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Echo Voyager – Unmanned sub can operate for months

Echo Voyager is a 51 foot submarine from Boeing that can operate autonomously.  A hybrid rechargeable power system allows for it to stay at sea for months at a time. Echo Voyager can also surface periodically to relay data and … Continue reading

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Jibo

Cynthia Breazeal, a robotics professor at MIT, has taken some time off from MIT to launch Jibo. Jibo is a social robot for your home that has facial recognition and can differentiate between different family members. Jibo can also do … Continue reading

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Raven II, The Open Source Surgical Robot

The Raven II surgical robot has been developed at the University of Santa Cruz and the University of Washington.  Five of these robots will be shipped to other universities like Johns Hopkins for further research. Jacob Rosen and Blake Hannaford … 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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Robot Film Festival

Congratulations to all the winners of the Robot Film Festival,  held in New York City over last weekend. Shown here is audience favorite is Operation daVinci. Here are two of the many films we liked. Me and My Robots by … Continue reading

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