Topic: Robots

Mass Extinctions Can Accelerate Evolution

Aug. 12, 2015
Virtual Biped Robot

A computer science team at UT Austin has found that robots evolve more quickly and efficiently after a virtual mass extinction modeled after real-life disasters such as the one that killed off the dinosaurs. Beyond its implications for artificial intelligence, the research supports the idea that mass extinctions actually speed up evolution by unleashing new creativity in adaptations.

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Robot Dreamer: More Than Just a Pretty Face

Oct. 25, 2013
Robot Dreamer: More Than Just a Pretty Face

Dreamer is one example of human-centered robotic technologies being developed to improve health care, ensure human safety and make manufacturing more efficient. Read more.

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Robots and the Future of Surgery

April 24, 2012

Students at The University of Texas at Austin will have the chance April 24 to test-drive the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, which uses robotic and 3-D visualization technology to enable surgeons' hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements of the robotic instruments working inside a patient's body.

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Fly me to the moon

April 30, 2010
Fly me to the moon

Mark Helper traveled to the site of an asteroid impact on a remote Arctic island last summer to simulate a geological expedition on the moon.

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Computer Scientist Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

April 8, 2008

Peter Stone, associate professor of computer sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship for his work on teams of mobile robots.

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