Category Archives: Robots Around the World

iCub Never Forgets a Face…

Check out a new model for face recognition software from SPECS! Many mammals have an amazing ability to recognize objects under distinct conditions. Tasks that may seem simple are in fact only possible thanks to the great complexity of the … Continue reading

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Robots Shed Light on Evolutionary Processes

Machines give us clues about communication in the animal kingdom Chimps, birds and bees are just a few of the many animals that communicate with each other when searching for food. Since everyone’s got to eat, communication during foraging is … Continue reading

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Robots Hit Healthcare in New Ways

Robots are out of the operating room and at patients’ bedsides! Robots that perform surgery have been around for a while. The da Vinci system, which has been in use since the 90s, electronically translates a surgeon’s hand movement into … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Message from Neelie Kroes

Europe’s Vice President of the Digital Agenda shares some thoughts on 2011 and the promising future of ICT in Europe

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Pals in Pediatrics

The ALIZ-E project investigates the use of social robots with children in hospitals The European project ALIZ-E began in the spring of 2010 and is scheduled to run for another 3 years with 8.29M€ in funding. The goal of the … Continue reading

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Europe’s Integrative Technology

Robots for stroke patients and more… The video above features the LOPES  (Lower Extremity-Powered ExoSkeleton) developed by Dr. ir Herman van der Kooij  and his team at the University of Twente, Netherlands to assist stroke patients who are learning how … Continue reading

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Meet the Mask-bot

it’s more than just a pretty face… At first glance it’s a generic plastic mask fixed in front of a projector. Switch it on and you’re looking at the most realistic ¨talking head¨ yet. Researchers from the Institute of Cognitive … Continue reading

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Robot Companions for Citizens

An introduction to one of the FET Flagships The video above was presented by the Robot Companion for Citizens Flagship Initiative at a conference in Warsaw at the end of November. Robot Companions for Citizens is currently one of 6 … Continue reading

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Welcome to a Robot-Lover’s Paradise

Robot Land is scheduled to open in 2014  in Incheon, South Korea South Korea’s  got robots covered; from classrooms to the Northern border, the nation’s using robots to support humans just about anywhere.   But their robots aren’t all work … Continue reading

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Safer, Quicker Brain Surgery

Europe develops robots to assist neurosurgeons The ACTIVE project (Active Constraints Technologies for III-defined or Volatile Environments) is a 4 year European project which started in April of 2011. The ACTIVE project stemmed from a previous European project called ROBOCAST … Continue reading

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