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HOSPI-Rimo communication assistance robot from Panasonic

09/26/2011, Panasonic recently lifted the curtain on their latest communication assistance robot known as HOSPI-Rimo – while there are other two new models of the Hair-Washing Robot and RoboticBed, we’ll concentrate on the HOSPI-Rimo instead. This...

Autom robot helps you lose weight

09/25/2011, I believe that at the end of the year, if enough marketing money is pumped into pushing out the Autom robot among the masses, it will do very well. After all, how many robots out there help you shed weight? Rarely, considering the fact that they tend to...

LOPES robot legs to help stroke patients

09/24/2011, Robots might not yet have taken over the world, but that does not mean they aren’t doing anything about it at the moment. If you’re thinking of cybernetic enhancements for a better life, then you’re right – the LOPES therapeutic...

Robot to carry Olympic flame?

09/21/2011, Who would have actually thought that we could actually contemplate the possibility of seeing a robot carry the Olympic flame? Yes sir, it seems that this might actually happen next year in order to celebrate Turing’s 100th birthday. While there are...

Smart arms in robot make handling objects a painless procedure

09/21/2011, You know, you ought to give your hands much more credit than they deserve. I am quite sure that many of us do not really put much thought in how much pressure we use when holding an egg, compared to say, carrying a heavy block of wood. Well, robots...

iRobot Create offers a digital green thumb

09/20/2011, Do you love nurturing plants, and think that you have quite the green thumb? Well, all that comes to nothing when you need to go away for a long vacation, leaving your plants to chance where their survival is concerned. Isn’t it time you let...

Robotic fish patrol rivers for water pollution

09/19/2011, Here is yet another effort to help keep our rivers clean, or at least, be able to monitor the kind of pollution level that our ailing rivers are experiencing. We’re talking about researchers at the Michigan State University who managed to develop...

Robots to replace human traders?

09/19/2011, Being an investment banker is one of the coolest jobs ever – you get paid insane amounts of money even when everyone around you is grateful for even having a job, and you get to play with a pool of (other people’s) money when it comes to...

iPhone controls industrial-size robots

09/14/2011, Don’t you find it amazing that something as small as a brain is smart enough to control a whole body? Well, I guess the same principle can be applied to the world of robots – imagine using the humble iPhone to control a really huge robot...

Paraswift robot climbs building, parachutes safely down

09/08/2011, When it comes to robots, the kind of technology which involves such marvels are just astounding, and when you take into account how our human bodies work, that is an even bigger miracle. Well, robots have fascinated mankind for quite some time already,...

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...