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Winking Controls Robotic Arm

05/14/2014, Robot arms are nothing new in the world of technology, but those tend to be controlled independently of a human brain, or attached as a smart prosthetic to help the disabled out. However, University of Toronto student Ryan Mintz and his team have come up...

B-Catch Project – Visual Path calculation by “Piggy” and DFKI

03/09/2012, [CeBIT 2012] I did not expect to find this uber-fun demo at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) at CeBIT, but it looks like scientists can have humor sometimes. The technology behind this Angry Birds-like robotic character is...

Smart fur might see more sentient robotic pets

03/06/2012, Owning a pet dog is definitely fulfilling, as man’s best friend knows how to accompany you whenever you feel down and the whole world is collapsing around you, offering a tummy rub to brighten up your day. However, there are those of us who hate...

Tour Guide Robot to boost tourist arrivals?

12/13/2011, Would the presence of Tour Guide Robots at crucial touristy areas actually signal the death of a real life tourist guide? Perhaps, but perhaps not. After all, a robot is still cold and calculative, and no matter how “warm” you want it to be in...

A robot that controls humans

12/13/2011, No, the title does not have any typo on it – where the future might see a robot that is full well capable of controlling your limbs, instead of having you control its limbs. This idea might take some getting used to, but we’re talking about...

Body sharing robot lets you transcend space

12/07/2011, Ever looked at your schedule and thought to yourself, wondering just how the heck are you going to manage being in two different places at the same time? Well, you can now do so in a sense, thanks to a body sharing telepresence robot that was developed by...

Flying robots construct 20-foot tower in France

12/04/2011, Now here is something that might just pique your interest – a bunch of flying robots actually got down and dirty, constructing a 20-foot tower in France in the process. There is no need to employ anyone who suffers from vertigo, since these robots...

Quadcopter robots is a work in progress

12/02/2011, Robots are constantly being improved upon by scientists in laboratories, and they certainly do have a major role to play on the battlefield. Take for instance, the Predator drone that has been dispatching off high value targets for the longest time...

Guide robot at the Bucheon City Hall

12/01/2011, Robots seem to be in the limelight a whole lot more often these days than in the previous decade, simply because they are able to do a whole lot more than their predecessors with the advancement that we’ve seen in robotics technology. Well, the...

Dream Robo scales ladders in a jiffy

12/01/2011, Robots are starting to get more and more agile these days, and the Japanese as well as the Koreans are spearheading this particular robotic movement with aplomb over the past few years. Dream Robo from Osaka-based industrial equipment maker Muscle...

Gumby-like robot moves around in style

11/29/2011, We would have thought of robots to be hard and unyielding, but here is an interesting “soft” robot that was inspired by squid and starfish – allowing it to crawl, undulate, and even squeeze under obstacles. A team over at Harvard...

Nextage humanoid robot could be your colleague in the future

11/28/2011, Nextage, a humanoid robot that was developed by Kawada Industries, was specially designed so that it can function with the rest of humanity without looking out of place. The start of a protocol droid, or someone – should I say something, far more...

M3-synchy robot

11/27/2011, Early last year, the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute (ATR) lifted the veil from the M3-synchy, where it was constructed via the robotics company known as Vstone. Specially designed to be tiny and portable, it delivers image and voice...