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Autom Available for Pre Order

Fall is upon us and winter is almost here.  Along with that come the holidays and lots of eating and drinking.  A time when most people put on an extra pound or two.  Well, along comes Autom, your personal diet … Continue reading

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Robots to Help Aging Nuclear Plants?

The recent crisis in Japan has spurred the United States and other countries to think harder about nuclear power and safety. Nuclear facilities in the US may get a pipe inspecting robot to help them out. Harry Asada, the director … Continue reading

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MIT Developing Smart Cars

Traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Researchers at MIT are working on a system to make cars smarter and avoid crashes. The researchers are developing an algorithm modeled on human driving behavior … Continue reading

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The BilliBot Project

The BilliBot Project is a project started by Garrat Gallagher from MIT that uses  the iRobot platform and a Kinect sensor with ROS software.  ROS is the Robot Operating System developed by Willow Garage. What is BilliBot you ask? Bilibot, … Continue reading

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Know Your Roboticist : Heather Knight

Heather Knight is currently a PhD student at the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute.  Before getting to Carnegie Mellon she studied at MIT and even worked at Aldebaran Robotics for a while. She was kind enough to answer a few questions … Continue reading

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