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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...

Tosy DiscoRobo dancing robot is no legend

10/01/2012, [CEATEC 2012] When it comes to robots mimicking humans, they are still a long way off, although we have gotten close to the uncanny valley in terms of the robot’s outer appearance. Of course, one might start to think whether it is all right for...

Robotboat Mark VI is no Tony Stark pet project

10/01/2012, Yes, we do know that there are several versions of the Iron Man suit by playboy-billionaire Tony Stark, but make no mistake about it, the Robotboat Mark VI is by no means a suit that is worn by a human which will make up part of the Avengers. Rather, this...

Cyborg cockroach video might usher in new wave of micro-robotics

09/26/2012, It was more than a fortnight ago when we first laid our eyes on the cyborg cockroach that hailed from the North Carolina State University, and here we are with a video that details it further. It showcases Professor Alper Bozkurt’s love for these...

Wall-Ye V.I.N. robot does the heavy lifting in vineyards

09/25/2012, Something tells me that the real Wall-E might actually hire some of Apple’s lawyers in order to help it win a lawsuit against the Wall-Ye V.I.N. robot, although that would most probably not happen anytime soon. The ‘punny’ name best describes this...

Robot reminds us of Michael Jackson in a dance

09/24/2012, At a robot dancing competition in Bejing, this particular robot might remind some others of the late and great King of Pop, Michael Jackson, especially when it takes to the dance floor. Paraded at the first Beijing College Student Robotics Competition, 99...

Robot snake detects tumors by slithering through body

09/23/2012, If you hate having creepy crawlies around, then you might be loathe to have this robot snake being inserted into your body as though it was some sort of Matrix nightmare come true. There is a very good reason for having this robot snake slither through...