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Navy does the underwater Roomba now

10/10/2011, Anyone remember the Tintin comics by Herge, where Captain Haddock, the foul-mouthed, rum loving seaman tends to shout, “Blistering barnacles!” at different moments in the comics? Well, barnacles in real life might seem to be rather innocuous...

Panasonic robot washes your hair with 2 dozen fingers

10/06/2011, There is a reason why some people head off to the local hair salon to get their hair washed – they just love the human interaction as well as massaging done to the head, but it seems just like those massaging chairs that keep on coming out, there...

Playful Puppy Robot is not furry in any sense

10/06/2011, I suppose if the Transformers were to have their own version of a puppy, then the Playful Puppy Robot would pretty much come close, although I don’t know what it will transform into – a robotic mound of turd? OddBot decided to share his new...

NEC PaPeRo robot updated with visual recognition ability

10/04/2011, [CEATEC 2011] We have seen previous versions of the PaPeRo robot from NEC in the past, and this time around NEC decided that it is ready for an upgrade. What new stuff and features can you expect from this updated little creature which seems to be almost...

Cyber warriors are in the pipeline

09/27/2011, I’ve always wondered just how humans would be able to square up against cyborgs if it ever boils down to such a situation in the future. Unless you are a Force practitioner like Obi Wan Kenobi, surely going up against someone like General Grievous...

Bipedal robot eliminates awkward gait

09/27/2011, No matter how far special effects have come in movies, even when watching Avatar and the Matrix, those bipedal exoskeletons that have a human sitting inside controlling them tend to walk with a rather awkward, drunken gait – but we’re glad to...

LEGO robot does iPad app testing on your behalf

09/26/2011, Robots are certainly nifty to have around – how many times did droids save the derrières of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia in the space opera Star Wars? I suppose you can watch the complete saga to keep count,...

Panasonic to unveil new robots at International HCR 2011

09/26/2011, At the upcoming International Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition (HCR 2011) on October 5-7th, 2011 in Tokyo, Japan; Panasonic will be showing off its new HOSPI-Rimo robot, Hair-Washing Robot and RoboticBed. These robots were specially designed to...

HOSPI-Rimo communication assistance robot from Panasonic

09/26/2011, Panasonic recently lifted the curtain on their latest communication assistance robot known as HOSPI-Rimo – while there are other two new models of the Hair-Washing Robot and RoboticBed, we’ll concentrate on the HOSPI-Rimo instead. This...

Autom robot helps you lose weight

09/25/2011, I believe that at the end of the year, if enough marketing money is pumped into pushing out the Autom robot among the masses, it will do very well. After all, how many robots out there help you shed weight? Rarely, considering the fact that they tend to...

LOPES robot legs to help stroke patients

09/24/2011, Robots might not yet have taken over the world, but that does not mean they aren’t doing anything about it at the moment. If you’re thinking of cybernetic enhancements for a better life, then you’re right – the LOPES therapeutic...

Robot to carry Olympic flame?

09/21/2011, Who would have actually thought that we could actually contemplate the possibility of seeing a robot carry the Olympic flame? Yes sir, it seems that this might actually happen next year in order to celebrate Turing’s 100th birthday. While there are...

Smart arms in robot make handling objects a painless procedure

09/21/2011, You know, you ought to give your hands much more credit than they deserve. I am quite sure that many of us do not really put much thought in how much pressure we use when holding an egg, compared to say, carrying a heavy block of wood. Well, robots...

iRobot Create offers a digital green thumb

09/20/2011, Do you love nurturing plants, and think that you have quite the green thumb? Well, all that comes to nothing when you need to go away for a long vacation, leaving your plants to chance where their survival is concerned. Isn’t it time you let...