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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...

Thermite firefighting robot is a world’s first

10/04/2012, Among the heroes of 9/11 would be the brave firefighters who did not think much of their own safety, and ultimately, lives, as they worked tirelessly to search for survivors among the carnage. Well, firefighting is definitely far from being the safest job...

Tosy mRobo dancing robot

10/03/2012, [CEATEC 2012] At CES 2012 earlier this year, a prototype of the Tosy mRobo dancing robot was spotted, where it came in the form of a boombox that could “transform” into a small humanoid form factor, grooving to the kind of music that is being played...

Naro-Tartaruga robot sea turtle

10/03/2012, It seems that many aspects of life are being shaped or influenced by the world of robotics, and this time around, we have a sea turtle-inspired robot known as the Naro-Tartaruga, which is the brainchild of researchers at ETH-Zurich. One of the reasons the...

Robots wields a paint brush masterfully

10/03/2012, [CEATEC 2012] If there is one challenging thing about programming the hand of a robot, it would be the artificial intelligence required for it to figure out just the right amount of pressure to apply to say, an egg, or when it is holding a child, or the...

AeroVironment has surveillance drones on offer for the police

10/01/2012, Being a police is not an easy job, especially when the crime rate around you is soaring and your department does not have the budget to go up against the bad guys. Well, perhaps your head of department might want to check out what AeroVironment has in...