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RoboCar sports Kinect sensor

08/05/2011, It seems as though the Kinect is not meant just for gaming purposes while making you sweat, as some of the smarter folks out there have managed to take the Kinect and “re-applied” it to other mechanical lifeforms – such as ZMP Inc. and...

Qbo controlled via hand signals

08/04/2011, Robots tend to be controlled remotely, but how many of them will actually respond to your hand signals? This modified Qbo robot from TheCorpora has been tinkered with by the company’s researchers, perhaps they received inspiration from Star Wars and...

SmartBird from Festo flies like a real bird

08/02/2011, We caught sight of the Festo SmartBird back in March this year, where said robot boasted of extremely realistic wing movements and flight motion, even going so far as to turn its head in order to steer. Well, Markus Fischer and his team at Festo...

Robot plays Dance Dance Revolution

08/01/2011, You know how mad some players can get when it comes to Dance Dance Revolution, that they play a couple of games simultaneously by moving all over the sensor pads like magic? Well, robots can dance, too, but don’t expect them to do as well as a...

Swarm robots help quadrotor land

07/29/2011, Do you love robots, especially in science fiction movies where they swarm all over the place like cockroaches, seemingly in an orderly form of anarchy. Well, it is more real than you imagine as you can see from the robot army above. Researchers over at...

Surgical Robot has force feedback system, plays no games

07/25/2011, Played Trauma Center on the Nintendo DS before? That was one of the earliest hit titles on the portable game console which literally had my hands sweating as I had to “operate” on the patient with my stylus, and many a time my jittery hands...

Wall-E hack recognizes voices, tracks objects and snaps photos

07/25/2011, I remember coming across Wall-E in the cinema a few years ago, boy was that robot cute or what! This little critter with a pet cockroach for a friend certainly tugged at the heartstrings, especially when he fell head over wheels with Eve. DJ Sures was...

Robotic tentacles ready to invade the world

07/22/2011, Remember War of the Worlds? Well, think a robotic version of the scenario, and you might have robotic tentacles snaking their way all over the place. It seems that such robo-octopus tentacles are now ready for action, thanks to scientists who are working...

Spherical robot helps detect radioactivity in pipes

07/21/2011, One great thing about robots is this – they never tire out, and are impervious to radioactivity – making it possible for them to work in hazardous environments for extended periods of time without experiencing fatigue. This tiny spherical...

Robotic hand looks realistic, shakes like the real deal, too

07/21/2011, The SQUSE robot hand has been around for quite some time already, dating all the way to 2009 – and in today’s fast paced world, that is quite a long time. Well, no idea on whether improvements have been incorporated into this year’s...

PR2 assists quadriplegic in scratching pleasure

07/15/2011, Remember the PR2 robot? Well, we know that it is smart enough to read and play pool, but what if it were to be involved in something much more useful such as helping out quadriplegics? Henry Evans, who has been a quadriplegic for the last ten years,...

Mex-One robot touted to be Latin America’s most advanced

07/13/2011, The Latin Americans are extremely talented in the game of football (soccer to Americans), but when it comes to the realm of robotics, they are behind some of the leading nations such as Japan, Korea and the US. Well, it seems that the continent has...

Talking Robot from Professor Sawada

07/12/2011, Take a look at any future forward science fiction film, and you have robots that interact with humans in a manner where it seems as though those robots are sometimes more humans than well, us humans ourselves. That’s where the uncanny valley...

HuiHui service robot helps out the elderly

07/06/2011, Is China going to be the next Japan when it comes to the number of elderly folk getting around? Perhaps, as it is projected that by the time we are halfway through this decade, China’s elderly population will make up nearly 20% in total –...