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Designing Behaviour in Bio-inspired Robots Using Associative Topologies of Spiking-Neural-Networks

‘This study explores the design and control of the behaviour of agents and robots using simple circuits of spiking neurons and Spike Timing Dependent Plasticity (STDP) as a mechanism of associative and unsupervised learning. Based on a “reward and punishment” … Continue reading

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Sawyer: A New Rethink Robotics Robot

Sawyer is the name of a new robot from Rethink Robotics, the creator of Baxter. From the Rethink Robotics press release. ‘Rethink Robotics today provided an exciting glimpse into the future of collaborative robotics with the introduction of Sawyer™, a … Continue reading

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Creadapt: An Evolutionary Robotics Project

Creadapt is the name of an evolutionary robotics project created by Jean-Baptiste Mouret and his students. Below is a summary of his work: ‘The diversity and overall efficiency of lifeforms demonstrates the power of evolution as an optimization and innovation … Continue reading

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From Dr. Gupta: International Robot Exhibition 2013: Interesting Trends and their Implications

Dr. Gupta, an engineering professor at the University of Maryland, summarized his findings from attending the International Robot Exhibition. ‘I attended the International Robot Exhibition (iREX) in Tokyo in November 2013. It was a mesmerizing display of robots – a gigantic … Continue reading

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Robotics at Genco

Genco has two robotics initiatives at its repaired and refurbished consumer electronics packaging warehouses. The first uses Baxter from Rethink Robotics. From “Is there a robot in your distribution future?“: ‘If a new process for handling consumer electronics continues to … Continue reading

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Robots in Agriculture

See “Agricultural Robots” for a previous post about robots in agriculture. “Robots, the New Farmers” provides additional information about the increasing importance of robotics in farming. The article discusses the following categories via an example for each. Fertilizer Bot Driverless … Continue reading

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Veebot: An Automated Venipuncture Robot

Veebot is the name of a company that has developed a robot to draw blood without human intervention. From “Veebot Draws Your Blood More Accurately Than Your Doctor“: ‘Almost all of you might have gone through the painful procedure of … Continue reading

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