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Student-Designed Robots Take on March Madness
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Student-Designed Robots Take on March Madness

Sixty-six national and international high school teams will take their robots to the courts this weekend to compete in the 21st season of the Los Angeles regional...

Teach Your Robot Well
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Teach Your Robot Well

A new study by Georgia Tech's Maya Cakmak and Andrea Thomaz identifies the types of questions a robot can ask during a learning interaction that are most likely...

Community College Scholars Selected to Design Rovers
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Community College Scholars Selected to Design Rovers

Community college students will have the chance to design robotic rovers in cooperation with NASA.

In Space and on Earth, Why Build It, When a Robot Can Build It For You?
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In Space and on Earth, Why Build It, When a Robot Can Build It For You?

Like something out of "Star Wars," armies of robots could nimbly crawl up towers and skyscrapers to make repairs in the not-so-distant future, so humans don’t have...

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Video: Touring the Futuristic R&d Lab Behind Apple's Siri

SRI in Menlo Park, California, has spawned everything from the computer mouse to ultrasound technology to the Siri "personal assistant" platform in the new iPhones...

Computer Science Profs Clowning Around with Robots
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Computer Science Profs Clowning Around with Robots

Two computer science professors will demonstrate at the SIGCSE 2012 technical symposium that clowning around can help teach robotics.

Robotic Insects Spring to Life Through Automated Mass-Production Technique
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Robotic Insects Spring to Life Through Automated Mass-Production Technique

A new technique inspired by origami will soon allow clones of robotic insects to be mass-produced by the sheet.

IBM Says Future Computers Will Be Constant Learners
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IBM Says Future Computers Will Be Constant Learners

Tomorrow's computers will constantly improve their understanding of the data they work with, which will help them provide users with more appropriate information...

Darpa's Ls3 Legged Robot Prototype Gets Its First Outdoor Exercise
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Darpa's Ls3 Legged Robot Prototype Gets Its First Outdoor Exercise

DARPA's prototype robotic "pack mule" stands up, lies down, and follows a leader while carrying 400 lbs. of a squad's gear.

To Make a Social Robot, Key is Satisfying the Human Mind
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To Make a Social Robot, Key is Satisfying the Human Mind

Researchers Maja Matari?, Ayse Saygin and Andrea Thomaz discuss how understanding the human mind is the key to social robotics, and what we can expect from this...

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Welcome to the Desktop Degree

Once upon a time, a very long time ago, in 1995 to be precise, a scholar named Eli Noam published an article in the prestigious journal Science under the titleElectronics...

Studying Butterfly Flight to Help Build Bug-Size Flying Robots
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Studying Butterfly Flight to Help Build Bug-Size Flying Robots

By figuring out how butterflies flutter among flowers with amazing grace and agility, researchers at Johns Hopkins University hope to help build small airborne...

Running Robots
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Running Robots

University of Delaware professor Ioannis Poulakakis is using a U.S. National Science Foundation grant to develop systematic control strategies for four-legged robots...

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Sebastian Thrun Resigns from Stanford to Launch ­dacity

Professor Sebastian Thrun has given up his Stanford position to start Udacity—an online educational venture. Udacity's first two free courses are Building a Search...

Snakes Improve Search-and-Rescue Robots
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Snakes Improve Search-and-Rescue Robots

Georgia Tech researchers have studied the movements of snakes to create more efficient search-and-rescue robots.

Surgical Robots to Provide Open-Source Platform For Medical Robotics Research
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Surgical Robots to Provide Open-Source Platform For Medical Robotics Research

Seven identical robots created and built at the UW will be flown to campuses across the country, where they will provide the first common research platform to develop...

Advanced Computational Tools to Help Doctors Make Sense of Their Patients' DNA
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Advanced Computational Tools to Help Doctors Make Sense of Their Patients' DNA

Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University say advanced computational tools will be the key to a new research project that, if successful, could enable doctors...

Civilian Contractors Playing Key Roles in ­.s. Drone Operations
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Civilian Contractors Playing Key Roles in ­.s. Drone Operations

After a U.S. airstrike mistakenly killed at least 15 Afghans in 2010, the Army officer investigating the accident was surprised to discover that an American civilian...

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First Siri, Now Threat Detection: Inside Sri's Amazing R&d

Who invented Siri?

Flight of the Warbots
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Flight of the Warbots

How a save-the-earth maker of solar-powered aircraft became the world's most prolific manufacturer of military drones.
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