robotics, in work that should lead toward robots that not only can walk and run effectively, but use little energy in the process. (2010-05-26)
Clean-up tools may help protect wetlands from Gulf of Mexico oil spill
With oil from the big Gulf of Mexico spill threatening fragile coastal wetlands, clean-up crews are about to discover whether a combination of old and new clean-up methods will help limit the environmental damage. (2010-05-20)
Molecular robots on the rise
Researchers from Columbia University, Arizona State University, the University of Michigan and the California Institute of Technology have created and programmed robots the size of single molecule that can move independently across a nano-scale track. (2010-05-13)
Spiders at the nanoscale: Molecules that behave like robots
A team of scientists from Columbia University, Arizona State University, the University of Michigan, and Caltech have programmed an autonomous molecular (2010-05-12)
If only a robot could be more like a cockroach
Case Western Reserve University researchers record neural activity in an insect for the first time, and find a link between the part of the brain that processes outside information and changes in behavior. (2010-05-06)
Georgia Tech Savannah professor named as 2010 Young Investigator Award recipient
Dr. Fumin Zhang, assistant electrical and computer engineering professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology Savannah campus, has been named a recipient of the 2010 Young Investigator Award given by the US Office of Naval Research. (2010-05-04)
Clinical study shows patients gain limb movement years after stroke
A clinical study led by Brown University has found that stroke patients can regain limb movement long after an injury through intensive therapy with specially trained personnel and newly created robotic aids. (2010-04-16)
European collaboration seeks to create 'World Wide Web' for robots
It may sound like the blueprint for a science fiction scenario in which robots take over the world from hapless humans; the actual outcome should simply be better service. (2010-04-08)
Carnegie Mellon releases ROBOTC2.0 programming language for educational robots
Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Academy announces the release of ROBOTC2.0, a programming language for robots and an accompanying suite of training tools that are easy enough for elementary students to use, but powerful enough for college-level engineering courses. (2010-04-07)
New models for optimizing mission control of unmanned aerial vehicles
With funding from the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, engineers at Boston University are working on a theoretical approach to improve automated mission control and decision-making for fleets of unmanned aerial vehicles. (2010-03-31)
Author of Ph.D. applies innovative techniques for visual navigation by mobile robots
The Computational Intelligence Group of the Faculty of Informatics at the University of the Basque Country have carried out research work in a number of different fields. (2010-03-30)
Researchers equip robot sub with sensory system inspired by blind fish
Researchers have equipped an underwater robot with a sensory system they expect will eventually prove effective, reliable, and energy-efficient in environments ranging from the sea floor to turbid rivers to sewer pipes. (2010-03-29)
ONR sponsors tech high school robot competition
Aimed at boosting young people's interest in science and technology careers, the Office of Naval Research is sponsoring a team of local high school students as they participate in a robotics competition March 5-6 in Washington, D.C. (2010-03-04)
Field study exposes how sea turtle hatchlings use their flippers to move quickly on sand
Georgia Tech researchers conducted the first field study showing how endangered loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings use their limbs to move quickly on a variety of terrains in order to reach the ocean. (2010-02-25)
NASA administrator Charles Bolden, Outstanding Young Engineers to speak
NASA Administrator and former astronaut Charles Bolden will give the keynote address at the National Academy of Engineering National Meeting on Feb. (2010-02-12)
'Ferropaper' is new technology for small motors, robots
Researchers at Purdue University have created a magnetic (2010-01-05)
Cockroaches offer inspiration for running robots
The sight of a cockroach scurrying for cover may be nauseating, but the insect is also a biological and engineering marvel, and is providing researchers at Oregon State University with what they call (2009-12-28)
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