Wikipedia Definition & Overview –Robotics
Robotics is the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation and application of robots and computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing.
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Better Than Human: Why Robots Will – And Must – Take Our Jobs
Article from WIRED talks about deep automation will touch all jobs form manual labor to knowledge work.
Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute
The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University was established in 1979 to conduct basic and applied research in robotics technologies relevant to industrial and societal tasks.
IEEE Spectrum – Robotics
All about robotics, robots, automation, artificial intelligence, plus robot videos, robot reviews, articles on what is robotics and what is AI.
IEEE Robotics & Automation Society
The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s objectives are scientific, literary and educational in character. Their mission is to foster the development and facilitate the exchange of scientific and technological knowledge in Robotics and Automation that benefits members, the profession and humanity.
NASA Robotics Alliance Project
The mission of NASA’s Robotics Alliance Project is to create a human, technical, and programmatic resource of robotics capabilities to enable the implementation of future robotic space exploration missions.
National Robotics Week 2015
National Robotics Week is organized by an Advisory Council which recognizes robotics technology as a pillar of 21st century American innovation, highlights its growing importance in a wide variety of application areas, and emphasizes its ability to inspire technology education. Robotics Week is a week-long series of events and activities aimed at increasing public awareness of the growing importance of “robo-technology” and the tremendous social and cultural impact that it will have on the future of the United States. The fifth annual National Robotics Week event will be held April 4-12, 2015.
A news and discussion site for those interested in robots and robotics. Home of the Robot Competition FAQ and a variety of resource pages.
Robotics – An Open Access Journal
Robotics is a peer-reviewed, international journal presenting state-of-the-art research in the area of robotics, and is published quarterly online.
Robotics – Gizmag
Recent news and stories about robotics.
Robotics Industry Association (Robotics Online) Website
Robotics Online is sponsored by Robotic Industries Association, and provides information to help engineers, managers and executives apply and justify robotics and flexible automation.
Robotics – National Instruments
You can find featured robotics applications from NI.
Robots Podcast & Community
Robots is the podcast for news and views on robotics. In addition to insights from high-profile professionals, Robots will take you for a ride through the world’s research labs, robotics companies and their latest innovations.
Robotics – SRI International
SRI is delivering the promise of state-of-the-art robotics to government and commercial markets. Their robotics teams invent, apply, and commercialize components, software, and systems that are spearheading the robot revolution. The website contains projects, products and solution, and press releases about robotics.
News, information, opinion and analysis portal covering the personal, service, mobile and military robotics markets.
TED Video: Vijay Kumar: Robots that fly … and cooperate
In his lab at Penn, Vijay Kumar and his team build flying quad rotors, small, agile robots that swarm, sense each other, and form ad hoc teams — for construction, surveying disasters and far more.
TED Video: Cynthia Breazeal: The rise of personal robots
As a grad student, Cynthia Breazeal wondered why we were using robots on Mars, but not in our living rooms. The key, she realized: training robots to interact with people. Now shed reams up and builds robots that teach, learn — and play.
Video – USFirst Robotics Program
Founded over 20 years ago by inventor Dean Kamen, the 2011-2012 FIRST season attracted close to 300,000youth and more than 100,000 Mentors, Coaches, and Volunteers from 60+countries. The annual programs culminate in an international robotics competition and celebration – includes video of 2011-2012 competition.
Video – Singularity.org Website – Robotics
One of the most exciting technological trends of the next 20 years will be progress in advanced robotics. A rugged, bipedal humanoid robot, “PETMAN”, was recently (October2011) created by the Massachusetts company Boston Dynamics. A video of the robot shows it remaining upright after receiving a stiff shove, performing push-ups, and moving at the pace of a brisk jog. During the demo, the humanoidreached speeds of 4.4 mph.
YouTube Video: The challenges of getting to Mars – Curiosity Robotic Rover Lands on Mars
Recent YouTube video on the challenges of getting Curiosity to land on Mars.