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# robotics - Saturday 6 October, 2018

'It's a when and not an if situation': Sligo researchers studying how to integrate our future robotic colleagues

Robotic colleagues of the future? Think Wall-E or Johnny 5 and not C3PO and Terminator.

# robotics - Sunday 23 April, 2017

# robotics - Thursday 25 August, 2016

This tiny robot octopus is powered by its own gas

The robot is the first of its kind and could lead to future soft robots that could perform tasks traditional robots can’t access.

# robotics - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Without the budget of Google, these Waterford students created a self-driving car

Instead, it required a lot of imagination to complete it in 12 weeks.

# robotics - Friday 18 March, 2016

In the future, robots like this will deliver pizza to your door

Bad news for delivery people everywhere.

# robotics - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

This robot can grab items with as much care and attention as you

The gripper is made out of rubber and can pick up objects that are 80 times its own weight.

# robotics - Monday 6 April, 2015

Someone has invented the world's first robotic pancake printer

To be fair, an Eiffel Tower made out of batter probably tastes better than the real one.

# robotics - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

This Google-owned robot reenacts crane kick scene from Karate Kid

The robot from Boston Dynamics, the robotics company owned by Google, used the scene to show off its balancing capabilities

Space exploration has a new major player in town...Google

The giant web company is spending nearly €1 billion on a San Francisco air base.

# robotics - Monday 10 November, 2014

Why the founder of Hailo is betting on drones and robotics

Jay Bregman left his role as co-CEO of Hailo to start focusing on robotics and drones

# robotics - Friday 31 October, 2014

Google's robot chief and Android co-founder is calling it a day

Andy Rubin was responsible for turning Android into one of the biggest mobile platforms globally as well as for Google’s recent push into robotics.

# robotics - Sunday 17 August, 2014

These jobs are most likely to be replaced by robots

Bad news for proof readers, projectionists and butchers.

# robotics - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Blind adventurer to give TED talk on hope four years after becoming paralysed

Mark Pollock said he was told to accept his situation but since his accident he has delved into the world of robotics and is looking at finding a possible cure for spinal injury

# robotics - Monday 12 May, 2014

This ultra-fast robot arm is better at catching stuff than you are

Just look at it catch everything in sight.

Mind-controlled prosthetic arm approved by US medical authorities

The prosthetic arm allows users to perform basic tasks such as using keys and locks, feeding oneself, using zippers and preparing food.

# robotics - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Here are the crazy military robots Google bought this week

Amazing creations – but also a tad creepy.

# robotics - Monday 16 December, 2013

Google buys military robotics firm Boston Dynamics

Boston Dynamics is known for developing animalistic robots that are both balanced and quick.

# robotics - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Students develop robotic arm that could make you stronger

The robotic arm, developed by students at the University of Pennsylvania, is designed to help both the elderly and those who need physical rehabilitation.

# robotics - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Google challenges Amazon drones with its own robots

Google has bought seven companies over the last six months to help develops its robotics business.

# robotics - Friday 18 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge This robot petting zoo is terrifying Zootopia

This robot petting zoo is terrifying

Who wants to pet a goat when you can pet a neon plastic tube?

# robotics - Monday 30 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge College students build robotic arm for disabled teenager Roboarm

College students build robotic arm for disabled teenager

Here he is using it for the first time.

# robotics - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Dublin boys win Lego award for robot reminding people to take medicines

The winning boys from Jobstown built a robot and app reminding older people to take their vital medicines.

# robotics - Sunday 10 February, 2013

A year in robotic legs: paralysed adventurer hits new milestone Science This post contains videos

A year in robotic legs: paralysed adventurer hits new milestone

Mark Pollock has spent a year gathering data on how robotic exoskeleton is working on his body – and he hopes scientists might get on board for formal study.

# robotics - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Dutch architect to build house with 3D printer

The 12,000 sq ft ‘house’ would take around 18 months to build (and you might even be able to build it on the moon).

# robotics - Monday 17 December, 2012

VIDEO: Quadriplegic woman powers a robotic arm with her mind One Giant Bite This post contains videos

VIDEO: Quadriplegic woman powers a robotic arm with her mind

Jan Scheuermann developed a degenerative condition that left her virtually paralysed – unable to move an arm for a decade.

# robotics - Friday 14 September, 2012

Average European believes robot housework still over 20 years away

A new EU-wide survey reveals that Irish people are also among the least interested in scientific and technological discovery.

# robotics - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

VIDEO: Paralysed woman uses mind to move robot arm Brain Power This post contains videos

VIDEO: Paralysed woman uses mind to move robot arm

Cathy Hutchinson was able to use the arm to sip coffee, 15 years after being paralysed by a stroke.

# robotics - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge Creepy Michael Fassbender Robot Viral of the Day Prometheus This post contains videos

# robotics - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

VIDEO: Blind and paralysed Irish adventurer 'walks' with robotic legs Bionic Legs This post contains videos

VIDEO: Blind and paralysed Irish adventurer 'walks' with robotic legs

Mark Pollock, injured in an accident a year and a half ago, tests new technology that helps mobility for paralysed.

# robotics - Monday 9 August, 2010

THE SECRETS of the Great Pyramid of Giza might soon be revealed, as a robotics team from England is sending a state-of-the-art machine to unlock its 4,500 year old  mysteries, according to the Independent.

The Pyramid of Khufu was built around 2,560BC, and contains two main rooms: the King’s Chamber and the Queen’s Chamber.

The King’s Chamber has two shafts leading from it, which rise at 45 degree angles and emerge from the pyramid’s edifice. It is believed the shafts were fashioned to allow the king’s soul to escape into the skies.

The Queen’s Chamber contains two similar shafts, which were discovered in 1872. However, in contrast to the passageways in the King’s Chamber, these shafts do not exit out of the side of the building.

In 1992, explorers sent a camera up one of the shafts leading from the south wall of the Queen’s Chamber. It discovered a blockage after 60 metres: a limestone door with two copper handles.

After a later expedition drilled through the limestone door, in 1992, a second door was revealed to exist – 20 centimetres behind the first limestone door.

There has been no consensus on what these shafts might be for – or why two doors would be placed over one of them.

The third robot expedition is led by Dr. Robert Richardson, of the Leeds University of Mechanical Engineering. The preparation for this mission has taken five years, the exploration must be painstakingly careful.

Richardson said:

“We have been working on the project for five years,” he said. “We have no preconceptions. We are trying to gain evidence for other people to draw conclusions. There are two shafts. The north shaft is blocked by a limestone door and nothing has penetrated that door. With the south shaft a previous team has measured the thickness of the stone, drilled through it and put a camera through it and found there was another surface. We are going to determine how thick that is and we could drill through it. We are preparing the robot now and expect to send it up before the end of the year. It’s a big question, and it’s very important not to cause unnecessary damage. We will carry on until we find the answer. We hope to get all the data possible which will be sufficient to answer the questions.”