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Jet Hitter baseball robot

03/19/2010, If you are thinking of being an all star slugger when you grow up, why not pester your dad to get you the Jet Hitter baseball robot? This robot was created by Japan’s Meiji University and Yokohama-based metal recycling company MRC, where it allows...

Cody humanoid robot

03/17/2010, Check out this humanoid robot known as Cody, who is able to perform a variety of basic functions such as opening doors, drawers and cabinets. One is able to control it using a controller that resembles that of a PlayStation console, or you can also choose...

Twendy-One robot

03/11/2010, The Twendy-One robot took over a decade of research by Professor Shigeki Sugano and his team of researchers at Waseda University, Japan, where they were assisted by over 20 private companies to come up with a robot that is able to co-exist with humans in...

Robosoft Kompai introduced

03/10/2010, Robosoft of France has introduced a brand new robot known as Kompai, where it is meant to help the elderly as well as disabled, not to mention others who require special care. Kompai is intelligent enough to understand speech while navigating...

Hai Bao robot

03/09/2010, The folks over at Zhejiang University have developed a friendly robot known as Hai Bao, which when translated from Chinese would mean “maritime treasure”. Standing 155cm tall, it comes with an LCD display that shows off animated facial...

Japanese robot does acrobatics easily

03/08/2010, It isn’t easy to get a robot to move so nimbly and agile even after years of pouring millions of dollars into the lab – like the Honda Asimo. Well, Japanese hobbyist Hinamitetu has something more affordable – this DIY acrobatic gymnast...

Litter Robot 2 Bubble Unit

03/04/2010, The Litter Robot 2 Bubble Unit is a next generation device which improves upon its predecessor, offering larger sized cats (we’re talking about domestic breeds here and not panthers or tigers) more room to relieve themselves. With the addition of a...

RoboThespian RT3 not ready to take over the world yet

03/03/2010, Don’t worry about robots taking over the world in an apocalyptic end to mankind – that day, if it ever arrives, is too far off the horizon. After all, despite being rather lifelike in linguistic ability (which you’ll find out why later),...

MeBot telepresence robot

03/01/2010, The brilliant folks over at MIT have come up with a new telepresence robot known as MeBot. This robot will display the operator’s face on its screen which incidentally is a head as well, where its neck is capable of 3 degrees of freedom for simple...

Robotic Surgical Simulator

02/26/2010, The Center for Robotic Surgery at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University of Buffalo School of Engineering have come together to create what they dub the Robotic Surgical Simulator, otherwise known as the RoSS for short. RoSS enables doctors and...

South Korea to introduce robotic teaching assistants

02/23/2010, After going through a mere few months of trials, South Korea is ready to move ahead with robotic teaching assistants in classrooms, otherwise known as R-Learning throughout the country. The South Korean government has pledged around $8.69 million from...

Prototype arcade game lets you control real robot

02/23/2010, Here’s a prototype arcade game that will put you squarely in charge of an actual robot – while this isn’t going to wreck buildings in a metropolis considering its diminutive size, it ought to capture your imagination as you control the...

NEC PaPeRo enters figurine era

02/19/2010, NEC has decided that their PaPeRo robot is endearing enough to be produced in miniatures (reminds us of the Android figurines that we talked about earlier this month), albeit not in quantities large enough to go on sale. After all, if one cannot get the...

Assistant Robot does as it is described

02/12/2010, The Assistant Robot could not be any more self-explanatory – it stands proud at 155cm tall, tipping the scales at a rather obese 130kg while featuring 32 Degrees Of Freedom. There are five cameras on its head (2 wide-angle stereo cameras, 2...