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September 01, 2016
The evolution and future of automation
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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 word. The game is uniquely human - or, it was. Last year, a computer program called AlphaGo defeated an internationally ranked professional player. The computer's win signaled a significant evolution of information technology (IT) and artificial intelligence (AI), according to Fei-Yue Wang, a professor at ... read more

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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
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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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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
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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
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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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New robot overcomes obstacles
Students at Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences have developed "Ourobot". / Their project was supervised by a professor at the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences and a CITEC researcher. ... more
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New remote-controlled microrobots for medical operations
For the past few years, scientists around the world have been studying ways to use miniature robots to better treat a variety of diseases. The robots are designed to enter the human body, where they ... more
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SSL to provide robotic arms to DARPA for satellite servicing
Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, today announced it has received $20.7 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA ... more
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Hey robot, shimmy like a centipede
Centipedes move quickly. And when one is coming directly at you, you might not care to spend a moment pondering its agility. So perhaps our lack of understanding about just why centipedes move with ... more
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Minimalist swimming microrobots
When scaling down robots to the micrometer scale for tiny tasks such as incising tissue and puncturing retinal veins, minimalism is key. To make smaller, simpler microrobots, researchers at Drexel U ... more
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Artificial muscle for soft robotics: Low voltage, high hopes
Soft robots do a lot of things well but they're not exactly known for their speed. The artificial muscles that move soft robots, called actuators, tend to rely on hydraulics or pneumatics, which are ... more
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China's Midea snares near-86 percent stake in Germany's Kuka
Chinese appliance giant Midea said Wednesday it has secured almost 86 percent of German industrial robotics supplier Kuka, giving it overwhelming control despite controversy in Europe over its multi-billion-euro offer. ... more
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Researchers design minimalist microrobots for tiny tasks
For precise, straightforward tasks, unnecessary complexity is the enemy. That's why scientists at Drexel University are working to design smaller, simpler microrobots. ... more
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Robot would assemble modular telescope - in space
Enhancing astronomers' ability to peer ever more deeply into the cosmos may hinge on developing larger space-based telescopes. A new concept in space telescope design makes use of a modular structur ... more
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U.S. and U.K. to study robotic troop re-supply
The United Kingdom and the United States announced a program Thursday to speed up development of robotic and autonomous systems that can resupply troops in tough environments. ... more
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The debut of a robotic stingray, powered by light-activated rat cells
Researchers have created a robotic mimic of a stingray that's powered and guided by light-sensitive rat heart cells. The work exhibits a new method for building bio-inspired robots by means of tissu ... more
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On the path toward molecular robots
Researchers are working on mimicking cellular systems to develop molecular motors that can move or even deliver drugs to target tissues. Engineering such motors may ultimately lead to molecular robo ... more
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Chinese firm Midea gets over 50% of Germany's Kuka
Chinese appliance giant Midea has secured majority control in German industrial robotics supplier Kuka, it said Thursday, with a multi-billion-euro offer that stoked controversy in Europe. ... more
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China's Midea moves step closer to acquiring German robotics firm Kuka
Chinese appliances giant Midea moved a step closer to fulfilling its ambition to acquire German industrial robotics firm Kuka with a deal raising its stake to more than 35 percent. ... more
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Grade-school students teach a robot to help themselves learn geometry
Computer technology has become integral to the learning process. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, at the end of the last decade, some 97 percent of U.S. teachers had one or ... more
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Scientists unveil light-powered molecular motors
New light-powered molecular motors designed by researchers in Japan repeatedly bend and unbend. Scientists say the development moves them one step closer to their goal of developing molecular robots capable of executing complex tasks. ... more
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Google buys French startup that helps machines see
Google on Wednesday announced a deal to buy Moodstocks, a French startup behind technology that helps smartphones recognize whatever they are aimed at. ... more
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China's Midea buys nearly half of German robotics firm Kuka
Chinese appliances giant Midea moved a step closer to fulfilling its ambition to acquire German industrial robotics firm Kuka with two weekend deals raising its stake to nearly a majority. ... more
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'Squishy' motors and wheels give soft robots a new ride
A small, squishy vehicle equipped with soft wheels rolls over rough terrain and runs under water. Future versions of the versatile vehicle might be suitable for search and rescue missions after disa ... more
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