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National Robotics Week And MATE ROV Competition
04/14/14, L Hetherington for, RoboticsTomorrow
The 2014 MATE competition highlights the role that ROVs play in exploring and documenting shipwrecks, studying sinkholes, and conserving our national maritime heritage sites.

Graphene – The New Magical Material
04/14/14, Len Calderone for, RoboticsTomorrow
Graphene may possibly be the future replacement for silicone. It’s a two-dimensional material that measures just one atom thick and has a breaking strength 300 times greater than steel.

Cable Carriers for Rotary Applications
04/14/14, Contributed by, Igus
Here are three different types of rotary applications and the cable carrier system used for each.

How Trends in Electronics are Affecting Connectors
04/14/14, Bob Stanton, Omnetics
New smaller and more portable electronics in aerospace, defense, and other stressful environments, like those encountered in robotics and oil exploration, are resulting in changing demands and designs of electronic connector systems.

DRC SafeStop Case Study
04/14/14, Contributed by, Polaris Industries
For the Robotics Challenge, to demonstrate the robot’s ability to operate a vehicle, DARPA chose to use the RANGER XP 900 EPS vehicles, which were all customized for the challenge with a TORC SafeStop Emergency System.

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Robotics Stories of the Day

A World Of Hardware Startups

Submitted on: 04/14/14, 09:39 AM

Upverter has a hardware startup master list and world map. Currently contains around 150 robotics companies, 500+ consumer hardware startups and a list of incubators, venture firms and everything else... (cont'd)

Raspberry Pi Compute Module
Submitted on: 04/07/14, 10:55 AM
From Raspberry Pi Foundation: The compute module contains the guts of a Raspberry Pi (the BCM2835 processor and 512Mbyte of RAM)

$99 MinnowBoard MAX With Intel Bay Trail-I SoC
Submitted on: 04/03/14, 10:33 AM
From MinnowBoard: MinnowBoard MAX is another open hardware embedded board we've developed to serve the needs of both the professional devel

Evolving Soft Robots With Multiple Materials
Submitted on: 03/28/14, 05:39 PM
From Evolving AI Lab: Here we evolve the bodies of soft robots made of multiple materials (muscle, bone, & support tissue) to move quickly. Evolution produces a diverse array of fun, wacky, interesting, but ultimately

Flexible Muscle-Based Locomotion for Bipedal Creatures
Submitted on: 03/24/14, 08:03 AM
From John Goatstream's Vimeo Videos: We present a muscle-based control method for simulated bipeds in which both the muscle routing and control parameters are optimized. This yields a generic locomotion control method

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Today's Robotics Headlines

First Shipment of 3D Printers Arrives as Pre-Order Goes Live Today
Submitted on: 04/16/14, 01:49 PM
E-commerce shoppers can now buy at introductory price

Registration Opens for Microchip's 18th Annual Worldwide MASTERs Conference; Premiere Technical Training Event for Embedded-Control Engineers
Submitted on: 04/16/14, 01:47 PM
Conference Held August 20-23, 2014 with Pre Conference on August 18-19 at Phoenix Resort; Classes Available for All Experience Levels, From Beginner to Expert

Google VP Named Dean of Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science
Submitted on: 04/16/14, 01:45 PM
Renowned Computer Scientist Andrew Moore Returns To Lead Top-Ranked Computer Science School

ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. Announces Online Quoting for 3D Printing
Submitted on: 04/16/14, 01:44 PM
The online quoting system will provide customers with the ability to utilize 3DMT's wide array of 3D capabilities.

600+ Industrial Leaders Converge On Milwaukee for the IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference
Submitted on: 04/16/14, 01:42 PM
Prestigious industry event also known as the "Oscars of Manufacturing"

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