Thursday, August 30, 2007

Random Robot News Roundup

I'm back again and, not surprisingly, the editor's mailbox is
overflowing. The Shadow
Robot Company, Ltd. let us know that their famous Shadow Dextrous
Hand will be at the upcoming WIRED NextFest 2007 to
represent British robotics innovation. For details see their press
release (PDF format). Michael Somby told about his Review of
Robotics Software Platforms published over at It
covers both closed/proprietary platforms like Microsoft and the more
standard free/open platforms such as OROCOS, Player/Stage, OpenJAUS. Our Australian friend Murray Cox pointed
out some interesting
video of NASA's Tetrahedral Robot Concept. A couple of
users submitted links to these Engadget
photos of iRobot's totally redesigned Roomba
560 and Roomba
530. There's also a new high-end model called the Roomba
570. Know any other robot news, gossip, or amazing facts we should
report? Send 'em our way please.


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