Howie Choset

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First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Snakes and Snake-like Robots Show How Sidewinders Conquer Sandy Slopes

Contact: Byron Spice / 412-268-9068 / [email protected] PITTSBURGH-The amazing ability of sidewinder snakes to quickly climb sandy slopes was once something biologists only vaguely understood and roboticists only dreamed of replicating. By studying the ... [Published Noodls - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Snake Bots to the Rescue

There have been many nature-inspired gadgets and devices. This method is called biomimicry or biomimemtics. You have products like shark skin which inspired swim suits and submarine coatings; Velcro, the hook and loop fastener that was inspired by plant ... [Published New Indian Express - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 2 reports

Video Friday: Keecker Not a Robot, Drone Racing, and Robotics Tipping Point

Today, we’ll be attending the 2014 edition of the Stanford-Berkeley Robotics Symposium . These two fine institutions have historically been partners, allies, and friends ⸮ The SBRS is a manifestation of that, featuring a solid day of presentations from ... [Published Spectrum Online - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 2 reports

CMU researchers eye uses for snakelike machines

Imagine a snake performing tasks like a rescue dog -- sliding in and around the debris of a collapsed building searching for survivors in need of help.As a result of recent research replicating sidewinder snake motion in robots, such a scenario might ... [Published Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 13 2014 - 1 reports

Robot Snake To The Rescue? Slithering Machines Could Help With Search And Rescue Efforts

When you think of search and rescue missions, you probably don’t think of snakes being involved, unless the person being rescued is trying to escape a snake. However, a sidewinder rattlesnake was the inspiration for the latest search and rescue robot ... [Published Inquisitr - Oct 13 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 11 2014 - 2 reports

Robot snake slithers like a sidewinder, the 'ultimate all-terrain vehicle'

Scientists designed the first robot snake to scoot across land, swim, dig, climb, or glide. It's a skill set that will allow robot snakes to carry out search-and-rescue operations that would stump a wheeled robot. A sidewinder rattlesnake robot is pictured ... [Published Christian Science Monitor - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 10 reports

Performance Of Snake-Like Robot Benefits From Analysis Of Real-Life Sidewinders

Image Caption: A sidewinder snake is shown in a sand-filled trackway at Zoo Atlanta. Researchers from Georgia Tech, Carnegie-Mellon University, Zoo Atlanta and Oregon State University studied the snakes to understand the unique motion they use to climb ... [Published Red Orbit - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

Rattlesnake repertoire boosts snake-like robot's skills

How do you make a better snake robot? Researchers on Thursday said they conducted experiments to learn precisely how sidewinder rattlesnakes are able to climb sandy hills, then applied the reptiles' repertoire to an existing snake robot so it could do ... [Published Yahoo! Finance UK and Ireland - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 2 reports

LaunchCMU To Feature Technology Innovations and Startups From Carnegie Mellon Entrepreneurs

Remarks by U.S. Congressman Mike DoyleFounders and leaders of featured startup companies, including 4Moms, Blue Belt Technologies, Emma, and Visantica, will share technology and marketplace insights. They will be joined in remarks by esteemed CMU faculty ... [Published Industrial Info Financials - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Video Friday IROS 2014: Humanoid Eyes, Drones With Arms, and Printable Robots

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> Image: Aldebaran Robotics Aldebaran's humanoid robot Romeo. The 2014 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) just ended here in Chicago, and we've spent all week checking ... [Published IEEE Spectrum - Sep 19 2014]

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...as biologically inspired, but too often the inspiration doesn't extend beyond a casual observation of the biological system," Choset said. "in this study, we got biology and robotics, mediated by physics, to work together in a way not previously seen."
"the snake robot can thread through tightly packed space to access locations that people and conventional machinery cannot" said robotics professor Choset

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Snakes and Snake-like Robots Show How Sidewinde... [Published Noodls - Oct 21 2014]
Snake Bots to the Rescue [Published New Indian Express - Oct 20 2014]
Video Friday: Keecker Not a Robot, Drone Racing... [Published Spectrum Online - Oct 17 2014]
Video Friday: Keecker Not a Robot, Drone Racing... [Published IEEE Spectrum - Oct 17 2014]
CMU researchers eye uses for snakelike machines [Published Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Oct 14 2014]
Real rattlesnake teaches robot snake the right ... [Published thestar.com.my - Oct 14 2014]
New Robotic Snake Can Zigzag Like a Sidewinder [Published Auto World News - Oct 13 2014]
Robot Snake To The Rescue? Slithering Machines ... [Published Inquisitr - Oct 13 2014]
New robots snake their way up sand [Published Carnegie Mellon Tartan - Oct 13 2014]
Ahh snakes! [Published AskMen US - Oct 11 2014]
Robot snake slithers like a sidewinder, the 'ul... [Published Christian Science Monitor - Oct 10 2014]
Rattlesnake’s repertoire elevates robot’s abili... [Published Taipei Times Online - Oct 10 2014]
Performance Of Snake-Like Robot Benefits From A... [Published Red Orbit - Oct 10 2014]
Researchers use snake robot to help understand ... [Published Silicon Republic - Oct 10 2014]
Snake robot learns from desert sidewinders [Published Engineering and Technology Magazine - Oct 10 2014]
Robot Snake Could Help Search And Rescue Operat... [Published Value Walk - Oct 10 2014]
Serpentine Robot Replicates Complex Sidewinder ... [Published The Utah People's Post - Oct 10 2014]
Robot learns how snakes climb dunes [Published BBC - Oct 10 2014]
Snake-bot scales sandy slopes with sidewinder s... [Published CNET News - Oct 10 2014]
Could this sidewinder snake robot help search a... [Published Los Angeles Times - Oct 10 2014]
Rattlesnake repertoire boosts snake-like robot'... [Published Yahoo! Finance UK and Ireland - Oct 10 2014]
Snake robot learns to climb sand hills better, ... [Published Gizmag - Oct 10 2014]
Sidewinding Robots Climb Like a Snake [Published Popular Mechanics - Oct 09 2014]
Snake Robots! Slithering Machines Could Aid Sea... [Published LiveScience.com - Oct 09 2014]
Sidewinding Snakebots Sinuously Summit Steep Sa... [Published Spectrum Online - Oct 09 2014]
Rattlesnake repertoire boosts snake-like robot'... [Published Mail Online UK - Oct 09 2014]
Sidewinding Snakebots Sinuously Summit Steep Sa... [Published IEEE Spectrum - Oct 09 2014]
LaunchCMU To Feature Technology Innovations and... [Published Industrial Info Financials - Sep 25 2014]
LaunchCMU To Feature Technology Innovations and... [Published Michigan Live - Sep 25 2014]
Video Friday IROS 2014: Humanoid Eyes, Drones W... [Published IEEE Spectrum - Sep 19 2014]
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Video Friday: Keecker Not a Robot, Drone Racing... [Published IEEE Spectrum - Oct 17 2014]
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> Image: Keecker Today, we’ll be attending the 2014 edition of the Stanford-Berkeley Robotics Symposium . These two fine institutions have historically been partners, allies, and friends ⸮ The SBRS is a ...
Sidewinding Snakebots Sinuously Summit Steep Sa... [Published IEEE Spectrum - Oct 09 2014]
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> Photo: Nico Zevallos and Chaohui Gong As a snake owner, I can personally attest to the fact that lack of limbs is no impediment to mobility. In fact, snakes are masters of moving over all kinds of terrain ...
Video Friday IROS 2014: Humanoid Eyes, Drones W... [Published IEEE Spectrum - Sep 19 2014]
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> Image: Aldebaran Robotics Aldebaran's humanoid robot Romeo. The 2014 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) just ended here in Chicago, and we've spent all week checking ...
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