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Robot rides on a bicycle

11/04/2011, Getting a robot to walk on two legs is one thing, to have it run is another, and to make sure it can walk briskly without falling down despite being shoved is on a totally different plane altogether. How about another precarious (for a robot, at least)...

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...

Boston Dynamics’ PETMAN is a BigDog on two legs

10/31/2011, Remember the BigDog robot from Boston Dynamics that is still something to look at even today? Well, it seems that the company have managed to cobble together a two legged version of the BigDog, calling it PETMAN – short for Protection Ensemble Test...

Robot wears shirt on a dummy

10/31/2011, OK, so robots have already been created to resemble humans as closely as possible, and not only that, they are able to ‘taste’ to a certain extent with their ‘tongue’, so why not check this out that makes robots one step closer to...

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...

Kibo 2.0 debuts at Robot World 2011

10/28/2011, If you ask me, the Kibo 2.0 that you see on the right looks rather lost, as though the decapitated head of a ladybug was stuck on a rotund Honda Asimo body. Well, at least there were developments and advancements enough to warrant a second version of the...

Soft robot creeps around – creepily, no less

10/28/2011, Want to see something that might just creep you out? You won’t go wrong, really, with the soft robot in the video demonstration right after the jump. All the brains over at MIT’s DARPA and Boeing-funded Chembots program have managed to put...

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...

GuardBo is your third eye

10/25/2011, Some of us keep dogs as a form of security instead of companionship, and unless you are going to train that pooch really well in the right way, I’d suggest investing in a proper security system instead. Or at the very least, don’t purchase a...

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...