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Masked Animatronic Robot Dances In An Extremely Lifelike Manner

03/24/2014, The uncanny valley is not a physical place, but rather, it is the idea of a robot being so human-like in behavior, that it can get rather creepy to boot. Artist Jordan Wolfson has crossed into such a territory as you can see from the video above, where...

KEECKER Connected Robot Unveiled

01/06/2014, [CES 2014] KEECKER happens to be a Paris-based company that intends to bring the future forward, by introducing a new connected robot (which will hopefully be smart, too) at CES 2014. Boasting of a unique functionality that will hopefully alter the way we...

Polycom RealPresence in the new Anybots Q(X) Virtual Presence

12/12/2013, Last week I was invited to Polycom’s annual Holiday event where the Anybots Q(X) Virtual Presence was shown for the first time. We all remember Anybots cute QB robot that featured a very small display and 2 big “eyes” where the camera was hidden....

“Superman” Robot Lifts 80 Times Its Own Weight

09/05/2013, “Hulk is the strongest one there is!” is a catchphrase that we have heard before many times, if you happen to be an ardent fan of Marvel Comic’s jade giant. Well, another character that has proven to be nigh invulnerable would be Superman of DC...

Robot That Steals From Vending Machines

04/25/2013, Sometimes, the ingenuity of some folk that you come across online is definitely worth writing home about. Case in point, French YouTube user ioduremetallique has shown the world that with a little bit of tinkering around robots (as well as being equipped...

Robot Stalks Sharks In The Seven Seas

04/18/2013, Sharks have certainly received their fair share of negative attention in the past, especially with the success of the film “Jaws” that sent swimmers and beach tourists scampering for a while. Of course, most of us know by now that sharks rarely attack...

Robot Hands Get Gentler With New Barometer Chips

04/18/2013, When it comes to the hands and fingers of a robot, we might take for granted that it knows just the right amount of force to exert to hold a particular item, which is a no brainer of sorts for us humans, but how can a robot tell whether it should handle...

Robot Helps You Assemble IKEA Furniture

04/14/2013, I know, I know, IKEA furniture is supposed to be so easy to assemble, and in the long run, it also helps you lower the total cost of ownership especially when you want to refurbish your home with an entire set of furniture. For those of us who feel that...

Meet Pars, The Aerial Rescue Robot

04/03/2013, RTS Lab, based in Iran, has developed Pars, which is an aerial rescue robot designed and made for “saving human lives”. The purpose behind building Pars is to rescue people who are drowning near coastlines. The robot can quickly move towards people...

Cyro Jellyfish Robot

03/28/2013, Just what is the biggest jellyfish that you have ever come across whenever you are at the seaside, or traveling on a boat over a body of seawater? Well, most of these tend to be small, and the general rule of thumb is this – the smaller they are,...

CHIMP Robot: Move Like A Tank, Act Like A Primate

03/13/2013, A few months back, DARPA announced their Robotics Challenge, and what you see here is definitely one of the contenders, with the CHIMP robot built by the team over at Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center. CHIMP stands...

Robot Has Internet As Its Brain

03/11/2013, We have certainly seen our fair share of strides made by scientists where the robotics industry is concerned, and this time around, how about a robot that has an above average intelligence? Now how can this be so, you ask? Well, it seems that this robot...

Cheetah Robot At The MIT

03/08/2013, We have seen some cheetah robots in the past, but this time around, here is another of such robots, although it will not hail from DARPA or other defense arms, but rather, from the hallowed halls of the MIT itself. Touting a 70-pound “cheetah” robot...