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ROS: the force behind the acceleration in robot research?

This weekend sees the fifth ROSCon take place in Stuttgart, Germany. The conference is dedicated to the Robot Operating System (ROS), which many believe has revolutionised robotics. Prior to ROS, robot engineers had no common platform on which to communicate and collaborate which meant that hardware and software systems had to be built from the ground up every time.  The...
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Coming soon: touchy-feely robots?

If robots are ever to leave the factory environment and become truly social, able to assist in homes, hospitals and other environments, they need to develop human faculties. One of the most important is the sense of touch, which, up to now, has been hugely problematic to implement.  However, in April, a group of roboticists in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia...
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ROS: the force behind the acceleration in robot research?

This weekend sees the fifth ROSCon take place in Stuttgart, Germany. The conference is...

Coming soon: touchy-feely robots?

If robots are ever to leave the factory environment and become truly social, able to assist...