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News & Analysis
Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Comet Landing
Why Intel is Betting on Drones
CMU Names Martial Hebert Director of Robotics Institute

In-Depth Analysis
Robot Roustabouts on Deep-sea Drilling Rigs
We just need to go out and get the right technologies and put them together. Those technologies include robotic arms with semi-autonomous robotic control software developed for NASA deep-space and planetary missions. (September 05, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
From Robot Design to Robot…in Hours!
With $10 million in National Science Foundation (NSF) funding, the researchers are joining forces to make building your own robot almost as easy as printing a grant request. (August 31, 2012)

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The Doctor Inside You: Diagnostic Micro-bots
The technology also creates the possibility that people may have tiny diagnostic robots operating inside their bodies on a routine basis, operating unnoticeably until a disease is detected. (August 24, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Robots Vulnerable to Hacking
There is no reason why the robotics community cannot immediately use security solutions that have been developed for defense and telecom networks. (August 20, 2012)

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Markets, Clusters and Robotics in the Land of Prince
A relatively new robotics cluster is under development in Minnesota, in the Minneapolis metro area. (August 20, 2012)

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Corning Teamwork: Robots, Gorilla Glass and the iPhone
Gorilla Glass, the diamond-tough, micro-thin window into every iPhone and iPad—as well as six hundred other electronic devices for thirty different companies—is made possible by a team of FANUC robots and humans at Corning’s sixty-year-old glassworks in the small town of Harrodsburg. KY. (August 14, 2012)

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When Apple Comes Home, Thank a Robot
Rising wages and automation alone might make Apple move to India or Africa, but not re-shore itself stateside. The robot, however, holds the automation key. (August 11, 2012)

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Shall We Blame the Robot?
Many legal and robotics experts hold the view that robots lack free will and therefore cannot be held morally accountable for their actions. But University of Washington psychologists are finding that ordinary people don't have such a clear-cut view of humanoid robots. (August 10, 2012)

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Drones In Commercial Airspace To Drive A New Industrial Revolution
So far, about 40 states are expected to apply for the test site status that should attract thriving community of researchers, manufacturers, suppliers and educators to invest in their local economies. (August 03, 2012)

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Collision-free Flying for UAVs in Crowded Skies
The new technology promises major advantages over radar-based UAV anti-collision systems that calculate distances using reflected radio signals. (July 31, 2012)

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Drones Over Manhattan: Stalking Gotham 24x7
The pros and cons over invasion of privacy from domestic drone use are rampant and are now gaining intense scrutiny from both liberal and conservative organizations and the general public. (July 31, 2012)

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$6M Project to Standardize Robots in Senior Care Settings
The funding is part of a significant European Commission investment in social care robotics that goes beyond engineering to explore legal, ethical, and social issues surrounding human-robot interaction in social care environments. (July 26, 2012)

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Floating Robots Deliver Critical Water Flow Data
The Floating Sensor Project, as it's called, is hoping to replace traditional fixed water sensors to track water movement or water-borne pollutants. Since the sensors are mobile, they can also be easily deployed to monitor an emergency situation, such as an oil spill. (July 26, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
iRobot’s Economical Seaglider for Budget-friendly Research
iRobot Corp.’s enhanced underwater endurance vehicle designed to provide scientists with greater levels of data in a more economic model. (July 20, 2012)

In-Depth Analysis
Culinary Robotics: Kitchen-ready Buddies to Take Home
In the most futuristic vision, you won’t even have a kitchen—you’ll share a central one with fellow apartment dwellers, and experience it virtually, Matrix-like, through a helmet-like headset that will allow you to choose meals, ingredients, and cooking techniques, and have the meal cooked and delivered to your apartment. (July 20, 2012)

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