Monday, September 10, 2012

DARPA Legged Squad Support System (LS3) Demonstrates New Capabilities

Published on Sep 10, 2012 by 
This video depicts field testing of the DARPA Legged Squad Support System (LS3). The goal of the LS3 program is to demonstrate that a legged robot can unburden dismounted squad members by carrying their gear, autonomously following them through rugged terrain, and interpreting verbal and visual commands.

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Project CompanionAble - Concepts 2011

Uploaded by  on Feb 16, 2012
This video shows the early concepts of CompanionAble - a smart home and robot solution to support people with early dementia.

Please note: These are concept prototypes. This video does not represent the final outcome of the project.


CompanionAble - "Integrated Cognitive Assistive & Domotic Companion Robotic Systems for Ability & Security"

CompanionAble provides people suffering from mild cognitive impairments (MCI) with an assistive environmentthe using the synergy between Robotics and Ambient Intelligence technologies and their semantic integration. This will support the cognitive stimulation and therapy management of the care-recipient, mediated by a robotic companion (mobile facilitation) working collaboratively with a smart home environment (stationary facilitation).

The distinguishing advantages of the CompanionAble Framework Architecture arise from the objective of graceful, scalable and cost-effective integration, plus a participative and inclusive co-design and scenario validation approach driving the RTD efforts in CompanionAble; involving care recipients and their close carers as well as the wider stakeholders. For more info, please visit:

Friday, September 7, 2012

Ultra-Bot 3D Printer Listing on Kickstarter

Published on Sep 1, 2012 by 
This is just a quick overview of the new Ultra-Bot 3D printer for the Kickstarter campaign.

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Cheetah Robot runs 28.3 mph; a bit faster than Usain Bolt

Published on Sep 5, 2012 by 
Cheetah Robot is a fast-running quadruped developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA. It just blazed past its previous speed record, getting up to 28.3 mph, about 0.5 mph faster than Usain Bolt's fastest 20 meter split. This version of the Cheetah Robot runs on a treadmill with offboard power. Testing on an untethered outdoor version starts early next year. For more information about Cheetah or the other robots we develop, visit