In VR, a butler is a type of haptic interface. In essence, it is a robot that attempts to position itself in the way, whenever a user tries to interact with a virtual object. Thus, when they reach out to grasp the object, what they are feeling is the surface of the butler robot instead.
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Well, alright, so they don't replicate. The robots created by Zack Butler and colleagues at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, US only exist virtually, thou each is identical to every other, and are capable of combining and separating as ...
Consider it one small step ? or a roll, actually ? for a robot, one not giant, but significant step for robotics. Willow Garage, a Silicon Valley robotics research group, said that its experimental PR2 robot, which has wheels and can trave...
New tools to improve the design of embedded software systems in automated railway signalling and smart energy distribution are being developed as part of a multi-million Euro project lead by researchers at the University of Southampton.
There are hints and rumours flying at the moment, that British Telecom (BT) is about to make a U-turn on its broadband pricing policy. Instead of slowly hiking prices, driving competitors that use its infrastructure out of business, the UK ...
For the better part of a century, they?ve promised us robots. From Elektro, the 7-foot metal man of the 1939 World?s Fair, to Rosie the robot maid on "The Jetsons" to the android lieutenant commander Data on "Star Trek: The Next Generati...