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Robotic fish patrol rivers for water pollution

09/19/2011, Here is yet another effort to help keep our rivers clean, or at least, be able to monitor the kind of pollution level that our ailing rivers are experiencing. We’re talking about researchers at the Michigan State University who managed to develop...

Robots to replace human traders?

09/19/2011, Being an investment banker is one of the coolest jobs ever – you get paid insane amounts of money even when everyone around you is grateful for even having a job, and you get to play with a pool of (other people’s) money when it comes to...

iPhone controls industrial-size robots

09/14/2011, Don’t you find it amazing that something as small as a brain is smart enough to control a whole body? Well, I guess the same principle can be applied to the world of robots – imagine using the humble iPhone to control a really huge robot...

Paraswift robot climbs building, parachutes safely down

09/08/2011, When it comes to robots, the kind of technology which involves such marvels are just astounding, and when you take into account how our human bodies work, that is an even bigger miracle. Well, robots have fascinated mankind for quite some time already,...

Robocrab arms turn on the charm, woos female successfully

09/07/2011, We might laugh at the crustacean now, wondering how the heck did it fall for a robot, but think about the future when robots cross the Uncanny Valley and become so lifelike, I won’t be surprised to hear of humans and robots (who passed the Turing...

Robot that jumps and glides

09/07/2011, San Francisco will play host to IROS 2011 (IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems) from September 25th onwards till the end of the month, and over there, you will be sure of seeing some really cool robots make their mark...

Solar Electric Robot Chariot

09/01/2011, Let’s face the facts – a robotic chariot at this point in time will probably be unable to strike fear in the hearts of slaves in an arena, compared to those Roman machines of war that had knives at the wheels to literally cut down the...

Delta robot is Kinect-controlled

08/30/2011, Microsoft’s Kinect is certainly an interesting piece of gaming engineering, especially when it tracks your entire body as a controller, and we have since seen plenty of people come up with different kinds of hacks for it. Well, one of the latest...

Toshiba Smarbo to challenge the Roomba

08/25/2011, Robotic vacuum cleaners seem to be picking up these days, especially when more and more people get too busy in their everyday lives in order to do something as basic as sweep the house and keep it clean from dust bunnies. Well, it seems that Toshiba too...

LEGO robotic arm powered by NXT

08/24/2011, What you see in the video after the jump would be the GBC (Great Ball Contraption), and in that particular setup, it boasts of a robotic arm that is constructed from LEGO and driven by an NXT – to get the whole idea on how it works, you will need to...

ETRO reading robot

08/24/2011, Robots are taking over just about every aspect of our lives, and for those parts that need automation or helping us out in a tight fix, we don’t mind, but somehow, when it comes to tasks that require human interaction, robots don’t quite make...

MK-1 Robotic Arm is extremely dextrous

08/23/2011, When you play Dungeons & Dragons with the Thief character class, how often do you try to pick locks only to fail simply because you do not have the dexterity level required? Darn those dice, you say, as you delve further into the subject of throwing...

Yobot robotic baggage drop-off machine

08/21/2011, If there is a place that I would hate to see the human touch disappear, it would have to be hotels. Many of us, regardless of whether for work or pleasure, check into hotels and do wish for all forms of pleasantries to abound, regardless of the staff...