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Artificial Antenna Helps 'Cockroach Robot' Scurry Along Walls
 
 
  cockroach robotStudent-made sensor-laden antenna mimics cockroach behavior sending obstacle warnings to wheeled robot's electronic brain.

 
 
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Snake-Like Robot Conquers Obstacles
 
 
  snake Omnitread robotWheeled and tracked robots often have problems maneuvering over rough terrain. Johann Borenstein’s team at the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering thinks they have one possible solution – a unique tread design which is incorporated in a snakebot named OmniTread.

 
 
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Opinion
Robotics and the Need for Standards

The requirement for widely adopted standards for engineering and other disciplines, based on the strong link between standards and competitiveness, is undeniable. The benefits of standards are so universally accepted that many organizations see standardization as a strategic imperative and have dedicated Standardization Management teams in place to develop standards and make sure their products conform to existing standards. For robotics, a complex discipline that involves electrical, mechanical and computer engineering, standards use and conformance is essential.

By Lloyd Spencer
 
 
Vendor Spotlight
Toyota Gets in the Game

Toyota robot humanoidToyota joins Honda and Sony in Japan's humanoid robotics technology race with a pair of trumpet-playing robots. More importantly, the company announced the creation of a new division with the aim of commercializing humanoid robots by 2010.

by Dan Kara
 
 
In this Issue
· Robotics Trends and Questex Media Group Partner On ‘Sensors Cluster’ at RoboNexus 2005
· Korea Keys On Intelligent Robotics Industry
· Pathmark Stores, Inc. Taking On "Bottom of Basket Loss" With Evolution Robotics’ LaneHawk
· Innova Holdings Opens New Research, Engineering, and Development (RED) Center
· RoboNexus Call for Presentations
· Robotics and the Need for Standards
· iRobot Files Patent and Copyright Infringement Lawsuit to Protect Roomba Robotic Floorvac
· Call for Robotics Entries - MITX Technology Awards Seeks Innovative Robotics Technologies From New England Based Companies
· Artificial Antenna Helps 'Cockroach Robot' Scurry Along Walls
· Scientist Plunges Into Work Creating Deep-Sea Probes
 
 
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· iRobot Corp. Files Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering
· Robotics Show Lucy Walked Upright
· RoboNexus Call for Presentations
· iRobot Files Patent and Copyright Infringement Lawsuit to Protect Roomba Robotic Floorvac
· re2, Inc. Wins Sub-Contract to Investigate the Feasibility of Establishing an Experimentation Center for Electro-Optic Sensors in Western Pennsylvania
· Call for Robotics Entries - MITX Technology Awards Seeks Innovative Robotics Technologies From New England Based Companies
· Tektronix Sponsors CM Robotics' Competitive Robots
· Brain Power Breakthrough for Paralyzed Man
· Sharp Microelectronics Unveils 5-Beam Wide Angle Sensors
· Man's Dream is to Bring Lifesuit to Life
 
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