May 06, 2008
RoboCup 2008 in China cancelled?
The Government of Suzhou, China announced that they can't held Robocup 2008 in July due to the Olympic related issues! There is also an urgent announcement on the robocup website.
December 17, 2007
Photos: The birthplace of Pleo
The robotic dinosaur on CNET News.com
August 20, 2007
Taking a Dip into Robotics - Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
Also see Richard Tapia Robotics competition. They use Player/Gazebo.
August 02, 2007
First Armed Robots Deployed to Iraq
How long before they make one of these autonomous? The story is via Slashdot.
July 06, 2007
National Geographic: Swarm Behavior Photo Gallery
Nice photos and descriptions about swarm behavior. This the main article: Swarm Theory. Just so you know we are in Behavioral Robotics too.
June 26, 2007
The Dino robot is finally on sale.
June 11, 2007
Mr. Woo Robots
A Chinese man and his array of walking robots. From "Paul Merton in China" documentary.
May 17, 2007
Rodney Brooks on sizing up the coming robotics revolution
http://news.com.com/Sizing up the coming robotics revolution...
CNET interview with MIT professor and iRobot co-founder
April 05, 2007
Obsessive Geniuses Strive to Create Almost Human Robots
Wired interviews Lee Gutkind the author of "Almost Human: Making Robots Think".
January 15, 2007
[video] WowWee robots at CES'2007
Remote control dragon fly, four legged Roboquad and Elvis android.
Pleo is still Alive!
About Pleo the dino toy robot. From Wired Magazine.
November 04, 2006
Samsung's killer robot!
No, it does not play MP3 before shooting! Via Robots.net Robots that kill and Robots that don't.
June 14, 2006
Trust me, I'm a robot | Economist.com
Robot safety: As robots move into homes and offices, ensuring that they do not injure people will be vital.
April 26, 2006
Photos: Bots on the catwalk | CNET News.com
http://news.com.com/Photos Bots on the catwalk/2300-1041_3-6...
Female robots start going into fashion business.
March 29, 2006
Demand for War Robots Surges / Linux as a warware.
It's bad that open-source software can be used for censoring and for killing people.
January 29, 2006
The Art Of Motion Control
"The purpose of this site is to suggest that motion control is also an emerging medium for artistic expression."
November 09, 2005
A Swarm of Chatterboxes
SFU Faculty of Applied Science News on Autonomy Lab: "The critters are 12cm cubes with the brainpower of a Pentium 3 computer. They can see with infra-red “eyes” and they communicate with flashing lights and sound—hence the name Chatterbox."
October 19, 2005
nature.com: Cyborg cells sense humidity
Living bacteria have been incorporated into an electronic circuit to produce a sensitive humidity gauge. Link from robots.net.
October 12, 2005
Linux Wins the Grand Challenge
A LinuxDevices article notes that most of the teams that qualified in the Grand Challenge were running Linux-based systems. From robots.net
August 21, 2005
Robots.net: Microsoft's Robots Will Assimilate You
"They have decided that the best way to increase enrollment is to work with universities to incorporate robotics and computer games into the computer science curriculum as class projects where students can exercise their technical skills." The robotics and computer games would be developed using various Microsoft proprietary software tools instead of the currently preferred Open Source / Free software tools. Part of their plan is to develop robot platforms with hardware that runs Microsoft's .net language natively and offering them at much lower prices than conventional robotics hardware.
August 08, 2005
Ishikawa Namiki Komuro Laboratory: High Speed Tracking
I found it from an article in slashdot about the dynamic catching high-speed robotic hand. The hand uses an array of photodetectors to match its movement to and catch objects moving up to 300 kph. They can do really fast and low delay tracking in 3d space.
August 03, 2005
Gizmodo Japan: CraftRobo Pro
An inkjet printer with a built in cutting head which can spit out pre-cut patterns that fold into 3d objects. Here is the manufacturer website.
July 27, 2005
Akihabara News : Robocup2005 photos
July 20, 2005
Robostix developed in collaboration with SFU
July 13, 2005
RoboCup 2005 Osaka, Japan
July 06, 2005
MAKE AUDIO SHOW: Tiny Linux computers!
And there he mentioned our works in Simon Fraser too
June 11, 2005
Where the Bins and the Benches Do Roam
June 07, 2005
Shall We Dance with a Robot Partner?
June 06, 2005
IBM Blue Brain Project
May 21, 2005
May 16, 2005
Slashdot | Unmanned Aircraft Clustered via Bluetooth
May 02, 2005
Sony’s Qrio robot attending nursery school in California
April 13, 2005
The Cornell Daily Sun: Brooks Forecasts Future of Robotic Technology
March 09, 2005
“Brain” in a dish acts a autopilot: Living Computer
Connecting rat brain cells to a flight simulator, I still can't believe that.
February 28, 2005
Photo: Supermodel bot | CNET News.com
http://news.com.com/Photo Supermodel bot/2009-1041_3-5592835...