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State Farm funds student innovation, dreams at Florida International University Discovery Lab

State Farm funds student innovation, dreams at Florida International University Discovery Lab   Lazaro Herrera has been obsessed with robots since junior high. Lazaro Herrera A native of Santa Clara, Cuba who came to the United States when he was…..

iRobot and Willow Garage Debate Closed vs. Open Source Robotics at Cocktail Party

iRobot and Willow Garage Debate Closed vs. Open Source Robotics at Cocktail Party POSTED BY: FRANK TOBE  /  THU, MARCH 22, 2012 In this post, Frank Tobe, a robotics analyst and publisher of The Robot Report, describes a recent debate between two…..

Gumby-like flexible robot crawls in tight spaces

Gumby-like flexible robot crawls in tight spaces  This undated photo provided by Harvard University/Robert Shepherd shows a soft-bodied robot navigating, top to bottom, an obstacle course. Harvard researchers have built this flexible prototype robot that can crawl and move in…..

First Winner of Programming Contest (Leo Shao – undergaduate student in Discovery Lab)

Programming Contest Top 3 The SCIS Programming Team and the ACM Club held a programming competition last Saturday, Feb 4, and we are happy to announce the winners:   1. Leo Shao ¥éË (Undergaduate student in Discovery Lab) 2. Jorge…..

KAIST sells eight HUBO 2 robots to US and Singapore [Dec 14th 2010]

KAIST sells eight HUBO 2 robots to US and Singapore   Each of the bots sells for about $3.4 million.     We like us some robots around these parts. The KAIST HUBO 2 robot is a humanoid that reminds…..

Robotics Trends for 2012 [spectrum.ieee.org]

Robotics Trends for 2012              What’s in store for robotics in 2012? Nearly a quarter of the year is already behind us, but we thought we’d spend some time looking at the months ahead and make some predictions about whatäó»s…..

Amazon Acquires Robot-Coordinated Order Fulfillment Company Kiva Systems For $775 Million In Cash

Amazon has just announced that it will acquire order fulfillment company Kiva Systems for $775 million in cash. We’ve embedded the release below. Kiva Systems interconnected hardware and software package is designed to streamline the process of picking, packing and…..

A new project of the VEX robotics team in Discovery Lab

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