Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Robots, part III

Robots, part III: "
Robots continue to grow in their importance amongst law enforcement, military use, medical research and care, space exploration and entertainment, among other tasks. Robots recently in the news include Russia's decades-old Lunokhod rovers - recently photographed from Lunar orbit, the naming of 'Curiosity', NASA's next Mars rover, and a robotic dental patient, designed for realistic training. Collected here are a handful of relatively recent photographs of robots around the world - and the solar system. [Previously, 1, 2]. (33 photos total)

A robotic hand which has been designed to aid army bomb disposal personnel is demonstrated by Rich Walker of Shadow Robot Company at the Centre for Defence Enterprise in Oxford, in central England, on February 11, 2010. (BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Researchers hope to mass-produce robots on a chip


Tiny robots the size of a flea could one day be mass-produced, churned out in swarms and programmed for a variety of applications, such as surveillance, micromanufacturing, medicine, cleaning, and more. In an effort to reach this goal, a recent study has demonstrated the initial tests for fabricating microrobots on a large scale.

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Researchers hope to mass-produce robots on a chip @ Physorg...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Lego Roboto Solves Sudoku [Lego]

Lego Roboto Solves Sudoku [Lego]: "

Swedish hacker Hans Andersson doesn't need a robot to solve sudokus puzzles. That's because he's a genius capable of making a robot that can solve sudoku puzzles. He used Lego Mindstorms to do it, and even the writing is beautiful:

On the Heyzeuss Awesome 1 to 10 scale, this gets a Spinal Tap 11. [Tilted Twister via Hackaday]