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Emergency Response Resource Center
Fukushima: Japan Becoming Leader in Disaster Robots?
Fukushima has raised awareness about the need for robots, and the Japanese are moving fast in building emergency response robots. Read more.
A universal easy-to-learn robot control interface for emergency first responders View ‘Disaster Bots’ Controlled by Multi-touch


Emergency Response News
Red Mountain Pressures iRobot to Divest From Defense
Activist investor wants iRobot to focus on profit and leadership.

“Smart Nation” Program Spawns Singapore’s Fifth Lab
$40M laboratory launched for advanced robotics and autonomous systems

Can Any Robot Survive Fukushima? Maybe None!
Radiation-induced degradation of a robot’s electronics could spell its doom

GuardBot Rolls From Martian Plans to Sentry Duty
Spherical robots are no longer science fiction, but adoption yet to be seen.

It’s All in the “Tether” as Motorola Invests in CyPhy Works
Persistent communications and continuous power supply are huge plusses

Can Humanoid Robots Survive DARPA’s Tough Love?
Two unexpected rulings may doom the chances for some robots well before the race begins

Back to Fukushima with a Snake Robot
Evaluating damaged reactors critical first step in decommissioning the plant

Gas-Sniffing Robot Hunts for Leaks beneath Our Streets
Catastrophe lurks in the invisible cloud of natural gas leaking from ageing pipes

Nitrofirex Firefighting UAS
Nitrofirex offers the ability to fight forest fires from the air at night and allows direct support to the ground crews.

Hanson Robotics Moves to Hong Kong
Will make human-sized robots—parts made on the mainland, with assembly taking place in Hong Kong—and sell for $30K to $250K

Fukushima: Japan Becoming Leader in Disaster Robots?
Fukushima has raised awareness about the need for robots, and the Japanese are moving fast in building emergency response robots.

And the Winner Is: My Man, SCHAFT
Immediate payoff for Andy Rubin’s Google robot shopping list

Will a Robot Rocky Balboa Emerge from the DARPA Challenge?
Here are nine robots in search of $2M and glory

Insane Build Time for Hollywood-handsome Valkyrie
"If it's worth doing, it's worth doing cool," NASA's Nicholas Radford

DALER Robot Walks on Wings
This dual-modal robot can both fly and walk using the same structure, a pair of whegs.



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Special Focus: 3D Printing
3D Printing

The new reality of customizable, one-off production:
Additive Manufacturing (AM). Where it’s going, why and what’s
driving its emergence.


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