Archive for the 'robotics' Category

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? ‚ÄúThose electrons feel GOOD!”
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