In conflict zone, the robot is a guarantee of safety

To supply the areas of conflict without putting anyone in danger, the Laboratory Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at MIT runs a program to develop a forklift truck without a driver can handle the load and transport equipment almost independently. To achieve this, researchers are developing software related to networks of sensors and cameras allow the system to understand what surrounds it and react accordingly. “In Iraq, for example, unloading equipment must often be interrupted,” notes Matt Walter, one of the project. “It is possible to automate a number of tasks and thus reduce the exposure of people on site at risk.”  Continue reading

Will we soon live surrounded by robots?

Maisonnier Bruno, President of Aldebaran Robotics, is convinced and says to anyone who will listen that robots will play a crucial role in our environment, both professional and private, in the near future. They should be able to read your emails, organize your appointments, but also to recite their lessons to your children, or even play poker. And, of course, you fly to plate couture.

According Maisonnier to be accepted, a robot must be humanoid and be equipped with two arms and two legs. At least as well as the collective conscience represents. And so is the very first copy of the final project, which began on 8 December.  Continue reading

Johns Hopkins Robotics

The Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR) is an interdisciplinary academic center at the Johns Hopkins University.

The mission  of LCSR is to foster innovative robotics science and engineering research.

Located in  Computational Science and Engineering Building (CSEB) at Homeweood campus (Baltimore, Maryland), this unique two-story laboratory is one of the largest and most technologically advanced robotics research centers in the world.