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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)...

Meka girl robot takes a step closer to the uncanny valley

10/12/2011, I would suppose that sometime down the road, there will be another barrier that needs to be breached – that of human-robot relationships. We’re talking about interaction and relationships on a far more physical level, instead of robots merely...

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...

Hungry? Let PR2 serve you a Subway sandwich

10/06/2011, Life right now might not be the same as what the Jetsons cartoon envisages, but that doesn’t mean robotic technology is lagging too far behind. The PR2 robot is not only smart enough to be able to fetch food from the fridge, but with the little help...

Robot peels grape

10/06/2011, We know that doctors and surgeons can end up pretty emotionally devastated especially when they are too involved in a patient’s life only to have that patient’s life slip through their hands despite giving it his/her best shot. Well, while...

NEC PaPeRo robot updated with visual recognition ability

10/04/2011, [CEATEC 2011] We have seen previous versions of the PaPeRo robot from NEC in the past, and this time around NEC decided that it is ready for an upgrade. What new stuff and features can you expect from this updated little creature which seems to be almost...

Cyber warriors are in the pipeline

09/27/2011, I’ve always wondered just how humans would be able to square up against cyborgs if it ever boils down to such a situation in the future. Unless you are a Force practitioner like Obi Wan Kenobi, surely going up against someone like General Grievous...

Army enlists robotic car for bomb squad

09/27/2011, It might seem to be all guts and glory when you sign up for Uncle Sam, but those who return from the battlefield will tell you that what you see on the silver screen is scripted – everything else when you’re there in person is a totally...

Bipedal robot eliminates awkward gait

09/27/2011, No matter how far special effects have come in movies, even when watching Avatar and the Matrix, those bipedal exoskeletons that have a human sitting inside controlling them tend to walk with a rather awkward, drunken gait – but we’re glad to...

LEGO robot does iPad app testing on your behalf

09/26/2011, Robots are certainly nifty to have around – how many times did droids save the derrières of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia in the space opera Star Wars? I suppose you can watch the complete saga to keep count,...