10/05/2009, The Vstone Robovie-PC can be said to be a walking computer – after all, it will be powered by an Intel Atom Z530 1.6GHz processor within, featuring a couple of USB ports, a VGA connector, Wi-Fi connectivity and a 1.3-megapixel camera. Since the robot has a basic computer inside, programming advanced motions and moves for the Robovie-PC ought to be a snap, especially when it can run on either Windows […]
10/04/2009, Toyota’s Partner Robots are able to play the drums and the tuba, thanks to a handful of wheels that have been hidden under its floor-hugging hood for added stability. The tuba player and the drummer stand at 100cm tall, where each individual will come with a special head design so that we humans can tell the difference at a glance. Richie will be the one who handles the Yamaha drum […]
10/02/2009, Nissan’s updated BR23C robot car, also known as Eporo, will now come with a couple of laser range finders that were specially positioned so that one is able to obtain a field of view that is 288 degrees wide. The reason behind this would be to merge information concerning the environment alongside its sensory perception of other robots within the vicinity to make changes in directions as and when necessary. […]
09/28/2009, Have a penchant for programming? The Programmable Gaming Robot ought to fit the bill then, being a robot that will go up against the clock or other robots in a series of games where your programming will affect the robot’s movements. Man and machine co-operate to achieve the most optimal configuration to win the seven games included that are composed of interactive environments which use various pieces such as a […]
09/28/2009, The Murata unicycle robot has a companion now, known as MurataGirl where ‘she’ stands at 50cm tall, tipping the scales at a mere 6kg while boasting similar technology, allowing her to remain stationary, move around on a single wheel without tipping over. This is made possible by arbitrarily controlling rotation of the wheel for front-to-back direction, alongside rotation of the fly-wheel that is integrated into her chest for side-to-side direction, […]
09/28/2009, OmniZero.9, as its name implies, is the newest creation from Takeshi Maeda who introduced the OmniZero.4 much earlier. This ninth generation humanoid robot will feature wheeled shoulders and knees that enable it to move around with much ease. Also, it will feature a head that flips back, create a seat for one to seat on – assuming you’re not on the obese end of the scale, of course.
09/28/2009, A research team at the University of California Berkeley just announced that they managed to implant electrodes into a beetle successfully, where this operation enabled scientists to control the insect’s movements in flight. This research could full well see action in military operations in the future, after all, the research itself was supported by the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Ultimately, these mind-controlled insects could be used to “serve […]
09/27/2009, Ever wanted to show your impatience at someone in a really cool (and geeky) manner? Well, artist Nik Ramage has come up with a way to do that via his robotic hand, Fingers. Cast from his own hand, it will rhythmically drum out its fingers to show your frustration. One thing is for certain though, it’s certain going to remind of you Thing from the Addams Family.
09/24/2009, Don’t you think the Miruko robot is creepy? This wearable eyeball-shaped cyber lifeform comes with an integrated camera and Wi-Fi connectivity, helping one augment one’s perception by sensing and reacting to objects which normally cannot be seen with the naked eye. Wait a minute here – does this mean we will gain what some people called the third eye, where one is able to see the supernatural world? Apparently not, […]
09/24/2009, Honda seems to be delving pretty much into the world of robotics, and their latest release would definitely pose a challenge to Segway. Known as the U3-X, this self-balancing unicycle from Honda comes with what looks like a regular large wheel of a unicycle, although it is actually composed of a handful of smaller wheels in a series that can be rotated independently. The result behind this idea is to […]
09/21/2009, You know the scene in X-Men where Magneto moves across a chasm from his plastic prison using some metal extracted from a guard’s bloodstream? The Robot Tiles work in pretty much the same way, although you won’t need to have any mutant powers – after all, these robotic blocks were specially designed to detect where you are going to step next, positioning themselves right in front of your feet so […]
09/18/2009, The Robovie-nano lives up to the latter part of its name by being really small, but despite its size it is rather agile. Measuring a mere 23cm in height while tipping the scales at 575 grams, this little robot that could is more nimble compared to its larger predecessors, while being much cheaper (relatively speaking, of course), retailing for $540 a pop. Looks like he is going to pop a […]
09/17/2009, Forget about Wall-E – this must be his long lost twin brother, Mail-E! Made with such close detail to look like Wall-E, this robot comes with a papercraft exterior, complete with stepper motors to help it move its hands and head. It will notify you of incoming e-mail visually through some gestures, with different actions assigned to various types of mail received. We wonder whether it will just get mad […]
09/16/2009, Some of us just have a huge phobia of needles, and even when you have the hottest looking nurse looking after you, any jab will still induce unimaginable pain. Enter the Bloodbot which will use a needle and a probe to locate a vein, where hopefully the developers are able to improve upon its 78% accuracy rate which might be higher than freshies out of medical school. What happens to […]