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May 05, 2016
Newly developed EOD robot delivered to Army
Pittsburgh (UPI) May 3, 2016
An enhanced robotic explosive ordnance disposal device has been delivered to the U.S. Army by RE2 Robotics of Pennsylvania. The Highly Dexterous Manipulation System has two manipulator arms instead of the standard one arm of systems now in use. "The direct benefit of the HDMS technology to Army personnel is significantly increased performance and capability over currently fielded manipulators for both tele-operated and semi-autonomous use on mobile robot platforms," said Jorgen Pedersen, ... read more
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Tim Peake goes roving
In a live space-to-ground test of human-robot cooperation, ESA astronaut Tim Peake will control a rover on Earth on Friday from the International Space Station, helping prepare for future exploratio ... more

Machines can learn to respond to new situations like human beings would
How does the image-recognition technology in a self-driving car respond to a blurred shape suddenly appearing on the road? Researchers from KU Leuven, Belgium, have shown that machines can learn to ... more

Opportunity completes mini-walkabout
Opportunity is exploring 'Marathon Valley' located on the rim of Endeavour crater. The objective is to identify specific outcrops for evidence of clay minerals. Opportunity has completed a m ... more
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New tools for human-machine collaborative design
Advanced materials are increasingly embodying counterintuitive properties, such as extreme strength and super lightness, while additive manufacturing and other new technologies are vastly improving ... more


Algorithm for robot teams handles moving obstacles
Planning algorithms for teams of robots fall into two categories: centralized algorithms, in which a single computer makes decisions for the whole team, and decentralized algorithms, in which each r ... more

Space Tech Expo - Design - Build - Test - Pasadena CA - May 24-26, 2016

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Fish-eyed lens cuts through the dark
Combining the best features of a lobster and an African fish, University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have created an artificial eye that can see in the dark. And their fishy false eyes could help ... more

Chinese-made, US-bound: automakers eye exports
A gigantic robotic arm capable of lifting an entire chassis at a General Motors plant in Shanghai is the US automaker's secret weapon as it seeks to sell "Made in China" cars to America. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia says bolstering forces to counter NATO

French report: Banner year for aerospace, defense

New NATO supreme commander vows tough line on Russia

N. Korea completes work at missile sub shipyard: US think tank

Bats' flight technique could lead to better drones

Leonardo-Finmeccanica develops new E-scan radar

Telesat procures two prototype satellites for global ka-band low earth orbit constellation


NASA seeks industry ideas for an advanced Mars satellite
NASA is soliciting ideas from U.S. industry for designs of a Mars orbiter for potential launch in the 2020s. The satellite would provide advanced communications and imaging, as well as robotic scien ... more

Solar electric propulsion for deep space exploration
NASA has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc. of Redmond, Washington, to design and develop an advanced electric propulsion system that will significantly advance the nation's commercial space capabili ... more

Robots could get 'touchy' with self-powered smart skin
Smart synthetic skins have the potential to allow robots to touch and sense what's around them, but keeping them powered up and highly sensitive at low cost has been a challenge. Now scientist ... more
Human 2 Mars Conference May 17-19 2016 - Washington DC
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Autonomous vehicles face test limits tto prove safety
Autonomous vehicles would have to be driven hundreds of millions of miles and, under some scenarios, hundreds of billions of miles to create enough data to clearly demonstrate their safety, accordin ... more

University of Sussex research brings 'smart hands' closer to reality
Using your skin as a touchscreen has been brought a step closer after UK scientists successfully created tactile sensations on the palm using ultrasound sent through the hand. The University of Suss ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia says bolstering forces to counter NATO

French report: Banner year for aerospace, defense

New NATO supreme commander vows tough line on Russia

N. Korea completes work at missile sub shipyard: US think tank

Bats' flight technique could lead to better drones

Leonardo-Finmeccanica develops new E-scan radar

Telesat procures two prototype satellites for global ka-band low earth orbit constellation


Living in a bubble: inflatable modules could be the future of space habitats
The astronauts of the International Space Station welcomed the arrival of what we call the "Bigelow Bungalow", officially known as the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) on April 10. If ... more

Scientists invent robotic 'artist' that spray paints giant murals
Robots do many things formerly done only by humans - from bartending and farming to driving cars - but a Dartmouth researcher and his colleagues have invented a "smart" paint spray can that robotica ... more

Humanoid robotics and computer avatars could help treat social disorders
A collaborative research team has found humanoid robotics and computer avatars could help rehabilitate people suffering from social disorders such as schizophrenia or social phobia. It is thanks to ... more

SpaceX cargo arrives at crowded space station
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship, carrying lettuce seeds, lab mice and an inflatable pop-up room, arrived Sunday at a crowded International Space Station where six spacecraft are now docked. ... more

Scientists program microbots to clean polluted water
Testing proves a team of tiny microbots are able to remove the majority of heavy metal toxins from water. ... more

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Touching a robot can elicit physiological arousal in humans
On the scale of the "uncanny valley," the humanoid robot registers a positive response with humans just before the dip into repulsion. Its resemblance hovers between C-3PO and Wall-E, a familiar but ... more

Private equity firm acquires iRobot defense business
The Defense and Security business of iRobot has been acquired by Arlington Capital Partners, a private equity firm. ... more
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Improving utilization of ammonia and carbon dioxide in microalgal cultivation

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TEPCO bungles Fukushima cleanup as robots damaged by Radiation

Microsoft grounds foul-mouthed teen-speak bot

Russia's next gen robots to work in space and on battlefield

Robot learning companion offers custom-tailored tutoring

Light illuminates the way for bio-bots

Drexel research helps bacteria-powered microrobots plot a course

Astronomers found a star with a record variation period

Less than meets the eye

Domino's to trial robots for pizza delivery

Hollywood robots: Movie machines may boost robot acceptance

Amputee feels texture with a bionic fingertip

Super elastic electroluminescent 'skin' will soon create mood robots

Rocket blasts off on Russia-Europe mission seeking life on Mars

Opportunity seeking clay minerals on steeper slopes

Some assembly required to boost robot ratings

Coming to a hotel near you: the robot humanoid receptionist

GM buys self-driving technology startup Cruise

Mars robot launch now scheduled for May 2018: NASA

In emergencies, should you trust a robot

Engineered swarmbots rely on peers for survival

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