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Olympic Robots 2

Howard Of Effingham School

Howard Of Effingham School

17 Feb 2018

In 2020, I would like to gather all of the world's robots and aim to hold an Olympics where they compete in technical skills,” said Mr Abe, according to Jiji Press agency. “We want to make robots a major pillar of our economic growth strategy.” He added: "We would like to set up a council on making a robotic revolution a reality in order to aid Japan's growth,"

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Olympic Robots

Howard Of Effingham School

Howard Of Effingham School

17 Feb 2018

apan is hoping to stage a Robot Olympics in 2020 alongside the summer games which will be hosted in Tokyo. Shinzo Abe, the prime minister, has said he wants to use such an event to showcase the latest global robotics technology, an industry in which Japan has long been famed as a pioneer. Mr Abe also outlined plans to create a special task force to develop a “robotic revolution” and treble the size of Japan’s robotics industry to a value of 2.4 trillion yen (£13.8 billion).

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Flying robots cooperate to play catch

Howard Of Effingham School

Howard Of Effingham School

17 Feb 2018

Swiss researchers have published a new video showcasing the impressive aerial cooperation capabilities of robotic quadrocopters. In the demonstration, a trio of quadrocopters tethered to a net fly in formation to catch balls tossed at them. Once they've caught the ball in the net, they are able to launch it upwards by stretching the net at each end.

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The first Robocop could be a telepresence robot

Howard Of Effingham School

Howard Of Effingham School

17 Feb 2018

Telepresence robots are already making their way into space and operating rooms and onto the battlefield, but Jeremy Robbins, a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves, wants to get telepresence robots (or telebots) on the mean streets to combat crime. He’s enlisted the help of researchers at Florida International University (FIU) to develop telerobotics systems that would let disabled law enforcement officers get back onto the beat using robots originally conceived for military applications.

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ROBOHELPER robots promise relief for caregivers

Howard Of Effingham School

Howard Of Effingham School

17 Feb 2018

Japan's super-aging society may be able to live a little longer at home thanks to a couple of new robotic devices introduced by the Muscle Actuator Motor Company. The company demonstrated a robot lifter and bodily waste removal system at the 39th Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition late last month. Designed to provide relief for stressed caregivers, the devices will be available to rent to private residences on a monthly basis.

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