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Robolamps Brighten Your Day

11/17/2009, Robert Matysiak, a Croatian artist and robot fan, has created some rather interesting looking robot designs, which also double up at lamps, very aptly named Robolamps. Range from 15cm to 50cm in height, and are made from plumbing supplies. Check out more...

Walky for the iPhone

11/13/2009, Yuta Sugiura alongside his fellow colleagues at the Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University, recently came up with a totally radical control scheme for robots and virtual characters, dubbing it Walky for the iPhone. You will of course need to own...

Fujitsu Office Delivery Robot

11/12/2009, Fujitsu has teamed up with the Yokohama National University and the University of Electro-Communications when it comes to developing an Office Delivery Robot. This bad boy is able to carry up items that weigh up to 20kg, relying on stereo vision, a laser...

SnackBot back with a vengeance

10/16/2009, The SnackBot started off as a brainchild among students at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University back in 2001 in the form of a Nursebot known as Pearl who rolled around offering snacks to old folks in retirement homes. 10 years...

Nissan Eporo Robots Avoid Crashing

10/03/2009, Will the cars of the future move like fish? Well, with the direction that the engineers at Nissan are taking, who knows? The latest development shows Eporo, a mini robotic car that is designed to move in a group by sharing its position and other...

Robot Soccer Player

09/19/2009, Once this technology has been perfected, you probably won’t need to worry about there not being enough players to play a team sport. You just need to save enough money to buy robots like Hajime 33. It’s an athletic robot, but don’t...

Toybots Woozee could usher in new era

09/14/2009, Toybots are working on Internet-connected toys of the future that aims to make Tickle Me Elmo-clones more interactive, although we do get goosebumps (in a negative connotation) from seeing how this works. Touted as the “Kindle of toys”,...

e-Rabbit becomes the latest victim of the economic slump

08/28/2009, Humans aren’t the only ones to suffer from the economic conditions: robotic dinosaurs have already gone extinct and now, electronic rabbits are on the verge of joining them. Despite many hopes that someone would help Nabaztag (seen in the photo)...

Autonomous Fire Guard Concept

08/21/2009, With the rise in temperatures, fires are only going to get worse so firefighters would probably welcome the Autonomous Fire Guard in their teams. The idea is to have the robot going through the places where the fire is seemingly less active to detect and...

Automated mannequins make their mark

08/17/2009, Flower Robotics and their automated mannequins can now be purchased or rented, where they will come in a couple of styles – full body and upper torso. The “Palette” mannequins will come with embedded sensors which are able to tell...

Evolta robot establishes a new world record

08/10/2009, We kept an eye on Tomotaka Takahashi, the inventor of Evolta, as he was trying get his robot rolling for 24 hours non-stop on the Le Mans race track. Now, it’s official, the robot did pedaled non-stop for 24 hours and covered 23.726km in the process...

Robotic Arm Pitches Baseball

07/27/2009, Researchers at the University of Tokyo are proud to present a baseball-pitching robotic arm against a mechanical batter with a near-perfect swing, showing off just how far robotics technology has advanced. Don’t worry about robots replacing your...

RoBeDo Offers Three

06/12/2009, RoBeDo is back with a third model of their netbook-powered robot known as the Three. This modular chassis will rely on a USB-connected motor controller to get around, where the owner is supposed to place the netbook or notebook on the deck in order to...

iRobot Patents a Corner-Friendly Roomba

05/26/2009, We’ve been using a Roomba and a Scooba in the office for some time and it’s true that they are having a hard-time with corners. Fortunately, there are few corners and they are quite small in surface. However, iRobot‘s engineers just want...