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Nanotechnology Brings 'E Whiskers' to Robots

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January 22, 2014
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Researchers are using carbon nanotubes to give robots a heightened, cat-like sense of pressure recognition.


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EFE (July 3, 2013) — Social androids capable of dancing "Gagnam Style" or working as receptionists and several other advances in nanotechnology came together on Wednesday in Tokio for a new edition of the "Robotech" fair. Over 180 companies from seven countries are partaking in the event that will be running until 5 July. Over 11.000 visitors walked the aisles of the fair in 2012 where new microscopes and lab equipment were presented in the never ending pursuit of obtaining smaller, more precise and more silent pieces of technology.
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Blind Juggling Robots Bring Calm to Chaos

Blind Juggling Robots Bring Calm to Chaos

Reuters (Feb. 6, 2013) — The brains controlling the next generation of interactive, walking robots may well come from a laboratory in Zurich, where scientists are testing new algorithms on juggling machines. With no sensory help in the form of cameras or microphones, the robots are able to keep balls in the air with nothing but mathematics to guide them.
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Fukushima Disaster Tests Mettle of Local Robot Makers

Fukushima Disaster Tests Mettle of Local Robot Makers

Reuters (Dec. 28, 2012) — Despite being recognized as a world leader in robot design, Japan is playing catch-up to develop robots capable of dealing with the crippled nuclear power plant in Fukushima. Authorities have had to rely on American-made machines to assess the damage inside the reactors. But now the country's big three manufacturers are building their own versions of durable, remote-controlled robots for hazardous environments.
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'Fetching and Carrying' Robots Swarm Nearer to Reality

'Fetching and Carrying' Robots Swarm Nearer to Reality

Reuters (June 5, 2013) — British researchers have created a swarm of self-organizing robots which can carry out simple fetching and carrying tasks. They say their work sets the stage for the development of autonomous teams of robots to help in disaster rescue efforts and even medical surgery.
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