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August 31, 2016
ROBO SPACE
Where does AlphaGo go
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 29, 2016
On March 15, 2016, Lee Sodol, an 18-time world champion of the ancient Chinese board game of Go, was defeated by AlphaGo, a computer program. The event is one of the most historic in the field of artificial intelligence since Deep Blue bested chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov in the late 1990s. The difference is that AlphaGo may represent an even bigger turning point in AI research. As outlined in a recently published paper, AlphaGo and programs like it possess the computational architecture to han ... read more

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The evolution and future of automation
The world's oldest board game still has a few moves to play. Go, a game of strategy and instinct considered more difficult to master than chess, was created roughly in the same era as the written wo ... more
ENERGY TECH

Stretchy supercapacitors power wearable electronics
A future of soft robots that wash your dishes or smart T-shirts that power your cell phone may depend on the development of stretchy power sources. But traditional batteries are thick and rigid - no ... more
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Science set to upstage fiction with Fantastic Voyage
Fifty years to the day after the film Fantastic Voyage was first shown in theatres, the Polytechnique Montreal Nanorobotics Laboratory is unveiling a unique medical interventional infrastructure dev ... more
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The first autonomous, entirely soft robot
A team of Harvard University researchers with expertise in 3D printing, mechanical engineering, and microfluidics has demonstrated the first autonomous, untethered, entirely soft robot. This small, ... more


MARSDAILY

China unveils 2020 Mars rover concept: report
China has unveiled illustrations of a Mars probe and rover it aims to send to the Red Planet at the end of the decade in a mission that faces "unprecedented" challenges, state media said Wednesday. ... more

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JAPAN PRESS NEWORK

Air Pressure Makes Lifting a Breeze
Advances in wearable robotics are helping to remove the physical strain of lifting heavy objects. Entrepreneurs in Tokyo hope that Japan's aging society will open new opportunities to address the ag ... more
STATION NEWS

'New port of call' installed at space station
With more private spaceship traffic expected at the International Space Station in the coming years, two spacewalking US astronauts installed a special parking spot for them on Friday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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China Sends Country's Largest Carrier Rocket to Launch Base

SES Government solutions to provide the US with a high performance network

US general blasts Iran's 'provocative' maritime conduct

IRON AND ICE

From Solo Cup to an asteroid: NASA's newest space mission
The idea for a device that could unveil the origins of life in our solar system began with a Solo cup. ... more
ROBO SPACE

NASA Space Robotics Challenge Prepares Robots for the Journey to Mars
NASA, in partnership with Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center, and NineSigma, a global innovation consultant organization, has opened registration for a ne ... more
ROBO SPACE

Natural scale caterpillar soft robot is powered and controlled with light
Researchers at the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw, using the liquid crystal elastomer technology, originally developed in the LENS Institute in Florence, demonstrated a bioinspired m ... more
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IRON AND ICE

NASA Asteroid Redirect Mission Completes Design Milestone
Following a key program review, NASA approved the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) to proceed to the next phase of design and development for the mission's robotic segment. ARM is a two-part mission ... more
SPACE MEDICINE

Legions of nanorobots target cancerous tumors with precision
Researchers from Polytechnique Montreal, Universite de Montreal and McGill University have just achieved a spectacular breakthrough in cancer research. They have developed new nanorobotic agents cap ... more
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China Sends Country's Largest Carrier Rocket to Launch Base

SES Government solutions to provide the US with a high performance network

US general blasts Iran's 'provocative' maritime conduct

IRON AND ICE

NASA to map Asteroid Bennu from the ground up
How do you study the topography of an asteroid millions of miles away? Map it with a robotic cartographer! NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith E ... more
SPACE MEDICINE

Brain-machine interfaces trigger partial neurological recovery in chronic paraplegics
On June 12th 2014, the Walk Again Project (WAP), a non-profit international research consortium, performed a unique scientific demonstration, during the opening ceremony of the Soccer World Cup in B ... more
MARSDAILY

Curiosity Has Disproved 'Old Idea of Mars as a Simple Basaltic Planet'
As NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) celebrates four years on the Red Planet Leicester planetary scientist Professor John Bridges recounts the mission's success and explains what is next for the ... more
TECH SPACE

Transmitting energy in soft materials
Soft materials are great at damping energy - that's why rubber tires are so good at absorbing the shock of bumps and potholes. But if researchers are going to build autonomous soft systems, like sof ... more
ROBO SPACE

CSRA explores human-machine interaction for Air Force
CSRA has been awarded a $7.5 million U.S. Air Force contract to conduct research and development on mission-critical processes and tools used by airmen, the company announced Thursday. ... more

ROBO SPACE

China's Midea grabs near-95% stake in German firm Kuka
Chinese appliance giant Midea said on Monday it had secured almost 95 percent of German robotics firm Kuka, in the face of European fears over losing control over the high-tech company. ... more
ROBO SPACE

First wave-propelled robot swims, crawls and climbs using a single, small motor
The first single actuator wave-like robot (SAW) has been developed by engineers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). The 3D-printed robot can move forward or backward in a wave-like motion, ... more
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ROBO SPACE

New robot overcomes obstacles

IRON AND ICE

Farewell Philae: Earth severs link with silent comet probe

ROBO SPACE

New remote-controlled microrobots for medical operations

ROBO SPACE

SSL to provide robotic arms to DARPA for satellite servicing

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Hey robot, shimmy like a centipede

MARSDAILY

NASA Mars Rover Can Choose Laser Targets on Its Own

LAUNCH PAD

SpaceX cargo ship arrives at space station

ROBO SPACE

Minimalist swimming microrobots

TECH SPACE

Researchers build a crawling robot from sea slug parts and a 3-D printed body

ROBO SPACE

Artificial muscle for soft robotics: Low voltage, high hopes

China's Midea snares near-86 percent stake in Germany's Kuka

Researchers design minimalist microrobots for tiny tasks

Robot would assemble modular telescope - in space

U.S. and U.K. to study robotic troop re-supply

The debut of a robotic stingray, powered by light-activated rat cells

Recreating ancient vertebrate's first step on dry land

Robot helps study how first land animals moved 360 million years ago

On the path toward molecular robots

Chinese firm Midea gets over 50% of Germany's Kuka

China's Midea moves step closer to acquiring German robotics firm Kuka

Grade-school students teach a robot to help themselves learn geometry

Scientists unveil light-powered molecular motors

Google buys French startup that helps machines see

China's Midea buys nearly half of German robotics firm Kuka

'Squishy' motors and wheels give soft robots a new ride

Robotic vehicle's soft engine provides torque without bending

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Firm unveils 'robot dog' that does the dishes



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