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Toshiba Robot Relishes In Nuclear Emergencies

11/22/2012, The Fukushima nuclear disaster that hit Japan last year certainly raised many an eyebrow when Japan themselves had to turn to the US for nuclear disaster-ready robots so that these can be used to aid in the stabilization of the crippled nuclear plant. I...

Disney Robot Plays Catch

11/22/2012, If you feel that you are an absentee father, and would like to make up for all the lost time with your kid, there is only one way to go around it – to be there, present not only physically but mentally as well. After all, before you know it, your...

Mind-controlled robots could be the future

11/14/2012, Those of us who watched Avatar would definitely be able to identify with the kind of technology seen in the movie, especially when a disabled human is able to plug in into an alien body, controlling it remotely via the power of mind. Researchers over at...

CIROS Salad Bot

11/06/2012, When a robot wields a nasty looking kitchen knife, it is not your worst nightmare come true with machines taking over the world. No sir, chances are, you have stumbled upon CIROS, a South Korean robot that was developed by the good people over at the...

Autonomous wearable robot arms turn you into a Doc Ock, sort of

10/26/2012, Some of us do wish that there are more hours in a day, while others wish we had more limbs so that we are able to get more things done throughout the day. Federico Parietti and Harry Asada of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have come up with...

Panasonic dry head spa robot prototype

10/26/2012, Panasonic has come up with a prototype of a dry head spa robot, where there might be possible plans down the road that could see this prototype robot attached to a desk or bath. It will rely on robot hand technology which was used previously in their hair...

CHARLI-2 robot does Gangnam Style dance

10/23/2012, One cannot seem to run or hide away from the Gangnam Style dance fever, where the human overseers of the CHARLI-2 robot has decided to program it to dance to the tune of South Korean rapper Psy’s viral hit song. Granted, a robot does not really fare...

Autom robot wants you to trim the fat

10/18/2012, When it comes to the battle of the bulge, there is a major front to fight on in the coming months – the Christmas season, where it is a free-for-all situation as you visit friends and host parties, seeing those valuable gym visits whittle away while...

New Romo version ends up as Kickstarter project

10/16/2012, We did talk about the Romo smartphone bot at the end of last year, and nearly a year later, it is time for an update, which is why Romotive, the company behind Romo has decided to make the latest version of Romo as a Kickstarter project. Not only that,...

X1 exoskeletal robot suit for astronauts

10/15/2012, When you are in space, the lack of gravity means stuff would be floating around unless they are strapped down or tied somewhere, and it does give you the illusion that you’re far stronger than normal as you handle a floating safe which you normally...

Robot wheelchair “grows” legs, climbs stairs

10/15/2012, If there is one thing the modern day wheelchair cannot do, it would be to climb up stairs. Of course, all of that might very well change for the better in the future, as the Chiba Institute of Technology saw a group of researchers led by Shuro Nakajima...

Robots to assemble your IKEA furniture

10/11/2012, One thing about bringing home IKEA furniture is this – you will need to do your bit to assemble the particular piece of furniture, and for folks who are not too great when it comes to the assembly instructions, there is help. It will most probably...

Lunar robot Polaris intends to mine water

10/10/2012, Finding water on another planet might be hailed by some to be one of the biggest discoveries of mankind, but they are forgetting that it takes far more than just the presence of water to support theories that there is life outside of earth. Well, a...