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Mashable

Atlas humanoid robot can now tiptoe over rubble to track down wayward humans
Mashable
According to IHMC (Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition) Robotics, the company developing the control algorithms for the Boston Dynamics-created robot, Atlas uses upper body angular momentum to execute its delicate balancing act. Also, if ...
Terrifying life-sized robot stalker can run faster than humans over rocky terrainMirror.co.uk
SCIENCE BREAKTHROUGH: Robot able to run 'FASTER THAN MAN' on rocky terrainExpress.co.uk
Atlas the Life-Sized Robot Just Became a Bit More HumanFuturism

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Engadget

The Atlas robot is getting better at chasing you down
Engadget
Boston Dynamics' upright-and-walking-on-two-legs Atlas robot is a slightly terrifying while simultaneously an amazing piece of technology. But during its initial demos the DARPA-funded automaton needed a clear and fairly even path to walk. Now thanks ...
This Robot Crosses Rough Ground Like a Human DoesMIT Technology Review

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News Every day

Giant Gundam robot will soon depart Tokyo mall
CNET
It's never easy being the bearer of bad news, but that amazing and incredibly awesome giant Gundam robot won't be standing guard over Tokyo forever. The massive mockup, which measures a staggering 59 feet tall, will stride off into the sunset within a ...
Say Goodbye to Japan's Giant Gundam RobotNews Every day
Giant Gundam robot statue to say goodbye to Odaiba in MarchAsahi Shimbun

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USA TODAY



Financial Times

Rise of the robot music industry
Financial Times
Robotic is not an adjective that many musicians would want applied to their songs but the industry has been fast to embrace data analytics and artificial intelligence to help tailor its services to the increasingly fickle listener.



Business Standard

Hate doing laundry? This is the robot for you
Business Standard
The Japanese inventor received 6 billion yen ($53 million) from partners, including Panasonic, last month to advance “the Laundroid” — a robot Sakane is developing to not only wash and dry garments, but also sort, fold and neatly arrange them.

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Bloomberg

Hate Doing Laundry? This Is the Robot for You - Bloomberg
Bloomberg
The Japanese inventor received 6 billion yen ($53 million) from partners, including Panasonic Corp., last month to advance “the Laundroid” -- a robot Sakane is ...

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Featured article

A Thermistor is a temperature sensor that can be used to monitor internal temperatures of the robot. Usually thermistors are used on battery packs to monitor the it while charging and discharging. If a battery pack gets too hot, the robot or charging system will acknowledge that and take steps to reduce the temperature (stop charging, shutdown the system, etc.). A thermistor is an important element in the battery monitoring system.

Thermistors are made from special semiconductor material that changes resistance with temperature. As the temperature of the thermistor changes, the resistance of the device will change - which you robot can detect. More information about thermistors can be read below:

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Did you know..

  • ... That Open Source Software (such as ROS specifically designed for robotics) is a ...
  • ... That ROS (Robotic Operating System) is a software platform used to develop robotic applications. ROS is an ...
  • ... That Leak detectors can be used to sense when a robot might be operating in an unsafe or humid environment. If a robot commonly operates in or around water...
  • ... That Facial Recognition is a software application that allows the computer to identify a person based on a vide...
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Featured robot

NAO
NAO is a humanoid robot

• Embedded Computer and WiFi included
• Vision system, voice recognition, Text to Speech and more standard
• Functional hands can pick up and grasp objects
• Only educational and research customers may purchase this product. See bottom of page for details.

The NAO Humanoid Robot from Aldebaran Robotics is a companion, assistant and research platform. If the full-size personal butler is still a vision of the future, ALDEBARAN’s robots will already provide a perfect platform to deliver a range of daily services. With 25 degrees of freedom, NAO is capable of executing a wide range of movements (walking, sitting, standing up, dancing, avoiding obstacles, kicking, seizing objects, etc.)

Equipped as standard with an embedded computer and wifi connection, NAO is fully Autonomous and can establish a secure connection to the Internet to ownload and broadcast content.

Fitted with two speakers and several microphones, NAO has a quality sound system to play music. It is equipped with a voice recognition system that locates where the sound is coming from, so that he can turn his head towards the Speaker or origin of the sound. He has a text to speech function so he can interact with its environment verbally by pronouncing any text sent to him, messages, e-mail, books, newspapers, etc.

The NAO Humanoid robot from Aldebaran Robotics has a vision system allowing him to capture and send photos, video streams, recognize colored objects, detect and recognize faces and communicate with the PC or the web (downloading files, behaviors, sending images in real time, etc.)

NAO is fully autonomous; it can find his way around a room while avoiding
obstacles. It is also capable of going alone to its recharge base when its battery is low.

Nao is being introduced on the market as the ideal introduction to robots and aspires to eventually, become an autonomous family companion. Finally, with more sophisticated functions, it will adopt a new role, assisting humans with daily tasks. Featured with an intuitive, dedicated programming interface, “Choregraphe”, and a full SDK which connects to NAOqi, the entire family will be able to enjoy the robotic experience. Full of new and advanced technology, the NAO robot will also satisfy the most demanding techno-addict’s expectations.