robotics

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Autonomy and Robotic Advancement

A few months ago on the Robotics Virtual Trade Show in my presentation I spoke about the evolution of robotic systems.  One thing I predicted was as time goes on, robots will become more independent and autonomous, performing more of the work humans and mainframe-style systems have traditionally performed.  Among the robots I talked about were robots similar to NASA's Stardust…

What’s In Your Robot?

Robots come in all shapes and all sizes, doing everything from assembling cars to vacuuming your floor.   Some are a blur of complex motions while others don't appear to do much of anything at all. There are robots that don't look or act very different from Humans. In the last 50 years robots have leaped from being fantasy ("Run Will…

Domesticated Robotics?

A discussion about robotics was started up in an online discussion forum.  A question was posed to the group:Will unmanned vehicles eventually see duty in civilian applications?Technology for unmanned military vehicles may eventually trickle down to commercial applications on Main Street. In the near future, autonomous vehicles will be used to deliver packages, collect garbage and fill potholes. http://bit.ly/bSrqfx The…