Disaster relief

08.06.12
WiFi-Extending Robot is built like a tank -- we talk to the people behind the project (video)
08.06.12

WiFi-Extending Robot is built like a tank -- we talk to the people behind the project (video)

It's a fairly menacing sight, an aluminum robot sporting big tank treads -- that is, until you wat...

By B. Heater,   08.06.12
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04.18.11
iRobot Packbots enter Fukushima nuclear plant to gather data, take photos, save lives (video)
04.18.11

iRobot Packbots enter Fukushima nuclear plant to gather data, take photos, save lives (video)

iRobot recently deployed a pair of robots to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, where i...

By A. Toor,   04.18.11
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04.16.11
TALON robot gets declawed, helps Japan sniff out radiation (video)
04.16.11

TALON robot gets declawed, helps Japan sniff out radiation (video)

Robotics experts at the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory just taught an old war m...

By S. Buckley,   04.16.11
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04.01.11
iRobot, QinetiQ machines to assist in Japan relief effort
04.01.11

iRobot, QinetiQ machines to assist in Japan relief effort

A few weeks ago, it looked like robots would play a relatively small role in recovery efforts follo...

By C. Trout,   04.01.11
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03.22.11
Aldebaran to create all-terrain disaster relief robots, make a hero of Nao?
03.22.11

Aldebaran to create all-terrain disaster relief robots, make a hero of Nao?

We've seen Nao bust a move and play a little footy, and now its creator is making plans to take its...

By C. Trout,   03.22.11
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03.19.11
Roundup of developers and apps to help Japan
03.19.11

Roundup of developers and apps to help Japan

The developer community is stepping up its offers of help to disaster-struck Japan with increas...

By Chris Ward,   03.19.11
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03.14.11
Contact Japan for free via AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and more (update)
03.14.11

Contact Japan for free via AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and more (update)

We imagine that many of you, like us, have been making frantic calls to friends and family in Japan...

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09.27.10
EPFL develops Linux-based swarming micro air vehicles
09.27.10

EPFL develops Linux-based swarming micro air vehicles

The kids at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (or EPFL) have been cooking up quite a bit lat...

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01.19.10
ReCellular will recycle your phone and donate all proceeds to Haiti disaster relief
01.19.10

ReCellular will recycle your phone and donate all proceeds to Haiti disaster relief

It might've been hard to watch pictures of the latest natural disaster striking the island of Haiti...

By Vlad Savov,   01.19.10
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