Robotic Reconnaissance Vehicle
A robotic reconnaissance vehicle, sometimes called an R3V (with the prefix ?remote? making up the third R) or RRV, is any autonomous or semi-autonomous robotic system which is deployed by military or law enforcement, to reconnoitre an area prior to sending specialised forces in.
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Whenever you ask someone about robots being used to kill people, they almost without fail, think of the Terminator movies. Those few that don't, usually think of Star Wars droids, or other humanoid killing machines. Currently, we barely have two legged robots that can handle office buildings or race tracks, so these fantasies are still just fantasies. Robots deployed in war, to kill the enemy, that, is not a fantasy, and more are being produced every year.
The Media Vehicle, is a serious take on VR interfacing, however it is not a serious commercial device. The unit is, for lack of a better phrase, an ?art tool?. It exists to showcase what is currently possible in 2009, not as a device which expects a practical market.
The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has created what is essentially, a scalable, modular road ice sensor network, designed to work with all types of heavy goods vehicle, and to communicate with any other technology also in place on the vehicle's data bus - drawing GPS data from other devices and interfacing with satelite navigation systems and in-cabin displays to warn the driver of approaching ice.
Industry news, originally posted 16-05-2005. Rather than simply manipulating a robotic device, an organic brain incorporates a robotic limb as though it was born with it attached.
Robotic surgical procedures are carried out with the aid of a camera system attached alongside the tools on the robotic arm that is inserted into the body of a patient. A surgeon carries out the operation by seeing through the camera's eye. As such, augmented reality systems have always seemed a good fit to overlay a virtual representation of the patient's innards, along with the full size and shape of the target area, on the display screen. However, the difficulty of AR object recognition inside the body has always proven too much of a hurdle. Until now.
MIT have released details of their work with robotic physio therapy to help children suffering from the uncomfortable condition of cerebral palsy, and stroke victims, gain maximum control over their given physical body.
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The US Marine Corp has a request: build and rapidly deploy 10lb or under robots its personnel can throw into dangerous situations that can quickly gather information without endangering Marines.
The throwable robot is part of...
University of Hawaii mechanical engineers and students are close to completing the first autonomous robotic vehicle for deep-ocean work.
"This is technology that the world needs," said Gary Godshalk, of Lockheed Martin, in ...
The largest truck in the world is about to become the largest robotic vehicle in the world. Computer scientists from Carnegie Mellon University have teamed up with engineers from Caterpillar to automate the 700-ton trucks, which are made to...
Scientists using the camera aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter are acquiring stereo images of the moon in high resolution (0.5 to 2 meters/pixel) that provide 3-D views of the surface from which high resolution topographic maps are...
Sentience driving software can control a car's or truck's acceleration and braking and enable 5-24% fuel savings, and could be installed in vehicles starting in 2012, and is also a transition path to completely robotic driving.