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From TheJournal.ie 'It's a when and not an if situation': Sligo researchers studying how to integrate our future robotic colleagues Robot Workmates

'It's a when and not an if situation': Sligo researchers studying how to integrate our future robotic colleagues

Robotic colleagues of the future? Think Wall-E or Johnny 5 and not C3PO and Terminator.

From TheJournal.ie Are robots going to take all of our jobs? Automatic For The People
From TheJournal.ie This tiny robot octopus is powered by its own gas Softly Does It

This tiny robot octopus is powered by its own gas

The robot is the first of its kind and could lead to future soft robots that could perform tasks traditional robots can’t access.

From TheJournal.ie Without the budget of Google, these Waterford students created a self-driving car Look No Hands

Without the budget of Google, these Waterford students created a self-driving car

Instead, it required a lot of imagination to complete it in 12 weeks.

From TheJournal.ie In the future, robots like this will deliver pizza to your door Special Delivery

In the future, robots like this will deliver pizza to your door

Bad news for delivery people everywhere.

From TheJournal.ie This robot can grab items with as much care and attention as you Easy Does It

This robot can grab items with as much care and attention as you

The gripper is made out of rubber and can pick up objects that are 80 times its own weight.

From TheJournal.ie Someone has invented the world's first robotic pancake printer The Future Is Bright

Someone has invented the world's first robotic pancake printer

To be fair, an Eiffel Tower made out of batter probably tastes better than the real one.

From TheJournal.ie This Google-owned robot reenacts crane kick scene from Karate Kid Wax On Wax Off

This Google-owned robot reenacts crane kick scene from Karate Kid

The robot from Boston Dynamics, the robotics company owned by Google, used the scene to show off its balancing capabilities

From TheJournal.ie Space exploration has a new major player in town...Google Secret Plans

Space exploration has a new major player in town...Google

The giant web company is spending nearly €1 billion on a San Francisco air base.

From TheJournal.ie Why the founder of Hailo is betting on drones and robotics Development

Why the founder of Hailo is betting on drones and robotics

Jay Bregman left his role as co-CEO of Hailo to start focusing on robotics and drones

From TheJournal.ie Google's robot chief and Android co-founder is calling it a day Pastures New

Google's robot chief and Android co-founder is calling it a day

Andy Rubin was responsible for turning Android into one of the biggest mobile platforms globally as well as for Google’s recent push into robotics.

From TheJournal.ie These jobs are most likely to be replaced by robots Automatic For The People

These jobs are most likely to be replaced by robots

Bad news for proof readers, projectionists and butchers.

From TheJournal.ie Blind adventurer to give TED talk on hope four years after becoming paralysed Hope

Blind adventurer to give TED talk on hope four years after becoming paralysed

Mark Pollock said he was told to accept his situation but since his accident he has delved into the world of robotics and is looking at finding a possible cure for spinal injury

From TheJournal.ie This ultra-fast robot arm is better at catching stuff than you are Catch Me If You Can

This ultra-fast robot arm is better at catching stuff than you are

Just look at it catch everything in sight.

From TheJournal.ie Mind-controlled prosthetic arm approved by US medical authorities Robotics

Mind-controlled prosthetic arm approved by US medical authorities

The prosthetic arm allows users to perform basic tasks such as using keys and locks, feeding oneself, using zippers and preparing food.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the crazy military robots Google bought this week Humanoids

Here are the crazy military robots Google bought this week

Amazing creations – but also a tad creepy.

From TheJournal.ie Google buys military robotics firm Boston Dynamics Robots

Google buys military robotics firm Boston Dynamics

Boston Dynamics is known for developing animalistic robots that are both balanced and quick.

From TheJournal.ie Students develop robotic arm that could make you stronger Rehabilitation

Students develop robotic arm that could make you stronger

The robotic arm, developed by students at the University of Pennsylvania, is designed to help both the elderly and those who need physical rehabilitation.

From TheJournal.ie Google challenges Amazon drones with its own robots Robots

Google challenges Amazon drones with its own robots

Google has bought seven companies over the last six months to help develops its robotics business.

This robot petting zoo is terrifying

Who wants to pet a goat when you can pet a neon plastic tube?

College students build robotic arm for disabled teenager

Here he is using it for the first time.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin boys win Lego award for robot reminding people to take medicines Appy Days

Dublin boys win Lego award for robot reminding people to take medicines

The winning boys from Jobstown built a robot and app reminding older people to take their vital medicines.

From TheJournal.ie A year in robotic legs: paralysed adventurer hits new milestone Science This post contains videos

A year in robotic legs: paralysed adventurer hits new milestone

Mark Pollock has spent a year gathering data on how robotic exoskeleton is working on his body – and he hopes scientists might get on board for formal study.

From TheJournal.ie Dutch architect to build house with 3D printer WALLPAPER

Dutch architect to build house with 3D printer

The 12,000 sq ft ‘house’ would take around 18 months to build (and you might even be able to build it on the moon).

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Quadriplegic woman powers a robotic arm with her mind One Giant Bite This post contains videos

VIDEO: Quadriplegic woman powers a robotic arm with her mind

Jan Scheuermann developed a degenerative condition that left her virtually paralysed – unable to move an arm for a decade.

From TheJournal.ie Average European believes robot housework still over 20 years away I Robot

Average European believes robot housework still over 20 years away

A new EU-wide survey reveals that Irish people are also among the least interested in scientific and technological discovery.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Paralysed woman uses mind to move robot arm Brain Power This post contains videos

VIDEO: Paralysed woman uses mind to move robot arm

Cathy Hutchinson was able to use the arm to sip coffee, 15 years after being paralysed by a stroke.

Creepy Michael Fassbender Robot Viral of the Day Prometheus This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Blind and paralysed Irish adventurer 'walks' with robotic legs Bionic Legs This post contains videos

VIDEO: Blind and paralysed Irish adventurer 'walks' with robotic legs

Mark Pollock, injured in an accident a year and a half ago, tests new technology that helps mobility for paralysed.

THE SECRETS of the Great Pyramid of Giza might soon be revealed, as a robotics team from England is sending a state-of-the-art machine to unlock its 4,500 year old  mysteries, according to the Independent.

The Pyramid of Khufu was built around 2,560BC, and contains two main rooms: the King’s Chamber and the Queen’s Chamber.

The King’s Chamber has two shafts leading from it, which rise at 45 degree angles and emerge from the pyramid’s edifice. It is believed the shafts were fashioned to allow the king’s soul to escape into the skies.

The Queen’s Chamber contains two similar shafts, which were discovered in 1872. However, in contrast to the passageways in the King’s Chamber, these shafts do not exit out of the side of the building.

In 1992, explorers sent a camera up one of the shafts leading from the south wall of the Queen’s Chamber. It discovered a blockage after 60 metres: a limestone door with two copper handles.

After a later expedition drilled through the limestone door, in 1992, a second door was revealed to exist – 20 centimetres behind the first limestone door.

There has been no consensus on what these shafts might be for – or why two doors would be placed over one of them.

The third robot expedition is led by Dr. Robert Richardson, of the Leeds University of Mechanical Engineering. The preparation for this mission has taken five years, the exploration must be painstakingly careful.

Richardson said:

“We have been working on the project for five years,” he said. “We have no preconceptions. We are trying to gain evidence for other people to draw conclusions. There are two shafts. The north shaft is blocked by a limestone door and nothing has penetrated that door. With the south shaft a previous team has measured the thickness of the stone, drilled through it and put a camera through it and found there was another surface. We are going to determine how thick that is and we could drill through it. We are preparing the robot now and expect to send it up before the end of the year. It’s a big question, and it’s very important not to cause unnecessary damage. We will carry on until we find the answer. We hope to get all the data possible which will be sufficient to answer the questions.”