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National Robotics Week 2010

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This week, April 10-18, is National Robotics Week. That means it’s time to read up on robots, and maybe even enter a local robotics competition!

To celebrate, here are some of the coolest robot videos from our blog:

March of the Robo-Penguins

Festo’s new robotic penguins can fly, swim and communicate with each other via sonar. Anyone else worried about impending penguin world domination?

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It Creeps and Leaps, Glides and Slides

Thanks to iRobot, the company behind the Roomba, robots may now be able to ooze and squeeze themselves through small spaces in a blob-like fashion. The ChemBot is a soft, flexible (and in some people’s opinion, very creepy) robot that can grow and shrink itself through a process called “jamming.”

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Roomba Pac-Man

Blinky, Inky, Pinky and Clyde have been recently incarnated in the form of Roombas. A group of engineering students from the University of Colorado have created an automated, real-life Pac-Man game in order to test out their Unmanned Aerial System software (which would help track and guide aircrafts).

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The Next Generation of Robo-Workers

GM partnered with NASA to create Robonaut 2, also known as R2, a humanoid machine that can manipulate tools and other objects with greater dexterity than previous models.

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A Robot Serenade

Feeling down? How about a nice serenade from a personable robot:

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More robotics stories

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