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Callo and Cally cellphone robots

05/07/2010, Who would have thought that passion, knowledge and some spare Bioloid parts alongside an old school Nokia N82 handset could result in the Callo and Cally cellphone robots? Developed by PhD student Ji-Dong Yim and Prof Chris D. Shaw at the School of...

Robovie-R Version 3 to serve at a shopping mall end of 2010

05/05/2010, The Robovie-R Version 3 which was originally meant to cater to the elderly as well as disabled will find a new lease of life as it undergoes viability studies in a shopping mall from this November onwards in Japan. The Robovie-R will guide shoppers by the...

NAMO humanoid robot

04/27/2010, The NAMO (Novel Articulated MObile platform) humanoid robot did not come from Japan surprisingly, as it hails from Thailand instead courtesy of The Institute of Field Robotics (FIBO) at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi. NAMO will not...

AILA humanoid robot paraded

04/22/2010, The Hanover Messe 2010 event saw DFKI Bremen showcase a new humanoid robot known as AILA, where it shows how robots can theoretically see action in dynamic environments with humans by the time 2020 rolls around. AILA will rely on a system that uses...

Cynomy remote controlled demolition robot concept

04/22/2010, There is a season and time for everything, including to build up and to tear down. This conceptual Cynomy remote controlled demolition robot would do well to star in a future Transformers movie, as it is meant to see action in hazardous environments...

Experimental robot mouth

04/21/2010, Check out this experimental robot mouth from Japan (where else) that is a pretty worthy attempt to teach robots to talk – while it is still a long way off from robots being as intelligent as the ones we see in sci-fi movies, at least it is a start....

South Korea unveils mobile underwater robots

04/20/2010, Boffins at South Korea have managed to come up with mobile underwater robots that are able to crawl at 98 feet per minute and swim 59 feet in the same amount of time, where they hope that such robots will one day aid underwater search as well as rescue...

Simon the robot gets an upgrade

04/14/2010, Simon the robot is one who is able to learn new tasks as he interacts with his environment, and has just gotten an upgrade so to speak, parading his newfound abilities at the Computer Human Interaction (CHI) conference in Atlanta on Monday. Over there, he...

Mertz active vision head robot

04/13/2010, The Mertz active vision head robot is pretty creepy when you think about it, as it does remind us of I, Robot in many ways. The brainchild of Lijin Aryananda and Jeff Weber at the MIT Media Lab, Mertz was built to recognize and react to faces and...

Beijing Humanoid Robot on display

04/12/2010, The Beijing Institute of Technology who receives funding from the CMST (Chinese Ministry of Science & Technology), has developed at least three different models of the BHR (Beijing Humanoid Robot). The BHR-2, being the successor of the BHR-1, is also...

Fujitsu teddybear robot

04/02/2010, Guess Fujitsu doesn’t only make desirable netbooks, they have also rolled out a prototype teddybear robot that aims to comfort the elderly while keeping kids happy by reading facial expressions on your little ones as well as their actions, and...

GuruBhakts robots play follow-the-leader

04/01/2010, Photo courtesy of iRoboticist Check out this bunch of GuruBhakts robots, they’re basically digital lemmings of today as they love playing follow-the-leader. The whole idea behind this bunch of robots would be to enable a remote driver to steer the...

Self-balancing skateboard robot

03/22/2010, XenonJon received a truckload of attention for his skateboard/Segway-style balancing platform which he created, making quite a splash at the Makerfaire in Newcastle. Since us humans are all about improving ourselves always, he has made up his mind to...

RoBo Blower remote controlled snow blower

03/22/2010, Clearing snow from the driveway can be quite the chore, which is why having kids who are old enough to help out at home is always an invaluable asset to any parent. For those who prefer more automation, there is the RoBo Blower which lets you remove all...