26 Sep '14, 1pm

Video Friday: Murata Cheerleaders, Soft Robotics, and ROSCon

Video Friday: Murata Cheerleaders, Soft Robotics, and ROSCon

The Human Exploration Telerobotics project, managed by NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., is developing and testing robots to improve the way humans live and work in space. Some of the project's robots have human-like "hands" and "legs" while others have wheels or are small, free-flying satellites. All have the potential to help astronauts reduce the amount of time they spend on routine maintenance tasks; to safely and quickly make repairs outside the spacecraft; or to remotely explore and work on a planet or asteroid's surface.

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-soft...

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Microsoft Shuts Down Its Robotics Group

spectrum.ieee.org 25 Sep '14, 9pm

In 2007, Bill Gates wrote his influential "A Robot in Every Home " article in Scientific American* , envisioning a future ...