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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on November 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 10-year, cashiers, forecast:, , nerds, Robot,   

    BLS 10-year forecast: robot cashiers, math nerds, and many healthcare workers 

    Why Nerds and Nurses Are Taking Over the U.S. Economy – The Atlantic #article .lead-img .img

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  • jkabtech 4:17 am on October 6, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Inspired, Mindstorms, Robot,   

    Mindstorms Soccer Robot Inspired by Real Soccer Robot 

    , a 17-year-old robot fan from the Nertherlands, had an opportunity to watch a RoboCup soccer match played by autonomous robots, and was inspired to create his own Mindstorms version of the robot for a school project.

    The robot he created is around 80 cm in diameter and is controlled by four daisy-chained EV bricks. There are nine large motors for controlling the wheels, two more large motors for grabbing the ball, and two medium motors for the ball-shooting mechanism. It uses a Pixycam for ball detection, and it can identify and move toward the ball so long as it’s within 2.5 m. A gyro sensor determines the robot’s rotational direction.

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  • jkabtech 8:17 pm on August 31, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Leagues, Robot, Telepresence,   

    Telepresence Robot 2000 Leagues Under the Sea 

    Telepresence robots are now a reality, you can wheel around the office and talk to people, join a meeting, see stuff and bump into your colleagues. But imagine if telepresence were applied to deep sea exploration. Today we can become oceanographers through the telepresence system created by Bob Ballard (known for locating the Titanic, discovered deep sea geothermal vents, and more) and his team at the Inner Space Center. Put on your Submariner wristwatch because its time for all of us to explore the ocean depths via the comfort of our home or office.

    How Deep Sea Telepresence Works

    Bob Ballard and his team have created a deep sea telepresence exploration system. This system consists of the Exploration Vehicle (E/V) Nautilus operating as the

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  • jkabtech 8:58 pm on January 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: GroundWall, , Robot, Transition, VertiGo, WallClimbing   

    VertiGo – A Wall-Climbing Robot including Ground-Wall Transition 

    Paul Beardsley (Disney Research Zurich)
    Prof Dr Roland Siegwart (ETH Zurich)
    Michael Arigoni (ETH Zurich)
    Michael Bischoff (ETH Zurich)
    Silvan Fuhrer (ETH Zurich)
    David Krummenacher (ETH Zurich)
    Dario Mammolo (ETH Zurich)
    Robert Simpson (ETH Zurich)

    December 29, 2015

    VertiGo - A Wall-Climbing Robot including Ground-Wall Transitionn-Image

    VertiGo is a wall-climbing robot that is capable of transitioning from the ground to the wall, created in collaboration between Disney Research Zurich and ETH. The robot has two tiltable propellers that provide thrust onto the wall, and four wheels. One pair of wheels is steerable, and each propeller has two degrees of freedom for adjusting the direction of thrust. By transitioning from the ground to a wall and back again, VertiGo extends the ability of robots to travel through urban and indoor environments. The robot is able to move on a wall quickly and with agility. The use of propellers to provide thrust onto the wall ensures that the robot is able to traverse over indentations such as masonry. The choice of two propellers rather than one enables a floor-to-wall transition – thrust is applied both towards the wall using the rear propeller, and in an upward direction using the front propeller, resulting in a flip onto the wall.

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