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Video Friday: Ollie Rolling, RoboRaven Flying, TurtleBot Curling

They managed to put together a fun little teaser video with just the right amount of truthiness mixed in, and followed it up with an excitingly unique consumer robot.

The consumer robotics isn't quite at the level of, I dunno, the useless app market, where there are new products releases so relentlessly that they make me want to push that scary looking 'Destroy Universe' button on my Android phone.

CSAIL graduate student Ross Finman is nominated by his former colleague Hordur Johannsson to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but Ross soon discovers that Hordur is not the only one—or only thing—that wants him to participate...

The first shows ATLAS dragging a truss around like it's a comfort object, and the second shows a beautiful stereo depth fusion visualization:

1) The use of stereo depth fusion using Kintinuous (originally used to build large maps with Kinect data) to a quality which matches LIDAR data.

Tasks included mapping, recognizing and observing targets, rooftop landings, window entries, interior inspections, and acting as a flying WiFi relay, all autonomously:

In collaboration with Lockheed Martin, a team of research students and staff from Warsaw University of Technology successfully demonstrated the first phase of flight test and integration of unmanned aircraft platforms with an autonomous mission control system.

The purpose of the project is to optimize the performance of unmanned aerial vehicles when flying in fleets manned aircraft, in order to make the best use of available assets for any given mission.

Introducing Handle

Handle is a research robot that stands 6.5 ft tall, travels at 9 mph and jumps 4​ ​feet vertically. ​It uses electric power to operate both electric and hydraulic actuators, with a range...

Rodney Brooks: Rethink Robotics

We're busting myths about the future of the workforce and robotics, with serial entrepreneur and AI visionary Rod Brooks. If you own a Roomba, you can thank Rod, because he's the co-founder...

The Chemical Brothers - Star Guitar

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Get Out Of Bed

Clocky and Tocky rolling alarm clocks get two unsuspecting Parisians out of bed and on the streets of Paris. Buy one now:

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Meet Guoping Feng

(5:25) Guoping Feng, an investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, studies the development and function of synapses and their disruption in brain disorders. He...

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