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Robocrab arms turn on the charm, woos female successfully

09/07/2011, We might laugh at the crustacean now, wondering how the heck did it fall for a robot, but think about the future when robots cross the Uncanny Valley and become so lifelike, I won’t be surprised to hear of humans and robots (who passed the Turing...

Robot that jumps and glides

09/07/2011, San Francisco will play host to IROS 2011 (IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems) from September 25th onwards till the end of the month, and over there, you will be sure of seeing some really cool robots make their mark...

Solar Electric Robot Chariot

09/01/2011, Let’s face the facts – a robotic chariot at this point in time will probably be unable to strike fear in the hearts of slaves in an arena, compared to those Roman machines of war that had knives at the wheels to literally cut down the...

Delta robot is Kinect-controlled

08/30/2011, Microsoft’s Kinect is certainly an interesting piece of gaming engineering, especially when it tracks your entire body as a controller, and we have since seen plenty of people come up with different kinds of hacks for it. Well, one of the latest...

Toshiba Smarbo to challenge the Roomba

08/25/2011, Robotic vacuum cleaners seem to be picking up these days, especially when more and more people get too busy in their everyday lives in order to do something as basic as sweep the house and keep it clean from dust bunnies. Well, it seems that Toshiba too...

LEGO robotic arm powered by NXT

08/24/2011, What you see in the video after the jump would be the GBC (Great Ball Contraption), and in that particular setup, it boasts of a robotic arm that is constructed from LEGO and driven by an NXT – to get the whole idea on how it works, you will need to...

ETRO reading robot

08/24/2011, Robots are taking over just about every aspect of our lives, and for those parts that need automation or helping us out in a tight fix, we don’t mind, but somehow, when it comes to tasks that require human interaction, robots don’t quite make...

MK-1 Robotic Arm is extremely dextrous

08/23/2011, When you play Dungeons & Dragons with the Thief character class, how often do you try to pick locks only to fail simply because you do not have the dexterity level required? Darn those dice, you say, as you delve further into the subject of throwing...

Yobot robotic baggage drop-off machine

08/21/2011, If there is a place that I would hate to see the human touch disappear, it would have to be hotels. Many of us, regardless of whether for work or pleasure, check into hotels and do wish for all forms of pleasantries to abound, regardless of the staff...

F50 robotic flying drone from China

08/19/2011, China has had its fair share of firsts – the first aircraft carrier, the first stealth fighter, and now, we have the first robotic flying drone known as the F50. Sounds like a Ferrari to you, no? This is a whole lot less flamboyant and it...

Fastest bipedal robot in the world

08/18/2011, We did take a glance at MABEL earlier this week, where it was touted to be the fastest bipedal robot in the world, capable of hitting speeds of 6.8 miles per hour (for folks who are using the metric system, that translates to 10.9km/h). Researchers over...

Singing robot head won’t win any Grammys

08/16/2011, Now here is something creepy – a disembodied robot head that can sing. Bad enough that it has no body, but for kids who have just been exposed to their first horror movie, they might not want this particular piece of robotics to help sing them to...

DIY animatronic eyes – cute and spooky

08/12/2011, Have a little bit of spare time this coming weekend, and want to find something productive to do? Well, why not check out what Chris at PyroElectro has in store for you via his tutorial on building your own pair of animatronic eyes that are certain to...