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Video: Robots Set to Explore Fukushima

November 9, 2012

The Japanese government is readying its Sakura robot to explore the disabled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear reactor buildings.

Video: ST Robotics' 11-Axis Tandem Robot System

November 2, 2012

ST Robotics' latest addition to its R12 robot product line is the Tandem R125, a low-cost, two-armed robot system that costs less than $20,000.

Underwater Robot Tracks Sand Tiger Sharks

November 1, 2012

An underwater robot is stalking sand tiger sharks tagged with transmitters to help University of Delaware researchers understand shark migration patterns and behavior as it happens.

Ford, GM Team Up on Transmissions

October 10, 2012

General Motors and Ford Motor Co. are preparing to jointly develop nine- and 10-speed vehicle transmissions to help them meet future fuel economy standards.

Toyota's Latest Robot Lends a Hand

September 25, 2012

The robot is meant to help elderly people or those with limited arm or leg mobility perform everyday tasks more efficiently and easily in the home.

Robotic Camera Mimics Human Eye Movements

September 4, 2012

Compliance researchers developed a mechanism to orient a camera using muscle-like cellular actuators that move more similarly to an eye.