• Bomb disposal robot is a ring bearer in spare time

    by  • May 10, 2012 • News • 0 Comments

    You know you have a keeper when your bride to be tells you that the ring bearer in your wedding is set to be no other than Dragon Runner, a bomb disposal robot designed to be thrown through windows by marines. What’s even cooler is this young lady was the designer of the robotic arm...

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    The UK’s largest robotics lab opens in Bristol

    by  • May 10, 2012 • Featured, News • 1 Comment

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    Today saw the official opening of the Bristol Robotics Lab, the largest of its kind in the UK. Home to a huge variety of projects, from swarm robotics to biologically power robots, haptic sensors to robots with whiskers and pretty much everything in between is situated at the University of the West of England. The project...

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    Real Life Transformer Robot

    by  • May 10, 2012 • Featured, Projects • 2 Comments

    Youtube user kenjiishida011 posted a video of his 8th iteration of a transforming robot, named Brave Robot. There isn’t a whole load of information on this creation from the video except that it uses 22 servo motors and that it can transform from a car to a humanoid, bipedal robot and back again. Oh, and it also has some pretty decent dance moves!

    Willow Garage Launch “Open Source Robotics Foundation”

    by  • May 9, 2012 • Featured, News • 0 Comments

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    Today, Willow Garage, the research group that brought you the PR2 and continue to maintain popular robotics platforms such as ROS and OpenCV, have launched the “Open Source Robotics Foundation, Inc” or OSRF for short. It looks to be a community based robotics organization aimed at “the development, distribution and adoption of open source...

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