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Robots’ turn to control humans now?

11/18/2011, Sounds odd, doesn’t it, to have a robot control a human – the one who created it. Well, that might very well be the case in the future for specific cases when there is no human assistant around, leaving a robot to do the job of helping a human...

Titanoboa is the stuff of future horror stories

11/18/2011, I am quite sure that you have seen your fair share of cheesy and corny horror flicks which involved giant man-eating snakes, or how about the snakefest known as Snakes on a Plane? Well, none of these will be able to compare to the behemoth known as...

HRP-3 Promet Mk.II uses visuals to grasp object

11/16/2011, Pause for a moment and figure this out – you apply different levels of pressure when it comes to picking up different objects, for example, you will not grasp an egg in the same manner as with a rock. Robots, however, do not have the luxury of such...

Expliner robot inspects high voltage lines

11/15/2011, If you happen to work for the local municipal council, where part of your job scope involves inspecting high voltage transmission lines and fixing any faults that are there, surely you would know by now that this is one dangerous gig to be involved in....

Scout robot is versatile, can perform kamikaze bombing if required

11/15/2011, When you think about it, suicide bombers are an extremely effective tactic to induce fear in the enemy for those who have skewed values concerning life, but what if you could prevent the loss of lives on your side while sending a robot out on a suicide...

Robots to help out in farms, too

11/14/2011, I guess it was not too far from the truth with moisture farmers Owen Lars owning some droids to help him out, as that science fiction scene has been translated somewhat to the real world with Massachusetts startup Harvest Automation working on a tiny...

FastRunner robot does seem inspired by Metal Gear Solid

11/14/2011, For those who played Metal Gear Solid from Konami, chances are the robot that you see above, the FastRunner, might spark the memory plug in you as the Metal Gear Mk.II. Well, the robot on the left is very real, thanks to Dr. Russ Tedrake’s team over...

Virtual robot counts ala human

11/11/2011, There is just something creepy about robots that already look like us thanks to the advancement in synthetic flesh technology, but to have a digital robot? That’s also rather creepy when you think about it, and this latest virtual robot is capable...

SmartPal robot to assist humans in the future

11/10/2011, Robots are meant to be our servants, we should always be mindful of that lest that bunch of digital lifeforms actually gain a certain level of sentience and make an attempt to take over the world. Well, one of the latest robots to roll out is the...

HRP-4C robot gets a human-like gait

11/09/2011, As robots move closer and closer towards uncanny valley status, it makes perfect sense that other segments of a robot will need to be perfected – case in point, AIST’s (Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and...

Rex bionic legs go for sale in the UK

11/09/2011, For the majority of us, getting up and about might seem to be a chore even though we have a pair of perfectly good legs, but for those who want to be up and about but cannot due to injury, disease, or even being born without the ability to use their legs,...

RIBA II robot helps prop up patients

11/07/2011, When it comes to being a caregiver for the infirmed and immobile, it takes a whole lot of grit, strength, emotional stability and perseverance to be good at it, let alone great. We humans do have our limits from time to time, and this is where robots come...

Robot guide dog for the blind

11/07/2011, Didn’t I mention that Japan does give off the impression that it is a nation that has robots crawling just about anywhere and everywhere, helping folks living there in many different ways? Well, here is yet another avenue for a digital lifeform to...

Telesar V telexistence robot avatar

11/07/2011, There is this particular perception that Japan is a land where plenty of robots run around – after all, this is the country that introduced the Transformers to the world, not to mention a whole bunch of other manga characters of the digital kind....