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WASEDA University’s Rubble Walking Robot

WASEDA University in Tokyo Japan has unveiled a 4 legged robot called WAREC-1. The robot is able to climb over rubble to assist in search and rescue operations. Sporting four limbs with seven degrees of freedom each, WAREC-1 weighs 150 kg … Continue reading

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Helsinki Embraces Driverless Buses

In Finland a driver is not legally required in a vehicle.  This fact has helped pave the way for a project in Helsinki called Sohjoa.  The goal of this project is to reduce private cars in Helsinki  and their emissions. … Continue reading

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Soft Robots Mimic Human Muscles

Three researchers at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Luasanne) are working on soft robots. Soft robots have a wide range of applications such as gripping, locomotion on uneven terrain, biomedical rehabilitation and more. Soft pneumatic actuators are a great choice … Continue reading

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Is Farming Ready for Robots?

Starting in 2009 we started seeing hints of robotic farming equipment.  Arduino forum user Lance posted about his automating a combine harvester. Lance was able to get the harvester to stay within 3 inches of the desired path which is … Continue reading

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Toyota’s Tiny Robot

Toyota recently introduced a new robot called Kirobi Mini which you will be able to pre-order later this year in Japan. The cost will reportedly be about $390. Kirobi Mini will have a camera, microphone, Bluetooth and connect to a … Continue reading

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