During a visit to Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center, Obama launched the New Robotics Initiative which seeks to advance the “next generation of robotics”. The National Robotics Initiative involves the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, NASA, and the Department of Agriculture, which combined will make available up to $70 million per year to fund new robotics projects. Just as Obama stated during his speech, “You might not know this, but one of my responsibilities as commander-in-chief is to keep an eye on robots,” researchers in robotics will need to ‘keep an eye’ on what is happening at the cutting edge of robotics research.
To celebrate the recognition of this important area of research and the commitment provided to future initiatives, SAGE has freed access to four relevant articles from one of its key Robotics titles – The International Journal of Robotics Research (now ranked #1 in the 2010 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports, Robotics category).
Read these articles for free
Flagellated Magnetotactic bacteria as controlled mri-trackable propulsion and steering systems for medical nanorobots operating in the human microvasculature
Martel, S., Mohammadi, M., Felfoul, O., Zhao Lu, ., & Pouponneau, P. (2009). Flagellated Magnetotactic Bacteria as Controlled MRI-trackable Propulsion and Steering Systems for Medical Nanorobots Operating in the Human Microvasculature The International Journal of Robotics Research, 28 (4), 571-582 DOI: 10.1177/0278364908100924
Nanorobot for brain aneurysm
Cavalcanti, A., Shirinzadeh, B., Fukuda, T., & Ikeda, S. (2009). Nanorobot for Brain Aneurysm The International Journal of Robotics Research, 28 (4), 558-570 DOI: 10.1177/0278364908097586
Driver inattention detection based on eye gaze—road event correlation
Fletcher, L., & Zelinsky, A. (2009). Driver Inattention Detection based on Eye Gaze–Road Event Correlation The International Journal of Robotics Research, 28 (6), 774-801 DOI: 10.1177/0278364908099459
Design and control of a bio-inspired human-friendly robot
Shin, D., Sardellitti, I., Park, Y., Khatib, O., & Cutkosky, M. (2009). Design and Control of a Bio-inspired Human-friendly Robot The International Journal of Robotics Research, 29 (5), 571-584 DOI: 10.1177/0278364909353956