According to the magazine Rue89, the U.S. military in Afghanistan currently testing a robot called BigDog.
This machine imposing physical and noise disturbing, is composed of several sensors that allow it to move anywhere, anytime, without fear of tripping over bumps or dips. Created by the company Boston Dynamics, the robot was initially designed to prevent a soldier from falling into an ambush. It can be manipulated to 500 meters away, walking at 6 km / h, reaches climb slopes at 35 degrees and can carry up to 140 kilos of equipment. Continue reading →
Designed to assist humans in their daily ungrateful, Japanese robots will not wait so ordered them aloud to rid the table to get to work: suffice it to think and to act.
Researchers from the Japanese car manufacturer Honda, designer of humanoid robot Asimo, developed a technology that allows a human to partially control the biped, or on other machines, simply by pensée.Leur device “commands brain” is based on a new method for analyzing the brain activity, carried out through a big computer with a headset wrapped with various sensors. Continue reading →
The Japanese government plans to send to the moon by 2020 robot “two legs” to explore the field in order to later install a Japanese home.
“We want to send on moon astre biped robot to carry out extensive observations of the soil and the environment in order to put in place then a human science,” said a document in a group governmental work. “Subsequently, we want them to work jointly for men and robots,” says the report. Continue reading →
NRL for “Networked IPIL Robot” is the name of the new robotics platform for both flexible and controllable via the Internet developed by engineers from the Indonesian Institute of Science.
First characteristic of the system: the supervision is done by TCP / IP. While so far most networked robots were supervised remotely by radio, the user of NRL no longer need to install dedicated software on the terminal from which the robot control or use an interface for monitoring complicated. The central unit of the robotic system including a web server, simply connect to an address dedicated to giving orders and check the data it has collected and sent by Second Wi-Fi feature of the system: its extreme flexibility, both software and hardware. Continue reading →
Multiple cooperative and continuous service to provide the necessary intelligence to develop new technology. This technology allows multiple people and the environment is ASIMO, a series of multiple ASIMO can provide services to enable the coexistence of humans and the environment are a steppractical use.
ASIMO is depending on the movement of people step back and to let people, or just, including the movement of technology, intelligence, to receive instructions for carrying the tray and push trolleys to the work of intelligence and technology, To develop Moreover, ASIMO get low battery charge and the automatic also features the development.
ASIMO several of these functions, depending on the situation of working to divide the unity that is charging more to provide the service, such as ASIMO, ASIMO cooperation with each other and continuously work to achieve a comprehensive system. .
Several networking ASIMO can work ASIMO each state to share their ASIMO is the most efficient work-sharing ratio of the collaboration.
MIT researchers have designed a new robotic underwater vehicle that can hover in place like a helicopter -an invaluable tool for deepwater oil explorers, marine archaeologists, oceanographers and others.
The new craft, called Odyssey IV, is the latest in a series of small, inexpensive artificially intelligent submarines developed over the last two decades by the MIT Sea Grant College Program’s Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Laboratory. The Odyssey series revolutionized underwater research in the 1990s by introducing the thrifty and highly capable underwater robots. But the previous Odyssey vehicles still had one significant limitation: Like sharks, they could only operate while continuously moving forward.
The new Odyssey IV, which has just completed sea trials off Woods Hole, Mass., can move through the deep ocean, up to 6,000 meters down, stopping anywhere in the water column and constantly correcting for currents and obstacles. Navigating to its preprogrammed destination, it can hover in place, making detailed inspections of the footings of an offshore oil platform, or photographing the flora and fauna around an undersea vent. Continue reading →
Japanese researchers are working to realize a society where robots live with humans and perform simple tasks at home, like turning on the light, ordering the purchase or do the cleaning.
Rapid technological development and the discovery of new building materials will allow, in just a few decades, there are robots able to understand, analyze and perform routine tasks, thus making it easier every day. Continue reading →
The European Commission (EC) announced its intention to strengthen the links between university and company for the production of key components such as engines and gearboxes, to cope with Asian competition and avoid dependence on other regions of the world for the supply of these strategic elements. Continue reading →