Random Robot Roundup

Posted 18 Mar 2008 at 16:13 UTC by steve Share This

A few days away from the mailbox and it's full again. Let's see, Trossen Robotics announced winners for their February TRC contest including Kåre Halvorsen's Phoenix in first place, Stephen Hobley's Frameless Laser Harp in second, and Nathaniel Barshay's eyeRobot in third. Amy McKinzie sent us a link to a story on Japan, robots, and Shintoism. As prolific as ever, Roland Piquepaille sent links to his latest stories on CMU's new haptic sensor, a software agent called MindMentor that supposed to be capable of providing psychological counseling, and the RobuCAB robot taxi, Jim Garvin sent a link to a series of video podcasts he's doing on creating a robot moth. Mark Fleming sent a link his blog post about the quickening pace of robot development. The Swirling Brain sent us links to several interesting stories including a story on hacking the Tux Droid (see our previous story on Tux Droid). He also pointed out an Engadget story with new video of the BigDog quadruped robot. Know any other robot news, gossip, or amazing facts we should report? Send 'em our way please.

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