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February 26, 2009  1:23 AM

Overheard: American market soft on robots

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
ROBOT, Robotics

lanceulanoff.gif If iRobot had made a 4-foot-tall Roomba with a face and a hand to hold a vacuum hose, the...

November 8, 2007  2:24 AM

Contest: Degrees of freedom

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
contest, ROBOT, Robotics

How many degrees of freedom (DOFs) does the flute-playing robot from Waseda University have? Leave your answer in the comments and I'll send somebody with the right answer a TechTarget shirt. Check back Friday,...

November 8, 2007  1:47 AM

Overheard: Six degrees of freedom

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
ROBOT, Robotics, Technology

Typical industrial robots feature a 6-axis configuration, or six degrees of freedom. Toyota's trumpet-playing robot has 29 degrees of freedom. [kml_flashembed...

November 3, 2007  10:33 PM

Overheard: It’s very cool — military transport

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
military technology, ROBOT, Robotics, Technology

[kml_flashembed movie="http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=5349770802105160028" width="400" height="326" wmode="transparent" /] Watch what happens when the guy kicks this thing. BigDog, as this robot is known, is powered by a gasoline engine. That's the buzzing you...

November 3, 2007  2:46 PM

Overheard: Robot goats will save the planet

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
ROBOT, Robotics, Technology



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