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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...

Robot Jumps In An Explosive Manner

02/07/2013, What you see above is not a shot of some sort of alien life form that NASA scientists have managed to capture and cultivate over the years, but rather, it is a three-legged robot that will rely on its “exploding” body in order to perform something...

Robot Inspired By Moth Tracks Down Smells

02/05/2013, Nature had always proven to be quite the inspiration for science over the ages. How else did you think that man learned how to fly, wings made out of wax notwithstanding? Well, a group of researchers have managed to come up with a tiny two-wheeled robot...

Double Telepresence Robot At Macworld 2013

01/31/2013, If you happen to be at Macworld/iWorld 2013 which is happening at San Francisco, surely one of the “stars” on parade there would be the Double, which is basically a telepresence robot which relies on an iPad to function as its eyes and ears. The...

Bionic Man Featured On Channel 4 Documentary

01/31/2013, All right, so the bionic man that will be featured on a Channel 4 documentary that is titled, “How to Build a Bionic Man” might not be worth all of six million dollars, but it will show off the latest in the realm of artificial limbs, organs, and yes,...

Ecological Badminton Robot Unveiled

01/31/2013, Kids who grew up without a sibling or relative somewhere in their age range would have to figure out different ways to interact with others as he or she grows up, and from what I have read so far and watched in movies and cartoons, these lonely kids tend...