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July 03, 2015
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Engineers develop micro-tentacles so tiny robots can handle delicate objects
Ames IA (SPX) Jun 28, 2015
The tiny tube circled an ant's thorax, gently trapping the insect and demonstrating the utility of a microrobotic tentacle developed by Iowa State University engineers. "Most robots use two fingers and to pick things up they have to squeeze," said Jaeyoun (Jay) Kim, an Iowa State University associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and an associate of the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory. "But these tentacles wrap around very gently." And that makes them perfect hands a ... read more
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IBM's Chef Watson shares his culinary artifcial intelligence
Watson is IBM's super-smart computer that out-competed human champion Ken Jennings on Jeopardy!. Chef Watson has the same artificial intelligence, but with a foodie bent. ... more
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Cockroach-inspired robot can navigate cluttered environs
Cockroaches are notoriously indestructible. And it turns out their body shape is ideal for maneuvering through densely cluttered environments. ... more
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Comet probe Philae dials home, 'doing very well'
Europe's robot lab Philae phoned home on Friday after several days silence in its journey towards the Sun on the back of a comet and is "doing very well", the German Aerospace Center (DLR) said. ... more
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Planarian regeneration model discovered by artificial intelligence
An artificial intelligence system has for the first time reverse-engineered the regeneration mechanism of planaria--the small worms whose extraordinary power to regrow body parts has made them a res ... more


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Penn researchers develop a new type of gecko-like gripper
Picking things up and putting them down is a mainstay of any kind of manufacturing, but fingers, human or robotic, are not always best for the task at hand. Researchers at the University of Pe ... more
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Robot border guards among new airport tech at Paris Air Show
New airport technologies unveiled at the Paris Air Show this week promise robots replacing immigration officers and much faster identification of criminals through their biometric data. ... more
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Robot to 3D-print steel canal bridge in Amsterdam
A Dutch startup has unveiled plans to build the world's first 3D-printed bridge across an Amsterdam canal, a technique that could become standard on future construction sites. ... more
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Japan's humanoid robot 'Pepper' set to hit stores
Japan's SoftBank said Thursday that its chatty humanoid robot Pepper would go on sale this weekend, as it announced a deal with China's biggest e-commerce website Alibaba and a Taiwanese manufacturer to work on robotics technology. ... more
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Robotic Tunneler May Explore Icy Moons
A robotic "cryobot," designed to tunnel down through thick ice caps and penetrate subterranean seas, is undergoing tests on the Matanuska glacier in Alaska. It paves the way towards one day explorin ... more
IRON AND ICE

Scientists set plan for new tests with comet probe
Space scientists on Wednesday unveiled their plan to put the revived robot lab Philae back to work with experiments to monitor, sniff and prod a comet hurtling toward the Sun. ... more
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RoboSimian Drives, Walks and Drills in Robotics Finals
Showing off its robustness and versatility, the ape-like RoboSimian robot, developed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, took fifth place in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) ... more
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Robot eyes will benefit from insect vision
The way insects see and track their prey is being applied to a new robot under development at the University of Adelaide, in the hopes of improving robot visual systems. The project - which crosses ... more
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IRON AND ICE

'Hello Earth': Comet probe Philae wakes up
The European space probe Philae woke up overnight after a months-long sleep as it hurtled towards towards the Sun on the back of a comet, the French space chief said Sunday. "We received new s ... more
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Lander makes fresh contact from comet surface: agency
Europe's robot lab Philae has called home once more, a day after sending its first message in seven months in its trek towards the Sun on the back of a comet, mission officals said Monday. ... more
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X-37B Still Largely Unexplained
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Helping robots handle uncertainty
Decentralized partially observable Markov decision processes are a way to model autonomous robots' behavior in circumstances where neither their communication with each other nor their judgments abo ... more
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Using Minecraft to unboggle the robot mind
Researchers from Brown University are developing a new algorithm to help robots better plan their actions in complex environments. It's designed to help robots be more useful in the real world, but ... more
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Breakthroughs in providing 'sensory feedback' from artificial limbs
Researchers are exploring new approaches to designing prosthetic hands capable of providing "sensory feedback." Advances toward developing prostheses with a sense of touch are presented in a special ... more
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Historic handshake between space and Earth
In the first-ever demonstration of space-to-ground remote control with live video and force feedback, NASA astronaut Terry Virts orbiting Earth on the International Space Station shook hands with ES ... more
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