Would you let a robot operate on your beating heart? The DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics in Germany has developed a system called the MicroSurge, which is capable of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) that allows robots to perform small incisions
George Zaidan and Charles Morton teach us about biochemistry using a tiny robot factory which illustrates how all living organisms are created from the same basic building blocks. View the full lesson here. Animation by Pew36.
Mobile: The IAB's latest Poll shows mobile marketers' biggest concerns involve fragmentation of technical standards. Not coincidentally, another research firm estimates that the chronically fork-happy Android mobile operating systemShow More Summary
Unbounded Robotics, a spinoff of Willow Garage, recently debuted its first machine, UBR-1, a multi-joined robotic arm on wheels that runs on the open-source Robot Operating System, or ROS. The startup hopes UBR-1 will support the development of further applications for dexterous, mobile robots.
Apple's latest anticipated array of iDesigns, including the sleek iPad Air, came with an unexpected surprise: the OS X Mavericks operating system is available for absolutely free! Nokia also unveiled their first Windows 8.1 Lumia tablet,...Show More Summary
Atlas is an anthropomorphic robot designed to operate on rough terrain. The video shows Atlas balancing as it walks on rocky terrain and when pushed from the side. The balance and control system places the feet and swings the arms and upper body to stay upright. The controller uses inertial, kinematic and load data from […]
Scientists have developed a new feedback system to remotely control mobile robots. This research will allow robots to operate with minimal supervision and could eventually lead to a robot that can learn or even become autonomous.
I wake up at the butt crack of dawn, even on the weekends because I am some weird robot who has been programmed to rise when the sun does. I want to be able to turn my operating system off until at least 9 a.m. on a Sunday like most normal people do, I just [...]
The smartphone warnings looked ominous: "Virus detected," coupled with a robot that looked a lot like the Android operating system logo. Except according to the Federal Trade Commission, the warnings were "a scam" by a company whose own executive in...
By Okachi Ordu: Stereotaxis Inc. (STXS) operates in the Medical Appliances & Equipment industry. It is a leading developer of robotic instrument navigation systems mainly used in the cardiology field. Its systems aid in the treatment of coronary diseases and arrhythmias. Show More Summary
Android is the biggest mobile operating system on Earth, but it’s death by a thousand cuts for developers. Google’s Android operating system is a lot like C-3PO at the end of The Empire Strikes Back. It’s a robot that has been blasted...Show More Summary
The Maneuver Battle Lab revealed a glimpse into the future as the United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organization nations collaborated to use one another’s robots in military operations. The lab conducted an interoperability experiment July 17 at the McKenna [...]
“Cut.” That appears to be the operative word for Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) so far this week. The leading maker of robotic surgical systems cut its sales estimates. Analysts cut their price targets. And Mr. Market promptly cut the price of Intuitive shares by nearly 17% in trading Tuesday. Out come the knives The first knife [...]
While the Android mobile operating system held steady powering approximately 52 percent of all smartphones sold in the U.S. between March and May of 2013, there has been practically no growth for Google’s little green robot this year in the U.S.. With regard to iOS, however, it’s a different story. The latest from research firm [...]
Most of us don’t spend a lot of time considering the nuances of disembodied robot voices like Siri’s or the GPS navigator’s. But then most of us aren’t directing movies in which an operating system is one of the romantic leads. Scarlett Johansson has replaced Samantha Morton as the computerized love interest of Spike Jonze‘s Her, [...]
I’m excited to announce that Andreessen Horowitz, along with Google Ventures, is investing $10.7M in Airware, a startup that makes operating systems for flying robots, popularly known as drones. Drones were first developed by the military. But as component prices drop and software becomes more sophisticated, drones are starting to be used in non-military applications. [...]
Even wonder why it has taken so long for your robot butler to arrive? It's 2013, why aren't those long-promised robotic domestic servants helping out around the house yet? One reason for the delay: Robot engineers lacked a common platform on which to communicate and collaborate with one another. Show More Summary
Mantis is a fearsome all-terrain hexapod robot by British robotics firm Micromagic Systems. The two-tonne machine can carry a driver across varied terrain thanks to its six hydraulically-actuated legs. It can also be operated remotely via Wi-Fi. Mantis was unveiled in 2012 after a three year R&D process. Its menacing sci-fi looks are no accident—Micromagic [...]
IHS GlobalSpec Announces Free Industrial Automation & Robotic Systems Online Event Online Event Offers Opportunities to Learn about Technology Advances Impacting Manufacturing Operations --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- IHS GlobalSpec ( NYS: IHSShow More Summary
After four years intensive R&D, inspiration, design and build, Micromagic Systems is proud to unveil Mantis — the biggest, all-terrain operational hexapod robot in the world. This 2.2-litre Turbo Diesel-powered, British-designed and -built walking machine can be piloted or remote WiFi-controlled, stands 2.8 metres high with a five meter working envelope and weighing in at [...]