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Random Robot Roundup

Posted 22 Jan 2008 at 21:41 UTC (updated 22 Jan 2008 at 21:47 UTC) by steve Share This

It's time to empty out the robots.net mailbox again and, as always, we have some interesting items for you. Roland Piquepaille writes, "Happy new robotic year! Let's start with LiSA which will help life science workers. It will 'interact with technicians in the labs of life science companies and autonomously take over routine tasks such as transporting multiplates and setting up and stocking stations.'" The Swirling Brain noticed a EW.com article on the Sarah Connor Chronicles. Before you ask, no, Arnold will not be back this time. Instead Summer Glau plays a cute 26 year old cyborg. You may remember her classically-trained ballet combat moves from Firefly and Serenity. Speaking of war, Mr Brain also sent a link to a story in the Register about two robots developed as part of the Army's Future Combat Systems project. The article ends with speculation that we're following the path that changed the inhabitants of Skaro from Kaleds into Daleks. Sergey Popov writes, "Here is a story about a home-made laser range finder. The assembly consists of a laser pointer and a web cam. Here is another link which explains how to build a little bit more sophisticated laser range finder. We've heard that Roschler has created another of his crazy musical obot videos, this time starring Digger, Claire, and Pendragon, his three Pleo robots. Robert Skinner writes, "I wanted to give a quick heads up that Kiva Systems is manufacturing its 1,000th robot this week". Congratulations to Kiva on their success and here's hoping they send us one of those cool robots soon! :-) Know any other robot news, gossip, or amazing facts we should report? Send 'em our way please.

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