Robotic News for 04/25/2013

(Phys.org) —Your typical robot story tends to be about robotics teams finding clever ways to make their mechanical devices mimic real animals in shape and movement. A study coming out of South Korea has a twist. Researchers there are working with live animals subjected to remote control. Their study subjects are being described by bloggers as cyborg creatures or remote-control pets…

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VEX Robotics announced their 2013 – 2014 challenge, VEX Toss Up at their World Championship. We’re also very happy to share our brand new VEX Toss Up Robot Virtual World!!

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Here’s a robot video that I found interesting: Snake robots from the Carnegie Mellon University Biorobotics Lab are demonstrated exploring a pancaked building and demonstrating deployment from a rescue canine. Footage from TEEX Disaster City. http://www.biorobotics.org http://www.teex.org/teex.cfm?pageid=ESTIprog&area=ESTI&templateid=1944 By CMUBiorobotics

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Here’s a robot video that I found interesting: A lightweight (60lb) fight from RoboGames 2013. By TeamVelocity

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