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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...

Meshworm robot from MIT creeps along like an earthworm

08/09/2012, Earthworm Jim would be proud of his mechanical kin – the Meshworm robot that is the brainchild of scientists over at the MIT. Just take a look at the video above of the Meshworm in action, and tell me that you are not mesmerized with its life-like...

Roto-a-Matic churns out self-designed toys

08/09/2012, You can play the role of Santa Claus with the Roto-a-Matic, a robot that is said to function as a DIY toy vending machine of sorts. Why do I call it that? Well, this unique robot is said to be able to redesign molds and turn them into plastic toys, all of...

Prometheus robot makes short work of bombs

08/09/2012, When the word “Prometheus” is mentioned, what comes to your mind most of the time? Folks would more often than not hark back to the precursor of Alien which was released on the silver screen this year, but this Prometheus robot has a totally...

SDUST Baby robot

08/09/2012, The SDUST Baby robot is the brainchild of the Shandong University of Science and Technology (SDUST), where the latter recently celebrated their 60th anniversary sometime late last year, ushering in the SDUST Baby robot at the same time then. This...

Robokind from Hanson Robotics paraded

07/31/2012, Hanson Robotics must be pretty proud to have paraded their very first production unit that hails from their miniature humanoid robot range, calling it the Robokind. Sporting a rather semi-realistic head that comes complete with moving eyelids and lips, it...

X-RHex Lite robot has a tail which is not vestigial

07/31/2012, Now here is a robot that you might be interested in – the X-RHex Lite robot which will come with a tail of its own, and it has its roots based on the RHex, which is UPenn’s original hexapod robot, albeit this particular robot would have shed...