The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has hosted a trio of robotics competitions during the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in May 2011, in China.
President Obama has announced a $70 million initiative to accelerate the development and use of robots in the United States that work beside, or co-operatively with people. The proposal has been called the National Robotics Initiative and is backed by a number of government run agencies including the National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) hosted three of the robotic competitions that were held at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).
The World Robot Olympiad Arabia this year saw 1,500 students form 300 plus teams to participate in the three categories. The WRO 2011 was hosted in the capital city of Abu Dhabi.
Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced their latest creation, the Stellaris Microcontroller (MCU) Robotic Evaluation Platform (EVALBOT), which would give developers several more tool and software options.
The latest in eye treatment is a miniature robot that could be steered through the eye and supply medicines or perform a micro surgery.
The Discovery Museum Science and Space Center is launching a $200,000 robotics lab that will become an integral part of the center's new digs along the banks of the Sacramento River.
The robot Internet, called RoboEarth, is a groundbreaking project that allows robots to share information with one another.
Amir Ayali of Tel Aviv University’s Department of Zoology said the study of cockroaches has already inspired advanced robotics. Robots have long been based on these six-legged houseguests, whose nervous system is relatively straightforward and easy to study.
The Yonhap News Agency in Seoul reported that the Government has announced it will spend 100 billion WON (US$89.5 million) on robotics related projects to encourage growth in the cutting edge industry.