Low-cost, compact picker-type robot
- An R2D2 for Pantex. // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Apr1992, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p48
Tells of the robot being developed at Sandia Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, that will help workers at the Pantex plant to disassemble nuclear weapons. A prototype robot will be tested this year; Worker exposure to radiation and low-levelradioactive waste.
- GISMO is back! Haverstock, M. // Boys' Life;Sep90, Vol. 80 Issue 9, p24
Describes how to build GISMO 3 a remote-controlled robot who is part of the `Boys' Life' robot clan. Cost; Materials needed; Directions. INSET: GISMO's parts..
- My GISMO 3. // Boys' Life;Aug91, Vol. 81 Issue 8, p22
Takes a look at a few of the robots readers made from new plans that were contained in the September 1990 issue of `Boys' Life.' Building GISMO 3 took a few dollars or some inventive scrounging for parts as seen in the pictures.
- Planet-roving robots. Gibson, B.D. // Boys' Life;Dec91, Vol. 81 Issue 12, p22
Reveals several robots that have been developed by engineers across the country. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's six-wheeled `Robby'; `Ambler,' a six-legged robot built by Field Robotics Center at Carnegie Mellon University; Alunar rover developed by engineers at Battelle...
- Robosaurus: Car-nivorous monster. Henricks, Mark // Boys' Life;Sep92, Vol. 82 Issue 9, p10
Takes a look at Robosaurus, a 40-foot steel robot that is a life-size version of the Transformer toy that changes from a car to a robot. The design; How the flamethrower breath was achieved; Cost to build; Its best trick.
- Robot operates on dog. // Current Health 1;Jan1991, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p21
Reports on Robodoc, a new robotic surgeon. Successful operation on a dog; Projected human operations in 1991.
- `Taste-ful' robots. // Current Health 1;Mar1992, Vol. 15 Issue 7, p6
Reports that researchers are exploring ways to make robots with all five senses. Use of computers; Robots that `see' or detect sounds and vibrations; Use in industry; Use of chemicals and computers to make robots able to `smell' and `taste'; Fibers and electrical circuits used to make robots...
- This is not your father's robot. Holmstrom, David // Christian Science Monitor;4/30/98, Vol. 90 Issue 108, p12
Discusses robots in 1998. Comments from Mark Tilden, a robotic designer; The increasing acceptance of robotic workers in many industries; What to expect for developments in robotics; Companies like Helpmate Robotics who are providing robots for hospitals; The Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics...
- FANUC shows a space-saving design. Teresko, John // Industry Week/IW;6/5/95, Vol. 244 Issue 11, p53
No abstract available.
- Robotic engineers gone buggy. // Machine Design;9/28/95, Vol. 67 Issue 17, p251
Reports on the development of robot insects by robotic researchers at the Department of Cybernetics in the University of Reading in England.