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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...

Affetto infant robot is one terror inducing hugger

07/27/2012, I would suppose that another hugger which will certainly make most grown men wet their pants would be the Facehugger from the Alien movie franchise, and here we are with a real life hugger – albeit not one that has acid blood, coming in the form of...

Water strider-like robot jumps on water

07/26/2012, There has been a reported instance of a man in the past who jumps on water while carrying two weights – one in each hand, having picked up that snippet of information from the Giant Book of Fantastic Facts. Well, researchers have managed to come up...

Mantabot travels through the seas without much effort

07/26/2012, Robots have certainly come a long way to help assist us in our everyday life, and we have seen our fair share of land-based humanoid robots in addition to those robots that ply their trade in the air. How about robots which will go through the waters of...

Botiful telepresence robot is extremely cute

07/25/2012, The world of robotics has advanced to a point where we can even enjoy telepresence communications, and the Botiful is one of such devices that oozes with a cuteness level of unprecedented nature. Basically, the Botiful telepresence robot’s looks are...

Nao robot climbs a staircase autonomously

07/24/2012, Our society seems to be making that shift to the world of robots more and more, but robots are still very much underdeveloped compared to us humans. How do you tell a robot to hold an egg with its fingers with a different amount of pressure compared to...