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This is the last part of three in our series “Fathers of Robotics”. With robots getting more and more present in our daily lives, it’s interesting to look back and get to know the great minds who first conceived a future where machines would help humans. Ismail Al-Jazari Born in 1136 in […]

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This is the second part of three in our series “Fathers of Robotics”. With robots getting more and more present in our daily lives, it’s interesting to look back and get to know the great minds who first conceived a future where machines would help humans. Joseph Engelberger Born in Brooklyn (New […]

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This is the first part of three in our series “Fathers of Robotics”. With robots getting more and more present in our daily lives, it’s interesting to look back and get to know the great minds who first conceived a future where machines would help humans. Isaac Asimov Born Isaak Ozimov […]

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Man versus machine has quickly become man merges with machine as assistive technologies continue to develop. Today, the loss of a limb does not automatically translate into the loss of mobility. This year introduced the Cybathlon, where athletes compete for gold using their assistive technologies. Prosthetics range from body-powered replacements to high-tech interfaces that involve direct brain control.

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NASA in on a “Journey to Mars”. According to the space agency, we should see the first humans landing on Mars by 2033. Along this journey, NASA is planning to send robots to prepare the big landing. In 2013, NASA unveiled four sister robots which are the first of the next generation of robots in […]

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  In many ways, the human race has advanced radically in a very short period of time. People born with missing limbs can now live full and “normal” lives, as can those who have suffered injuries and amputations. This is a far cry from the days when an amputated leg […]

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The M3-Neony and M3-Synchy were developed as baby bots aimed at testing machine learning software, and specifically to take a look at fine motor skill development. The hardware on this adorable little bot are some typical cameras, a microphone, gyro, accelerometer, and tactile sensors. I heard about the M3–neony and […]

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Today I have an interesting tidbit for those of you on LinkedIn ! There is now a LinkedIn group for hobby roboteers! Now I have even more of a reason to finally get on LinkedIn – we’ll see how much the temptation drives me. The meat of today’s article is […]