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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...

Plant Host Drone seeks sunlight for your plant

09/21/2012, I am quite sure that you know just how the photosynthesis process works – during the day, plants will use their leaves to gather as much sunlight as possible, releasing oxygen into the air along the way while they keep themselves nourished. Having...

Baxter robot needs no prior programming

09/18/2012, The world is not quite ready to have a bunch of robots slaving away after our own needs like in I, Robot, and there is not enough money to go around as such robots will definitely be expensive to own, not to mention our technological knowledge has yet to...

Weed-killing Lettuce Bot is the scourge of dandelions

09/13/2012, Anyone who runs a farm or tends to some plot of land somewhere would realize that just as the land produces the good stuff like fruits and vegetables (if you have planted the right seeds, that is), so to, will the land churn out weeds. Getting rid of...

Shimi the personal robotic DJ

09/10/2012, Robots seem to pervade every segment of our lives these days, and if you are one who loves to paint the town red each time the weekend beckons, then you would not go wrong with the Shimi personal robotic DJ. This is one nifty robot that relies on the...