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View Resource Robotics Sensor Based Planning Lab

The Robotics Sensor Based Planning Lab at Carnegie Mellon University conducts research into robotics motion planning, coverage, sensor-based planning, and visibility. Their site informs visitors about the research projects and researchers and provides postscript copies of related papers. Short demonstration videos, available under Projects, show sensorless and sensor-based applications. CMU's...

http://biorobotics.ri.cmu.edu/index.php
View Resource The Ants: A Community of Microrobots

A community of cubic-inch microrobots called "ants" is located at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology artificial intelligence laboratory. As part of a larger initiative to develop technologies for planetary exploration, the two main goals of the Ants project are "to push the limit of microrobotics by integrating many sensors and actuators into a small package, and to form a structured...

http://www.ai.mit.edu/projects/ants/
View Resource Robotic Antarctic Meteorite Search: Antarctica 2000

Carnegie Mellon University's Field Robotics Center is responsible for sending the NOMAD robotic vehicle into the Antarctic to search for meteorites. "Nomad uses robotic technologies to search Antarctic areas, distinguish interesting rock types, and provide autonomous assessment of the terrestrial or extraterrestrial origin of each rock." During the month of January, the robot found four...

http://www.frc.ri.cmu.edu/projects/meteorobot2000/
View Resource Humanoid Robot

Honda is widely known as a major car manufacturer, but it is also an innovator of new robot technologies. The company's "humanoid robot research and development plan" seeks to create a highly mobile, intelligent robot with the potential to benefit society. After many years of work, considerable progress has been made, and this is described in detail on this site. An overview of the development of...

https://world.honda.com/robot/
View Resource Robotics Education Project

NASA's Robotics Education Project is intended to raise children's interest in robotics and promote it as a possible career choice. The Web site highlights many applications of robots, such as space exploration, medicine, and mechanical automation. Multimedia games, educational activities, and lesson plans can all be found from this page. Occasionally, NASA will have Web casts of robotics events,...

https://robotics.nasa.gov
View Resource Centibots: The 100 Robots Project

Involving two universities and two research organizations, this multi-tiered project is "aimed at developing new technology to support the coordinated deployment of as many as 100 robots for missions such as urban surveillance." One of the most significant tasks concerns the problem of designing the robots to efficiently work together as a team. Many technical details of the project are given, as...

http://www.ai.sri.com/centibots/
View Resource A Cockroach Inspired Robot with Artificial Muscles

The Biologically Inspired Robotics Laboratory at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) has created many unique robots. This research paper describes the process of designing and constructing one of the newest creations, a robotic cockroach. Weighing over 30 pounds, the CWRU Robot V is much larger than its real-life counterpart but its design closely approximates the movements of an actual roach....

http://bdml.stanford.edu/twiki/pub/HSR/HumanSafeRobot/Kingsl...
View Resource Robots and Us

Created by the good people at the Science Museum of Minnesota (with generous support from the National Science Foundation) the Robots and Us website is an interactive and multi-sensory educational teaching tool that helps young people learn about the ways in which robots (and humans) move, think, and exist throughout the process of experiencing the world. Visitors will start out their journey in...

http://www.robotsandus.org