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Humanoid Robot Justin developed for maintenance of satellites

By Damir Beciri
18 June 2010

justin-space-robotAfter writing about several potential modular robotic space explorers (such as SuperBot or Festo Molecubes) and writing about NASA’s dexterous space robot Robonaut 2, in this article we’re going to present another dexterous humanoid robot named Justin. It is developed at the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, part of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), in… »

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New steps in surgery – Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery

By Damir Beciri
10 September 2009

dlr-mirosurgeConventional minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is per­formed through small incisions in the patient’s skin, pre­serving healthy tissue. The surgeon works with long slender instruments, and is separated from the operation area. This arrangement challenges the surgeon’s skills due to lost hand-eye-coordination and missing direct manual con­tact to the operation area. Therefore, many sophisticated procedures cannot… »


Robots replacing cooks? Robot chefs in Japan make ramen noodles

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments11 August 2009

ramen-cooked-by-robots-japanAt the “Fua-men” (available in Japanese) ramen noodle shop in the central Japanese city of Nagoya, two robotic arms are busy serving their hungry customers, make eighty bowls of noodles per day. Kenji Nagoya, the owner of the noodle shop and a robot manufacturer says nobody gets it as accurate as the robots. The robots… »

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A toy robotic arm or a teaching aid? Both.

By Rob Aid
5 Comments3 June 2009

owi535l-robotic-arm.jpgHere is another article about an affordable toy which can be used as a teaching aid in basic robotics. The award winning Robotic Arm Trainer made by OWI is a robotic arm technology which can be bought assembled or in parts, leaving the joy of robot buildup to you. It has a lifting capacity of… »