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October 22, 2014
ROBO SPACE
An android opera: Japan's Shibuya plots new era of robot music
Paris (AFP) Oct 20, 2014
Life and death, surveillance and privacy, humans and robots: Keiichiro Shibuya likes to unsettle and push boundaries in music. The Japanese composer made a stir in 2012 when he created the first ever virtual opera starring a computer-generated image of a girl, and he is now preparing to go a step further with a show performed by singing androids made by leading roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro. "I have a project that I will put on later with robots that have human form," said the 41-year-old, in Pari ... read more
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SPACEWAR

US military's robot space plane lands back on Earth
A top secret US robot space plane landed back on Earth on Friday after a 22-month orbit, officials said, although the craft's mission remains shrouded in mystery. ... more
IRON AND ICE

Mars Odyssey Orbiter Watches Comet Fly Near
The longest-lived robot ever sent to Mars came through its latest challenge in good health, reporting home on schedule after sheltering behind Mars from possible comet dust. NASA's Mars Odysse ... more
ROBO SPACE

New TALON tactical robot makes debut
A new man-transportable, tactical robot has been introduced into the military and law enforcement market by QinetiQ North America. ... more
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ROBO SPACE

Japan toymaker unveils tiny talking, singing humanoid
Japanese toymaker Tomy on Wednesday unveiled a multi-talented humanoid robot, named "Robi jr.," which can converse using some 1,000 phrases and belt out about 50 songs, as well as move its limbs and head. ... more


INTERN DAILY

Mind-controlled prosthetic arms that work in daily life are now a reality
For the first time, robotic prostheses controlled via implanted neuromuscular interfaces have become a clinical reality. A novel osseointegrated (bone-anchored) implant system gives patients new opp ... more
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EARTH OBSERVATION

NASA's New Winds Mission Installed, Gathers First Data
NASA's newest Earth observing mission, the International Space Station-Rapid Scatterometer, or ISS-RapidScat, is collecting its first science data on ocean wind speeds and direction following its su ... more
IRON AND ICE

UA Planetary Scientists, Japanese to Trade Hard-Rock Stories
In the fall of 2016, an Atlas-V rocket will pierce through the atmosphere and leave Earth's gravity behind. After the engine has burned up its fuel, the nose faring will open to release its payload, ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
U.S Navy sending Aegis-equipped destroyers to Japan

Japan deputy PM directly urges China to hold summit

Russia spy plane intercepted in NATO airspace: alliance

China ponders action against Hong Kong stars

Iraq's Yazidis facing 'attempted genocide': UN

USAF looks at commercial satellite control networks

Iraqi Kurds agree reinforcements for embattled Kobane

STATION NEWS

Alexander Gerst set for spacewalk
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst has spent four months in the relative safety of the International Space Station but on Tuesday he will venture into open space with NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman on a sev ... more
STATION NEWS

Wiseman and Gerst Complete First Spacewalk of Expedition 41
Astronauts Reid Wiseman of NASA and Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency completed the first of three Expedition 41 spacewalks at 2:43 p.m. EDT Tuesday. The spacewalkers worked outside the Q ... more
ROBO SPACE

Pressing the accelerator on quantum robotics
Quantum computing will allow for the creation of powerful computers, but also much smarter and more creative robots than conventional ones. This was the conclusion arrived at by researchers from Spa ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


STATION NEWS

Expedition 41 Preps for First of Three October Spacewalks
Astronauts Reid Wiseman of NASA and Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency will work outside the International Space Station for about 6-1/2 hours Tuesday. The spacewalkers will relocate a fai ... more
FLOATING STEEL

US Navy to deploy armed, robotic patrol boats
The US Navy says it will soon use armed, robotic patrol boats with no sailors on board to escort and defend warships moving through sensitive sea lanes. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
U.S Navy sending Aegis-equipped destroyers to Japan

Japan deputy PM directly urges China to hold summit

Russia spy plane intercepted in NATO airspace: alliance

China ponders action against Hong Kong stars

Iraq's Yazidis facing 'attempted genocide': UN

USAF looks at commercial satellite control networks

Iraqi Kurds agree reinforcements for embattled Kobane

INTERN DAILY

New tool assesses skill development in robotic microsurgery, reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
A new standardized assessment provides a useful tool for tracking surgeons' progress as they develop the skills needed to perform robot-assisted microsurgery, reports a study in the October issue of ... more
ROBO SPACE

Soft robotics 'toolkit' features everything a robot-maker needs
A new resource unveiled by researchers from several Harvard University labs in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin provides both experienced and aspiring researchers with the intellectual raw ... more
ROBO SPACE

Fingertip sensor gives robot unprecedented dexterity
Researchers at MIT and Northeastern University have equipped a robot with a novel tactile sensor that lets it grasp a USB cable draped freely over a hook and insert it into a USB port. The sen ... more
ROBO SPACE

Underwater robot for port security
Last week, at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, MIT researchers unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot, a little smaller than a football, with a flattened panel on o ... more
ROBO SPACE

Robot researcher combines nature to nurture 'superhuman' navigation
Computer modelling of the human eye, the brain of a rat and a robot could revolutionise advances in neuroscience and new technology, says a QUT leading robotics researcher. Dr Michael Milford ... more
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ROBO SPACE

System designed to improve hand function lost to nerve damage
Engineers at Oregon State University have developed and successfully demonstrated the value of a simple pulley mechanism to improve hand function after surgery. The device, tested in cadaver h ... more
ROBO SPACE

Taste-testing robots in Thailand to ensure local restaurants are doing country proud
To curb the proliferation of knockoff versions of pad Thai, green chicken curry and Thai fried rice, Thailand officials have enlisted the help of taste-testing robots. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
UAE's Masdar to build $125-million wind farm in Oman

Shaky Japanese economy hit by growing trade deficit

Italy keen to take a fast boat to China

Beijing's focus on coal lost in haze of smog: experts

Areva names number two Knoche as interim CEO

Soft Cost Reduction Through Power Electronics

Aquion Energy Unveils Next Generation of AHI Battery Technology

ROBO SPACE

Football-size underwater robot could protect American ports

IRON AND ICE

Space agency sets Nov 12 date for comet landing

ROBO SPACE

Blackout? Robots to the Rescue

ROBO SPACE

New RFID technology helps robots find household objects

ROBO SPACE

Boeing unit, Liquid Robotics to collaborate on maritime surveillance

ROBO SPACE

Robot cheerleading squad showcases sensor technology

STATION NEWS

SpaceX cargo ship arrives at International Space Station

STATION NEWS

ISS Crew Trains to Capture Dragon

ROBO SPACE

Cutting the cord on soft robots

MARSDAILY

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover reaches 'far frontier'

Top trends at IFA 2014, Europe's biggest gadget fair

iRobot supplying its PackBots to Canada

Robots do battle over Mars exploration

NASA's RapidScat: Some Assembly Required - in Space

Watch MIT's Atlas robot carry heavy objects

DARPA issues RFI for robotic space services for satellites

NASA Invites Public to Submit Messages for Asteroid Mission Time Capsule

Magal introducing RoboGuard security system in Israel

'Robo Brain' will teach robots everything from the Internet

Robonaut Gets New Legs as Trio Prepares for Homecoming

China Aims for the Moon, Plans to Bring Back Lunar Soil

Delivery by drone

Russia's First Exoskeleton to Help Physically Impaired

Calculations with Nanoscale Smart Particles

Hitchhiking robot reaches journey's end in Canada

Curiosity's Brushwork on Martian 'Bonanza King' Target

A self-organizing thousand-robot swarm

Exoskeleton technology set for Navy testing and evaluation

Graphene-based planar micro-supercapacitors for on-chip energy storage

Robots inspired by origami can fold selves, walk away

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