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Robot head takes on a more female look

11/04/2011, KIST’s Center for Intelligent Robotics know that to remain stagnant is actually to fall backwards in terms of development and advancement of knowledge, which is why the organization has been hard at work at what they do best – that is, working on...

Spider robot looks like something out of Contra

11/04/2011, Remember the shoot ‘em up known as Contra, where you and another half naked commando actually saved the world (those who are less proficient in the game received a little help from Mr Up Up Down Down Left Left Right Right A B A B Select Start) with...

Robot surgeon ensures your eyes remains safe and sound

10/28/2011, To be a surgeon, one needs a steady pair of hands. Otherwise, you would not want a sensitive operation done on your eyes with one who has jittery hands, do you? Well, a robot will certainly eliminate all sorts of variables such as family problems, work...

Electric Walking Aid prevents patient from falling over

10/28/2011, As careful as senior citizens might be, some of them still suffer from falls – and many a fatal injury has been caused by a fall, so walking aids will definitely come in handy to prevent such unwanted tragedies. The Electric Walking Aid that you see...

Groundbot spherical surveillance robot does 3D broadcasts, too

10/25/2011, When it comes to a nation’s security, the whole game changed when 9/11 happened – air travel became a whole lot more inconvenient, and there was this super long list of ‘Don’ts’ issued. It is nice to see technology work on...

Touch-sensitive robots coming your way soon

10/25/2011, Great, not only do we have ever increasingly realistic robots that would certainly give some of us the creeps, here is word that Stanford researchers have taken yet another step towards the uncanny valley through the use of carbon nanotubes – by...

Actroid-F robot gets a sibling and an eye implant

10/25/2011, Remember the Actroid-F robot that we covered earlier this year, bringing us nearer to the uncanny valley when one is face-to-face with it? Well, AIST decided that it is not good for the Actroid-F to be alone, hence coming up with a male version (what will...

NEC PaPeRo might end up in homes next year

10/21/2011, NEC and their pet robot project, PaPeRo, has certainly come up with a fair number of iterations to date, but somehow or rather, it has never made it past the commercialization stage. I guess all of that is about to change now as NEC’s household...

Robots might help autistic kids

10/19/2011, When it comes to autism, there are many ways to help these specially gifted children (have you seen some of them draw out of memory? Totally amazing stuff!). Well, it seems that technology has advanced even further now to help them by the way of robots....

Robots enjoy a game of table tennis

10/13/2011, Table tennis is not a game for those who are slow in reflexes, and to see how robots are actually able to hold a game is rather interesting. Chinese scientists (who else would we expect, considering they top the game at most of the major sporting events)...

Robot car helps you avoid jams

10/11/2011, I thought we had GPS navigation systems with their traffic control capability to let you know whether to take a particular route to work or home or not, depending on just how heavy the traffic is at that point in time. Well, how about a smart car that has...

Navy does the underwater Roomba now

10/10/2011, Anyone remember the Tintin comics by Herge, where Captain Haddock, the foul-mouthed, rum loving seaman tends to shout, “Blistering barnacles!” at different moments in the comics? Well, barnacles in real life might seem to be rather innocuous...

Panasonic robot washes your hair with 2 dozen fingers

10/06/2011, There is a reason why some people head off to the local hair salon to get their hair washed – they just love the human interaction as well as massaging done to the head, but it seems just like those massaging chairs that keep on coming out, there...

Playful Puppy Robot is not furry in any sense

10/06/2011, I suppose if the Transformers were to have their own version of a puppy, then the Playful Puppy Robot would pretty much come close, although I don’t know what it will transform into – a robotic mound of turd? OddBot decided to share his new...