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NASA Puts Robot Control in Space

A team at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has recently completed a new test on robots. In what could be dubbed the ultimate in remote contol a team on the  International Space Station has  been able to control a robot on earth in real time. This test will help with future bot visits to other planets. 

Soccer Robots Hope to Take on Human Players Some Day

A strange sporting contest is currently taking place in the Ducth city of Eindhoven. The town is currently home to about 40 teams of robots that are playing soccer. The tournament, which has been dubbed RoboCup is looking for the best in sports androids. The eventual goal, to beat human players. 

From STEM To STEAM, Cloud Filmmaker Joined British Airways' Innovators In The Clouds

Traveling with top-flight innovators is a heady experience under normal circumstances. However, when you conduct a think-tank 30,000 feet above terra firma, it's a whole new ballgame. Such was the case when award-winning filmmaker and founder of the Webbie Awards, Tiffany Shlain took to the creative skies with 130 techie-elite from the Silicon Valley. In fact, there was so much to absorb, it will take her a couple of months to document her experience on film.

University of Bremen Makes Ape Robot

A research team from the University of Bremen in Germany as created a robot that looks, and walks, like a monkey. The ape has big arms that drag on the ground. The research is being funded by the German Aerospace Center, to the tune of about $3.9 million.

Japan to Bring First Robot to Space

The peole of Japan are about to have their very own astro-first in the international community. They may not have been the first to get a man into the void, Russia holds that honor, but they are getting a pretty cool record. They are putting the first robot into space. Kirobo will be visiting the International Space Station this summer.

5D Behavior Engine to Help Robots Path Plan

For a robot gettinga round without tripping over everything in the way can be hard. The folks over at Segway Inc are looking to help robots get around more easily. The new platform they are developing, dubbed the  5D Behavior Engine, is designed to help in path planning on the go. 

Students At Duke University Are Playing PONG With Their Minds

"Grandfather of modern gaming" may not be PONG's only legacy. Not for long, anyway, as a new one is quickly taking form. At Duke University, PhD student David Schwarz has added a new layer to the legendary game: brainwave control.

Robot Healing Helps King's Coach Get Back on The Ice

A look at how the da Vinci robotic surgical system is being used to help professionals in sports to recover from injuries more quickly. The system is currently being creditied by  Darryl Sutter, the coach of the L.A. Kings hockey team, with his speedy recovery after a recent surgery for a double hernia.

Robot Dancing Gets an Upgrade

A new robot designed by the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology has taken robot dancing out of the jerking movements of the 1980's and made them modern. A pair of robots that are good enough to copy the dance moves of humans has been ordered by the folks over at Google.

Another Cheetah Robot Rears it Neck

A cheetahs can be a very scary animal. With chases that are often over in less than a sixty seconds you probably do not want face a real one. But what about a robot cheetah? A robot that is modeled after the cheetah is currently in development may be used for search and rescue in the future.