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What makes a fast racehorse?
...ncluding humans and may help to design more stable robots
and help us to understand how dinosaurs walked....
Argo robotic instrument network now covers most of the globe
...y 2007. Argo floats are autonomous ocean-traveling robots
programmed to sink more than a mile below the ocean surface (see animation) and drift for as long as four years. Every 10 days the instruments surface to record temperature, salinity and currents and to relay the information to satellites. Within hou...
Flocking together: Study shows how animal groups find their way
...nding how humans behave in crowds and in designing robots
that explore remote locations such as the ocean or...ghts, the research may provide ideas for designing robots
that work together in groups, said Couzin, who has collaborated with roboticists at Princeton on des...
Robots that act like rats
...corded the behavior of rat pups and built rat-like robots
withthe same basic senses and motor skills to see ..., pups should be a goodstarting point for building robots
that can do the same thing. Joshi's laboratory built foot-long robots
with tapered snouts, aboutthe ...
Teams build robots that walk like humans
... teams, including one from MIT, have built walking robots
that mimic humans in terms of their gait, energy-e...e journal Science , could change the way humanoid robots
are designed and controlled and has potential applications for robotic prostheses. It could also aid...
Worms, slugs inspire robotic devices
...rough occluded blood vessels. Animal behavior and robots
For nearly two decades and with support from the...ions--including several generations of insect-like robots
that imitate cockroach behavior--created by researchers from the College of Arts and Sciences and th...
Bipedal bots to star at AAAS media briefing
...new breed of energy-efficient, two-legged, powered robots
with a surprisingly human gait. The studies will ...erlands, will display footage of all three bipedal robots
and demonstrate the MIT biped. "These innovations are a platform upon which others will build," says...
Robots walk with close-to-human efficiency
...olland's Delft University of Technology have built robots
that seem to more closely mimic the human gait -- ...More important, the researchers say, is that their robots
provide a more realistic model of how humans walk. Ruina, his former student Steven Collins, MIT po...
Technological revolutions in sensors, robotics, and telecommunications allow new views of ocean
...nds of meters under the sea's surface. Soon their robots
will be able to "live" on the bottom of the ocean ...th the multi-beam sonar, and then sends down small robots
to explore mountainsides never before seen by the human eye. "We see everything from little tiny, t...
Robot-based system developed at Carnegie Mellon detects life in Chile's Atacama desert
... well, and something like it ultimately may enable robots
to look for life on Mars," said Alan Waggoner, Atacama team member and director of the Molecular Biosensor and Imaging Center at the university's Mellon College of Science. The "Life in the Atacama" 2004 field season from August to mid-October was...
Octopuses occasionally stroll around on two arms, UC Berkeley biologists report
...tier of 'soft' robotics," in contrast to the rigid robots
common today, he said. "New artificial muscles that can stiffen at will could reproduce this walking behavior," said Full. "The wonderful thing about soft robotics is that it's infinitely adaptable, unlike the few degrees of freedom of rigid robots....
European funding for research on biomolecular nanomachines
... other useful tasks in the nano-domain. These tiny robots
would have a large impact on many aspects of human...ry small regions of the human body. Likewise, such robots
would represent important components for the development of nano-scale manufacturing. This type of m...
Carnegie Mellon rover heads to Atacama Desert for final mission in 3-year search for life
...ts of this expedition ultimately may enable future robots
to seek life on Mars, as well as enabling the discovery of new information about the distribution of life on Earth. The search-for-life project was begun in 2003 under NASA's Astrobiology Science and Technology Program for Exploring Planets, or ASTE...
Robot exhibition to highlight WTEC international study of robotics
...ience Foundation (NSF) will host more than a dozen robots
and their creators for a showcase of advanced robotics technology from across the nation. The robotic exhibition will highlight the release of a new report: the World Technology Evaluation Center International Study of Robotics, a two-year look at ro...
Bees solve complex colour puzzles
...h is to exploit this understanding to build seeing robots
that, like the bee with its mere one million neurons, can learn to find a simple flower in a meadow, which no machine can do at present. Our lab has reconstructed our specially designed bee flight arena known as the Bee Matrix in the virtual world,...
Robo-rodent gets 'touchy-feely'
... clearer perception of any particular object. Some robots
even manifested emergent behaviour. Emergent behav...t in the sensors and then wire them up through the robots
'brain', its CPU. We just switch it on without giving it instructions of any kind," says Simon Bovet...
NJIT engineers use new technology to help children with cerebral palsy
... live fuller and more independent lives. Small robots
mounted on wheelchairs, interactive video games an...e a book from a shelf. The center will use two new robots
that can be mounted on wheelchairs and programmed to help the children better control their movement...
Penguins waddle but they don't fall down, UH researchers say
...ch can be used to build smaller computers for such robots
that will become increasingly more life-like. "There is not much research on this issue, so we're hopeful about the results," Kurz said. To facilitate his study, Kurz has created a special platform that contains a pressure mat. As penguins walk a...
2006 Ocean Sciences Meeting: Press conferences planned
...d Free-Floating Devices (Guided and free-floating robots
are revealing an ocean of astonishing complexity t... Examples will be provided of new revelations from robots
about the physical ocean and the creatures that inhabit it.) Varied Threats to the Survival of Cora...
2006 Ocean Sciences Meeting: Press Conference Schedule
...n's Complexities Tuesday, 21 February 1100h Ocean robots
have matured and offer the potential for shore-bas...s while their controllers sit in New Jersey. These robots
are revealing an ocean of astonishing complexity that cannot be described by satellites, ships, or r...
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