Kathy May

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Robots Search for Sunken World War II Aircraft

About 500 miles from the Philippines, Project Recover searches for aircraft shot down during one of World War II’s fiercest battles in the region.<p>The …

Robot Wars

What happens when other countries start droning?<p>In late 2011, China’s Ministry of Public Security began an international manhunt for a Burmese drug kingpin named Naw Kham, whose gang was accused of hijacking two Chinese cargo ships and killing 13 Chinese sailors.<p>The ministry tracked Kham to a …

Robot Hacks

Join the G+ Community<p>Join our Robot Hacks Google+ community and connect with makers from all over as we explore the world of open source robots – from concept, to architecture to design and more.<p>Build your own open source robot.<p>Print your own robot on a 3D printer.<p>Meet some of the best minds in the …

Rolling Rosphere Robot Can Travel Over Virtually Any Terrain

A team at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in Spain has designed and developed a rolling spherical robot that could be used in a wide range of …

Data Shows Google Robot Cars Are Smoother, Safer Drivers Than People

Data gathered from Google’s self-driving Prius and Lexus cars shows that they are safer and smoother when steering themselves than when a human takes …

Stepping Out Of The Lab: Steve Cousins' New Robotics Company

<i>Exclusive for Forbes –</i> At the Pioneers Festival in Vienna, several of the leading voices in robotics, including Rodney Brooks, Founder, CTO and Chairman of Rethink Robotics, and Steve Cousins, former CEO of Willow Garage gathered to have a candid discussion about the future of robotics.<p>Cousins, …

Over My Dead Body: A Medical Blood-Drawing Robot

Seen here with a face that clearly spells regret in every language, a man has blood drawn by Veebot, a blood-drawing robot. 'So, we're going to strap …

But Will It Bite My Toes?: Robot Built To Run Like A Cat

This is the robot designed by the humanity hating folks over at EPFL's Biorobotics Laboratory. It was built to run like a cat, but just a little one, …

Self-Healing Robot Skin Grows Back Together When Cut

This is a video from a top-secret branch of the government that has been tasked with developing a race of sentient robots that will overthrow …

Farmers, welcome your new robot workers

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Blue River Technology<p>Robots are invading farms everywhere, picking crops, pulling weeds, killing pests, overseeing …

Tiny Robots Act Like Bugs

Most people tend to be disgusted by bugs, but some robot researchers are inspired by them.<p>Scientists at Harvard have spent the past five years …

This Fake Robot Frog Is Key For Field Research

Just add in a speaker and a uh, condom, and you're good to do some science<p>When a male túngara frog wants to mate, it announces its desire by inflating a vocal sac beneath its chin while making whines and chucks. Biologists Michael Ryan and Ryan Taylor (from the University of Texas at Austin and …

An Autonomous, Self-Steering Robot Cane for the Blind

(Photo: Cang Ye/University of Arkansas at Little Rock)<p>This <b>robotic cane</b> is the future of navigational canes used by visually impaired people. Dr. Cang …

Government agencies invest $38 million in human-friendly robots

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: F.Schmidt<p>The National Robot Initiative launched in 2011 to encourage the development of robots that can augment human …

Robot gymnastics, Real Madrid 11-1 Barcelona and skeleton bob's fear factor

1) Rugby league World Cup memories: GB beat Australia (on points table position) after the 1972 final finishes 10-10 after extra-time, while the 1992 final goes in favour of Australia v GB at Wembley. And here are some highlights from the last staging in 2008.<p>2) When Real Madrid beat Barcelona 11-1 …

US Army to deploy remote-controlled robotic infantry in the field within 5 years?

The US Army could incorporate armed robots in the field within the next five years, according to a report by Computerworld. A recent demonstration at …

Military

Beyond R2-D2: Australian manufacturing's robotics wish-list

In 1977, George Lucas’ Star Wars introduced us to R2-D2, an intelligent bot that embodied modern assistive robotics: he could anticipate needs and …

This one-armed robot won't cost an arm and a leg

The new UBR-1 from the Willow Garage spin-off Unbounded Robotics, provides a multifunctional robot platform for just $35,000. Its spiritual predecessor, the PR2, costs $400,000<p>Three years ago, a Silicon Valley robotics startup called Willow Garage shook things up by offering one of the first robots …

Your Robot Butler—Or Factory Worker—Just Got A Lot More Affordable

Your personal robot butler just got a lot more affordable—and a lot easier to hack, too. Meet UBR-1, a one-armed orange humanoid that’ll fit right in at your robotics research laboratory, or perhaps even your business. For the low, low price of just $35,000.<p>Equipped with a visual interface called …

UBR-1 robot costs a fraction of its bigger brothers

The UBR-1 is what the industry calls a mobile manipulator – a robot with an arm and gripper for interacting with objects, that moves around on …

Say Hello to UBR-1, One-Armed Agent of the Robot Economy

The UBR-1 can pick up a remote. The new robot unveiled today by Unbounded Robotics can’t bend at the waist or take a knee—it has neither—but it can still get at that clicker. It can detect the object with its head-mounted 3D vision sensor and floor-level laser scanner, roll into range, lower its …

Coffee Coming Up, Nice And Hot ... And Prepared By A Robot

A new trend is brewing in the coffee world: coffee prepared by a robot, able to be preordered via cellphone and picked up at an unmanned kiosk, perfectly adjusted to your taste and ready to go.<p>To some, this might seem lamentable: the beginning of the end of coffee shops as we know them. No more …

Poppy, a 3D-printed humanoid robot that defies conventions

One of the ways they managed to keep the cost down is by using lightweight materials, which means the robot requires less powerful (and cheaper) …

ION Glasses Are The Unobtrusive Notifications System You Wear On Your Face

Google Glass, Google schmass. What you really want on your face are these puppies. ION Glasses are sunglass or prescription glasses frames with a built-in LED, Bluetooth stack, and tiny button controller.<p>What do they do? Well the LED lights up to notify you of new messages – you can set different …