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Robot plays Threes perfectly, infuriates people who suck at it

Fri, 2014-04-04 18:08
TeamColorBlind, a two-man indie game development studio from Phoenix, Arizona, programmed a robot to play Threes perfectly and they are streaming their creation’s exploits on the Twitch channel right now. The post Robot plays Threes perfectly, infuriates people who suck at it appeared first on Digital Trends .

Surgical robot snakes its way down the throat

Fri, 2014-04-04 16:01
When we last heard about the modular snake robot designed by Carnegie Mellon University robotics professor Howie Choset, it had been used to explore an abandoned nuclear power plant . Now, however, a new line of robots based on it are set to explore something a little more confined – the human body. .. Continue Reading Surgical robot snakes its way down the throat Section: Robotics Tags ...

Robot Chicken and DC Comics Team Up For Super-Powered Sequel

Fri, 2014-04-04 10:36
The Robot Chicken gang is taking another crack at the DC Comics universe and it's going to be Doom's day. The hapless cadre of criminals known as the Legion of Doom steal the spotlight (and the laughs) in Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 2: Villains in Paradise, the follow-up to the 2012 collaboration between Adult Swim's irreverent stop-motion animation parody series and the comic-book giant ...

Tiny robot that performs surgery via belly button!

Fri, 2014-04-04 07:26
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Imagine a tiny robot that can enter your body via small belly button precision, perform surgery and return to its base peacefully. The fist-sized robot has been developed by Nebraska-based Virtual Incision Corporation and researchers from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The robot would make its first zero-gravity test on parabolic flights in the coming months, Virtual ...

Cheaper Joints and Digits Bring the Robot Revolution Closer

Fri, 2014-04-04 00:50
Efforts to build robot hands and humanoids more cheaply could make them affordable enough for businesses and even homes. The Atlas humanoid robot, unveiled last year by Boston Dynamics, a company later acquired by Google, is a marvel. It can clamber over rubble and operate power tools. But these abilities don’t come cheap. Atlas has a price tag well above a million dollars, and it consumes ...

This Four-Armed Robot Might Be Performing Your Next Abdominal Surgery

Thu, 2014-04-03 19:15
The FDA has just improved the fortunes of a lot of sick patients (and one lucky tech company) by approving one little robot that can help perform surgeries more efficiently. The da Vinci Xi System is the most advanced surgical robot on the market, and the fourth version of the product for the brand. The da Vinci Xi System costs a pretty penny, ranging from $1.85 million to $2.3 million per ...

Nasa trains robot doctor in space

Thu, 2014-04-03 19:14
Nasa's robot doctor will see you now

Scientists unveil 'BionicKangroo Robot'

Thu, 2014-04-03 14:56
Brooks Hays ESSLINGEN AM NECKAR, Germany, April 3 (UPI) -- Scientists in Germany have replicated the jumping motion of a kangaroo in a robot.

What Robot Behavior Makes People Feel Uncomfortable?

Thu, 2014-04-03 12:36
One secret to getting people comfortable with robots is making sure that the robots don't look at us all the time

Robot Surgeon Enters Through Belly Button

Thu, 2014-04-03 10:10
The robot could someday provide emergency surgery in space.

STMicroelectronics and Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia Sign R&D Collaboration Agreement

Thu, 2014-04-03 09:31
IIT`s latest iCub Humanoid Robot is powered by ST`s microcontroller, motion-sensing, and motor-control technologies Geneva, Switzerland, Genoa, Italy, April 3 rd , 2014 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), ...

Soon, a robot that hops like a kangaroo

Thu, 2014-04-03 06:28
London, April 3 (IANS) Ever seen a robot that flies like a seagull or jumps like a kangaroo? You must not have but soon will.

Robot subs could be used for 'deep-water' MH370 search

Thu, 2014-04-03 03:57
Washington, Apr. 3 (ANI): Robot submarines could be used to carry out search operations for the missing Malaysian plane. The move comes as it could become difficult for human searchers to locate the missing plane if it's resting two miles down or more under the Indian Ocean. According to Fox News, such unmanned subs, called autonomous underwater vehicles or AUVs, played a critical role in ...

Small Robot Surgeon Designed to Work Inside Astronauts' Bodies

Wed, 2014-04-02 16:36
A robotic surgeon that can enter astronauts' bodies will soon have its first zero-gravity test flight

Mini Robots To Perform Surgeries On Astronauts In Space [VIDEO]

Wed, 2014-04-02 16:12
Imagine a fist sized robot sliding into your body through an incision in your belly button to remove your appendix? NASA is currently developing a fist sized robot prototype that will do just that, as the robots will hopefully in the future accompany astronauts to space to perform emergency surgeries. Astronauts like people on Earth can be faced with medical emergencies, and this could be the ...

Robot Surgeon May One Day Travel With Astronauts

Wed, 2014-04-02 13:09
Brett Smith for - Your Universe Online As painful as it might be, appendicitis can be remedied by a quick trip to the emergency room. However, that option wouldn’t be available to an astronaut traveling to Mars or some other distant destination. To remedy this potential problem, engineers at Virtual Incision are about to begin testing a remote-controlled apple-sized robot designed ...

'Robot Chicken': Intern drives Superman ape!

Wed, 2014-04-02 11:04
Get an advance peek at a scene from ''DC Comics Special II'' (April 6)

Malaysia Airlines MH370: Unmanned Robot Subs Needed for Search

Wed, 2014-04-02 09:46
Unmanned robot submarines will need to be brought in to locate wreckage of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the Indian Ocean once the search zone has been narrowed down. Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 took off from Kuala Lumpur Ifor Beijing with 239 people onboard  on 8 March but lost contact with air traffic control 50 minutes later. Unmanned submarines, which are known as Autonomous ...

Festo's Newest Robot Is a Hopping Bionic Kangaroo

Wed, 2014-04-02 09:36
The German robotics company unveils its most ambitious bioinspired robot yet

Space surgery robot will enter astronauts via the belly button

Wed, 2014-04-02 08:37
What happens if an astronaut develops appendicitis halfway through the journey to Mars? He or she may be saved by a surgery robot that enters the body via the belly button. At least that's the aim of a Nebraska-based company called Virtual Incision, which has developed a miniature robot surgeon designed to slip into the body via an incision in the abdomen. Once inside, it can work at removing ...