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Robots to help the elderly?

06/12/2012, Henrik Scharfe, a professor at Aalborg University at Denmark, is the one behind the Geminoid-DK, which is an eerily lifelike robot that was specially developed in his image, bringing us to new depths of the Uncanny Valley. Designed in order to examine the...

Robot performs brain surgery

06/11/2012, Would you trust to undergo the knife wielded by a robot for brain surgery, or would want to look towards a human behind the knife instead? I guess it is a matter of perspective, and Mazor Robotics certainly place their money on the former. After all, they...

Robotic appendage might usher new age of humans

06/08/2012, Ever wondered what would have happened if Doctor Octopus fought on behalf of the good guys? Having an extra four arms that are made out of virtually indestructible material, fused to your body and capable of responding to your every thought is definitely...

Robot sewing machines in the US might result in cheaper clothes

06/07/2012, I guess everyone more or less sees China as the world’s factory – hardly anything these days do not have the label, “Made in China” imprinted somewhere. Clothes, especially, has been a huge money spinner for factories in China, and...

Dancing robots show off cultural cues

06/07/2012, One advantage about robots would be this – they are virtually tireless workers, and will run without complaining about getting higher wages or better working conditions, and you definitely will not find them at a picket line. However, there are...

Robot fish jives with tank-mates and has them fooled

06/07/2012, We talked about how robots might see us humans off right before we breathe our last, in addition to helping us maintain our fitness by being our jogging buddy, but how about robots interacting with animals instead? In particular, we are talking about...

Last Moment Robot to provide comfort at deathbeds?

06/07/2012, Offering words of encouragement to those who are on their deathbed could prove to be a rather emotionally draining task, but it is definitely a position where we can administer love and kindness to someone who might have given up all hope to live a long...

Omnibot BATTROBOT lets you relive Real Steel moments

06/06/2012, Did you watch Wolverine in Real Steel? All right, so it is rather hard for me to disassociate Hugh Jackman with his Wolverine character that he fit to a “T”, so do forgive me here. Folks who watched Real Steel should be able to remember the...

Swumanoid is one creepy robot

06/04/2012, So robots like Honda’s Asimo is able to run, walk, kick a ball, and even climb stairs, which is no mean feat for a two-legged robot, but what are some of the other athletic robots out there that do not travel on just wheels? Robotic fish have been...

Cat tail sways to your pulse rate

06/03/2012, We have seen the Necomimi mind-controlled cat ear headband in the past, so if you happen to already own one of those, then you might want to check out this pulse-controlled cat tail. The tail itself will come covered in hand-knit fur to disguise its...

Robotic rehabilitation helps paralyzed rats scurry about again

05/31/2012, Professor Xavier, an oxymoron in a sense as his being one of the most powerful telepaths, is confined to a frail body that does not allow him to walk around freely, did receive some help in the past through alien technology, although he needed to expend...

Robot arms slice up chickens real fast

05/31/2012, Winner winner, chicken dinner! Guess this robot is capable of fixing far more chicken dinners than you can imagine, where the folks over at the Georgia Tech Research Institute have come up with a chicken-deboning robot which is touted to be able to slice...

Qumarion pre-orders starting on June 21st

05/30/2012, We talked about the Qumarion mannequin earlier this month, where it sparked off plenty of questions as well as curious looks. After all, this device, also known as a mannequin or action figure, will enable just about anyone to come up with their very own...

Aquabotix HydroView beams back high definition video

05/30/2012, Now here is a robot that you can pilot remotely, having it plumb the depths while beaming back a video to the surface in high definition glory. It is touted to be affordable at $3,995 a pop, where you can control this particular underwater robot...