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October 24, 2015
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Robotics and the law: When software can harm you

Recent headlines declaring “Robot Kills Man in Germany” are examples of growing news coverage about the impact of robots on society. This is the subject of a new law review article by a University of Washington faculty member.

January 23, 2014
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Silver Nanowire Sensors Hold Promise for Prosthetics, Robotics

North Carolina State University researchers have used silver nanowires to develop wearable, multifunctional sensors that could be used in biomedical, military or athletic applications, including new prosthetics, robotic systems and flexible touch panels. The sensors can measure strain, pressure, human … Continue reading

December 19, 2012
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CU-Boulder Team Develops Swarm of Pingpong Ball-Sized Robots

University of Colorado Boulder Assistant Professor Nikolaus Correll likes to think in multiples. If one robot can accomplish a singular task, think how much more could be accomplished if you had hundreds of them. Correll and his computer science research … Continue reading

November 30, 2012
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Best Paper

IEEE recognizes doctoral student’s robotics work with ‘Best Paper’ award Ying Mao, a doctoral student studying mechanical engineering at the University of Delaware, earned the “Best Student Paper” award at the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. IEEE … Continue reading

March 14, 2012
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Researchers ‘Print’ Polymers That Bend Into 3-D Shapes

*Technique could be used to direct growth of blood vessels or tissues in the laboratory* Christian Santangelo, Ryan Hayward and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently employed photographic techniques and polymer science to develop a new technique for … Continue reading

October 21, 2010
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The Rise of Google’s iCar

With the recent advancements in robotics, automation, navigation, and self-driving vehicles, all spurred on by the DARPA Challenge and the research at Georgia Tech among other programs, it’s no surprise to hear that Google has been working very hard on … Continue reading