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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…..

MobiCon: A Mobile Context-Monitoring Platform

MobiCon: A Mobile Context-Monitoring Platform   Youngki Lee, S.S. Iyengar, Chulhong Min, Younghyun Ju, Seungwoo Kang, Taiwoo Park, Jinwon Lee, Yunseok Rhee, and Junehwa Song Smart mobile devices are the gateway for personal services in the emerging pervasive environment, enabling context-aware…..

On Optimizing Autonomous Pipeline Inspection

On Optimizing Autonomous Pipeline Inspection   Xin Li, Member, IEEE, Wuyi Yu, Student Member, IEEE, Xiao Lin, and S. S. Iyengar, Fellow, IEEE   Abstract—This paper studies the optimal inspection of autonomous robots in a complex pipeline system. We solve…..

A new project of the VEX robotics team in Discovery Lab

Auto – Target – Tracking Robot