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Row-bot, created by the University of Bristol, generates electricity by taking in dirty water; could help with water pollution (via University of Bristol) Thanks to developing technology and the military, there are several robots that can survive hazardous environments. They can run and maneuver through rough terrains. Now, there's a robot that powers itself via natural resources. The University of Bristol researchers, a collaboration between the University of Bristol and UWE Bristol, have b ...
This little guy is not only smart, but super cute. Alpha 2 has a multitude of functions including personal assistant, entertainer, and tutor. Seems like a useful bot... (via Ubtech Robotics) An IoT dream, make way for the newest household robot: Alpha 2. This month Ubtech Robotics, a service robotic company, launched an Indiegogo campaign for its new Alpha 2 humanoid companion bot. Not only is this domestic bot supposed to be intelligent and useful, he's also pretty adorable. The company is ...
Is this Dash and Dot or the star of the next Pixar movie?  Wonder Workshop's Dash and Dot aim to make programming and coding accessible and fun for kids. (via WonderWorkshop)   The holidays are coming up faster than you can carve a turkey, which means it's time to get gifts again. If you have a little one with an interest in technology you may want to look into the Dash and Dot. So what is it? Dash and Dot are small circular robots created by the startup Wonder Workshop, which aims to ...
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Simulating a Robot XMP-2

Posted by shabaz Top Member Nov 21, 2015
Introduction XMP-2 is a small mobile platform intended for robotics experiments. It is constructed from aluminium and uses a few methods described earlier for high accuracy on smooth surfaces. Check out the coin test in this video: XMP-2 Practice Run   It is not always possible to build hardware at the same time as the software, and much time can be saved if software developers can use a simulated robot instead of real hardware. A free simulation package called Gazebo was previously brie ...
Researchers from the University of Bristol, the University of Sussex and Ultrahaptics have successfully created a tractor beam that can hold, move, and rotate objects in mid-air without physical contact. (via the Universities) Have you ever feared UFOs, a spot light shines on you, and just like that, be carried into the sky with a spacecraft’s tractor beam?  Well, thanks to English researchers, that dream is almost a reality.   Researchers from the University of Bristol, th ...
The new Boy Scouts Digital Technology badge. The Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts have been long established programs for youth that are meant to teach viable skills. Now, both organizations have updated their programming and badges to involve youth in computer science and other STEM programs.  (via Scouting.org) In optimistic news, it seems like Google isn’t the only one starting initiatives to train and inspire the next generations for our digital world. The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts ...
All it takes is a simple green light to show your support for veterans (via Greenlightavet.com) Veterans Day was November 11th, and there's a new way to show your support ALL MONTH - aside from taking advantage of those hot mattress sales. Walmart has launched a new campaign called Greenlight a Vet, which aims to create visible and actionable support for American veterans and their families. Other organizations, such as Team Red, White and Blue, Hire Heroes USA, and Institute for Veterans ha ...
Singapore researchers are outfitting robots with simulated human brains! With the recent Nobel Prize for the Brain’s Location Code, in 2014, scientists in Singapore are using this discovery to create the next generation of ‘feeling’ robots. These robots are outfitted with simulated human brains that have an innate sense of direction that can make GPS more efficient. What’s next? (image Illustration by John Malta from the MIT Technology Review) In new and scary scienc ...
  Former Skype co-founders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis have announced the launch of a new company, Starship Technologies, which plans to introduce fleets of small, earthbound delivery robots for use by parcel delivery firms or local grocery stores. Starship’s concept is aimed at allowing retailers to ship their goods in bulk to a local hub, then use the robot fleet to complete the delivery to the shopper’s home at much less cost that today’s door-to-door delivery services. ...
The ‘Scalevo’ – a new design for a wheelchair that can climb stairs. A team of 10 students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the Zurich University of the Arts invented an innovative new wheelchair. This new chair moves like a Segway (on only two wheels) and can climb up stairs without a hitch. ( via Scalevo/Swiss Federal Institute of Technology/Zurich University of the Arts) It’s always great to see new technology that aims to improve the quality of l ...
After having built a couple of small wheeled platforms (a crude attempt called XMP-1 and a slightly better one called XMP-2) I was curious what simulation tools were out there specifically geared toward robotics design. This is just a quick summary of one of the simulation tools that are available, called Gazebo.   Gazebo was incredibly easy to get going – a single command line will install it onto Linux, and when run it is easy to add bits and pieces from the toolbar and get going. ...
NASA robot, VIPIR, meant to help repair satellites in Space. (via NASA)   NASA has been concocting new robots, like Visual Inspection Poseable Invertebrate Robot (VIPIR) seen above, to repair satellites in Space. While repairs on the Hubble Space Telescope were carried out by humans with special tools, NASA and other space agencies hope to carry out all future repair work with man operated robots. Using humans to repair satellites and spacecraft can be extremely dangerous. Hence, robo ...
Toyota Motor Corp.’s FCV Plus hydrogen-powered concept car. Toyota Motor Corporation has announced it will establish a new company, Toyota Research Institute Inc. (TRI), as an R&D enterprise with an initial focus on artificial intelligence and robotics. The headquarters will be located in Silicon Valley near Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. A second facility will be located near the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The new company ...
SoftBank’s newest robot Pepper launched in the Japanese market last week. The autonomous bot is the first ever robot to read human emotions and its developers hope Pepper is the first of a new robot “species.”  (via Aldebaran) The first real robot friend? Are they cool? SoftBank’s robot Pepper entered the Japanese market recently. The interactive robot is autonomous and programmed to simulate the role of a human companion. It is the first robot to discern human e ...
Google test drone shown releasing a package.   A secretive “Google X” team has been working for two years on Project Wing, a drone-based delivery system not unlike the drones that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced last year.   But until yesterday we didn’t know what Google’s timeline was for the drone delivery service. Now Reuters has reported that during a lunchtime keynote address to the 60th ATCA (Air Traffic Control Association) Annual Conference, Dave Vos, wh ...
Okayama University successfully creates tubeless pneumatic actuator that makes soft robotics a viable option again in the fuzzy future. (via Okayama University) As robotic technology continues to advance, it seems AI and other robotic specialty technologies are leaving the dream of soft robotics in the dust. Okayama University, however, hopes to change all that with its pneumatic actuator research that may make soft robotic organs a reality in our lifetime.   Soft robots are impractic ...
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AE-IST-TV

Posted by ae_ist_tv Nov 20, 2015
Objectivo do Projecto: Mostrar conteúdo informativo ( Vídeos - Slides - Imagens ) em monitores LCD (Entrada VGA ou HDMI) com um Raspberry Pi controlado remotamente - SSH   Motivação:          A Associação de Estudantes existe já desde 1936, trabalhando em prol dos Estudantes e dos seus interesses. Sendo que a comunidade IST tem 11589 alunos (ano de 2015) é difícil chegar a todos e cada um. ...

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