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Privacy Features To Be Embedded In Humanoid Robots

03/10/2014, I guess it goes without saying that for humans to interact with humanoid robots is a whole lot easier and emotionally involving compared to a regular, traditional robot that we know it as. Having said that, it seems that researchers from Oxford are...

Disabled Cat Gets Wheelie Legs From Student Robot Club

01/31/2013, Cats might not be man’s best friend, but there is a segment of the population who love all things feline as well. Flipper, whom you see in the video above, is a cat who was born with a twisted spine, and that basically sucks since she is unable to walk...

Man Vs. Machine In Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots Cage Match

12/21/2012, Now that the supposed Apocalypse has come and gone, hopefully you made it through the day without actually experiencing any sort of rapture-like world-changing events and are back at home, safe and sound. Today, mankind has, yet again, come out on top,...

PacX Wave Glider Swimming Robot Arrives At Australia

12/05/2012, The human spirit is definitely something worth celebrating, especially when it comes to achieving feats which were previously thought of as impossible – such as the four minute mile. Well, when it comes to robots’ performances, these do not...

Robotic tentacles gentle enough to pick up flowers

09/10/2012, The world of robotics has certainly advanced by leaps and bounds over the years, and the latest developments seem to point towards a more malleable form such as the Meshworm from MIT and a robotic worm that seeks out survivors in the event of an...

Underwater Microrobots Will Rescue Damaged Coral Reefs

08/27/2012,   Coral reefs are a critically important part of the sea ecosystem. However, excessive fishing in areas such as the west of Scotland has caused massive damage to these reefs, which are home to many diverse variety of fishes. Trawlers passing the site...

Two Kinect-Like Sensors Powers Vision for SAMI Robot

07/19/2012, PrimeSense, the company which provides the main chip inside Kinect, has announced that two of its sensors would be utilized in a French robotic project called SAMI (Systeme Autonome Modulaire Interactif) which is being developed by CRIIF. SAMI is a...

Robot prostitutes the answer in fight against STDs?

04/18/2012, I am not sure about you, but definitely interacting with a robot or digital lifeform lacks the kind of “warmth” and human-ness to the situation, if you get what I mean. Having said that, is there a place for a robot to take over the place of a...

Sand Flea and RHex from Boston Dynamics

03/28/2012, We have seen our fair share of robotic goodness from Boston Dynamics in the past, and you know for sure this is a company that is not happy to rest on their laurels, hence the Sand Flea and RHex robots. These two will not be as obvious as the Big Dog, but...

B-Catch Project – Visual Path calculation by “Piggy” and DFKI

03/09/2012, [CeBIT 2012] I did not expect to find this uber-fun demo at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) at CeBIT, but it looks like scientists can have humor sometimes. The technology behind this Angry Birds-like robotic character is...

How to train your robot

03/08/2012, No dragons are involved this time around, as we humans end up as teachers for robots. So far, there are people who envision a future that sees personal robots being an everyday occurrence, and in a new study by researchers in Georgia Tech’s Center for...

Nano-Quadrotor Flying in formation [awesome video]

02/01/2012, It is well-known that Quadrotor are the most stable form-factor for flying robots, but a swarm of nano-quadrotor flying synchronously just beats every other demo that we have seen. This is the work from the GRASP Laboratory at U Penn, these tiny robots...