Archive for the 'robotics' Category

HackerBoards.com now hosts the Single Board Computer Database

November 14, 2018

The DeviceGuru Blog Network is pleased to announce that it now hosts the Single Board Computer Database — aka “Board-DB” — which was created by Raffaele Tranquillini and previously hosted at board-db.org.
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Inside Mantis: a 2-ton hexapod robot with a Linux brain

April 6, 2013

After four years of development, Micromagic Systems has finally completed the Mantis Hexapod Walking Machine, claimed to be the world’s largest all-terrain operational hexapod robot. The device stands nearly three meters tall, weighs just under two tons, and is controlled by a PC/104 module stack running embedded Linux.
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Telepresence robot smackdown!

January 23, 2013

The growing trend toward telecommuting and outsourcing has driven companies to seek ways for remote workers and teams to communicate and collaborate more efficiently and effectively. This need has inspired a handful of innovative high-tech startups to create a new market: remote telepresence robots. Let’s see how their bots compare…
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Startup gives birth to telepresence robot

September 25, 2012

Suitable Technologies today unveiled a telepresence robot based on “Texai” technology from Willow Garage, a robotics research lab. “Beam” (as in “Beam me up, Scotty” — no, really!) implements a video chat function on a computer you can remotely drive around via Internet-based control.
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Humanoid robot wakes in space, tweets

August 23, 2011

Robonaut 2 (aka R2), the first humanoid robot to become a permanent resident of the International Space Station (ISS), was awakened from stasis this week after six months in orbit. R2’s first words? “Those electrons feel GOOD!”
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