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FACE robot crosses over uncanny valley many times over

07/17/2012, The FACE robot is highly creepy, sending us over to the uncanny valley many times over by coming in the form of a highly realistic robot – at least in terms of facial expressions. For those who are not familiar with the term “uncanny...

SAM robot could fix falling glass issues in Toronto

07/12/2012, According to entrepreneur Filip Sobotka, there is a solution to Toronto’s falling glass problems, potentially coming in the form factor of a robot that is known as SAM. This particular device was developed by Filip’s family, which might eventually...

Table tennis robots might be a worthy opponent some day

07/10/2012, We all know how China has an iron grip in the sporting event known as table tennis, or in its other moniker, ping pong, and chances are no other country will be able to match China’s strength in this sport anytime soon, and in the longer term future...

Simple robot smart enough to sniff out underwater mines

07/09/2012, Landmines that were dropped many decades ago in certain countries during times of war are still active – and concerted efforts are still being made so that no one else gets maimed. British students have come up with a robot that was built using...

Hamilton robot capable of detecting and treating breast cancer

07/09/2012, Cancer is considered to be a four letter word to many, and some say that it is a death sentence. Do you agree? I have had family and friends fall to the scourge of cancer over the years that passed by, and they do say that detecting cancer early enough is...

Eye muscle replicated by piezoelectric materials

07/06/2012, Researchers have successfully replicated the muscle motion of the human eye which is used to control camera systems thanks to the wonders of piezoelectric materials, and this new discovery will be used to improve the operation of robots. How so? How about...

Scientists develop ‘’most realistic’ robot legs ever

07/06/2012, According to a bunch of US experts, they have laid claim to what they deem as the most biologically-accurate robotic legs to date. They wrote about this particular achievement in the Journal of Neural Engineering, where they claimed that their work would...

Brain scanner links man to robot

07/05/2012, The whole idea of using one’s brains to control a particular object is close to our hearts – after all, who does not want seemingly supernatural or superhuman powers? Well, it seems that scientists have managed to figure out how one is able to use...

SHIRI robot butt actually fears, and responses with emotion

07/05/2012, Strange, I was just watching Terminator 2 yesterday evening, and it was interesting to see a young punk of John Connor teaching the T-800 different nuances of human emotions and responses, even asking him to smile. Robots do not feel as they are machines,...

Robot to fill potholes and clean city roads?

07/04/2012, Filling up potholes can be quite the thankless job for local municipal councils, but it is a necessary job that needs to be done. Sometimes, it can get quite hot and sweltering under the unforgiving afternoon sun, and here we are with a robot that could...

Mahoro lab android performs dangerous lab work

07/04/2012, Work in the laboratory can be pretty routine at times, and sometimes, it can be very difficult – and dangerous. However, what happens when we can conduct experiments in a far safer manner – that is, not using humans but robots instead? This is...

AndyVision robots might spell end of retail assistants

07/03/2012, Are robots slowly but surely taking over the whole world? That does seem to be the case from what we have seen in the movies – they might end up subjugating mankind like in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, or they could help us out as droids, ala Star...

Robot learns about body language

06/29/2012, If there is one thing that robots need to do in order to enter the uncanny valley deeper than ever before, they would need to pick up the nuances of a human’s body language. Yes sir, that is right – robots still have no idea on how to figure...

Popchilla robot toy might be able to help autistic children

06/29/2012, When it comes to teaching kids, the element needed the most would be love – you can have the best tools in the world alongside the most effective method, but if it lacks love, then that’s the end of it. However, if you do have the love to...