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Quartz

Siemens is building a swarm of robot spiders to 3D-print objects together
Quartz
3D printing is still in its infancy, but it's starting to show signs that it might revolutionize the way we manufacture products. That said, current technology won't allow us to make anything larger than the printing machines themselves. Some smart ...
Robot Spiders Weave Products from Plastic in a New Spin on 3-D PrintingMIT Technology Review
What Labor Crisis?Builder Magazine

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Newsweek

Watch Scuba-Diving Robot Exploring Ocean Depths
Newsweek
A humanoid robotic diver has been developed that scientists and archeologists hope will open up a new realm of deep sea exploration. OceanOne, created by researchers at Stanford University, combines artificial intelligence with human-controlled haptic ...
This Tactile Robot Diver Lets Explorers Feel Around ShipwrecksPopular Mechanics
Stanford's Humanoid Diving Robot Takes on Undersea Archaeology and Coral ReefsIEEE Spectrum
This humanoid robot diver is a submersible avatarFox News
Tech Times -WPTV.com
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Co.Create

Puma Created A Robot As Fast As Usain Bolt To Make Athletes Better
Co.Create
But the BeatBot is a programmable, self-driving, line-following robot made to push runners by giving them a real visual target to beat. Kind of like dog racing for humans. If you tend to run faster when competing against someone rather than just the ...

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Orlando Sentinel

Robot lessons help sick children learn math
Orlando Sentinel
Fifth-grader Grayson Zrelak crouches over a pint-sized robot in his Longwood dining room and frowns. The bot looks like a tiny Mars rover and is supposed to follow a strip of blue tape along the floor, but each time it hits a right turn, it stops. He ...

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The Verge

Samsung's personal assistant robot is called Otto
The Verge
Samsung is pushing hard into the Internet of Things, and in an effort to show off its new ARTIK IoT platform, the company created Otto, a personal assistant robot similar to the Amazon Echo, but a bit creepier. Otto has a microphone and speaker, can ...
Otto is Samsung's cute personal assistant robotEngadget
Samsung's smart robot can answer questions and be a security guardCIO
Samsung Unveils 'Otto' Personal Assistant Robot [Video]iClarified
CNET
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Newsweek

From Space, Astronaut Tim Peake to Control Robot on Earth
Newsweek
British astronaut Tim Peake is to control a robot on Earth from the International Space Station, currently in orbit at 16,775 miles per hour. The experiment, announced on Wednesday, will see Peake command a 154 kilogram robotic rover, nicknamed Bridget ...
Tim Peake drives remote robot on Earth from orbitBBC News
Tim Peake drives robotic rover on Earth from the ISS as part of the ExoMars missionDaily Mail
Tim Peake is going to steer a robot rover on 'Mars' from spaceIrish Examiner
BT.com -SBS
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New York Times

The Pros and Cons of Using a Robot as an Investment Adviser
New York Times
SHOULD you trust your hard-earned retirement dollars to a robot? These robots, of course, aren't like those you see in the movies. But they are capable of providing investment advice usually delivered by a human adviser sitting behind a desk — and for ...

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Featured article

Willow Garage's office map as created by PR2
Willow Garage's office map as created by PR2
A SLAM (Simultaneous localization and mapping) is a technique used by robots and Autonomous vehicles to build a map within an unknown environment, or to update a map within a known environment, while keeping track of their current location. So basicly you attempt to build a map of your environment while moving, to identify where you are in relation to your sorroundings.

In recent years, the success of single-robot SLAM has led to more multi-robot SLAM (MR-SLAM) research. A team of robots with MR-SLAM can explore an environment more efficiently and reliably.

SLAM can be thought of as a chicken and egg problem: An accurate map is needed for localization while a absolute pose estimate is needed to build that map. This is the starting condition for iterative process. The complexity of the technical processes of locating and mapping under conditions of errors and noise do not allow for a coherent solution of both tasks. Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) is a concept that binds these processes in a loop and therefore supports the continuity of both aspects in separated processes; iterative feedback from one process to the other enhances the results of both consecutive steps.



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Featured robot

PLEO
PLEO is an Autonomous robotic life form, modeled on a young Camarasaurus dinosaur.

PLEO is designed to mimic life, which means PLEO thinks and acts independently, just like a real animal. In general, a Life Form looks, moves, and behaves in ways that trigger a "belief of life". Sepcifically, PLEO has organic body language, exhibits emotions, is aware of his/her surroundings and has recognizable behaviors. PLEO' sophisticated sensory system has devices that enable him to hear, to see, to sense touch, and to detect objects. It is the newest member of your family!

• Every PLEO LifeForm includes: Companion Guide, Training Leaf, Authenticity ID Card, One Li-Polymer Rechargeable Battery, Charging cradle, and Universal voltage power Adapter.
• Not intended for children under the age of 12.
• Product Dimensions: 15 x 4 x 8 inches - Weight: 8.8 pounds.
• Pleo's Li-Polymer battery provides longer play time than 2009 Pleo. Recharging a depleted battery takes 4 hours.
• US/Non-U.S. Version includes: 100-240VAC 50/60Hz universal adapter