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Topio Dio serves up drinks at bar

06/21/2010, Robots are mighty fine things, but here’s one that is interesting – the Topio Dio who is smart enough to conjure up your favorite chalice of poison. We’re talking about a bartending robot here, where he measures 125cm tall and tips the...

Jumping Robot conquers stairs by jumping

06/21/2010, To make a robot walk is a feat not to belittle, and to have it run like the Honda Asimo? That’s quite an achievement. Well, just like how there are many roads that lead to Rome, so are there equally many methods for a robot to conquer the problem of...

Hyperion 4-legged robot is one mean ride

06/18/2010, The robotics department from the Chiba Institute of Technology in Japan decided to share developments in their department with the rest of the world, choosing YouTube to be the instrument of choice to “transport” videos of their achievements...

NXTitzk LEGO robot does basketball

06/16/2010, NBA players need not worry for their day job just yet, even though Matthias Paul Scholz managed to come up with a basketball-playing LEGO Robot known as NXTitzk. Why NXTitzk? It is the same name that is based on a German NBA player. It will see action in...

PR2 billiards-playing robot does really well

06/16/2010, The PR2 might look rather unassuming, but this robot plays billiards differently without having to use an overhead camera with a perfect view of the table and balls. Not only that, it lacks a rig which allows it to position the cue virtually anywhere. No...

Baxter the ButlerBot and RoboFridge form a formidable team

05/28/2010, With summer just looming on the horizon for those living in the northern hemisphere, you would definitely benefit from having a few cold ones in your fridge at all times as you spend those lazy summer afternoons at home, brain dead in front of the TV....

Bebionic electric hand ready to rock and roll

05/25/2010, Bebionic has a spanking new myo-electric hand that is ready to be unveiled to the masses later next month, where it boasts a fully integrated wireless chip, 19 different silicone skin tones as well as fully customizable functions that are able to control...

Little Island could offer robotic dolls that look like you

05/25/2010, Little Island of Japan is a company that comes up with clone robots, and to date their efforts with robotic dolls have managed to bear a close resemblance to celebrities as well as politicians, being highlighted in TV shows as well as worldwide news. For...

Qbo open source code robot runs on Linux OS

05/21/2010, What’s so special about the Qbo robot? Well, it runs on the Linux operating system and will offer open source code for avid programmers to take full advantage of it. Whenever it is about to run out of juice, it will head towards its autocharging...

NaviRobo lets you know where to turn with arm signals

05/21/2010, Don’t you just hate it when a GPS map tells you to turn left, but due to a software glitch, you have already passed the exit without realizing it? Pioneer & iXs Research aims to reinforce the directional instructions with a crab-shaped NaviRobo...

Mini Robocue helps scoop humans out of dangerous situations

05/18/2010, Kikuchi Manufacturing has their Mini Robocue rescue robot that will scoop humans out from various situations where it might not be worth to risk another human life under certain circumstances when it comes to a rescue operation, and is a much smaller...

Robotic pancreas could help save lives

05/17/2010, We’ve seen robots conduct marriages, so what’s new? Well, how about a robotic organ – in this case, a robotic pancreas that will function as a fully automated, self-regulating artificial organ of mechanical and electronic nature instead...

Toyota robot handles violin with aplomb

05/16/2010, Toyota doesn’t only make cars you know, as the company from Japan who hasn’t had the best of times recently has just paraded a new robot that took around three whole years to develop, showcasing it at the Shanghai World Expo. This robot is...

Fujitsu Teddy Bear Robot needs some exercise

05/13/2010, Fujitsu’s Teddy Bear Robot is currently being paraded at the Fujitsu Forum, where it boasts 13 sensors located all over its body, which in turn is able to provide it with around 300 behaviors as it interacts with its surroundings. Meant to motivate...