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RIBA II robot helps prop up patients

11/07/2011, When it comes to being a caregiver for the infirmed and immobile, it takes a whole lot of grit, strength, emotional stability and perseverance to be good at it, let alone great. We humans do have our limits from time to time, and this is where robots come...

Robot guide dog for the blind

11/07/2011, Didn’t I mention that Japan does give off the impression that it is a nation that has robots crawling just about anywhere and everywhere, helping folks living there in many different ways? Well, here is yet another avenue for a digital lifeform to...

Telesar V telexistence robot avatar

11/07/2011, There is this particular perception that Japan is a land where plenty of robots run around – after all, this is the country that introduced the Transformers to the world, not to mention a whole bunch of other manga characters of the digital kind....

Robot rides on a bicycle

11/04/2011, Getting a robot to walk on two legs is one thing, to have it run is another, and to make sure it can walk briskly without falling down despite being shoved is on a totally different plane altogether. How about another precarious (for a robot, at least)...

Robot head takes on a more female look

11/04/2011, KIST’s Center for Intelligent Robotics know that to remain stagnant is actually to fall backwards in terms of development and advancement of knowledge, which is why the organization has been hard at work at what they do best – that is, working on...

Spider robot looks like something out of Contra

11/04/2011, Remember the shoot ’em up known as Contra, where you and another half naked commando actually saved the world (those who are less proficient in the game received a little help from Mr Up Up Down Down Left Left Right Right A B A B Select Start) with...

Toyota creates robots that assist patient mobility

11/02/2011, Toyota recently gave a demonstration of some new robots that have been developed with Fujita Health University: machines that assist people who have trouble moving. First up, there’s a walking assistant for folks that have one paralyzed leg i.e. due...

Robot surgeon ensures your eyes remains safe and sound

10/28/2011, To be a surgeon, one needs a steady pair of hands. Otherwise, you would not want a sensitive operation done on your eyes with one who has jittery hands, do you? Well, a robot will certainly eliminate all sorts of variables such as family problems, work...

Electric Walking Aid prevents patient from falling over

10/28/2011, As careful as senior citizens might be, some of them still suffer from falls – and many a fatal injury has been caused by a fall, so walking aids will definitely come in handy to prevent such unwanted tragedies. The Electric Walking Aid that you see...

Groundbot spherical surveillance robot does 3D broadcasts, too

10/25/2011, When it comes to a nation’s security, the whole game changed when 9/11 happened – air travel became a whole lot more inconvenient, and there was this super long list of ‘Don’ts’ issued. It is nice to see technology work on...

Touch-sensitive robots coming your way soon

10/25/2011, Great, not only do we have ever increasingly realistic robots that would certainly give some of us the creeps, here is word that Stanford researchers have taken yet another step towards the uncanny valley through the use of carbon nanotubes – by...

Actroid-F robot gets a sibling and an eye implant

10/25/2011, Remember the Actroid-F robot that we covered earlier this year, bringing us nearer to the uncanny valley when one is face-to-face with it? Well, AIST decided that it is not good for the Actroid-F to be alone, hence coming up with a male version (what will...

NEC PaPeRo might end up in homes next year

10/21/2011, NEC and their pet robot project, PaPeRo, has certainly come up with a fair number of iterations to date, but somehow or rather, it has never made it past the commercialization stage. I guess all of that is about to change now as NEC’s household...