Monday, November 9, 2009

Students Design Robotic Shopping Cart

"WORCESTER — Whenever Ty N. Tremblay went to a supermarket, he noticed a problem: An elderly and disabled shopper seated in a motorized cart could only collect what would fill a small basket on the cart or would have to rely on someone else to follow with a large shopping carriage.

The solution? The Autonomous Shopping Cart, a robotic shopping carriage created by Mr. Tremblay and other Worcester Polytechnic Institute students that would follow any shopper through the aisles of a store. “That way the elderly don't have to push a shopping cart, the handicapped don't have to get in (a cart),” said Mr. Tremblay, or your kid doesn't push it into your ankles..."
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Monday, September 21, 2009

POOL PLAYING ROBOT - Care to make this game a little more interesting?

The pool-playing robot - another way for robots to defeat humans
"In yet another small step towards the time when robots will be able to rise up and overthrow their human masters, scientists have taught a robot how to play pool.

'Deep Green' - named after Deep Blue, the chess-playing supercomputer that beat reigning world champion Garry Kasparov in 1997 - was created by Robotics & Computer Vision lab at Queen's University in Ontario, Canada, with the intention of it becoming good enough at shot-playing and game strategy that it can eventually beat a human..."

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

ShpinMENSCH Goilemat

WATCH: The Israeli robot who wants to be Spider-Man from
Even before the movie franchise existed, Spider-Man was known for his ability to scale great heights by shooting webs with his wrists that attach to buildings and allow him to swing for kilometers from one to the next. Spider-Man's agility recently inspired students in the robotics department at Ben-Gurion University to create a robot that can move like the superhero. The robot's prototype, which recently took its first steps in a video posted on YouTube, is called Spiderbot... read the full article at its source: