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Rex bionic legs go for sale in the UK

11/09/2011, For the majority of us, getting up and about might seem to be a chore even though we have a pair of perfectly good legs, but for those who want to be up and about but cannot due to injury, disease, or even being born without the ability to use their legs,...

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...

Boston Dynamics’ PETMAN is a BigDog on two legs

10/31/2011, Remember the BigDog robot from Boston Dynamics that is still something to look at even today? Well, it seems that the company have managed to cobble together a two legged version of the BigDog, calling it PETMAN – short for Protection Ensemble Test...

Robot wears shirt on a dummy

10/31/2011, OK, so robots have already been created to resemble humans as closely as possible, and not only that, they are able to ‘taste’ to a certain extent with their ‘tongue’, so why not check this out that makes robots one step closer to...

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...

Kibo 2.0 debuts at Robot World 2011

10/28/2011, If you ask me, the Kibo 2.0 that you see on the right looks rather lost, as though the decapitated head of a ladybug was stuck on a rotund Honda Asimo body. Well, at least there were developments and advancements enough to warrant a second version of the...

Soft robot creeps around – creepily, no less

10/28/2011, Want to see something that might just creep you out? You won’t go wrong, really, with the soft robot in the video demonstration right after the jump. All the brains over at MIT’s DARPA and Boeing-funded Chembots program have managed to put...