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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...

Double telepresence robot is a digital body double

09/10/2012, “Facetime on wheels” has been used to describe this particular telepresence robot known as Double, and just to get an idea on the kind of potential it has in the market, we are looking at a cool $1 million worth of pre-orders in just three weeks of...

Fujitsu explores software robot to tackle college entrance exams

09/10/2012, Students will definitely perk up and sit straight upon hearing that Fujitsu will be working on a project that will create artificial intelligence that hopefully, will be able to ace college entrance exams. At least, we are looking at the math segment at...

Underwater search robot demonstrated

09/05/2012, The police as well as military have had their fair share of help from animals such as bloodhounds and guard dogs on the field, but how about enlisting an unfeeling, unflinching individual that does not tire out or show any emotion? Yes, I am referring to...

DARPA’s Cheetah Robot outruns Usain Bolt

09/05/2012, The “fastest man on the planet” might be Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, but this does not mean he is capable of outrunning a cheetah – far from it, and not only that, DARPA’s cheetah robot (which we saw earlier in the year) is also faster than...

Baby-driven robots have a bright future

08/23/2012, If you happen to have a typical five month old infant, or at least had one, you would realize that your infant might find it rather difficult to sit up at that age, while the crawling milestone is still months away, but a few babies already have an idea...

Solar-powered Wave Glider robot tracks down sharks

08/19/2012, The hunter becomes the hunted – but in a good way, of course. I am referring to this solar-powered robot created by scientists, where it will harness the power of the sun to keep it going, while it will do its job to track down sharks in order to...

Desperate Debra simulator for budding doctors to train with

08/17/2012, The world of robotics is definitely getting smaller and smaller, not to mention making inroads into the medical field. Desperate Debra is not an 18-year old who is at her wits’ end because she still has no date to go with to tonight’s prom,...

Squishy robot changes color for camouflage purposes

08/16/2012, What are some of the cooler looking robots that you have seen in the past? It seems that researchers at Harvard University have managed to develop a particular robot which was inspired by the chameleon, as it, it is capable of changing its color...

Sandia robotic hand to disarm explosives

08/16/2012, We have seen our fair share of devices from Sandia National Laboratories in the past, and here we are with their latest device that might just keep you interested and wanting more – a highly affordable robotic hand which is capable of disarming...

Hector robot is not quite the companion you are looking for

08/15/2012, The more you age, the chances are higher that some of your mates have already kicked the bucket – leaving you and the rest of the gang to carry the torch. The thing is, you might end up being the last person alive amongst your friends, and the rest...

Sharp and Gundam Front Tokyo work on Halo robot vacuums

08/14/2012, Sharp has worked hand in hand with Gundam Front Tokyo in order to deliver a range of Halo robot vacuum cleaners which are based on the Sharp Cocorobo vacuum cleaner, where it is able to carry out a conversation with you. We are talking about a vacuum...