Robo-roach squeezes through tight spaces

Robo-roach squeezes through tight spaces

Robo-roach squeezes through tight spaces   Cluttered terrain won’t block this cockroach-bot. Its sleek, rounded shell lets the new six-legged robot scurry through tight spaces. Known as a robo-roach, it’s short and squat. It sort of resembles a clunky smartphone with legs. Such a bulky body poses few problems when trekking over flat surfaces. But it can get stuck when it travels between upright features. Bots tend to bump into these obstacles — unless it’s wearing a roach-style shell. COCKROACH STYLE To scurry through an obstacle course of upright paper…

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Speedy springy robot ‘Salto’ catches some serious air

Speedy, springy robot 'Salto' catches some serious air

Speedy springy robot ‘Salto’ catches some serious air One day, lightweight robots like Salto could help search rubble at disaster sites Speedy : This lightweight robot, nicknamed Salto, uses a twisted spring to quickly jump a meter (more than 3 feet) from floor to wall. Someday, researchers say, robots like it could help search through rubble at disaster sites. STEPHEN MCNALLY AND ROXANNE MAKASDJIAN/UC BERKELEY Meet the robot that can do crazy acrobatics. Salto is a lightweight bot that stands on one skinny leg like a flamingo. But unlike a…

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‘Pooper-scooper’ drone cleans up dog poo so you don’t step in it: Aerial craft searches for animal waste then sends a rolling robot to collect it

'Pooper-scooper' drone cleans up dog poo so you don't step in it: Aerial craft searches for animal waste then sends a rolling robot to collect it Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4362400/Pooper-scooper-drone-designed-clean-dog-poo.html#ixzz4cnnfODPN Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

‘Pooper-scooper’ drone cleans up dog poo so you don’t step in it: Aerial craft searches for animal waste then sends a rolling robot to collect it Pooper : A Dutch startup is set to release a fleet of ‘drones’ to combat the 220 million pounds of dog droppings left on the Netherlands’ streets each year. Called Dogdrones, the vehicles will work together as a team to detect and scoop up the poop. The aerial drone is fitted with cameras and thermal energy technology that transmits GPS coordinates of the feces…

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Six jobs are eliminated for EVERY robot introduced into the workforce, new report reveals

Six jobs are eliminated for EVERY robot introduced into the workforce, new report reveals Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4361808/Six-jobs-eliminated-robot-workforce.html#ixzz4cnkv1VIi Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Six jobs are eliminated for EVERY robot introduced into the workforce, new report reveals Eliminated : People have been losing jobs to robots since the 1990’s, a new report has revealed. When one or more robots was introduced into the workforce between 1990 and 2007, it led to the elimination of an average of six jobs. During those years, robots accounted for the loss of about 670,000 manufacturing jobs, and this is expected to rise in the coming years as robots continue to take over tasks previously performed by people.…

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Robot reporter in China gets its first news article published

Robot reporter in China gets its first news article published

Robot reporter in China gets its first news article published A robot journalist made its debut in a Chinese daily today with a 300 characters-long article written in just a second, scientists say. A robot journalist made its debut in a Chinese daily today with a 300 characters-long article written in just a second, scientists say. The article, published in the Guangzhou-based Southern Metropolis Daily, focused on the Spring Festival travel rush. Its author, Xiao Nan, took only a second to finish writing the piece and is able to write both…

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Robot Wars LIVE – We Visit the Filming!

Robot Wars LIVE - We Visit the Filming!

Robot Wars LIVE – We Visit the Filming! Fans of the iconic Robot Wars series excitedly received news that the show would be making a return to our screens this year – and what a return it looks set to be! Those who were unable to wait for the screening of the new series made their way to various locations in the UK to see it actually being filmed as a lucky member of the audience! And guess who was there too…? That’s right, your faithful writer grabbed himself a…

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Stars of TV show Robot Wars come to Whitley Bay

Stars of TV show Robot Wars come to Whitley Bay

Stars of TV show Robot Wars come to Whitley Bay Stars : Robot Wars took to the streets of Whitley Bay where shoppers were able to watch demonstrations of the monster machines in battle FANS of the hit TV show Robot Wars descended on a town centre to watch monster machines battle against each other. A special arena was set up on Whitley Road, in Whitley Bay, yesterday where demonstrations were held for shoppers. Among the robots on show were Major Damage, a 960kg device with a crushing jaw, flame…

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Robot Laxmi Is Here To Give You Handy Solutions!

Robot Laxmi Is Here To Give You Handy Solutions!

Robot Laxmi Is Here To Give You Handy Solutions! Robot : India is growing rapidly in every sector. Thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. First interactive, superfast and of course eye catching banking robot Laxmi made her debut today in the city. QUALITIES OF ROBOT This innovative robot* Laxmi is launched by the Kumbakonam-based City Union Bank , the artificial intelligence powered robot* will be the first on-site bank helper. On other hand, the various Banks are still testing to come up with their own robots in order to answer…

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Robot That Changes Form

Robot That Changes Form

Robot That Changes Form Did you know that the word robot is derived from the Czech word robota? It means compulsory labour or work. The word robot was first used in a Czech drama in 1921. It described a mechanical device that looked human but lacked emotions. It worked mechanically. Modern-day robots do not necessarily look like humans. But they are programmed to handle tasks that are normally carried out by humans, especially in big factories that manufacture products like cars. Employers prefer these mechanical devices because of many reasons:…

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Firefighting Robot Can Walk Through Flames

Firefighting Robot Can Walk Through Flames

Firefighting Robot Can Walk Through Flames Firefighting :Fighting fires, with their extreme unpredictability, high temperatures and the resulting damage to structures, can prove challenging for even the most seasoned firefighter. Autonomous robots that can walk directly into flames and see through black smoke would be a handy assistant to any fire chief for the control and assessment of fires. It turns out the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory has for several years been developing just such a safety tool to be used aboard Navy ships. As any sailor knows, shipboard fire…

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