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BBC SPECIAL: WHERE’S MY ROBOT?

Posted on 12/31/08 by Frank Tobe

Interview with Neurosciences Inst. Pres. Gerald Edelman about (robotic) cognition and their new Darwin 7 robot

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BBC SPECIAL: WHERE’S MY ROBOT?

AeroVironment Gets Cramer’s and Italian DOD’s Recommendations

Posted on 12/18/08 by Frank Tobe

Other UAV providers also recommended Almost all industrial robotic providers are tanking Meanwhile robotic surgical successes are keeping Intuitive…

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AeroVironment Gets Cramer’s and Italian DOD’s Recommendations

Sex With Robots?  Sooner Than You Might Think!

Posted on 12/16/08 by Frank Tobe

Meet Aiko - a robot who not only looks feminine and sexy but also does household tasks and accounts Intl. Computer Games Assoc President, A.I. expert, and…

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Sex With Robots?  Sooner Than You Might Think!

Robotic Companies Hit Hard By Recession

Posted on 12/15/08 by Frank Tobe

iRobot cuts 10% of workforceToyota delays new US Prius plantFujitsu sees slow 2009 as demand weakens

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Robotic Companies Hit Hard By Recession

Bailout Approved: Automakers get $17.4B in loans

Posted on 12/14/08 by Frank Tobe

Toyota slashes earnings forecast to reflect $34 billion in reduced sales.Industrial robot providers and associated business stocks tanking and 9-month…

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Bailout Approved: Automakers get $17.4B in loans

Watch this fast-moving robot climb stairs

Posted on 11/29/08 by Frank Tobe

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Watch this fast-moving robot climb stairs

Industrial Robots Get Leaner

Posted on 11/29/08 by Frank Tobe

Narrowing width, adding more degrees of freedom, and speeding up movements

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Industrial Robots Get Leaner

Glass-handling robot wins robot of the year award

Posted on 11/29/08 by Frank Tobe

That little thing center bottom is a human! Robot is used to safely transport and handle LCD panes

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Glass-handling robot wins robot of the year award

Everyone’s Talking Assistive Robotics

Posted on 11/18/08 by Frank Tobe

Dr. Mataric of USC's Center for Robotics keynote discussed socially assistive robots Dr. Thrun of Stanford's AI Lab keynote described implications of cars…

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Everyone’s Talking Assistive Robotics

For those of you who have ever taught a musical instrument to a child

Posted on 11/13/08 by Frank Tobe

. . . New music teaching robot being developed

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For those of you who have ever taught a musical instrument to a child

Would YOU wear this at work?

Posted on 11/13/08 by Frank Tobe

Honda provides these robotic legs to assist factory workers who regularly squat and climb

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Would YOU wear this at work?

One of these two hands is bionic!

Posted on 11/12/08 by Frank Tobe

TIME Magazine awarded Touch Bionics' iLimb the 14th best invention of the year. Each finger has its own motor. Watch the video.See Dean Kamen of DEKA…

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One of these two hands is bionic!

Service Robots to Lead Industry Growth

Posted on 11/11/08 by Frank Tobe

Eg: Many industrial robotic companies are laying off, scrambling for cash, and restructuring, eg: Adept TechnologyIn 2011 more than 18 million robots will…

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Service Robots to Lead Industry Growth

Whatever He Wants! (What do you give a 700-ton robot?)

Posted on 11/07/08 by Frank Tobe

Caterpillar explores driverless heavy-duty and hazardous vehicles

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Whatever He Wants! (What do you give a 700-ton robot?)

New OKI Office Chair Uses Robotic Leg

Posted on 11/06/08 by Frank Tobe

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New OKI Office Chair Uses Robotic Leg

Christmas gifts for kidults

Posted on 11/05/08 by Frank Tobe

Two low-cost robots for kidults: $99 world's smallest humanoid robot from Hammacher Schlemmer by Takara Tomy's iSobotRobot responds to verbal commands and…

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Christmas gifts for kidults

Honeywell’s MAV Wins Navy Contract

Posted on 11/04/08 by Frank Tobe

Watch Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) in action

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Honeywell’s MAV Wins Navy Contract

Hometown Rescue

Posted on 11/03/08 by Frank Tobe

Santa Barbara Bomb Squad and SWAT Team Robot used in rescue efforts of man waving gun on freeway overpass

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Hometown Rescue

Popular Products - Rovio by Wowee

Posted on 10/31/08 by Frank Tobe

This $299 three-wheeled robot, which went on sale in October, is equipped with a webcam, microphone and speakers that allow you to patrol your home via a…

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Popular Products - Rovio by Wowee

Popular Products - Verro by iRobot

Posted on 10/31/08 by Frank Tobe

This $399-$999 robotic pool boy, systematically trolls the floor and walls of your pool, sucking up dirt and leaves and scrubbing surfaces. The bot can…

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Popular Products - Verro by iRobot

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