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Kegbot has iPad to help it along

08/11/2010, Behold, the Kegbot! This unique robot will definitely appeal to those who have a great love for beer, where it will require the assistance of an iPad to work. The iPad itself will be used to display important information concerning beer when it is...

Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em robots game is now new and improved

08/08/2010, The Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em robots game is now new and improved, where a slew of servos and fancy movement detecting watches from Texas Instruments will add more value. Sounds fancy? Perhaps so, but it won’t break the bank since it comes with...

DLR Biped robot is up and walking in less than a year

08/06/2010, Getting a robot to walk just like a human is one of the larger challenges when it comes to the world of robotics, and DLR’s Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics have come up with a new bipedal research platform known as DLR-Biped that will work...

Eye of Sauron? Not quite says Disney

08/05/2010, Siggraph, the annual conference for graphics geeks, concluded just last week, where among the “attractions” was an animatronic eye which moves in a rather lifelike manner, and is full well capable of making eye contact as well as track those...

ROCR Oscillating Climbing Robot scales walls naturally

08/05/2010, Want to know what it is like to see a robot that is agile enough to scale walls just like Spiderman? Wonder no more with the ROCR Oscillating Climbing Robot, although it does it in a rather unconventional method, relying on carefully executed tail motions...

AISoy Robotics’ AISoy 1 edutainment robot hails from Spain

08/04/2010, From edutainment software, we now have edutainment robots with the AISoy 1 from AISoy Robotics of Spain. It has the potential of being the next Furby, where this Linux-powered robot might end up to be needier than your average toddler – after all,...

Telenoid R1 is scarier than Teletubbies

08/01/2010, Just in case you thought that Teletubbies were the scariest things your kid could ever come across, we’d suggest you add the Telenoid R1 to your list as well. Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro and the researchers at ATR came up with this telepresence android...

Rapuda robotic arm helps wheelchair users

08/01/2010, Japan is big on robots, and this time round we have the robotic arm known as Rapuda. When mounted onto a wheelchair, it will go out of its way to help the disabled manage certain tasks that they would normally require the help of other people. Thanks to...

Roboscooper from WowWee picks up after you

08/01/2010, Have you watched the latest iteration of Karate Kid just yet, featuring Jackie Chan? Well, Jackie Chan’s protege in the movie has this bad habit of leaving his jacket on the floor, which means he could have learned to pick up the jacket and hang it...

DFRobotShop Rover targets hobbyists

07/29/2010, Want to build a robot out of sheer fun, or do you want to further stoke your interest in this area? This is where the DFRobotShop Rover from RobotShop comes in, where it retails for all of just $89.99. This Arduino-compatible (ATMEga 328-based) robot will...

Robots take centerstage in Tokyo

07/29/2010, Japan seems to be a society that is slowly but surely moving towards having robots serve the people there, and they are the main draw currently at an expo in Tokyo. Some of these little robots would be the sound-sensitive Chapit, who is capable of...

HRP-2 Promet tackles uneven terrain with aplomb

07/29/2010, The HRP-2 Promet from AIST has surely come a long way, where this robot is now able to handle minor changes in height on the ground which it is walking on. Of course, this is still a far cry away from Boston Dynamics’ BigDog, let alone another...

US Army working on snakelike robots for future missions

07/27/2010, The US Army has poured in more dough to develop a new series of snakelike robots that will see action in the battlefield, where among their primary functions would be to get involved in search and rescue missions, opening up doors, as well as handling...

REEM-H1 prototype robot meant to function in the service line

07/27/2010, The REEM-H1 robot from Pal Robotics is a new range of humanoid service robots which will get around on a wheeled base, where the lack of legs would mean having it being a whole lot more stable when getting around, translating to safer use in commercial...