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NIST Readies Tests for DARPA Robotics Challenge in December
Release Date: 12/03/2013

‘Twill be nearly the night before Christmas, but at Florida’s Homestead-Miami Speedway many a robotic creature will be stirring, while visions of … more

NIST Workshop Gets a ‘Grip’ on Robotics Challenge
Release Date: 07/10/2013

Even though modern industrial robots are becoming nimbler and more capable, they still need to get a good grip on things—the equivalent of hands … more

NIST and Partners Offer Solution to Communications Impasse in Factories
Release Date: 05/28/2013

Once uncommunicative industrial robots and machine tools are now beginning to talk turkey, thanks to a prototype application developed by a team … more

NIST Workshop Seeks Manufacturers' Ideas on Using Multipurpose Robots
Release Date: 01/08/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) wants to help turn manufacturing robots into dexterous, nimble-fingered … more

New Video Showcases NIST-Hosted Robotics Competitions in China
Release Date: 07/19/2011

Virtual robots move pallets while maneuvering around each other in a simulation of a busy warehouse. Credit: Laboratory for Robotics and … more

New Video Showcases NIST-Hosted Robotics Competitions in China
Release Date: 07/06/2011

Virtual robots move pallets while maneuvering around each other in a simulation of a busy warehouse. Credit: Laboratory for Robotics and … more

NIST Contests in China Put Next-Gen Robot Technologies to the Test
Release Date: 06/07/2011

Robotic automation, microrobotics and robotic perception and recognition all advanced a few steps closer to their future applications in … more

NIST and Willow Garage Launch First Robot 'Perception Challenge'
Release Date: 02/25/2011

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is teaming up with Willow Garage, a Silicon Valley robotics research and design firm, to … more

NIST Microrobotics Challenge Seeks Miniature Medics and Maze Masters
Release Date: 10/26/2010

They’ve played soccer, run dashes and deftly inserted pegs into holes—all within a world that can fit inside a single grain of rice. Now, it’s … more

Robots Big and Small Showcase Their Skills at NIST Alaskan Events
Release Date: 06/09/2010

Make room, Bender, Rosie and R2D2! Your newest mechanical colleagues are a few steps closer to reality, thanks to lessons learned during two … more

Teams Gearing Up for Two NIST Robotic Competitions in Alaska
Release Date: 06/07/2010

The recruitment period is over. The competitors have been selected. Let the games begin! Photomicrograph shows Mag-µBot, the entry from … more

Robots Big and Small Showcase Their Skills at NIST Alaskan Events
Release Date: 05/25/2010

Make room, Bender, Rosie and R2D2! Your newest mechanical colleagues are a few steps closer to reality, thanks to lessons learned during two … more

New Study Helps Explain the Surprising Behavior of Tiny 'Artificial Muscles'
Release Date: 04/27/2010

Using neutron beams and atomic-force microscopes, a team of university researchers working with the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

Teams Gearing Up for Two NIST Robotic Competitions in Alaska
Release Date: 04/27/2010

The recruitment period is over. The competitors have been selected. Let the games begin! Photomicrograph shows Mag-µBot, the entry from … more

Manufacturing Competition Challenges University Teams to Stack a Better Pallet
Release Date: 01/26/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking university teams to participate in a May 2010 Virtual Manufacturing … more

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