Citations with the tag: ROBOTICS
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- 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.
Haverstock, M. // 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.
Henricks, Mark // 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.
Henricks, Mark // 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...
- Host of novel uses foreseen for smart robots.
Wingo, Walter S. // Design News; 1/19/98, Vol. 54 Issue 2, p31
Focuses on smart robots. Information on the extent of smart robots usage; Reference to the efforts of intelligent Machines Cooperative Council (RIMCC) in trying accelerate robotics technologies in other fields; How RIMCC plans to achieve its aim; Comments from Patrick Eicker, director of the...
- 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.
Teresko, John // 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.
- Worm goes where no man has gone before.
Teresko, John // Machine Design; 9/28/95, Vol. 67 Issue 17, p252
Reports on the capability of the Pneu-Worm robot to measure radioactivity, corrosion, erosion and blockage in small pipes.
- Robots find new uses.
Teresko, John // Machine Design; 7/11/96, Vol. 68 Issue 12, p30
Reports on developments related to robotics in the United States. Increase in demand for material-handling robots; Factors affecting the market.
- Robotic arm makes nuclear waste processing safer.
Teresko, John // Machine Design; 09/11/97, Vol. 69 Issue 17, p29
Features a robotic arm which will make the handling of nuclear waste a safer process. Who manufactured the device.
- Where the robots are going to work.
Granville, Frank // EDN; 12/21/95, Vol. 40 Issue 26, p26
No abstract available.
- Robots at the ready with faster food.
Fox, B. // New Scientist; 2/1/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1806, p28
Reports on work currently being done at McDonald's research facilities on a fully automated cooking system. Benefits; How it works; Parts of the system have already been tested.
- Transforming the prospects for robot vision.
Bains, S. // New Scientist; 2/22/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1809, p24
Describes a system developed by European researchers that gives robots reliable vision using optics rather than electronics. Developers involved; How it works; How most vision systems work.
- Remote-controlled robots get a feel for Mars.
Chatterjee, P. // New Scientist; 3/7/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1811, p23
Describes new control systems NASA is developing for robots which allow the operator to see, hear and feel what the robot is experiencing. NASA will test a prototype submersible using this technology, known as telepresence, in Antarctica. How simpler forms have been used; How future versions...
- The real micro-machines.
Reddy, F. // Odyssey; Jul/Aug91, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p18
Traces the development of micro-motors, tiny machines that accomplish a diverse number of complex tasks. How they work; Cost-effectiveness; Great potential of the new technology. INSET: Design your own micro-machine (contest)..
- The ambler.
Long, Betsy Dru // Odyssey; Jul92, Vol. 1 Issue 6, p4
Studies the `Ambler,' an acronym for Autonomous MoBile Exploration Robot. Development for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) by research scientists at Carnegie Mellon University's Field Robotics Center; How it differs from other mobile robots; Technology used to create the...
- Robots meet their match.
Wills, Steven R. // Odyssey; Jul92, Vol. 1 Issue 6, p28
Lists famous robots and the dates they appeared, in the form of a pictorial quiz. Includes Hero's Temple, `Frankenstein,' Robby the Robot, Cyberman and more.
- When robots get small small small.
Barnes-Svarney, Patricia // Odyssey; Jul92, Vol. 1 Issue 6, p34
Studies the minirobots and microrobots, designed to help astronauts do many tasks. Distinguishing between the two robot forms; Use of microsensors and microchips to complete their functions; Includes photos of such robots as Rocky III, Ghengis and Hannibal.
- Robot attacks volcano!
Barnes-Svarney, Patricia // Odyssey; Jan/Feb93, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p20
Introduces and describes a volcano-exploring robot which can be used to take rock samples from crater floors of Mount Erebus and other active volcanoes. Robots for cleaning up nuclear reactors; Future robots for moon and Mars.
- Off to the Robot Races.
A. H. // Popular Mechanics; Jun2011, Vol. 188 Issue 6, p14
The article focuses on the results of the first-ever robot marathon, held in Osaka, Japan, in 2011.
- Underwater robot.
Francis, T. // Popular Science; Apr88, Vol. 232 Issue 4, p122
The ocean is often a sea of darkness near underwater worksites. Visibility is minimal because of stirred-up sediments and even remote-controlled robots with light and video cameras can be useless. To avoid relying on vision, some marine engineers are designing robot submarines with mechanical...
- Sweaty manny.
Fisher, A. // Popular Science; Sep88, Vol. 233 Issue 3, p10
One of the most complex and sophisticated computer-controlled moveable robots ever designed is being built at Battelle's Pacific Northwest Laboratories in Richland, WA. `Manny,' for robotic mannequin, is so humanlike that it even sweats.
- Robot insects.
Yeaple, J.A. // Popular Science; Mar91, Vol. 238 Issue 3, p52
Reports how bug-like robots represent a promising, pared-down approach to artificial intelligence research. These mechanical creatures may be used to scour Martian plains, chip off cholesterol deposits in human arteries, or even help with chores around the house.
- Cell slicer.
Stover, Dawn; Campbell, Todd // Popular Science; Aug92, Vol. 241 Issue 2, p27
Reports that researchers at the University of Washington have developed a mini-robot that could pave the way for a family of low-cost, easy-to-operate robots ideal for executing a wide range of precision tasks, ranging from microsurgery to microelectronics assembly. Research details.
- Arms in action.
Stover, Dawn; Langreth, Robert // Popular Science; Dec93, Vol. 243 Issue 6, p15
Looks at two up-and-coming robotic arm technologies. Use of Kraft TeleRobotic's Grips robotic arm by Pacific Gas and Electric to fix high-power lines; Use of Robocrane by Global Associates Ltd. to erect temporary bridges.
Churchman, Deborah // Ranger Rick; Oct93, Vol. 27 Issue 10, p34
Pictures Hannibal, a robot that moves like an ant. Hannibal's size; Number of legs it has; Why Hannibal was built; Where it may be used.
- Robot picks fragile, fresh mushrooms, rejects damaged ones.
Churchman, Deborah // R&D Magazine; Jul95, Vol. 37 Issue 8, p70
Reports on the development of a robot by John Reed, of the robotics and automation research group at the Silsoe Research Institute of Bedford, England. Features of the robot; Contact information listed.
- Is robo-nurse the next home-care provider?
Churchman, Deborah // RN; May92, Vol. 55 Issue 5, p15
Reports that trials are under way for a robot aimed at the health market that can communicate by portable telephone to a nurse in a central office. HANC (Home Automated Nursing Center) from HealthTech Services Corporation; Robot monitors vital signs; Other duties; Savings in cost of a visiting...
- Bring on the 'bots.
Allen, Lauren // Science World; 02/09/98, Vol. 54 Issue 9, p13
Looks at the increase in robots being designed to do seveal tasks. What some robots can do; Description of a robot; Details on their features. INSET: Game-bot.
- Hughes STX Corp.
Allen, Lauren // Appliance Manufacturer; Jul93, Vol. 41 Issue 7, p43
Features Hughes STX Corp.'s SMARTee (Smart end-effector) robotic device for complex and delicate components. Size; Design features; Sensor and custom-control software.
- Killer robots.
Allen, Lauren // Newsweek; 6/25/84, Vol. 103 Issue 25, p51
A staple of 1950s science fiction movies are now a reality. Armed and dangerous, the computerized sentries are designed for duty at military bases, prisons and even department stores.
- Platonic beasts.
Pope, Gregory T. // Popular Mechanics; Oct95, Vol. 172 Issue 10, p38
Features the walking robots designed of Dinesh K. Pai, assistant professor of the University of British Columbia at Vancouver. Complexity of walking; Description of the robots; Advantages of the robot's regular shape; Description of the robot's walk.
- Rolling around on Mars.
Pope, Gregory T. // Popular Mechanics; Apr96, Vol. 173 Issue 4, p16
Reports on development of robotic vehicles resembling giant beach balls. Limitations of robotic vehicles on rough terrain.
- ROPOS, the diving robot.
Leitch, Robert // Canadian Geographic; Nov/Dec92, Vol. 112 Issue 6, p12
Announces how a new robot submarine has brought Canada to the forefront of marine exploration. ROPOS (Remotely Operated Platform for Ocean Science); Owned by Department of Fisheries and Oceans; Description; Explorations off British Columbia in summer 1992 in a trip sponsored with US National...
- Robotics education and employment.
Linnell, Charles C. // Technology Teacher; Nov93, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p7
Discusses the various aspects of robotics and its opportunities for students, educators and industries. Technological developments in Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS) and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM); Functions of robots; Versatility and auto-adaptability to the environment;...
- Robots revisited.
Linnell, Charles C. // Technology Teacher; Dec94/Jan95, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p35
Focuses on the future of robotics, especially in the 21st century. Historical background of robotics; Socio-cultural impact of robotics; Analysis of the present generation of robots; Exoskeletons; Autonomous guided vehicles; Remotely controlled vehicles; Programmable mannequins; Domestic...
- Robot review!
Ruehrwein, Don // Odyssey; Dec97, Vol. 6 Issue 9, p6
Presents resources on robots and robotics. Directory of robotics clubs; Web sites dealing with robot-building supplies; Sources of robot kits.
- Heavy-duty robot groomed for underwater work.
Ruehrwein, Don // Offshore; Oct95, Vol. 55 Issue 10, p106
Highlights the heavy-duty robot Roman (Remotely Operated manipulator). Performance; Characteristics.
- Robotics industry growth hits 16-year high.
Ruehrwein, Don // Quality; Aug96, Vol. 35 Issue 8, p15
No abstract available.
- Robot shipments up 31%.
Ruehrwein, Don // Quality; Dec97, Vol. 36 Issue 12, p24
Reports that the dollar value of robot shipments has increased by 31% in the first half of 1997. Decrease in the value of total orders of robots; Spot welding as the largest application area.
- Antiques: Automata.
Mellow, J.R. // Architectural Digest; Dec88, Vol. 45 Issue 12, p140
Discusses the history of automata. These are statues and toys built with a mechanism which produces movement.
- GP's TV robot put in a spin.
Mellow, J.R. // GP: General Practitioner; 7/15/2002, p01
Reports on the creation of a robot 'Spin Doctor' by the general practitioners in Devon, England. Disappointment expressed by physician Tim Harlow on the robot's failure in a television show 'Robot Wars.'
- Here come the robots.
Mellow, J.R. // National Geographic World; Feb87, Issue 138, p18
Robots use computers and sensors; What they can and cannot do; How they are designed; The use of robots in industry.
- Making a robot out of rubbish.
Mellow, J.R. // National Geographic World; May87, Issue 141, p25
Description of Chico--computerized Hispanic Intelligent Control Object--a robot built from scrap materials, by students in a program for minorities at the University of Maryland.
- Way to mow!
Mellow, J.R. // National Geographic World; Apr91, Issue 188, p10
Discusses the invention of a robot lawn mower.
- Dream machines.
Timney, Mark C. // Boys' Life; Oct94, Vol. 84 Issue 10, p20
Looks at some robots that have appeared on television and in motion pictures. C-3PO and R2-D2 from `Star Wars' (1977); Robby the Robot from `Forbidden Planet' (1956); Tom Servo, from `Mystery Science Theater 3000' on cable television.