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Archive for June 12th, 2012

Cognitive Robots enhances Kompai’s capabilities by incorporating its “Cognitive Brain for Service Robotics”

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Since February 2011, Cognitive Robots and Robosoft have been collaborating on the framework of a European project, the ECHORD C-Kompai. The objective of the project is to enhance the companion robot Kompai with the cognitive capabilities provided by the “Cognitive Brain for Service Robotics ®” – CR-B100 – of Cognitive Robots.

The intent behind the improvement of the Kompai platform is to better serve the users – the elderly.

We have identified 3 aspects of the Kompai’s functionality to be improved in this project:

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Flying Robot running partner for solo joggers

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Another example of practical apps for robots: A research team from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology has modified a commercially-available quadrocopter and turned it into an autonomous, flying running partner for solo joggers.

Researchers from RMIT in Melbourne, Australia have developed a flying running companion called Joggobot. The system uses the built-in camera on a commercially-available Parrot AR Drone quadrocopter to track the position of a jogger, and fly a few feet out in front. While the current version has some serious limitations, there is huge potential for the development of a fully interactive training partner or coach in the very near future.

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June 12th, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Buble micro-robots for biomedical research

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Robots can work in a macro-scale as well as in a micro-scale.

Published on May 23, 2012 by

A team of scientists from the University of Hawaii are creating these tiny bubbles of air is manipulated through a saline solution, directed by heat produced by infrared laser light. Its creators see this most simple of robots as a potentially ground-breaking tool for biomedical research.

Intelligent Cutting and Deboning System

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The Georgia Tech Research Institute’s (GTRI) has developed an Intelligent Cutting and Deboning System. Using 3D imaging technology, this robot can debone an entire chicken with the skill of a human butcher and has the potential of saving the poultry industry millions of dollars by reducing costs and waste.

No very idyllic, but very practical.

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