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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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Robotics Faces the Law

Research bodies around the globe are making an effort to draft laws governing the development of robots as they become increasingly complex and ingrained in our societies. In September of 2010, the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences

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Exploring the Softer Side of Things

Why soft robots are all the rage Squids, snails and other invertebrates can do things that animals with hard skeletons can’t. For example they can squeeze through small cracks and move across rough terrain. Likewise, soft-bodied robots have some important … Continue reading

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FET Flagships Pilots Midterm Conference

Held November 24-25 at the Warsaw University of Technology and the University of Warsaw. The 6 FET Flagships showed off their stuff  at the midterm conference, involving about 250 European scientists and policy makers, who assessed the progress made by … Continue reading

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Graphene Graphene Everywhere!

If you plan on researching Graphene, you’re in plenty of company! Last year, Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov, two researchers from the University of Manchester, won the Nobel prize in Physics for their discovery of a new material: Graphene. How did they … Continue reading

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“Thinking” Robots

We’ve been thinking about them for a while… Hiro, a humanoid robot developed by professor Osamu Hasegawa at the Tokyo Institute of Technology has been proclaimed a ¨world first¨for its ability to ¨learn¨from its environment and research relevant information on … Continue reading

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The Paparazzi Bots

Look who’s roaming the red carpet The paparazzi bots are five autonomous robots, each standing at the height of an average human. These robots won’t vacuum your floor or take out your trash but they will play on your lust … Continue reading

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Robots and Royalty

icub meets Spain’s Prince and Princess of Asturias, Don Felipe and Doña Letizia at the Campus Party Milenio, Granada The event is being celebrated from the 12th -26th of October to mark the  the millennium of the Kingdom of Granada. … Continue reading

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