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MIT Software Optimizes Paths For Automated Underwater Vehicles

Figuring out the best route for many underwater vehicle like 'swarm' is a monumentally complex problem. But, MIT researchers have developed new software and methods that can predict optimal paths for automated underwater vehicles. The purpose is to teach the "swarms" of undersea robots: how to effectively draw paths for us. The team is going to…
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Amazing Acrobats Of Nano Quadcopter Robots Swarm

We all are acquainted with Acrobat. Most of the time, people do various type of acrobatic steps, sometimes animals do also. But did anyone one hear about Robots are doing acrobatics? I guess, NO. this time, instead of animal or human, robots will do the acrobatic styles. Well, a robotics research team at the University of Pennsylvania has designed…
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Apple Quietly Rolled Out Low Cost iMac Designed For Education Institutions

Apple has been known to offer education exclusive machines for schools and it seems they have stayed true to the practice with the recent launch of a 21-inch iMac for $999. The cheaper iMac is designed for education institutions only, which means individuals cannot purchase the computer at the discounted rate and the new model sports a 3.1ghz i3, 2…
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Robotic Wheelchair Gets First Test Drive

Sweden’s Luleå University of Technology has developed a robotic wheelchair that does not look very technological or well-designed, but is definitely useful. The chair uses a laser sensor to generate a 3D map of its surroundings, that’s then transferred to an on-board haptic robot, allowing the bot to select up on and navigate its way around any…
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iPad Study Released By Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University release iPad study and college kids like having iPads in the classroom.The school introduced the tablets in a handful of lecture halls and classrooms, as part of its iPad Pilot Program and teachers involved in the study said they benefited from all the educational software available on Apple's App Store.During the fall…
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HRP-2 Humanoid Robot Turns Obstacles Into Tools

Modern humanoid robots are able to run, somersault and even dance – now comes a robot that walks like a senior citizen. It leans on objects in its environment for support to help it move around and complete tasks.Newscientist published an article last week about HRP-2, a robot unveiled this month during the Humanoids2010 conference in Nashville.…
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HP’s Flexible Electronic Display

The Flexible Display Center at Arizona State University has promised that thin paper-like displays are just about three years away from field trials. Using a a production method called Self-Aligned Imprint Lithography (SAIL), these displays can be mass manufactured in the form of rolls instead of sheets, which manages to make the production method…
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General Motors sensor-laden windshield

Apparently not everyone at General Motors is toiling away in an attempt to get the Volt ready for its 2010 debut, as another sector of the outfit's R&D division is busy creating a windshield that will, at its core, enable us to stop running stuff over. The futuristic glass would utilize lasers, sensors and cameras in order to help drivers see…
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