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Robotics Trends: 16-22 April 2012

    Robotics Trends: 16-22 April 2012

The DARPA Humanoid Challenge is still a hot topic! Competitors start to organize. Davide Faconti who led the REEM-B humanoid project at Pal Robotics is currently recruiting partners for a

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Symposium on Robotics @ Collège de France, Paris

    Symposium on Robotics @ Collège de France, Paris

Robotics has been recognized by everyone as one of the next big thing. Most important universities have researchers working on robotic. Some like the MIT or CMU since while. Others

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Robotics Trends: 9-15 April 2012

    Robotics Trends: 9-15 April 2012

As for last week the main topic this week is humanoid robots. The DARPA did reveal that PETMAN from Boston Dynamics will be the platform for the 8 teams that

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Robotics Trends: 2-8 April 2012

    Robotics Trends: 2-8 April 2012

This week news make us expect humanoid robots walking autonomously in a crowded side walk in about 8 years from now. Yes, by 2020! The Darpa is preparing a new

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Robotics Trends: 26 March – 1 April 2012

    Robotics Trends: 26 March – 1 April 2012

Welcome back to our review of robotics trends. Our favorite findings this week are from Boston Dynamics. Their Sand Flea jumping robots is simply amazing! Checkout the video below. You’ll

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Robotics Trends: 19-25 March 2012

    Robotics Trends: 19-25 March 2012

The spring brought good news to the robotics industry. Last week, the Nao humanoid’s manufacturer Aldebaran Robotics sold its majority stake for $100 million. This week, its the turn of

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Robotics Trends: 12-18 March 2012

    Robotics Trends: 12-18 March 2012

This is the first of our series of posts reporting robotics trends and news based on our Internet findings. Today, we organized collected resouces based on their tags. We also

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Initiatives and Funds for Robotics

    Initiatives and Funds for Robotics

Starting a company is always a challenge. This obviously applies to all areas including young high tech ones such as robotics. We briefly report here some of the most recent

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Will Micro-Scale Robots Be Available Soon?

  Will Micro-Scale Robots Be Available Soon?

Chip makers are struggling with miniaturization to keep pace with moore’s law. The cutting-edge technology is extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography.

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Fun With Robots: Your Vacuum Can Do More Than You Expect

  Fun With Robots: Your Vacuum Can Do More Than You Expect

One of our readers pointed a fun video (see Video 1 below) where a baby is gently swung by an

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Keep Fighting SOPA, PIPA, and the Rest!

  Keep Fighting SOPA, PIPA, and the Rest!

In his Talk at TED offices (see Video 1), Clay Shirky explains why  Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT

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On Strike Against SOPA and PIPA!

  On Strike Against SOPA and PIPA!

NooTriX.com is joining today’s Internet blackout against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT IP Act (PIPA). These legislation

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Smartphones and Tablets Turn Into Robots at CES 2012

  Smartphones and Tablets Turn Into Robots at CES 2012

Since a few years already, hobbyists managed to build robots operated by cell phones (see video 1). Earliest experiments rely

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Post-Christmas Green Attitude

  Post-Christmas Green Attitude

So, you got a new gadget for Christmas. If it is a tablet, you probably got an iPad 2 or

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Non-Intrusive Brain Interfaces: Reality Catches Up with Sci Fi

  Non-Intrusive Brain Interfaces: Reality Catches Up with Sci Fi

Researchers from UC Berkeley used MRI to analyze a the brain activity and produce a movie showing what a person

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Happy New Robotics Year 2012!

  Happy New Robotics Year 2012!

As a gift for the new year, robotpodcast.com did made the following 2011 best of robotic videos. It gathers a

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Why you need another PDF reader for iPad

  Why you need another PDF reader for iPad

There is no doubt that PDF is a prominent format for digital documents, if not the most widespread one. However,

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A Step Further In Bipedal Humanoid Robots Development

Robot.net reported that Honda released early November 2011 a new version of its famous humanoid robot. Asimo is now able

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