Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
Robot News from RoboDaily.com
May 25, 2017
ROBO SPACE
Robots help shed light on how humans walk



Boston MA (SPX) May 25, 2017
Learning how to walk is difficult for toddlers to master; it's even harder for adults who are recovering from a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other condition, requiring months of intensive, often frustrating physical therapy. With the recent boom of the robotic exoskeleton industry, more and more patients are being strapped into machines that apply forces to their legs as they walk, gently prodding them to modify their movements by lengthening their strides, straightening their hips, and bend ... read more

ROBO SPACE
AI wins as Google algorithm beats No. 1 Go player
Shanghai (AFP) May 23, 2017
Google's computer algorithm AlphaGo narrowly beat the world's top-ranked player in the ancient Chinese board game of Go on Tuesday, reaffirming the arrival of what its developers tout as a ground-breaking new form of artificial intelligence. ... more
ROBO SPACE
Building a better 'bot': Artificial intelligence helps human groups
New Haven CT (SPX) May 19, 2017
Artificial intelligence doesn't have to be super-sophisticated to make a difference in people's lives, according to a new Yale University study. Even "dumb AI" can help human groups. In a seri ... more
ROBO SPACE
3-D-printed, soft, four legged robot can walk on sand and stone
San Diego CA (SPX) May 23, 2017
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the first soft robot that is capable of walking on rough surfaces, such as sand and pebbles. The 3D-printed, four-legged robot can ... more
ROBO SPACE
Ready, Set, Go! Rematch of man vs machine in ancient game
Shanghai (AFP) May 21, 2017
It's man vs machine this week as Google's artificial intelligence programme AlphaGo faces the world's top-ranked Go player in a contest expected to end in another victory for rapid advances in AI. ... more
Previous Issues May 24 May 23 May 22 May 20 May 19
Robotics News from RoboDaily.com

Space Media Advertising Solutions
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 26-28 June - Washington DC
27 th Space Cryogenics Workshop - July 5-7, 2017 - Oak Brook, Illinois
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
Nuclear decommissioning and used fuel market map 2017
Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review
ROBO SPACE
Virtual top hats allow swarming robots to fly in tight formation
Atlanta GA (SPX) May 18, 2017
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have created a team of free-flying robots that obeys the two rules of the air: don't collide or undercut each other. They've also built autonomous blimps ... more
AFRICA NEWS
West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle
Dakar (AFP) May 20, 2017
West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, busting stereotypes with robotics expertise and innovative projects for their communities. ... more
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS
Radio communications have surprising influence on Earth's near-space environment
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Humans have a measurable effect on Earth's near-space environment, new research shows. ... more
ROBO SPACE
GE Appliances to get Google voice control option
Washington (AFP) May 17, 2017
GE Appliances announced a deal with Google Wednesday enabling the US tech giant's voice control home hub to be used for cooking, cleaning and other functions. ... more
ROBO SPACE
Live interactions with robots increase their perceived human likeness
Washington DC (SPX) May 15, 2017
Most human interactions with robots come from behind a screen. Whether it's fiction or a real-life interaction, rarely are we put face to face with a robot. This poses a significant barrier when we ... more
ROBO SPACE
Robotic 'exoskeleton' prevents elderly falls: study
Paris (AFP) May 11, 2017
Scientists unveiled a lightweight, robotic, outer "skeleton" Thursday that can detect when someone loses their balance, correct their gait, and prevent their fall. ... more


3-D-printed 'bionic skin' could give robots the sense of touch

ROBO SPACE
Chefs, robotics engineers, sailboat racers team up to tackle lionfish problem
Washington (UPI) May 9, 2017
Lionfish populations are rapidly expanding along the East Coast of the United States and in the Caribbean, decimating native species and depleting the ecological diversity surrounding already vulnerable coral reefs. ... more
ROBO SPACE
Amazon's new Alexa speaker has a screen too
Washington (AFP) May 9, 2017
Amazon on Tuesday unveiled the latest member of its family of devices powered by its Alexa digital assistant - this one with a touchscreen. ... more
UAV NEWS
US Air Force Space Shuttle X-37B Finally Unmasked
Sydney, Australia (SPX) May 08, 2017
The mysterious X-37B has ended its fourth mission, and for the first time on this flight, it has been officially unmasked. Gliding swiftly to a daylight landing at the Kennedy Space Centre after 718 ... more
ROBO SPACE
Computers learn to understand humans better by modelling them
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) May 04, 2017
Computers are able to learn to explain the behavior of individuals by tracking their glances and movements. Researchers from Aalto University, University of Birmingham and University of Oslo p ... more



Exploring underground with a colliding drone
Paris (ESA) May 22, 2017
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano last weekend helped to explore the caverns under Sicily using a drone that deliberately bumped into its surroundings in order to build a map. ESA has been testing equipment, techniques and working methods for missions with astronauts in inner space for many years. Delving inside Earth and exploring caves often parallels the exploration of outer space, from a la ... more
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
Northrop Grumman awarded contract for MQ-4C drone maintenance
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
Drone to replace Israeli manned maritime patrol aircraft
Washington (UPI) May 17, 2017
General Atomics receives MQ-9 contract
Arralis launches plug and play Ka band chipset
Dublin, Ireland (SPX) May 19, 2017
Irish company Arralis, world leaders in building technology and products that are the future of global radar and wireless communications, are announcing the launch of their new Leonis Ka band chipset, which will complement their growing millimetre wave communications product portfolio. Ka band antennas are 400% smaller than their Ku band rivals which opens up the consumer and connected veh ... more
Cologne, Germany (SPX) May 25, 2017
Physicists discover mechanism behind granular capillary effect
Berkeley CA (SPX) May 23, 2017
HPC4MfG paper manufacturing project yields first results
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 22, 2017
Unfolding the folding mechanism of ladybug wings
Quantum reservoir for microwaves
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) May 18, 2017
In a recent experiment at EPFL, a microwave resonator, a circuit that supports electric signals oscillating at a resonance frequency, is coupled to the vibrations of a metallic micro-drum. By actively cooling the mechanical motion close to the lowest energy allowed by quantum mechanics, the micro-drum can be turned into a quantum reservoir - an environment that can shape the states of the ... more
Moscow, Russia (SPX) May 23, 2017
Ultrafast tunable semiconductor metamaterial created
Lausanne, Switzerland (SPX) May 24, 2017
Using graphene to create quantum bits
Washington DC (SPX) May 22, 2017
Managing stress helps transistor performance
Swiss vote for gradual nuclear phaseout, energy makeover
Geneva (AFP) May 21, 2017
The Swiss voted Sunday in favour of a massive overhaul of the country's energy system by gradually replacing the power from its ageing nuclear reactors with renewable sources. A full 58.2 percent of Swiss voters supported the shift, according to a final tally after Sunday's referendum, with only four of the country's 26 cantons voting "no". The move has been in the making since shortly a ... more
Paris, France (SPX) May 22, 2017
Hungary: AREVA NP awarded contract for safety IC modernization at Paks Nuclear Power Plant
New Delhi (AFP) May 17, 2017
India to build 10 domestic nuclear power reactors
Tokyo (AFP) May 17, 2017
Japan restarts another reactor
NATO must 'step up' after Manchester attack: Stoltenberg
Brussels (AFP) May 24, 2017
NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that the Manchester bombing shows the alliance must agree at a summit with US President Donald Trump to do more to combat terrorism. Terrorism will be top of the agenda at Thursday's meeting in Brussels which comes amid sharp divisions over joining the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group. "I expect NATO allies to step up and agree ... more
Manila (AFP) May 24, 2017
Duterte threatens martial law for all of Philippines
Washington (AFP) May 23, 2017
US forces kill seven Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen raid: Pentagon
Iligan, Philippines (AFP) May 24, 2017
Islamist militants take Catholic hostages in Philippines: Church
China further opens energy sector to private investment
Beijing (AFP) May 22, 2017
China said it will further open up its oil and gas sector to private investment as it seeks to overhaul an industry still dominated by a handful of state-run firms. The plan comes as China, the world's biggest energy guzzler, attempts to ramp up domestic oil and gas production to boost its supply of the vital resources. The country is heavily reliant on energy imports as domestic produ ... more
Sydney (AFP) May 11, 2017
Australia power grid leased to local-foreign consortium
(UPI) May 10, 2017
Poland central to EU energy diversification strategy
Washington (UPI) May 9, 2017
Myanmar recovery linked to development of electrical grid
Feather light metal cathodes for stable lithium-oxygen batteries
Washington DC (SPX) May 25, 2017
Lithium-oxygen systems could someday outperform today's lithium-ion batteries because of their potential for high energy density. However, a number of important issues, such as their poor electrochemical stability must be addressed before these systems can successfully compete with current rechargeable batteries. Today, in ACS Central Science, researchers report a new type of cathode, which coul ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) May 22, 2017
Advancing next-generation Stable, safe, smart, sustainable batteries
Kobe, Japan (SPX) May 22, 2017
Photocatalyst makes hydrogen production 10 times more efficient
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) May 22, 2017
Physicists discover that lithium oxide on tokamak walls can improve plasma performance
California Woman Charged for Trying to Hand Over Sensitive Space Tech to China
Washington DC (Sputnik) May 24, 2017
A woman in the US state of California was arrested Tuesday for allegedly conspiring to smuggle space communications technology to China, the US Department of Justice said in a press release. "A Pomona woman was arrested this morning on federal charges that accuse her of conspiring to procure and illegally export sensitive space communications technology to her native China," the release st ... more
Beijing (XNA) May 12, 2017
A cabin on the moon? China hones the lunar lifestyle
Beijing (AFP) May 11, 2017
China tests 'Lunar Palace' as it eyes moon mission
Beijing (XNA) May 01, 2017
China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
DARPA Picks Design for Next-Generation Spaceplane
Washington DC (SPX) May 24, 2017
DARPA has selected The Boeing Company to complete advanced design work for the Agency's Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program, which aims to build and fly the first of an entirely new class of hypersonic aircraft that would bolster national security by providing short-notice, low-cost access to space. The program aims to achieve a capability well out of reach today-launches to low Earth o ... more
Logan, UT (SPX) May 24, 2017
SDL-Supported SmallSat Launched from International Space Station
Miami (AFP) May 23, 2017
'Victory' for US astronauts on critical spacewalk to replace power box
Washington DC (SPX) May 24, 2017
NASA Acting Administrator Statement on Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposal
Schiaparelli landing investigation completed
Paris (ESA) May 25, 2017
The inquiry into the crash-landing of the ExoMars Schiaparelli module has concluded that conflicting information in the onboard computer caused the descent sequence to end prematurely. The Schiaparelli entry, descent and landing demonstrator module separated from its mothership, the Trace Gas Orbiter, as planned on 16 October last year, and coasted towards Mars for three days. Much o ... more
Honolulu HI (SPX) May 22, 2017
HI-SEAS Mission V Mars simulation marks midway point
Washington DC (SPX) May 19, 2017
Deciphering the fluid floorplan of a planet
Washington DC (SPX) May 17, 2017
How hard did it rain on Mars
Neptune: Neutralizer-free plasma propulsion
Washington DC (SPX) May 24, 2017
Plasma propulsion is an important and efficient technology used to control spacecraft for Earth observation, communications and fundamental exploration of outer space. Plasma propulsion systems use electric power to ionize propellant gas and transform it into the fourth state of matter, known as plasma. Electrically charged ions and electrons are accelerated in an exhaust beam to generate ... more
Wellington (AFP) May 25, 2017
Successful launch puts New Zealand in space race
Auckland NZ (SPX) May 25, 2017
Rocket Lab scrubs test launch attempt from Launch Complex 1
Sochi (Sputnik) May 24, 2017
Russia to create new Super-Heavy Class rocket after 2025
37 million bits of litter on remote islands
Hobart, Australia (SPX) May 23, 2017
The beaches of one of the world's most remote islands have been found to be polluted with the highest density of plastic debris reported anywhere on the planet, in a study published in the prestigious US scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Despite being uninhabited and located more than 5000 kilometres from the nearest major population centre, Henderson Isla ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) May 19, 2017
Ozone and haze pollution weakens land carbon uptake in China
Surrey, UK (SPX) May 18, 2017
Cities need to 'green up' to reduce the impact of air pollution
Hanoi (AFP) May 15, 2017
Vietnam arrests activist as MP resigns over mass fish deaths
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 26-28 June - Washington DC
China's Geely boosts expansion with Proton, Lotus stakes
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) May 24, 2017
Chinese auto giant Geely on Wednesday stepped up its global expansion drive with a 49.9 percent stake in Malaysia's troubled Proton as well as a 51 percent share in British sports car brand Lotus. The deal would allow the automaker to "strengthen our global footprint and develop a beachhead in Southeast Asia," a region of more than 650 million people, Geely Holding executive vice president D ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 23, 2017
China scrambles to tame bike chaos
Hong Kong (AFP) May 23, 2017
Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers in sting
Shanghai (AFP) May 22, 2017
China's JAC says electric car tie-up with VW approved
Nanotechnology Flight Test: Material Impact on the Future
Cleveland OH (SPX) May 18, 2017
Mastering the intricacies of controlling matter at the nanoscale level is part of a revolutionary quest to apply nanotechnology to benefit industrial processes. A key element of that technology is the use of carbon nanotubes. Carbon nanotubes are small hollow tubes with diameters of 0.7 to 50 nanometers and lengths generally in the tens of microns. While ultra-small, carbon nanotubes offer big-t ... more
Stanford CA (SPX) May 24, 2017
Stanford scientists use nanotechnology to boost the performance of key industrial catalyst
Chicago IL (SPX) May 24, 2017
Researchers create first significant examples of optical crystallography for nanomaterials
Nuremberg, Germany (SPX) May 23, 2017
Molecular Lego for nanoelectronics
Subscribe free to our
newsletters via your





















Arralis launches plug and play Ka band chipset
Dublin, Ireland (SPX) May 19, 2017
Irish company Arralis, world leaders in building technology and products that are the future of global radar and wireless communications, are announcing the launch of their new Leonis Ka band chipset, which will complement their growing millimetre wave communications product portfolio. Ka band antennas are 400% smaller than their Ku band rivals which opens up the consumer and connected veh ... more
Cologne, Germany (SPX) May 25, 2017
Physicists discover mechanism behind granular capillary effect
Berkeley CA (SPX) May 23, 2017
HPC4MfG paper manufacturing project yields first results
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) May 22, 2017
Unfolding the folding mechanism of ladybug wings
Popular artificial sweetener also works as pesticide and insect birth control
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
According to a new study, a popular artificial sweetener could double as a pesticide and birth control for insects. In recent experiment, scientists used erythritol - the sugar alcohol in Truvia - to kill newly hatched fly larvae. Researchers also measured diminished egg production among flies feeding off of the sugar substitute. "Erythritol has potential to be deployed in a wi ... more
La Jolla CA (SPX) May 25, 2017
Helping plants pump iron
Urbana IL (SPX) May 23, 2017
Blue and purple corn: Not just for tortilla chips anymore
Washington DC (SPX) May 22, 2017
Diverse rotations and poultry litter improves soybean yield


Subscribe free to our newsletters via your



Buy Advertising Media Advertising Kit Editorial & Other Enquiries Privacy statement
The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2016 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement