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Big Dog gets weaponized

11/16/2009, Remember the Big Dog robot that moves in such a lifelike manner, it is almost uncanny and unnerving? The folks at Boston Dynamics have made improvements to it by weaponizing Big Dog, allowing future robots on the battlefield to fight our wars without...

High Voltage Line Robot

11/14/2009, Fiddling with high-voltage power lines is certainly a dangerous job, especially for humans. With that in mind, a Tokyo-based company, HiBot, is working with western Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co. to test a new robot next year that can inspect...

Fujitsu Office Delivery Robot

11/12/2009, Fujitsu has teamed up with the Yokohama National University and the University of Electro-Communications when it comes to developing an Office Delivery Robot. This bad boy is able to carry up items that weigh up to 20kg, relying on stereo vision, a laser...

Hitachi EMIEW goes about on wheels

11/11/2009, The Hitachi EMIEW (Excellent Mobility and Interactive Existence as Work-mate) moves about on its wheels, relying on technology that can be found in the Segway as well. This allows it to zip about robustly compared to bipedal robots, hitting a maximum...

Unit 33 Robot Plays Football

11/10/2009, This robot certainly looks like it’s built to play basketball, what with its 7-foot height. Dubbed Unit 33, it can walk, turn, twist, bow and even play football (though they really should have tried a basketball demo). Check out the video above, and...

Robot Bricklayer In New York

11/10/2009, You might have checked out Gramazio & Kohler’s bricklaying robot before, but this time, the duo from Zurich’s ETH Faculty of Architecture have brought the robot to America for the first time, and have digitally fabricated a wall on Pike...

Robot Stealth Raygun Jet

11/10/2009, It seems that Aerospace firms are quite busy competing for a classified UK MoD contract to build a robotic military stealth aircraft. Said aircraft would be rather special, seeing that it would be able to hover like a helicopter or fold its rotors and fly...

Mini guide robot

11/10/2009, The Mini guide robot does not live up to its namesake in terms of size, and while it won’t be up and about to the amusement of visitors and guests, this guide robot will instead be seated in your office lobby or at exhibitions. It comes with an...

Mitsubishi Wakamaru robot

11/06/2009, Mitsubishi doesn’t just churn out wonders like their line of Lancer Evolution cars, but they have also delved into the world of robots with the Wakamaru being one of them. Of course, forking out $15,000 for one of these might just make you baulk,...

ROLA home care robot

11/05/2009, The ROLA (Robot Of Living Aid) intelligent home-care robot was developed by National Chiao Tung University of Taiwan. Capable of understanding Mandarin, Taiwanese and a smattering of English, ROLA will help keep a watchful eye on elderly occupants of a...

Giger The DIY Robot

11/05/2009, Interested in homemade DIY robots? Well, check out “Giger”, a nice little robot that took its creator over 100 hours and more than $10,000 to build. Apparently the reason it cost so much was because the owner decided to use professional-grade...

Popeye The Audio Visual Robot

11/04/2009, Robots are definitely cool, unfortunately they haven’t become commonplace just yet (no, the roomba doesn’t count). A team from Perception On Purpose (POP) has come up with a technology that could facilitate robotic understanding and responses...

Wall-E eyes transplanted

11/03/2009, At least, that’s the impression that we have with this rather curious robotic butler who seems to be in possession of Wall-E’s eyes, albeit with an overall shape and color scheme that point towards EVE as well. Apart from the droopy eyes,...

Doki robot functions as PR tool

11/02/2009, Doki is a new kind of robot that relies on computer vision software, enabling it to function as a PR tool for a company of its allegiance, where its greatest strength would be facial recognition that allows it to determine a person’s gender,...