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During last week, the Discovery Lab had a demonstration of Baxter, a robot by Rethink Robotics, meant to aid in industrial productions. The machine is a human sized robot, with two robotic arms with adaptable ends for different object sizes and shapes. It is incredibly easy to teach it new movements and has great versatility. Baxter has a ton of sensors for safety reasons that allow him to do things like sensing when a person is touching his arms and allow them to fully move them without resistance. He also has an ingenious interface where he nods or gives the user a confused look depending if he understood the commands or not. The Discovery Lab was considering to obtain one such machine for applications within the Telebot, but the end of that idea is still unclear. When all is placed into account, Baxter is a great improvement in the world of robotics.


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  1. 13
    Feb 2014
    23:14

    Discovery Channel's Documentary on the Telebot

    The Discovery Channel visited us at the lab a few months back to do an Documentary on our work. The final video was aired yesterday and the clip will be online very soon. We will present the video here as soon as possible. They captured the essence of the Telebot in a few minutes of video and success...
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  2. 13
    Feb 2014
    23:04

    Recent Public Media

    With the recent release of the RoboCop Movie, and it's similarities to our Telebot, we had the fantastic opportunity to give a quick demo at the premier of the movie. We have to thank the Sonny Pictures associates for offering us this great opportunity. We made a small skit to show the capabilities o...
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  3. 11
    Feb 2014
    17:24

    "Real-Life Robocops" - TeleBot Story in FlipSide Magazine

    The Telebot has been called the real RoboCop more times than I can count at this point, and they couldn't be more right. Although our research is far from what the movies present, we have great hopes that the Telebot will bring as many benefits as the idea of a robotic body brings to RoboCop. The ide...
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  4. 02
    Feb 2014
    12:33

    TeleBot Story on the Empire Magazine

    The Discovery Lab's Telebot appeared as part of The Empire Magazine. The article was published with the premiere of the Robocop movie and was called "The real Robocop" by Comrad Emmett. They very much emphasize not only the similarities of Telebot and Robocop, but the differences that could allow ...
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  5. 31
    Jan 2014
    13:25

    GC Pit Event and Discovery Lab Member Recruitment

    Discovery Lab is Looking for New Talented Students Applications for the 2014 Discovery Lab Student members will be accepted until Sunday, February 9th 2014. To apply complete the application form, and email your resume and application to Discovery Lab (discoverylab@cis.fiu.edu) or bring them dir...
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  6. 06
    Nov 2013
    11:08

    Discovery Lab Member Recognition

    One of our members, Irvin Cardenas has recently become part of the "Class of 2013 HENAAC Scholars". He has also been recognized by the Great Minds in STEM and Booz Allen Hamilton for his outstanding performance, service and commitment towards Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics on Octobe...
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  7. 28
    Oct 2013
    07:46

    Visit by Dr Thomas Sterling.

    On the Morning of October 18, the Discovery Lab had the pleasure of demonstrating our main project, the Telebot, to Dr Thomas Sterling. Dr Sterling is a PhD graduate from MIT and is the current Executive Associate Director and Chief Scientis of CREST at IU. Dr Sterling's many accomplishments include ...
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  8. 22
    Sep 2013
    15:53

    Easton LaChappelle visits the Discovery Lab

    The Discovery Lab had the pleasure of having Easton LaChappelle working with us here at the lab for a week. Easton LaChappelle is a High School student from Colorado who has quite some experience in the field of animatronics. He had the opportunity to show his research to president Obama in the third...
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  9. 05
    Aug 2013
    09:40

    Baxter Demo @ the Discovery Lab

    During last week, the Discovery Lab had a demonstration of Baxter, a robot by Rethink Robotics, meant to aid in industrial productions. The machine is a human sized robot, with two robotic arms with adaptable ends for different object sizes and shapes. It is incredibly easy to teach it new movements ...
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  10. 13
    Jul 2013
    23:46

    Gui and Database Seminar

    For the last day of presentations, we had Cynthia Tope presenting her work with the Graphic User Interface (GUI) and the Database System for the Telebot. Cynthia explained with great detail the features of the GUI and even demonstrated some of the control features of the system administrators. She al...
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