US military seeking more autonomous robots and vehicles
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Underwater spy robot created by Virginia Tech researchers

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Researchers at Virginia Tech have built an autonomous, robotic jellyfish that could someday work as an underwater military spy. The Virginia Tech College of Engineering unveiled the prototype robot, named Cyro. The life-like, autonomous robotic jellyfish weighs 170 pounds and is 5 feet 7 inches in height. A handout...
Underwater spy robot created by Virginia Tech researchers

Man or machine? The age of the robot blurs sci-fi and cutting-edge science

www.guardian.co.uk
From Marvel's latest Ultron run to Obama's brain mapping project, real science and made-up fiction are inching ever closer to cutting down the barriers between man and machineNo sci-fi plot is as reliable as that of the rebelling robot. It's a story as old as digital time: the once promising...
Man or machine? The age of the robot blurs sci-fi and cutting-edge science

Scientists let a moth drive a robot, study its tracking behavior (video)

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Insect-inspired robots are nothing new, but an insect driving a robot is decidedly novel. Graduate student Garnet Hertz managed to get a cockroach to control a mobile robot back in 2006, but scientists over at the University of Tokyo changed it up a bit by having a silk moth...
Scientists let a moth drive a robot, study its tracking behavior (video)

Autonomous Robots Coming To U.S. Hospitals

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The FDA has just approved iRobot's RP-VITA, an autonomous medical robot which interacts with patients, for use in American hospitals. The FDA approved the country's first human-interacting autonomous robot for hospitals on Thursday. The RP-VITA, made by iRobot (best known to consumers as the makers of the Roomba) and...
Autonomous Robots Coming To U.S. Hospitals
Autonomous robots may soon work alongside surgeons as part of newly funded project

Meet The Navy's New 'MacGyverBot'

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Researchers at Georgia Tech are creating a next-generation humanoid robot--a self-described "robot that behaves like MacGyver"--for the military that can create simple tools out of any nearby objects. The robot acts autonomously and can rescue troops with impromptu tools, as well as block suspects' range of motion by jamming doors...
Meet The Navy's New 'MacGyverBot'

DailyDirt: My Robot Lies Over The Ocean...

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Autonomous robots are popping up everywhere. Some can fly, and some can drive. Others can swim across the ocean. Considering that there are still a lot of places in the oceans not yet explored, fish-like robots could gather amazing amounts of data and help us keep an eye on 70%...
DailyDirt: My Robot Lies Over The Ocean...

DailyDirt: Underwater Robots For Fooling Fish & Finding Foul Waters

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The term "drone" usually refers to a robotic plane, but some robot researchers are developing underwater drones for exploring the oceans and going to some hard-to-reach underwater destinations. A few of these robotic fish projects also mimic real fish locomotion and appearance, so that the robots blend into their environment....
DailyDirt: Underwater Robots For Fooling Fish & Finding Foul Waters

iRobot military bots learn how to phone home

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Semi-autonomous robots start to take the field with the ability to find their way home, right themselves when knocked over, and soon to create mesh networks. [Read more]...
iRobot military bots learn how to phone home
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